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Get set for the Wandsworth Arts Festival and Fringe

The Wandsworth Arts Festival and Fringe gets underway on Friday 2 May with the official launch party at the Ram Brewery in Wandsworth Town.

New signs tackle Clapham confusion

A long running campaign to protect Battersea’s identity from a creeping “Claphamisation” received a boost with the unveiling of a new sign above the main exit to Clapham Junction Station.

Make sure your votes count

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With both local council and European Parliamentary elections being held next month now is the time for all eligible voters to guarantee they can take part by making sure their name is on the electoral register.

Art market coming to Putney

A monthly specialist art and design market will open on Putney Embankment on May 4.

Fashion exhibition comes to the Pump House

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An exhibition at Battersea Park’s Pump House Gallery begins later this month exploring the creative and technical processes of the fashion industry.

Construction recruitment day for local people

The council’s Work Match team will host a ‘Construction Recruitment Day’ at South Thames College on Thursday 1 May.

Apply now for retail rates relief

High Street businesses are being reminded to get their applications in for business retail rates relief, which came into effect at the beginning of this month.

Free gym membership up for grabs in Battersea health scheme

Hundreds of people living on two Battersea estates will be offered free gym and slimming class memberships in a ground-breaking scheme to support people in leading healthier lives.

Loans kick start new businesses

A unique partnership between Wandsworth Council and the Start Up Loans Company has helped 123 local people set up their own business.

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Libraries staying open for longer

Two of the busiest libraries in Wandsworth have extended their opening hours to meet growing customer demand.

Thrifty locals flock to credit union

Almost £45,000 has been put aside by thrifty savers since the Wandsworth Plus Credit Union launched in February.

Housing chiefs appoint borough's first community champions

Seven residents who have worked tirelessly to improve their neighbourhoods have all been designated community champions by the council’s housing department.

More good news for Balham

The next stage in Balham’s revival is now underway as work begins to improve Hildreth Street and the Balham High Road Railway Bridge.

Developers sign up to Nine Elms construction charter

The key development partners involved in the Nine Elms on the South Bank regeneration programme have signed a construction charter marking their commitment to work collaboratively to deliver best practice construction management.

Apply now for cash to help your community

The next round of the council’s Big Society Fund is now open for applications.

Grants available to promote the work of local arts groups

Local arts groups and artists can apply for a range of grants to promote and showcase their work.

Nearly 23,000 bike hire journeys in Wandsworth last month

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The Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme is proving a big hit with Wandsworth residents with nearly 23,000 journeys in the borough last month

Runway works affecting night flight pattern

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For the next seven months most of Heathrow’s night flights will land on the southern runway while the northern landing strip is being resurfaced.

Youngsters enjoy Big Conversation with potential employers

More than 50 of the borough’s young people met potential employers at The Big Hospitality Conversation event hosted by the Mayor of Wandsworth.

Be clear on cancer, older women urged

Wandsworth women aged 70 and over are being urged to be aware of the key symptoms of breast cancer and to discuss any concerns with their doctor straight away so the disease can be diagnosed as early as possible.

New child-friendly cafe to open in Battersea Park

The council has signed a deal with a local company that will see the opening of a new child friendly café in Battersea Park this summer.

Lexie wins young chef crown

Graveney schoolgirl Lexie Delaney has been crowned Wandsworth Young Chef of the Year.

Finding the facts on faith

More than 80 pupils from Wandsworth secondary schools attended a unique town hall ‘speed-dating’ event where they were able to fire a series of quick-fire questions at representatives from the borough’s different faith groups.

Offenders give back to their community

The council has been helping local offenders give something back to their neighbourhood through the Community Payback scheme.

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