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Local projects share £114k council funding

Twenty-two local projects, including several schemes to support young people, have been recommended to share £114k from the Wandsworth Grant Fund.

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Moving on up in shared ownership

Shared ownership is a great way of getting a first step on the housing ladder, but what happens when you’re ready to climb further? Website editor Alison Konieczny, from Putney, talks about ‘staircasing’ to a 100 per cent share.

Wandsworth unites against environmental crime

More local residents, businesses and community groups are working alongside the council to tackle the illegal flytippers and litter louts who blight borough streets.

Residents in cladded high rise blocks given further reassurance

In the wake of the tragic events at Grenfell Tower the council has undertaken detailed inspections at three specific blocks, Sudbury House, Weybridge Point and Castlemaine Tower where external cladding has been fitted. These are the only high rise council blocks in the borough to have cladding.

Find new routes to work

The council’s Work Match team is offering a series of ten week programmes to help Wandsworth residents return to work.

Council leader’s message following Islington attack

The leader of Wandsworth Council has expressed his sympathies to all those affected by the appalling incident which took place in Islington last night and has reaffirmed London’s unity in the face of terrorist extremism.

£500k facelift for Brighter Borough’s tennis courts

With this year’s Wimbledon Championships just around the corner, tennis fans in Wandsworth have something else to celebrate with the completion of a £500,000 facilities upgrade at venues across the borough.

Staying safe while temperatures rise

The Met Office has triggered a Hot Weather Alert in the capital, with high temperatures expected over the weekend.

Wandsworth people make Clean Air Day pledges

Yesterday (June 15) was Clean Air Day, and people across the borough pledged to do their bit to reduce air pollution.

Wandsworth faith leaders in message of unity

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia chaired a meeting with local religious leaders earlier this week in which the borough’s faith groups reaffirmed their commitment to promoting tolerance and understanding within the community.

Snakes alive! Three foot long python found in Battersea Park

Wandsworth’s parks police officers made an unusual arrest in Battersea Park this week when they came across a three foot long python.

Planning chairman's statement on Battersea Power Station decision

Following last night's Planning Committee decision on changes at Battersea Power Station, the committee chairman Cllr Richard Field has released the following statement:

Have your say on improvement plans for Earlsfield’s Godley Gardens

Local residents are being asked for their views on improvement plans for Godley Gardens, a small green open space on Godley Road, Earlsfield.

Modular flats proposed to help tackle local homelessness

Wandsworth could become one of the first councils in London to adopt a faster way of building housing to meet the need for temporary accommodation.

Council statement following Grenfell Tower fire

Wandsworth Council’s executive member for housing has issued the following statement following the fire at Grenfell Tower in West London.

Nine Elms shared ownership ‘costs me less per month than renting’

Around 260 shared ownership homes are set to be built in Nine Elms over the next three years with almost 400 more across the borough.

Community given greater say in future of Battersea pub

The council has agreed to give the local community an increased say in the future of a popular public house in Battersea.

Road safety improvements near primary school

The council is about to introduce enhanced road safety measures on the approaches to a popular primary school in Southfields.

New council homes for Tooting

Work is under way on two new council houses in Tooting as the town hall’s pioneering Hidden Homes initiative continues.

Public can shape local priorities on reducing crime

Residents can have their say on local crime reduction priorities as Wandsworth seeks to build on its long-standing record as inner London’s safest borough.

Wandsworth unites following London Bridge attack

The Leader of Wandsworth Council Ravi Govindia has praised local religious leaders, community groups, the police and the voluntary sector for working together to keep the borough safe and united following last weekend’s London Bridge terror attack.

Battersea Power Station’s iconic chimneys rebuild complete

Battersea Power Station’s four iconic chimneys have been rebuilt using the same construction technique as when they first graced London’s skyline.

Wandsworth General Election results 2017

The General Election saw increased voter turnouts in all three Wandsworth constituencies compared to the 2015 poll.

Festival fever in Furzedown

This year’s Furzedown Festival kicks off tomorrow (June 9) and features a range of events culminating in The Big Day Out summer spectacular.

Get to know diabetes during Diabetes Week 2017

Next week is Diabetes Week, and the council and local NHS are joining forces with Diabetes UK to urge Wandsworth residents to get to know the disease and learn how to fight it.

Take part in the Active Wandsworth Strategy Consultation 2017

Active Wandsworth is consulting on its new strategy to help make Wandsworth a place where everyone can be active and healthy.

Get tips to keep kids out of harm's way during Child Safety Week

Next week is Child Safety Week, and the council is teaming up with the Wandsworth Fire Brigade with a series of events to help keep youngsters safe.

Battersea woman banned from keeping dogs after neighbour’s cat killed

A woman whose two dogs rampaged through communal gardens on a Battersea housing estate before mauling a neighbour’s cat to death has today (Tuesday) been banned from keeping dogs for an indefinite period.

Benefit cheat must pay back extra after losing bid to overturn fraud conviction

A benefit cheat from Tooting is £1,000 worse off after a failed attempt to overturn her fraud conviction.

Resident faces £400 fine for dumping waste in Tooting car park

A Tooting resident faces a £400 on-the-spot fine for dumping waste in a local car park.

Met Police update following Manchester attack

The following information has been provided by the Metropolitan Police following the attack in Manchester. The police and Wandsworth Council are working together to keep our communities and borough safe.

In pictures: Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2017

As the curtain comes down on the 2017 Wandsworth Arts Fringe, here are just some of the highlights from all the incredible arts and cultural performances that took place.

Kick-start your career in Local Government with Graduate Training Programme

The deadline for graduates with an interest in the public sector to apply for a training programme that could kick-start their careers is looming.

Builder could face court action after flytip discovery

A local builder faces being summonsed to appear in front of magistrates following the discovery of a large flytip on Tooting Common earlier this week.

Tooting Bec Lido - the perfect place to cool off

Tooting Bec Lido
With temperatures set to soar people are being reminded that there is no better place in London to cool off than the much loved Tooting Bec Lido.

Please don't bring barbecues to parks

People flocking to the borough's parks and commons are being reminded that they cannot bring barbecues.

Support for Wandsworth’s Carers

A series of free events including trips out, town hall networking sessions and a ‘bake off’ at Southside are being held during Carers Week from June 12-17.

Battersea pub designated asset of community value

The council has given the local community an increased say in the future of a historic public house in Battersea by designating it an asset of community value (ACV).

Help for local firms to Supply Nine Elms

Supply Nine Elms is a free project offering Wandsworth businesses a direct line to major buyers in the area.

Front door stickers may mark targets for burglars

Concerns have been raised that criminals may be using stickers to mark out homes in the borough that could be vulnerable to break-ins.

Former police inspector chosen as new Mayor of Wandsworth

Putney councillor Jim Maddan has been elected as the new Mayor of Wandsworth.

Free debt and money advice in Roehampton

Do you need help with rent arrears, or debt from Housing Benefit or Council Tax?

Council lawyers receive industry accolades for launching innovative digital scheme

A legal partnership of five London boroughs has been shortlisted for another industry award, recognising their innovative approach to providing council services.


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