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.

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Further protection for rebuilt pub

The Alchemist, which the council ordered to be rebuilt after it was unlawfully demolished, must remain a pub, planners ruled this week.

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.

Young people make a difference

Young people from Wandsworth have been making their voices heard at the recent Takeover Challenge and as members of the London Youth Assembly.

Comment on the Local Plan

Wandsworth residents and businesses are invited to have an input into the Local Plan and other key planning documents.

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.

Nominate an outstanding young person

Do you know an outstanding young person? Nominate them for the 2019 Wandsworth Young Person of the Year award.

Wandsworth Council child refugee pledge

Wandsworth Council is pledging to offer a home to refugee children.

Public’s views sought on updating the borough’s late night licensing policy

The council is asking for the public’s views on whether it should retain its current licensing policy that determines the opening hours of pubs, bars, nightclubs and off-licences in Wandsworth.

Training Centre to support Winstanley residents into the construction industry

Residents interested in getting into the construction industry on the Winstanley estate will benefit from health and safety construction training, as part of a successful funding bid put forward by the council, in partnership with Battersea Power station.

Consultation on council initiatives to support Mayor’s transport priorities

The council has unveiled a wide ranging series of proposals to show how it plans to support the Mayor’s Transport Strategy (MTS).

Sprinkler activation saves young mum and her son from chip pan fire

A young mother, who says her life was saved by a sprinkler that put out a chip pan fire in her flat, believes the council is doing the right thing by wanting to retro-fit sprinklers across its tower blocks.

Helping you understand the borough

Wandsworth Council has launched a new online resource that helps local organisations, groups and businesses understand more about the people who live in the borough and their needs.

New swing for The Pleasance

Children playing in The Pleasance green space in Putney have brand-new play equipment to enjoy.

Don’t fall prey to the 12 scams of Christmas

It may be the season of goodwill but fraudsters are working overtime at Christmas, warns Wandsworth Council.

Pub protection pays off in Wandsworth

Pubs in Wandsworth are faring far better than those neighbouring boroughs, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.

Wandsworth ‘happy place to live’

Wandsworth is the fourth happiest place to live in the Capital, and the happiest inner London borough, a new survey reveals.

Independent stores guide makes Christmas shopping easy

As the countdown to Christmas continues, find out about some of the unique independent stores on your doorstep with the council’s new shopping guide.

Super sewer tunnelling machine gets started at Nine Elms

The first machine digging London’s super sewer has started work at Kirtling Street in Battersea.

Nominate Your Local Sporting Heroes

Do you know someone who is a sporting hero or has given up their time to support sport or physical activity across the borough – then we want to hear from you.

Community centre upgrade thanks to Wandsworth Local Fund

St Michael’s Community Centre in Battersea has had a revamp and has been officially reopened thanks to a grant from the Wandsworth Local Fund.

Smarter new street scene for popular shopping parade

Wandsworth Common’s popular Bellevue Road shopping parade is sporting a smart new look following a £440,000 environmental improvement scheme.

Pupils nab speeding drivers outside their schools

Last week was National Road Safety Week, and the council and police worked with around a thousand local schoolchildren to catch speeding motorists and encourage safe parking around schools.

Charity’s report highlights Wandsworth’s pet friendly policies for tenants

Wandsworth Council’s pet-friendly policy that allows council tenants to keep dogs has been hailed as a model for other town halls and social housing providers to follow by leading animal charity Battersea, formerly known as Battersea Dogs and Cats Home (BDCH).

Tonnes of grit given away

The council has given away almost two hundred bags of grit and rock salt over the past two weekends as part of its preparations for cold weather.

White Ribbon Day funding boost for victims of domestic abuse

Support for the most vulnerable victims of domestic abuse across Wandsworth, Richmond Kingston and Merton has been given a boost this White Ribbon Day, thanks to a £483,000 government grant.

