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New shops, library and 200 homes for Wandsworth Town

Plans have been approved for 201 new homes and a brand new library in the heart of the Wandsworth Town regeneration area.

Parents warned about sale of legal highs

Wandsworth’s director of public health is urging parents in the borough to be on the lookout for any signs that their children could be taking so-called ’legal highs’ after a quantity were discovered on sale at a shop in Putney.

Help preserve Tooting Common

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Passionate about Tooting Common? You could help record its wildlife and protect its future.

Green light for school and new homes

Wandsworth Council last night approved plans for 290 new homes in Nine Elms and the redevelopment of St Mary’s Primary School.

Party people urged to keep safe

People going out to party in Wandsworth this Christmas are being warned to keep track of their alcohol intake and plan their journey home.

Dumping cars can be an expensive business

A motorist who abandoned his car and then failed to remove it when asked has learned the lesson that dumping old bangers on the street can be an expensive business.

Residents can enjoy a green Christmas

The council is encouraging residents to have a green Christmas by taking advantage of the borough's doorstep recycling services over the festive period.

Keep supporting local shops this Christmas

Shoppers are urged to snap up the rest of their Christmas gifts at local shops following a successful Small Business Saturday.

Don't give bogus dustmen a Christmas tip

With Christmas just around the corner local residents are being warned to be on their guard against strangers knocking at their door claiming to be dustmen and asking for a seasonal tip.

Share your thoughts on living in Wandsworth

The council is inviting local people to share their experiences of life in the Brighter Borough and their hopes and concerns about the future.

Breastfeeding support scheme expanded

A scheme that offers one-to-one breastfeeding support has been expanded and is now available to all the borough’s new mums.

Borrowers have kept £370k worth of library books

A parent who borrowed a children's book from a Wandsworth library in 2005 and never returned it has helped land taxpayers with a £370,000 book replacement bill.

Agreement paves way for Parkrun to come to Wandsworth

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Councillors last night (Thursday) approved proposals that open up the way for amateur running group Parkrun UK to begin organising races in Wandsworth’s parks and open spaces.

Hundreds of free nursery places being provided for two-year-olds

Hundreds of children from disadvantaged backgrounds are receiving free nursery sessions in Wandsworth as part of a £6m investment in their education and development.

Key questions answered at Heathrow debate

Heathrow's Matt Gorman told a public meeting last night that Wandsworth’s flightpath communities would not continue to get a half day respite period if the airport is given permission to build a third runway.

Staff members in driving seat to take over Tooting Bec track

The team of people who work at the Tooting Bec athletics track will be offered the chance to take over its day-to-day management and run it as a social enterprise, councillors have heard.

Councillors turn down 4am bid from Battersea Rise takeaway

The owner of a takeaway restaurant in Battersea Rise has had his application to stay open until 4am at weekends rejected by Wandsworth councillors.

Renew your Freedom Pass

Older people are being urged to renew their Freedom Passes with London Councils.

Council offers funds to church group to set up laundry for the homeless

The council is offering a grant to a church-based group in Balham to help set up a community laundry that could be used by homeless families who live in a nearby temporary housing scheme.

Councillors hold regular surgeries for residents

Residents who wish to speak to a local councillor to enlist their help or raise an issue of local concern can do so at regularly held drop-in surgeries across the borough.

Giant cigarette butts help get litter message through to smokers

Visitors to Tooting Broadway were given a vivid demonstration yesterday (Wednesday) of the detrimental effect smoking-related litter can have on the local environment.

Parents to be consulted on proposals to change sibling admission rule

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Parents in Wandsworth are to be formally consulted on proposed changes to admission rules that should make it easier for more children to attend their local neighbourhood community school.

Sian ray of sunshine as winter chill looms

Channel 5 weather presenter and OK! Magazine columnist Sian Welby has backed a lifesaving campaign to protect vulnerable people from the cold in Wandsworth.

Design competition launched for new bridge across the Thames

An international competition to design a new bridge across the River Thames in central London has been launched by Wandsworth Council.

EU pollution ruling casts fresh doubts over Heathrow expansion

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The cross-party 2M Group of councils is warning the Airports Commission and the Government that Heathrow expansion has become even more difficult after the UK’s Supreme Court was given responsibility to enforce EU pollution law.

Plans for Formula E races in Battersea Park move a step closer

State-of-the-art electric racing cars could be thrilling crowds of spectators in Battersea Park next summer after councillors endorsed the idea of staging the climax of the current Formula E championship season in the park next June.

Wandsworth students explore Nine Elms careers

More than 200 hundred local students attended a Nine Elms careers event yesterday (Tuesday) at London South Bank University to explore the opportunities Europe's biggest regeneration project is bringing to the brighter borough.

2M council leaders challenge Heathrow claims

Leaders from the all-party 2M Group of councils opposed to Heathrow expansion challenged Heathrow’s noise, air quality and economic claims at a public hearing today organised by the Airports Commission.

Govindia supports campaign against high stakes gambling machines

Council leader Ravi Govindia has signalled his support for a cross party campaign that aims to curb the spread of high stakes gambling machines in London’s high streets.

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