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Deal signed to build another 92 affordable homes in Wandsworth

The supply of homes in Wandsworth for people on lower incomes has been boosted by the formal signing of contracts for the construction of 92 new affordable homes.

Don't miss your chance to comment on new approach to early years

Parents of children aged five and under are reminded to have their say on a new way of providing services for young children and their families.

Get in touch and #CelebrateAdoption

Do you want to be parent? Have you thought about adoption?

Council’s fraud investigators uncover school finance chief’s £220k theft

The former finance chief at a Battersea secondary school has been jailed for three and a half years after a council-led investigation discovered she’d stolen more than £220,000.

New lease of life for new look Earlsfield railway bridges

Earlsfield Station’s two railway bridges have been given a much-needed facelift.

Council leader outlines case for second entrance at Putney Station to transport secretary

Council leader Ravi Govindia yesterday (Thursday) repeated the case for a second entrance at Putney Station to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

Two weeks left for parents to make their secondary school choices

Parents in Wandsworth are being reminded they have only two weeks left to make September 2019 secondary school choices for their children.

Fortnight left to comment on plans to ban lorries in Magdalen Estate

Residents in nearly 40 streets in Earlsfield and Wandsworth Common wards are being reminded they have just under a fortnight left to have their say on proposals to ban lorries from their neighbourhoods.

Have your say on borough’s sexual health strategy

Wandsworth residents are being invited to have their say on the borough’s draft strategy on sexual health.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils champion healthier workforce

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils have been awarded the highest level accreditation for providing a healthy workplace by the Greater London Authority.

Residents reminded to respond to household enquiry form to avoid a home visit

Household Enquiry Forms were sent to all Wandsworth households in July asking residents to update or confirm the information held on the electoral register.

Litter louts face £150 on the spot fines

Wandsworth Council is to increase the maximum fine for littering from £100 to £150 to act as a deterrent to offenders.

Social care team that protects human rights of clients is shortlisted for national award

A social work team that upholds the rights of people who lack the mental capacity to consent to their social care and treatment arrangements has been shortlisted for a national award.

Further work announced on one way redesign proposal but council repeats earlier calls for scheme to get underway

Town hall transport chiefs have given a cautious welcome to the news that further work will begin this month on the long-awaited and much-needed redesign of the Wandsworth one-way system.

Supporting World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day and the council, alongside its partners, is supporting the day and letting local people know what help is available.

Paulina is this year’s outstanding learner

Paulina Zemke has been named Learner of the Year at the Wandsworth Lifelong Learning Awards 2018.

Celebrating 70 years of adult social care

This year the adult social care system is 70 years old. Wandsworth is celebrating and highlighting the value of adult social care and wants to recognise staff and service users.

Neighbourhood improvements well in hand at popular shopping parade

Work is now well underway delivering a series of environmental improvements in and around Wandsworth Common’s popular Bellevue Road shopping parade.

Networking event helps care leavers succeed

Young people leaving the care system have met with local businesses to help them make the contacts they need to get on in life.

Help shape the new-look Doddington Square

People living on Battersea’s Doddington and Rollo Estates are to get a chance to shape the future of a square at the heart of their community.

Burntwood students are streetfood stars

Two students from Burntwood School have won the very first Tooting Streetfood Challenge and will get a chance to launch their taco business at Tooting Market.

Council signs up to social mobility

Wandsworth has signed a pledge to do all it can to increase social mobility in the borough, and has vowed to build on work already done to improve the life chances of all its residents and staff.

Upgrade for Battersea Park sports pitch

Sports fans can now enjoy upgraded facilities at the Battersea Park Millennium Arena following a £100k sports pitch replacement.

Wandsworth Arts Fringe wants you!

Wandsworth Council’s Wandsworth Arts Fringe (WAF) is celebrating its tenth anniversary in May 2019.

