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Local residents to be offered free tickets to Formula E

Thousands of people are expected to flock to Battersea Park next month to witness London’s inaugural Formula E race weekend.

Respond to help stop Heathrow expansion

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The latest air quality report published by the Sir Howard Davies Airports Commission underplays the true impacts of Heathrow expansion, Wandsworth Council and its 2M Group campaign partners are warning.

Council opposes plan to redevelop Constitutional Club

Councillors on Wandsworth’s planning committee have voiced their opposition to a development scheme that would result in the loss of one of Tooting’s best loved historic buildings.

Leader sets out low tax formula

Council leader Ravi Govindia published a letter in the Evening Standard earlier this week in response to another reader's question about Wandsworth's low tax rate.

Guidelines protect pubs and curb takeaways

Planning guidance to protect community pubs, restrict the number of new fast food takeaways near schools and control the spread of betting shops has been approved.

Support for Wandsworth gyratory

Transport for London (TfL) and Wandsworth Council’s major revamp of Wandsworth Town Centre has been broadly supported by local residents and stakeholders.

Traffic delays expected for Chelsea parade

Motorists and bus passengers heading north of the river during next Monday’s bank holiday will need to plan their journeys carefully to avoid being caught up in the likely traffic disruption caused by Chelsea Football Club’s premier league victory parade.

Help shape new Air Quality Action Plan

The council has published a new Air Quality Action Plan for the borough and is asking local people and organisations to have their say on the draft proposals.

Mahmoor is Wandsworth's top young person

A schoolgirl who has been a driving force in local girls’ football has won this year’s Wandsworth Young Person of the Year Award.

New mayor helps search for WAND-friendly businesses

Wandsworth’s Family Information Service has launched a year-long search for WAND-card friendly local businesses.

Landlords need to check their buildings

The council is urging shops, restaurants and other businesses in the borough to make sure that regular safety checks are conducted on the fabric of their buildings following an incident in which a shop sign fell off the front of a building in Tooting.

Supreme court judgement implications on airport expansion

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A judgement by the UK’s highest court could have implications for the forthcoming decision on airport expansion, warns the 2M Group.

NHS watchdog wants feedback on quality of ambulance service

England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals is calling on members of the public to pass on their views of the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS).

Sam heads stateside after debate win

Sam Nicholls, a sixth form student at Saint Cecilia’s Church of England School in Wandsworth, has won a four-week summer exchange place at the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Fellowship Summer Institute in North Carolina.

Tenant loses home after deliberately flooding his neighbours

A middle-aged man who brought chaos, worry and fear to his neighbourhood has been evicted from his council-owned flat in Roehampton.

Travellers forced to quit Wandsworth Common within hours

A group of travellers who drove caravans onto Wandsworth Common in a bid to set up an unlawful camp, were moved on within only a few hours after legal warnings from Wandsworth Council.

Plan your Big Lunch street party

The Big Lunch is less than two months away, and neighbours that want to get together and organise a street party are urged to get their application in as soon as possible.

National Grid laying new gas mains

Motorists and bus passengers are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys through Battersea for the next ten weeks after it was announced that National Grid will begin gas safety improvement works in the area on Monday.

Have your say on draft planning guidance for Roehampton

A consultation is now underway on a draft supplementary planning document (SPD) for Roehampton.

Fully refurbished changing village opens at Latchmere swimming pool

Swimmers at Battersea’s Latchmere Leisure Centre will be able to enjoy the newly refurbished poolside changing areas in time for the start of the Easter weekend.

Councillors reject plans for late night Lavender Hill bar

Councillors have backed residents who were opposed to a new late night bar opening in Clapham Junction.

School's appeal for votes for £25k playground upgrade

Parents at a Wandsworth primary school are calling on local people to lend their support to an online competition that could help win it £25,000 for a playground upgrade.

Battersea Park - by Royal Appointment!

Battersea Park’s historic and picturesque bandstand is to feature prominently in the movie that critics are saying could be the British film industry’s smash hit of the summer.

Nine Elms in bloom

Nine Elms on the South Bank will spring into life over the coming days as a series of local gardening and green fingered activities take place as part of Chelsea Fringe alternative gardening festival.

Explore borough's rich history

Explore the history of Wandsworth at the sixth annual Wandsworth Heritage Festival from May 23 to June 7.

Wandsworth welcomes new mayor

Cllr Nicola Nardelli has been sworn in as the new Mayor of Wandsworth.

General Election and Earlsfield by-election results

Full results for the 2015 Parliamentary Election and Earlsfield by-election.

Service to remember war heroes

Relatives of former pupils of the old Wandsworth School who were killed in the Great War and World War II are invited to a memorial service.

Art and science come together at the Pump House Gallery

The Pump House Gallery’s new exhibition brings together art, science and education, with works by three top artists working in collaboration with scientists and local schoolchildren.

Every local child has been offered a primary school place

Figures published yesterday show a big increase in the number of Wandsworth parents who have been offered their first choice of primary school.

Get a cut-price composter

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The cost of buying a composter through the council’s discount scheme has been reduced.

Young people rise to the challenge

Young people who took part in February’s Challenger Troop military-style training programme have been rewarded for their hard work with at a special town hall ceremony.

Be part of a winning team

This year Wandsworth is hoping to the win the London Youth Games for the third year in a row, and is inviting young people to try out for the team.

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