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Five Wandsworth developments shortlisted for national housing design awards

Wandsworth is home to some of the best design in the country, after five new developments were shortlisted for a long-running and prestigious national competition.

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Young Wandsworth runners win Mini London Marathon

The Wandsworth under 13s boys team won the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon on Sunday (April 23).

Free parking on the bank holiday

Motorists are being advised that they can park for free in marked out parking bays in the borough’s controlled parking zones on Monday's bank holiday.

Hubbab is Wandsworth Young Person of the Year 2017

Bright young legal and business mind Hubbab Nasir has won this year’s Wandsworth Young Person of the Year Award.

Get ready for the Wandsworth Arts Fringe

The eight annual Wandsworth Arts Fringe starts next Friday (May 5) with 140 shows in 65 venues across the borough.

Join Battersea Park walk to help end the stigma of mental illness

The fourth annual Walking out of Darkness event to highlight the stigma and discrimination faced by those experiencing mental illness takes place on May 13 in Battersea Park.

Christie’s warehouse makes way for 76 below market rent homes at Nine Elms

The first tenants are expected to move in to The Residence, a new development of two blocks of flats on the site of the renowned former auctioneer’s warehouse, within the coming weeks.

Library friends win golden ticket prize

A resident from Putney has won the second and final round of this year’s Golden Ticket recycling prize draw.

Crowds flock to Employ Wandsworth jobs fair

Hundreds of local jobseekers have been meeting with potential employers and getting advice on job and training opportunities at the Employ Wandsworth 2017 Jobs Fair at the Civic Suite.

Register now to make your vote count

A General Election will be held on Thursday June 8, and residents have until May 22 to register to vote.

Town hall ceremony to honour three brave VC winners

Three brave soldiers who were each awarded Britain’s highest award for gallantry – the Victoria Cross – will be honoured at a special town hall ceremony on Saturday.

Work to start on new council homes in Balham

Wandsworth Council is set to begin the construction of another six new low cost rent properties in Balham in the coming weeks as part of a self build programme.

Youth council raises questions about mental health

The Wandsworth Youth Council has held a Mental Health Question Time event, as part of its ongoing mental health campaign.

Building homes for older and more vulnerable people

Wandsworth is one of only a few councils in the country to be building new supported housing developments.

Tooting residents can enjoy another green open space this summer

Residents in Tooting will be able to enjoy another green open space this summer.

Power Station sports blue headband in support of mental health campaign

Battersea Power Station supported the Heads Together mental health campaign by installing its signature headband on the north-east chimney.

‘Shiver me timbers’ - a pirate ship is plotting course for Earlsfield

A fearsome looking pirate ship has been spotted sailing towards Earlsfield.

Tunnelling starts to extend the Northern line to Battersea

The Northern Line Extension to Battersea has moved a significant step forward as the first of two giant tunnel boring machines began the 3.2km tunnelling journey to extend the line from Kennington.

Garden ‘Ground Force’ creates school green oasis

Parents of Alderbrook Primary school pupils and community volunteers have transformed the school’s roof into a hidden green oasis.

Art project brings community together

Artworks by the residents of a landmark building in Wandsworth town centre are now on show following the launch of an exhibition last week.

More affordable homes now on sale in Nine Elms

Working with developer Taylor Wimpey and Paragon Community Housing Ltd, the council has secured another ten shared ownership homes in Nine Elms.

Better deal for foster carers

Foster carers working for Wandsworth Council will receive higher fees and allowances from this month.

John Archer honoured by High Commission of Barbados

London’s first black Mayor, John Archer, was commemorated this week at Wandsworth Town Hall during an event attended by the High Commissioner for Barbados.

New Nine Elms home for historic Flower Market

London’s biggest regeneration programme reached another milestone this week with the Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market moving into a new home in Nine Elms.

Restoration work begins at Tooting Common lake

Thanks to National Lottery players, work has now begun on an important heritage project that aims to breathe new life into the lake on Tooting Common.

Bank staff and hospital worker caught using disabled parking permits

Two bank branch employees and a member of staff at St George’s Hospital have been taken to court and fined after being caught fraudulently using other people’s disabled parking badges.

A warm welcome: becoming a British citizen in Wandsworth

Every year up to 2,000 people from all over the world become British citizens at Wandsworth Town Hall, with ceremonies taking place every Wednesday.

Sharp rise in tenant homebuyers frees up council housing for homeless people

The number of council tenants buying a home on the open market or through shared ownership through a local scheme has reached a ten-year high, freeing up dozens of homes for families in need.

Refunds on water charges for many council tenants

Many tenants and former tenants are to receive credits to their accounts following a court case involving another council and Thames Water.

Mayor’s crime funding cut causing ‘deep unease’

The council’s community safety spokesman has warned that programmes across the borough that keep residents safe could be put at risk after the Mayor decided to cut funding for crime prevention measures by 51 per cent.

Essential tree works on Tooting Common’s Chestnut Avenue

A team of tree surgeons is to carry out essential maintenance work to eight trees on Tooting Common that are suffering from a variety of ailments and posing a risk to passers-by.

Ceremony marks completion of Wandle delta eco-project

A ceremony has been held to mark the completion of an important eco-project that is creating a new aquatic habitat in the mouth of the River Wandle.

Be a better biker

The council has again teamed up with the Met Police and Transport for London to offer Wandsworth’s bikers free places on a BikeSafe Skills Day

Shanice is Wandsworth’s top Young Chef

Shanice Gayle, who attends Harris Academy in Battersea, has won the fourth annual Wandsworth Young Chef of the Year competition.

Finding the facts on faith

More than 70 pupils from seven Wandsworth secondary schools attended this year’s Faith Direct event at the town hall, where they were able to fire a series of quick-fire questions at representatives from the borough’s different faith groups.

Government needs to come clean on the real impact of Heathrow expansion

A plane landing at sunset
The Leaders of four London and Thames Valley councils have today (March 31) accused the government of failing to come clean on the real impact of Heathrow expansion.

Wandsworth wins award for most business-friendly borough

Wandsworth has been declared the best in London for supporting small businesses.

Council calls for re-think on schools’ funding formula

Councillors in Wandsworth have called on ministers to rethink draft Government proposals on funding for schools.

Call for Mayor to come clean on polluting bus route

The council’s transport spokesman is calling on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to explain why polluting buses have not been withdrawn from service in the borough as promised, but simply switched to other local routes.

More shared ownership homes approved for Wandsworth

Twenty nine new homes for low cost home ownership received planning permission last week (23 March) on the site of a fuel storage depot as part of the wider redevelopment of the Osiers Road area.

Another south London council follows Wandsworth’s lead on historic pub protection

Another London local authority is following Wandsworth’s lead and now offering its historic pubs and bars greater protection from redevelopment.

Benefit cheat is evicted, jailed for two years and must pay back £18,000

A benefit cheat has been jailed for two years and ordered to pay back the nearly £18,000 he swindled from the public purse after his crimes were uncovered by council fraud investigators.

Cheaper heating and hot water bills for 2,000 council properties

From next week people living in 2,000 properties on housing estates across Wandsworth will see their annual heating and hot water bills slashed by ten per cent.


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