Wates Residential breaks ground on council's new housing development

Developer Wates Residential has commenced work at Shuttleworth Road as part of the council's programme to deliver 1,000 homes for Wandsworth residents and workers.

New advice centre for Roehampton residents

Citizens Advice Wandsworth, in partnership with the University of Roehampton, has officially opened its new Roehampton Advice Centre.

Tributes paid to former Wandsworth chief executive Albert Newman

Tributes have been paid to Albert Newman, a former Chief Executive of Wandsworth Council, who has passed away aged 93.

Stamp duty rebate for shared ownership home owners

First-time buyers purchasing shared-ownership homes valued at up to £500,000 will receive Stamp Duty Land Tax relief with immediate effect, according to the Government’s recent budget announcement.

Unauthorised temporary building must be removed say councillors

Property developers at a prominent building site in Balham have been ordered to remove an unauthorised structure that is encroaching on to the public highway or face prosecution.

Loud music and late night shouting lands Putney woman with £750 bill

A Putney woman who plagued her neighbours with loud music and late night shouting matches has been taken to court by the council and fined more than £750.

Councillors confirm supervised stay and play to remain at the Tooting Triangle

Councillors have given their backing to far reaching proposals to improve the sports and leisure facilities at the Tooting Triangle and confirmed that organised stay and play sessions for young children and toddlers remain at the heart of future plans for the site.

Christmas comes to the borough

Celebrate the festive season and support your local shops this Christmas, with a series of events kicking off this Friday.

Shining the spotlight on the borough’s best businesses

Some of the borough’s most innovative, successful and community-friendly businesses have been honoured in this year’s Wandsworth Businesses Awards.

Council cash for community schemes

Projects celebrating black culture, helping refugees, getting older people online and improving sports and community facilities will be among those sharing the latest wave of funding from the Wandsworth Grant Fund.

Keep warm and well this winter

With colder weather on the way, advice and support is available to keep older and vulnerable people warm and safe.

Breaking down barriers around faith

Children from Wandsworth secondary schools have been on a whistle-stop tour of the borough’s different faiths at the annual Faith Direct event.

Call for Mayor and TfL to give ‘firm and unambiguous’ commitment to no more delays on one way system revamp

The council’s transport spokesman is calling for firm and unambiguous reassurances from the Mayor and TfL that they are serious about carrying out the long-awaited and much-needed redesign of the Wandsworth one-way system.

Wandsworth to host 'Construction Gateway' to tackle skills shortage

Wandsworth Council, in partnership with Battersea Power Station, has welcomed the news that it has been successful in its bid for funding to deliver construction skills training at the iconic London landmark.

Cleaner air for Wandsworth

Air pollution has fallen across the borough, Wandsworth Council’s annual report into air quality shows.

Welcome for announcement on cleaner and greener buses for Battersea

The council’s transport spokesman has welcomed the announcement that the dirtiest buses will no longer operate on routes through Battersea and are to be replaced with cleaner less polluting models.

Council's rallying cry to ‘Keep the 19 bus route in Battersea’

Wandsworth Council has written to TfL in a bid to get it to reverse a proposal to axe a popular bus route.

First flu vaccination for Rahul as parents urged to protect their children this winter

Three-year-old Rahul Dhir got his first flu vaccination at Elborough Street Surgery in Wandsworth today and declared it 'fine' as local doctors urged parents in the borough to get their toddlers vaccinated this winter.

Civic Awards for community champions

The people who selflessly give up their time to help the Wandsworth community were recognised at a special awards ceremony at the Civic Suite last night.

Brothers who ran filthy and pest ridden butcher’s shop prosecuted and fined

Two brothers who ran a filthy, dirt-encrusted and pest riddled butchers shop in Tooting have been made to pay nearly £4,600 in fines and court costs after being prosecuted by the council’s food safety team.

Take the diabetes test and keep well for your family

Today (November 14) is World Diabetes Day, and the council is reminding local people they can use a simple online tool to check their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.