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Get to know your library: You’re never too old to learn

As part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary celebration of Wandsworth’s libraries we’re focusing on the wonderful variety of groups, events, resources and services they have to offer.

Mayor’s reception for award-winning community groups

Two organisations who have worked tirelessly for the local community have been recognised for their efforts by the Mayor of Wandsworth.

Fewer accidents and lower speeds in in first year of 20mph limit

The borough-wide 20mph speed limit on residential roads has led to a nine per cent reduction in accidents, figures suggest.

Support given for Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge preferred location

Members of the council’s finance committee have given their support to the preferred location of the new cycle and pedestrian bridge in Nine Elms.

Battle to save the Number 19 bus continues

Wandsworth Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for transport, Cllr Jonathan Cook, has presented a petition from residents and businesses to TfL today as part of the council’s campaign to save a popular bus route.

The average council tax bill in Wandsworth is set to remain one of the lowest in the country.

The Finance and Corporate Resources Committee has supported the recommendations in the annual budget setting report, including vital additional funding for social care.

Are you prepared for launch of new Ultra Low Emission Zone?

With less than two months to go before a new charge will begin to be levied on some motorists in central London, residents are being urged to familiarise themselves with the new rules.

Package of improvements to services for children with autism moves a step closer

Councillors have given their backing to a package of proposals to significantly enhance the support provided to families affected by autism (ASD).

Councillors approve far reaching proposals to improve services for young children and families

Councillors last night (Thursday) approved plans for a major overhaul of four children’s centres in Wandsworth - ensuring that their popular “stay and play” family provision can continue to be provided alongside a new package of services for toddlers and younger children to offer them the best start in life.

Town hall publishes plans to reduce rents for council tenants

Council tenants in Wandsworth are set to see their weekly rents reduced from April, councillors are expected to agree this week.

Beware blue badge copycat website

The council is warning people applying for a parking blue badge about a copycat online application website which will charge them £49 for a service usually provided for free.

Get to know your library: Treasure troves of the imagination

As part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary celebration of Wandsworth’s libraries we’re focusing on the wonderful variety of groups, events, resources and services they have to offer.

Consultation ongoing on how best to spend £300k improving pocket park and playground in Battersea

There’s still time for people in Battersea to say how they would like to see more than £300,000 spent on improving a small pocket park and its children’s playground.

Book yourself into our great libraries

Today is the start of an exciting new campaign – celebrating Wandsworth libraries and encouraging people to make the most of the wide range of services they offer.

Over 65s urged to get their flu jab

Wandsworth’s health bosses are calling on older residents to get their free flu vaccine as soon as possible, before colder weather arrives.

Have your say on Chivalry Road playground improvement plan

A public consultation starts next week to find out what improvements local people would like to see at a playground on Wandsworth Common.

Older people get advice on keeping safe

More than 50 older people went along to St Andrew’s Church in Earlsfield last week to get tips on how to keep themselves safe and well.

Bottle lids now recyclable

Residents recycling plastic bottles can now leave the lids on – providing they squash the bottle before putting it in the recycling bag or bank.

Take your food business to the next level

If you want to start or grow a food or drink business in Wandsworth you can get free help and advice at Wandsworth Enterprise month.

Work begins installing another 250 electric vehicle chargers in lamp-posts

Work is now underway on a major project to install new electric vehicle charging sockets in around 250 street lights across the borough.

Ground broken on council housing development

Work has started on the £7m Stag House housing development in Roehampton - part of the council's pledge to build a thousand new council homes.

Borough’s gritting team gearing up to keep roads and pavements clear if temperatures plummet

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The council’s gritting team are getting ready for another busy period keeping the borough’s roads and pavements clear of snow and ice as the capital gears up for another cold snap.

Digital support for older people

Digipals, which helps older people cope with new technology, is running a series of drop-in sessions around the borough this year.

