Stronger enforcement and stiffer fines await flytippers and litter louts

The council is about to hit litter louts and flytippers with a double whammy - a stronger enforcement team and much heavier on-the-spot-fines.

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Drop-in credit union sessions in Nine Elms

The Wandsworth Plus Credit Union is holding monthly sessions at the Rose Centre to help local people avoid payday lenders and loan sharks.

Free courses help local food firms thrive

The borough’s food businesses are invited to sign up for two workshops in November.

Flu protection extended to Year 3 children as part of winter campaign

Wandsworth schoolchildren in year 3 will now be given the flu vaccine to help protect them against the potentially harmful disease.

Greenpeace joins councils to prepare Heathrow expansion legal challenge

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Greenpeace UK has joined forces with Hillingdon, Richmond, Wandsworth and Windsor and Maidenhead councils to prepare grounds for a joint legal challenge against Heathrow expansion.

Drivers urged to switch off idle engines in new air quality campaign

A campaign from Wandsworth Council and 12 other London boroughs will launch this week to tackle air pollution from idling vehicles and help protect people’s health.

Builder likely to face court action after flytip discovery in Earlsfield park

A builder who thought it was okay to dump a huge pile of rubble, timber and other unwanted construction materials in a small local park is being investigated by the council and faces the prospect of a big fine and potentially even a jail term.

The Streets returns to Tooting in November

Get ready for a weekend of free music and entertainment popping up in unexpected places as The Streets returns to Tooting next month.

Queenstown ward by-election candidate list published

Nominations have now closed for the Queenstown by-election.

Work well underway on new Wandle Delta eco-project

Work is now well underway on a major new eco-project to support aquatic life in the mouth of the River Wandle.

Another RSPCA Award for 'pet friendly' Wandsworth

Animal lovers and their furry friends will be pleased to hear that Wandsworth has been recognised twice in the RSPCA’s 2016 Community Animal Welfare Footprint (CAWF) awards.

The legends are coming to Battersea Park fireworks display

There’s still time to get early bird tickets for this year’s Battersea Park firework display on November 5 - but hurry as they are selling fast.

Wandsworth wins award for successful shared pensions service

Wandsworth has won a high-profile award for the successful management of its Pensions Shared Service, alongside its partner councils Camden, Merton, Richmond and Waltham Forest.

Fifty new homes for shared ownership coming to Battersea

New flats for affordable home ownership alongside the River Thames, in St Mary’s Park ward, are currently being built by Wandle Housing Association.

Are you a flu-fighting machine? Enter our competition

Students from primary school years one, two and three are invited to enter a competition to design a poster for the council to use in an anti-flu campaign.

Learn new skills with your children at family festival

The Wandsworth Family Learning Festival kicks off on Monday (Oct 17), with a wide range of educational and fun activities to try.

End of the month deadline for secondary school choices

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Parents in Wandsworth are being reminded that they have until the end of this month to submit their applications for a secondary school place next year.

Awards recognise borough's foster carers

Olympian Tessa Sanderson was the guest of honour at this year’s Wandsworth Foster Carers Reception.

Get handy with repairs and help reduce waste

If you have broken electrical items, or textiles that need mending, bring them along to one of our re-use and repair events and learn how to fix them.

Work Match celebrates 500 job success stories

Work Match, the council’s service to help pair local, out of work people with new jobs in the borough, has placed its 500th candidate into a new job or training role.

More new homes for shared ownership

Thirty six new flats for affordable home ownership in Thamesfield ward are expected to be ready around the end of the year.

Community projects awarded more than £125k

A range of arts and community projects, charities and local organisations will share a total of £125,888 from the Wandsworth Grant Fund.

Council to use planning powers to protect office and emplyment space

The council is set to use its planning powers to give greater protection to office and business premises in the borough to prevent much needed employment space being turned into housing.

Battersea Park Friends award sculpture prize

The Friends of Battersea Park, the watchdog group that helps the council manage and preserve the space, have awarded their annual sculpture prize to Daria Jelonek and Franziska Hatton.

Filmmakers invited to bid for council funding

Wandsworth Council is offering £3,500 of funding to two budding film makers through the Wandsworth Short film Fund 2017.

Queenstown by-election date announced

A by-election in the Queenstown ward will be held on Thursday, November 10, Wandsworth Council has announced.

Finance tips for borough businesses

Around 120 local business people went along to the council’s Access to Finance Wandsworth event to get tips on funding.

Free yoga classes for Nine elms

Residents of Nine Elms, north Battersea are being offered the chance to join a free weekly yoga class.

Consultation on plans to improve road safety near Hillbrook primary school

The council has unveiled proposals to improve road safety on the approaches to a popular primary school in Tooting.

Get tips on how to own your own home

Get information and advice on how you can own your first home at the Affordable Housing Open Day later this month.

Green light in principle for Quietways

The introduction of new ‘Quietways’ cycle routes through Wandsworth, which aim to encourage less confident riders to take to two wheels by providing alternative backstreet routes to busy main roads, has moved a step closer.

Project to smarten up East Putney moves a step closer

Councillors have given their backing to plans to smarten up the entrance and approaches to East Putney tube station alongside other environmental improvements along the Upper Richmond Road.

New council homes on the way

New council homes are being built in Wandsworth’s West Hill ward as part of a long-running programme to make more efficient use of local authority land.

Allfarthing School celebrates opening of playground

Children at Allfarthing Primary School in Wandsworth are enjoying their new playground, opened this September and financed by parents’ fundraising efforts.

Mayor hosts celebrations for Wandsworth Olympians

The Mayor of Wandsworth has welcomed star Olympians to his parlour to celebrate their success at Rio 2016.

High achieving students celebrate results

Receptions have been held at Wandsworth Town Hall to congratulate high achieving students from the borough.

Historic moment for Wandsworth and Richmond councils

Wandsworth and Richmond councils have today launched a new shared workforce serving both boroughs, a move that is expected to deliver savings of £10m a year for each council.

Get help to quit smoking this Stoptober

Stoptober, a 28-day challenge to quit tobacco, starts tomorrow and Wandsworth’s smokers are urged to sign up.

Heathrow makes obvious attempt to bribe residents, say four councils

heathrow, aircraft noise
The Leaders of four councils have today spoken out against Heathrow and the pledge that they would "ban" night flights and reduce congestion, should the airport be expanded.

Longer opening hours for telephone advice service

Citizens Advice Wandsworth is expanding the opening hours of its telephone advice service from October 3.

Tech giant Apple to open new HQ in Nine Elms

The world’s most valuable company Apple has today (Wednesday) announced it is to set up its new UK headquarters in the Brighter Borough.

Regeneration inspires youth creativity

Young people from across Nine Elms on the South Bank have worked alongside artists and designers to get inspired by the local area’s fast moving regeneration programme.

Tooting playground revamp complete

Work on improving the children’s playground in Upper Tooting Park is now complete.

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