Design team set for Thames bridge commission

A design team led by Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering is on course to win the Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge competition following a unanimous endorsement from the contest’s jury panel.

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Young people take over town hall

Young people were shown behind the scenes at Wandsworth Council last week, shadowing senior decision makers during Takeover Challenge.

Christmas starts this weekend in town centres

Town centre christmas events kick off across the borough this weekend.

Most people happy with the council

Almost 9 in 10 people in Wandsworth are happy with the council and the way it runs local services, a survey has found.

Councillors approve the return of Formula E

Formula E racing is set to return to Battersea Park after councillors last night (Tuesday) voted in favour of the event being staged again next year and the year after.

Plans for 3G pitch in Falcon Park moves closer

Councillors on the community services committee have given their backing to a new £1.3m all-weather pitch in Battersea’s Falcon Park to boost sports participation and leisure facilities for young people in the area.

People urged to get ready for winter

As winter starts to tighten its grip, the council is preparing for cold weather, and has issued advice to local people on how to keep warm.

Get checked out during HIV Testing Week

This week is National HIV Testing Week and Wandsworth people are being urged to check their HIV status.

School road safety advice this week

People will be encouraged to park more safely around Wandsworth’s schools this week as part of National Road Safety Week.

Tube on its way to Battersea as Northern line work starts

Council Leader Ravi Govindia and Mayor of London Boris Johnson were on the Battersea riverside this morning to mark the official start of works on the Northern line extension.

First Golden Ticket winners announced

A Tooting resident was the lucky winner of the first Golden Ticket recycling prize draw.

New Waitrose comes to Nine Elms

Waitrose is the latest big name to set up shop in Nine Elms, north Battersea, where a new 18,000 sq ft store was opened today complete with it’s own sushi bar and a new ‘scan as you shop’ service.

Cycle strategy expected to get green light

Councillors are expected to give the borough’s new cycling strategy the go-ahead at a meeting next week.

Putney air quality drive sees High Street delivery ban

The council is to stop vans, lorries and HGVs from making daytime deliveries to shops in Putney High Street as part of an initiative to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality.

Small Business Saturday comes to Balham

The Small Business Saturday bus tour rolled into Balham today to promote the borough’s small independent businesses

Stroke sufferers invited to take gardening course

Wandsworth people who have had a stroke are invited to join a 12-week programme to improve their health through gardening.

More 20mph zones coming to Wandsworth

More residential areas of the borough are to benefit from lower speed limits with the introduction of another wave of 20mph zones.

Funding for neighbourhood schemes

Another wave of neighbourhood improvement schemes to the tune of more than a million pounds are to go ahead with funding from the Wandworth Local Fund.

Christmas advice from the credit union

The Wandsworth Plus Credit Union is sharing top tips to help out people who may be struggling to pay for Christmas.

Wandsworth supports Alcohol Awareness Week

This week is Alcohol Awareness Week, and Wandsworth people are being urged to think about the impact of alcohol on society.

Nine Elms contracts available to businesses

Wandsworth and Lambeth based businesses can now register for the next round of the Supply Nine Elms on the South Bank programme, which gives them access to millions of pounds worth of new contract opportunities.

Featured in Brightside: Something's brewing in Wandsworth Town

A new-look Wandsworth Town Centre is starting to take shape including hundreds of new homes, two new public squares, a better library, a new department store and a micro-brewery.

Achievements of children in care honoured

Fifty young people in council care have been given awards for outstanding academic achievements at a town hall ceremony.

Landlord fined for breach of bedsit regulation

A landlord and his managing agent who failed to declare they were operating a series of bedsits at an address in Tooting have been prosecuted and fined following legal action by Wandsworth Council.

Third passenger pier opens for business

A new state-of-the-art pier opened today at Plantation Wharf, north Battersea, providing more local people with easy access to riverbus services into central London.

Featured in Brightside: It's (nearly) Christmas

Don’t bother going up to town for your Christmas shopping – there’s loads going on right on your doorstep.

Featured in Brightside: Getting Wandsworth people into work

This month the council's Work Match team is offering training opportunities in construction, retail, hospitality and catering.

People urged to recycle 'Just one more thing'

Wandsworth Council has welcomed the news that the borough has been chosen as one of three to showcase the launch of a major new recycling campaign.

Government should 'get behind Gatwick'

A cross party group of south London Councils has called on the Government to back Gatwick’s second runway proposal rather than waste years on yet another failed attempt to expand Heathrow.

Nominate your local sporting hero

Nominations for the 2015 Active Wandsworth Awards are now open.

Civic Awards for Wandsworth's local heroes

Seven more unsung local heroes have been presented with a 2015 Wandsworth Civic Award, including, for the first time ever, a special Lifetime Achievement Award.

Traders urged to be part of Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday in on December 5, and the council is urging local traders to get involved.

"Common sense" listing decision welcomed

The regeneration of the Alton area in Roehampton has moved a step closer after the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport confirmed that Allbrook House and Roehampton Library will not be listed as buildings of ‘special architectural or historic interest’.

Council foils attempts by travellers to occupy commons

Swift action from the council’s parks police service yesterday prevented two concerted attempts by travellers to set up camps on both Wandsworth and Tooting Commons.

Sheneiqua is one of borough's top students

21-year-old apprentice Sheneiqua Felix has been named one of the borough’s top students at the annual Wandsworth Lifelong Learning Awards.

Glass raised to new South Bank pub

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia joined staff at the new Nine Elms Tavern this week to celebrate the opening of the South Bank's newest watering hole.

Tooting Common flytippers jailed for four years

The two men who dumped tonnes of builder’s rubble and construction waste on Tooting Common earlier this summer have both been jailed for four years.

Third annual Young Chef competition launched

Young hopefuls from schools across the borough have attended the launch of the third annual Wandsworth Young Chef of the Year competition.

New car club comes to Wandsworth

This month, Co-wheels Car Club, a social enterprise and the UK’s largest independent operator of its kind, has landed in Wandsworth.

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