What's in a name? Nine elm trees restored in London’s Nine Elms

After years of only seven elms, the Nine Elms community have joined forces to re-plant the eighth and ninth elm trees next to the Battersea riverfront.

Wandsworth marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Wandsworth is marking this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day with a series of exhibitions in the borough’s libraries.

Smart bins coming to Wandsworth

Wandsworth Council is trialing smart bin technology to help keep the borough’s streets clean.

Dame Darcey Bussell sets the stage for new Royal Academy of Dance headquarters in Battersea

President of the Royal Academy of Dance Dame Darcey Bussell and the leader of Wandsworth Council Ravi Govindia launched the first stage of development for the new global headquarters of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) in Battersea today (Jan 23).

Reprieve for Lavender Hill police station

Wandsworth Council has welcomed the news that Lavender Hill Police station is to remain open.

Tens of millions of pounds more earmarked for housing improvements

Council estate residents in Wandsworth are set to benefit from a series of major improvements to their homes and neighbourhoods worth more than £450m over the next four years.

Eleven new Honorary Aldermen thanked for their public service

Eleven former councillors have been honoured for their service to the borough of Wandsworth by being made Honorary Aldermen.

New tenants’ champion will fight for a better deal for private renters

Wandsworth Council has appointed a Tenants’ Champion to speak up for people across the borough.

Book your place now for business advice

Bookings are now open for Wandsworth Enterprise Month in March, so get in early to secure your spot.

Documentary tells the Men’s Shed story

A documentary about the Battersea’s Men’s Shed is now complete, telling the full story of the group’s four-year boat building project.

In principle agreement reached for Parkrun to come to Battersea Park

Amateur running group Parkrun has moved a step closer to staging events in Battersea Park following discussions between the town hall and the group’s local organisers.

Motorists warned to beware of parking conmen

People parking their cars are warned that fraudsters pretending to be council parking enforcement officers are conning people out of money.

Wandsworth Arts Fringe children's art competition

Wandsworth Council’s Wandsworth Arts Fringe (WAF) returns this year from May 3-19.

Good news on fuel bills for 2,900 council properties

Council tenants and leaseholders living in 2,930 properties on Wandsworth housing estates are set to see their heating and hot water bills either reduced or frozen at current levels during the next financial year.

Famous Putney landmark lit up

One of the borough’s most important historical landmarks - which some say was the cradle of English Parliamentary democracy – has been given new prominence thanks to a council funded heritage project.

MyWandsworth campaign launches with poster competition

We are calling on all young, budding artists in Wandsworth to enter a borough-wide poster competition, as part of our new MyWandsworth campaign.

New plans show ‘no escape’ from Heathrow noise

Noise from an expanded Heathrow is likely to affect communities in all parts of the borough with many set to experience significant annoyance from aircraft for the first time.

Council leader’s New Year message to Wandsworth

In his New Year message to the people of Wandsworth, the Leader of Wandsworth Council, Ravi Govindia, looks at how the borough is building on its past to deliver a bright future in 2019.

Councillors declare it’s a no win for casinos and high stakes gambling machines

Licensing councillors have decided to continue their long-standing policy of opposing casinos in the borough of Wandsworth.

More homes to rent and buy in Battersea for people on lower incomes

Councillors have approved plans for a new housing development on a brownfield site in Battersea that will deliver an affordable housing ratio of 36 per cent.

Local people given greater say in future of historic building in Tooting

The council has agreed to give the local community an increased say in the future of an historic building in Tooting.

Crackdown on rogue builders who disrupt neighbourhoods

Builders and property developers who create neighbourhood problems by hogging residents’ parking spaces with piles of building materials or cause traffic jams by using grab lorries to empty skips are to be targeted in a new crackdown on highway obstructions.

Remembering the Clapham Junction rail tragedy

Today (Wednesday) marks the 30th anniversary of the Clapham Junction rail disaster in which 35 people lost their lives.


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