Council announces extra spending on care services for elderly and disabled residents

Wandsworth Council has unveiled plans to spend an extra £1 million supporting elderly, disabled and vulnerable residents of the borough next year.

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Help shape the future of Wandsworth Common

The council is creating a Management and Maintenance Plan for Wandsworth Common and wants input from local people.

Inside look at estate regeneration

Four videos have been specially commissioned to take a close look at the regeneration of Battersea’s Winstanley and York Road housing estates.

Still time to comment on Mayor’s new emission zone consultation

People have only a fortnight left to comment on the Mayor of London’s plans to expand the capital’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) to the South Circular.

Wandsworth’s multi-million pound electric vehicle boost will help improve air quality

Wandsworth is set to become one of the most electric vehicle-friendly authorities in the country with plans announced for hundreds of new charging points and the establishment of an eco-friendly electric car club.

Tributes paid to former Wandsworth councillor Gordon Passmore

Tributes have been paid to former Wandsworth councillor Gordon Passmore MBE who has passed away.

Check your heart age

February is Heart Month, and the council’s public health team is urging Wandsworth residents to check their heart age.

Four out of five drivers observing Brighter Borough’s 20mph speed limit

Early research suggests that four out of five motorists are now complying with the borough-wide 20mph limit in Wandsworth’s residential streets.

On-screen look at 1,000-home housebuilding programme

People wanting to find out more about Building Homes for Wandsworth People, one of the biggest council housebuilding schemes in the country, can now watch a two-minute Youtube video about the council’s borough-wide initiative.

Consultation underway on series of measures to boost Battersea High Street

People living in Battersea are being canvassed for their views on a set of proposals designed to revitalise and smarten up their high street.

Discount scheme values volunteers

A scheme supported by the Wandsworth Grant Fund recognising the hard work of volunteers wants to hear from local people who could benefit.

Council set to commission pilot dockless bikeshare service

Wandsworth is set to work with an operator of a dockless bikeshare scheme to run a pilot project in the borough.

Help shape playground upgrades

The council plans to upgrade three Wandsworth Common playgrounds, and is holding drop-in events to get the input of local people.

Public accountability at risk following decision to merge police commanders

The council’s community safety spokesman Jonathan Cook is warning that a controversial decision to merge police commanders across London risks making senior officers less accountable to the communities they serve.

New joint Health Visitor Service for families in Richmond and Wandsworth

Richmond and Wandsworth councils have launched their new, joint, Health Visitor Service to better support local parents across both boroughs.

Clean air campaign urges drivers not to idle

Drivers leaving their engines idling outside a Putney school have been targeted in a council anti-pollution drive.

Don’t miss out on your chance to vote in May’s local elections

With local council elections just around the corner, the town hall is doing its bit to make sure everyone in the borough who’s entitled to vote is able to do so.

Local residents to choose mural design for Church Lane car park in Tooting

The council's trialing some innovative ideas in Tooting to help combat littering across the borough.

Wandsworth celebrates women’s suffrage centenary

Wandsworth Council is celebrating the centenary of women receiving the right to vote and remembering the role that the borough played in the women’s suffrage movement.

Wandsworth gives ‘first dibs for locals’ on new homes

The Mayor of London has announced a voluntary agreement with several housebuilders to offer, for a month, newly-built properties priced £350,000 or less to the capital’s residents. However, Wandsworth prioritises new council and housing association homes for rent and shared ownership for three months, not simply for Londoners, but for people who live or work in the borough.

‘Bogus choices’ on noise confirm Heathrow in wrong place for expansion

A plane landing at sunset
Councils say the only way to respond to Heathrow’s latest attempt to persuade people a third runway is inevitable is to state that the airport is offering bogus choices on noise which confirm the airport is simply the wrong place for expansion.

Refurbishment plan to brighten up busy Battersea short cut

A popular but dimly-lit pedestrian and cycling short-cut underneath railway arches near Battersea Park is to be given a major facelift as part of a council-led £30,000 improvement scheme.

Good news for Nine Elms air quality

Air quality in Nine Elms has improved dramatically as the council continues to work with contractors to reduce pollution from construction sites.

Royal visit for Battersea

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall has paid a visit the headquarters of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) in Battersea.

Game, set and match with £500k investment now complete at Brighter Borough’s tennis courts

Tennis fans in Wandsworth can now enjoy better tennis courts and extended playing time in King George’s Park with the final stage of a £500,000 investment in improved facilities now complete.

What happens to our rubbish once it leaves the doorstep?

On average, each person in the UK throws away seven times their body weight (about 500kg) in rubbish every year. But what happens to that rubbish once it leaves our doorstep? We spent the day at the Western Riverside Waste Authority (WRWA) to find out.

More reason to celebrate as council removes royal wedding street party fee

Residents are being encouraged to have a right royal celebration to mark the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after the council agreed to waive all its charges for organising a street party.

Care leavers to get council tax exemption

The Children’s Society has welcomed news that Wandsworth council is to pay the council tax bills of young people leaving the care system.

Event discusses dignity at the heart of social care

The importance of putting dignity at the heart of the care given to the borough’s most vulnerable residents was discussed at a Dignity Action Day event last week.

Lambeth consults over Clapham Common events planning application

Residents living near Clapham Common have only a few days left to comment on a planning application to Lambeth Council over proposals to stage a series of events on the common later this year.

Tributes paid to former Councillor Stewart Finn

Tributes are being paid to former Bedford ward councillor Stewart Finn who has passed away at the age of 48.

Ford wins licence to run minibus shuttle service in Wandsworth

Wandsworth Council has cautiously welcomed the news that Transport for London has granted car company Ford permission to run its Chariot minibus shuttle service along two routes in the borough.

Council leader says years of campaigning have paid off with today’s Northern Line announcement

underground station
Wandsworth Council has welcomed today’s news that users of the London Underground are to benefit from increased capacity on the Northern Line.

Major cash boost for front line services

Wandsworth is to receive a payment of nearly £13million from the government to spend on services and keeping Council Tax low after seeing one of the highest numbers of new homes built in London.

Wandsworth schools among best in London

Wandsworth Schools have yet again proved to be among some of the best in London following the publication of Government figures looking at school performance across the UK.

Redevelopment of B&Q site to provide 500 jobs and nearly 200 affordable homes

Councilllors have approved plans for a large scale housing and retail development on the B&Q superstore site in Wandsworth that will deliver up to 500 new jobs and nearly 200 affordable homes.

Hundreds turn up to Wandsworth jobs fair

More than 300 people went to the Construct Wandsworth Jobs Fair yesterday to hook up with potential employers and find out about work opportunities on the Nine Elms and Wandsworth regeneration projects.

Putney air pollution plummets

Air pollution levels in Putney High Street have fallen sharply over the past year, new figures show.

Enterprise Week offers help to grow your business

Wandsworth businesses can get help to start up and grow with a week of talks, advice sessions, networking opportunities, workshops and events.

Council rejects “inappropriate” plans for Putney’s Leveller’s Court

Councillors on Wandsworth’s planning committee have rejected controversial plans for a large housing and retail development in the heart of Putney town centre.

Plans to replace thriving business space near Wandsworth Common with housing are rejected

Plans to replace valuable employment space on an industrial estate overlooking Wandsworth Common with housing has been rejected by the council’s planning committee

Cheaper heating and hot water bills for more than 2,400 council properties

People living in more than 2,400 properties on housing estates across Wandsworth will see their heating and hot water bills reduced by a further five per cent or more in April.

Wandsworth Council steps up efforts to tackle plastic pollution

Wandsworth Council is stepping up its efforts to reduce plastic pollution.

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