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Battersea Park retains its prestigious Green Flag

Battersea Park has again been confirmed as one of the best green open spaces in the country after successfully retaining its coveted Green Flag award.

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Quarter of households use MyAccount portal

Nearly a quarter of borough households – more than 34,000 people - now use the MyAccount portal on the council’s website to access available council services since it launched a year ago.

Putney goes car free during RideLondon

The council is holding a Car Free Day in Putney on Sunday July 31, as hundreds of cyclists pass through the town during the Prudential RideLondon event.

Tooting ward by-election candidates confirmed

Nominations have now closed for the Tooting ward by-election taking place on Thursday 18 August 2016 and the following candidates are standing for election

Aspirations and diversity at heart of Brexit plans

A bipartisan motion setting out Wandsworth’s response to the EU referendum result received unanimous support at last night’s full meeting of the council.

Help with research into car clubs

Wandsworth Council is taking part a project to find out what sort of people use car clubs.

Work to begin shortly on Wandle nature reserve

A new eco-project supporting aquatic life in the River Wandle is scheduled to get underway in the next few weeks.

Skills academy for London's newest neighbourhood

The Battersea Academy of Skills Excellence (BASE) will encourage people to consider a career in retail, hospitality, estate management, leisure or business at the Battersea Power Station development.

Local people put on their dancing shoes

Weeks of hard work are set to come to a head for two community dance groups when to they take to the stage in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens next weekend.

Parties agree joint statement on refugees

Councillors on Wandsworth’s housing committee have voiced unanimous support for an updated statement outlining the council’s policy on the Syrian refugee crisis, and in particular how the housing needs of refugee families can be adequately met.

Elderly urged to protect against Shingles

elderly winter advice
Wandsworth Council’s public health team are urging the borough’s older people to take action to avoid developing a painful episode of shingles.

Lambeth approves plan for events on common

Wandsworth’s environment spokesman Jonathan Cook has expressed deep disappointment at a decision by councillors in neighbouring Lambeth earlier this week that paves the way for many more noisy music festivals and other loud events on Clapham Common.

Staying safe when temperatures rise

Health chiefs are urging people to keep cool and stay safe during very warm weather.

Four-day summer celebration of sport returns

Hundreds of boys and girls are expected to take part in four days of sport thanks to a charity set up to steer youngsters away from crime.

Young people urged to A.I.M. High

The second annual A.I.M. High event for borough residents aged between 12 and 24 will be on August 17 at Harris Academy, Battersea.

Hundreds helped into jobs and training

Council-led initiatives are supporting residents in some of the borough's most deprived areas.

Sign up for summer fun

Sign up now for one of the council’s affordable play schemes being run across the borough this summer.

Work begins on pavilion at Lido

Tooting Bec Lido
Work has now begun on the construction of a new £900,000 extension that will provide a new pavilion offering space for workout and exercise classes plus new toilets, changing rooms and a first aid room at the much loved Tooting Bec Lido.

Tooting ward by-election date announced

A local by-election will take place in the Tooting ward on Thursday 18 August 2016, Wandsworth Council has confirmed.

Chaos continues on Southern Rail network

train lines, clapham junction
Southern Railway services between Wandsworth and central London were in severe disarray again this morning (Monday) despite the rail company cutting back its timetable to offer a more ‘reliable’ service.

Thousands inspired to Get Active at free festival

Thousands of people got a taste of the best the borough has to offer in sport, physical activity and health at Saturday’s Get Active Wandsworth festival.

Another 300 locals secure work in Nine Elms

More than 300 Wandsworth and Lambeth residents found work in the Nine Elms on the South Bank regeneration area last year thanks to a cross-borough local employment drive.

Wandsworth backing Day of Memory for abuse victim

Wandsworth Council is backing a Day of Memory this week in support of victims of honour-based killings.

Join the new Nine Elms gardening club

Local people are being invited to join a new community gardening club in Nine Elms as the area’s regeneration programme brings north Battersea’s horticultural heritage back into bloom.

Still chance to win £5k by choosing direct debit

There is still time for residents to be entered into a prize draw for a big cash prize by signing up to pay their council tax by direct debit.

Borough hosts open air film screenings

Film buffs can enjoy watching movies under the stars when Wandsworth Park and Tooting Common screen four blockbusters later this month.

Have your say on Mayor's air quality plan

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched a consultation on a new Clean Air Action plan which will run until Friday 29th July 2016.

Council calls for action on rail failures

Council leader Ravi Govindia has written to Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin today to call for urgent action to improve Southern Railway’s dire service standards.

Wandsworth secures silver at Youth Games

Wandsworth won second place in the 2016 London Youth Games this week following a dramatic finish at Crystal Palace.

Residents back 20mph speed limit

People in Wandsworth have backed the introduction of lower speed limits in residential streets in the borough.

Consultation on future of Chestnut Avenue

Local residents can now have their say on how to manage the declining health of a historic avenue of chestnut trees on Tooting Common.

Support programme for local businesses

The council has announced its new programme of support to help local businesses start up and grow at a launch event at Battersea Power Station.

Festival fun in the sun at Roehampton

Hundreds of local residents turned out at the weekend for this year's Roehampton festival

Youth sports sessions on estates

Witness Da Fitness: get involved in youth sports on the Winstanley and York Road estates

Sharp rise in affordable housing completions

New data shows there were 501 affordable homes built in Wandsworth in 2015/16, more than double the previous year’s total – and with 1,742 more in the pipeline.

Featured in Headstart: Training the next generation of leaders

Young people from Wandsworth schools have graduated from the council’s Young Leaders programme.

Featured in Headstart: Award for inclusive schools

Chestnut Grove School in Balham and Paddock, a special school in Roehampton, have won first and third place respectively in a national annual award recognising work in promoting inclusivity and the growth of mutual understanding in society.

Featured in Headstart: Soldiering students

Students at Southfields Academy have taken part in a passing out parade after successfully completing a practical unit in drill as part of the Uniformed Services Course.

Featured in Headstart: Swaffield Knight School dubbed the best

Swaffield School has received a special award for its Knight School programme.

People warned to beware of scams

July is Scams Awareness Month and Wandsworth Council and Citizens Advice Wandsworth (CAW) have teamed up to expose tactics used by scammers.

Plans unveiled to spend Formula E cash in park

The council has unveiled formal plans to invest £820,000 in Battersea Park mainly as a direct benefit of staging Formula E there for two years.

Council leader: Londoners must work together

Council leader Ravi Govindia has pledged to work with Mayor of London to represent the city’s interests in the forthcoming EU negotiations and to help secure the best possible deal for local residents and businesses.

New restaurant at 'Gateway to Putney'

Work has begun on bringing an exciting new restaurant to a landmark retail unit often referred to as “The Gateway to Putney”.


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