Working together to support the community

Wandsworth Council supports a wide range of voluntary and community sector organisations through the Wandsworth Grant Fund, the Wandsworth Local Fund and the Wandsworth Community Fund managed by the London Community Foundation.

Memorial to war hero ‘Tiny Ted’

First world war hero Edward ‘Tiny Ted’ Foster has been commemorated with a permanent memorial in the a small French town he helped liberate.

Get help to quit this Stoptober

Sign up to the 28-day Stoptober challenge and give up tobacco for good.

Council to seek fast-track legal powers to reduce impact of unauthorised land occupations

Councillors have approved plans for a scheme that would offer a fast-track solution to limit the impact of unauthorised incursions on public land in the borough.

More people to benefit from financial help

More people than ever are now eligible to receive financial assistance from Wandsworth Council.

Affordable housing boost as Nine Elms rental homes given green light

Wandsworth Council’s planning committee has voted to give the go-ahead to the construction of 894 new housing units for rent, including affordable homes, on the former Royal Mail Group site in Nine Elms.

Council acts to tackle rat runners plaguing residential streets in West Hill

Councillors have backed a trial scheme designed to curb rat-running in the West Hill area in response to pleas from residents concerned at the volume of traffic using their residential streets as a cut-through.

Ravi Govindia praised for vision and leadership of Central London Forward

Wandsworth Council Leader, Cllr Ravi Govindia, has concluded his period as chair of Central London Forward (CLF) having overseen a challenging but productive year for the partnership.

Powerleague pitches come to Nine Elms

Sports fans in Nine Elms can now play on one on London’s most innovative football pitches, which opened this weekend at New Covent Garden market.

Work Match hits landmark of getting 1,000 people into work

Work Match, the service set up five years ago to help get local people into employment while also supporting local businesses, is celebrating finding its 1000th person a job.

Putney school chosen to launch global education scheme

A Putney school that has been connecting its pupils with children from a refugee camp in Jordan was chosen to launch a pioneering new programme by the UK Government and the British Council.

Thanks for recycling properly

Next week is Recycle Week, and the vast majority of Wandsworth residents who recycle properly are being thanked for their efforts.

Learn something new this autumn

The Wandsworth Lifelong Learning Service has announced a range of courses this autumn for adults to learn new skills, including opportunities to learn with your family.

Colourful design wins Thessaly Road railway bridge competition

Visual artist Yinka Ilori has been named as the winner of a competition to revitalise the Thessaly Road Railway Bridge in SW8.

Councillors set to approve series of measures to revitalise Battersea High Street

Councillors are set to green light a series of environmental improvements designed to revitalise and smarten up the area around Battersea High Street.

Mayor opens revamped multi-sports court in Nine Elms

Local school children were first to try out a newly refurbished sports court in Battersea after the Mayor of Wandsworth cut the ribbon.

Sprinklers to be fitted to all Wandsworth’s sheltered housing and temporary accommodation blocks

Homeless families, elderly tenants and those with vulnerabilities are to be given priority when it comes to installing life-saving fire protection measures, councillors in Wandsworth agreed last night.

Fast food owner loses late night licence after vicious assault on food inspector

The owner of a fast food takeaway in Tooting may face prosecution and has now lost his licence to serve food late at night after councillors were told he racially abused and then assaulted a food safety inspector.

Nine Elms communities come together as US Embassy volunteers clean up

Residents in Nine Elms threw open the doors to welcome their neighbours from the United States Embassy as officials volunteered in the community to mark the 2018 Day of Service.

Magistrates need to support community’s efforts to deter flytippers

The council’s environmental protection spokesman Steffi Sutters is calling on local magistrates to treat flytipping cases more seriously and impose effective deterrent sentences after a resident was given “a tiny slap on the wrist” for dumping a large pile of waste in a local beauty spot.

GCSE success for Wandsworth students

Students in Wandsworth are celebrating another bumper set of GCSE results this year.

Pub saved for community

A community pub is set to reopen after council planners last night approved an application to extend it.


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