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More shared ownership homes approved for Wandsworth

Twenty nine new homes for low cost home ownership received planning permission last week (23 March) on the site of a fuel storage depot as part of the wider redevelopment of the Osiers Road area.

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Little Village helps families thrive

Little Village, set up with help from the Wandsworth Grant Fund, has helped more than 330 local families.

Health visitors win UNICEF award for supporting mums and encouraging breastfeeding

Wandsworth’s Health Visitors have been highly commended by UNICEF for the help they give to the borough’s breastfeeding mothers.

Wandsworth on shortlist for most business-friendly borough

Wandsworth has been shortlisted in three categories in the fourth annual Small Business Friendly Awards.

Get on board the digital business bus

Wandsworth small businesses are invited to visit the Do It Digital roadshow next week to develop their online skills.

Council leader calls for unity in wake of Westminster attack

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia has called on faith communities across the borough to unite and work together to “defeat those who pursue hatred and seek to divide us” in the wake of yesterday’s terrorist attack on Westminster.

Still time to have your say on plans to give greater protection to small parks and green spaces

There is still time for members of the public to take part in the consultation on proposals to introduce new byelaws in 35 of the borough’s smaller local parks and open spaces to prevent and tackle anti-social behaviour.

More than 1500 visitors to health pop-up shop

The Wandsworth Get to Know Your Health Pop Up Shop in Southside was visited by 1501 people, with 631 of them receiving a health MOT from the shop’s nurses, figures reveal.

Refunds on water charges for many council tenants

Many tenants and former tenants are to receive credits to their accounts following a court case involving another council and Thames Water.

Preferred bidder for 1,000-home Alton estate regeneration

Redrow plc, a FTSE 250 company and one of the UK's leading home builders, is the preferred bidder for the regeneration of Wandsworth Council’s Alton estate, following an EU-compliant procurement process.

Another south London council follows Wandsworth’s lead on historic pub protection

Another London local authority is following Wandsworth’s lead and now offering its historic pubs and bars greater protection from redevelopment.

Chance to comment on redesign of Vauxhall bus station

Bus passengers who regularly use the interchange at Vauxhall are being urged to take part in a consultation on plans for a redesign of the bus station and its buildings.

Mayor celebrates ‘Cosmopolitan Wandsworth’

Wandsworth Mayor Cllr Richard Field has hailed the borough’s ‘cosmopolitan culture’ as new electoral data reveals the numbers of foreign nationals now choosing to make their home in the local area.

Reminder that Boundary Commission is consulting on review of Parliamentary seats

People are being reminded that the Boundary Commission for England is currently staging a public consultation as part of its ongoing work to draw up new Parliamentary constituency boundaries.

Cheaper heating and hot water bills for 2,000 council properties

From next week people living in 2,000 properties on housing estates across Wandsworth will see their annual heating and hot water bills slashed by ten per cent.

Roehampton Partnership reaffirms regeneration support

The regeneration of a Roehampton housing estate has taken another step forward with the unanimous support of a local group of residents, businesses and community organisations.

Work starts on introducing borough-wide 20mph speed limit

Work is now underway to introduce a borough-wide 20mph speed limit throughout residential areas in Wandsworth.

More local people snapping up Nine Elms affordable homes

Glenn Horder, 44, is among the latest wave of Wandsworth residents to buy a new affordable home in the Nine Elms regeneration area.

Young people with special needs get help to enter the world of work

More than 250 young people, parents and carers attended the free Get Set GO! employment event for young people aged between 14 and 25 with disabilities and/or special needs.

Coding club students show off their work

Schoolchildren in Wandsworth have been proving they know their Javascript from their HTML at a showcase of their work created in school computer-coding clubs.

More than a thousand get help to grow their business at Wandsworth Enterprise week

More than 1100 local business people went along to one of the Wandsworth Enterprise Week events to learn how to help their firm flourish.

Get your foot in the door at Employ Wandsworth 2017

The Employ Wandsworth careers fair returns on Friday April 21, offering local people the chance to meet with companies offering hundreds of job opportunities to suit all levels.

Cycle safety initiative on Wandsworth riverside

Cyclists were encouraged to take extra care when riding on the Thames Path during a bike safety awareness initiative, carried out in partnership between Wandsworth Police and the council.

Rogue landlord given stiffer sentence for illegal eviction of young mother and son after his appeal is dismissed

A rogue landlord who waged a campaign of harassment and intimidation against a young mother he wanted to illegally evict has been given a stiffer sentence after losing an appeal against his conviction.

Schools anti-slavery project makes the headlines

A project in six borough primary schools to teach children about modern-day slavery has appeared on the international news channel CNN as part of its Freedom Week programming.

Work to deliver new Wandle Delta nature reserve nears completion

An eco-project to provide a major new aquatic habitat in the mouth of the River Wandle is nearing completion and should be unveiled by the end of the month.

Book an MOT you can really trust

Vehicle owners who need an MOT can book one they can really trust at the council’s test centre.

Phone company loses appeal over Tooting Common telecom mast

Mobile phone company Vodafone has lost its bid to overturn the council‘s refusal to grant planning permission for a large telecom mast overlooking Tooting Common.

Lawyers win award for pioneering digital courtrooms

Council lawyers who proposed paperless courtrooms in a revolutionary scheme have won a prestigious award. The South London Legal Partnership (SLLP) won the Driving Efficiency Through Technology category at the Local Government Chronicle Awards last night.

Council best in inner London at reducing bed blocking

The council’s spokesman on health and adult social services has welcomed yesterday’s Budget pledge from The Chancellor of more funding for social care.

Free beginners running club on Tuesdays – Get Out Get Active Roehampton!

Local people in Roehampton are being invited to join a free running club for beginners, which sets off from outside Café Joy, on Danebury Avenue, at 5.45pm on Tuesdays.

Apply now for round five of the Wandsworth Grant Fund

The fifth round of the Wandsworth Grant Fund is now open for applications.

Average council tax bill set to remain lowest in country

Wandsworth’s average council tax bill is on course to remain the lowest in the country after the council executive backed the 2017/18 budget plan at a meeting earlier this week.

Council uses new planning powers to protect high street shops

The council is to use its planning powers to give greater protection to shops and other retail outlets from being turned into estate agents.

Restoration begins on historic Tooting Common drinking fountain

Refurbishment work has begun on restoring a prominent and historic landmark on Tooting Common, thanks to National Lottery players.

Ravenstone school triumphs at Wandsworth Primary Sportshall Athletics 2017

Over 30 schools entered Wandsworth Council’s annual Wandsworth Primary Sportshall Athletics competition, with Ravenstone school crowned as overall winners.

Lambeth agrees to turn down the sound at ‘noisy’ music festival

Lambeth Council has agreed to reduce noise levels at August’s SW4 music festival on Clapham Common following a legal challenge by Wandsworth.

Emma wins £25k green makeover for her school

Nine year-old Emma Peon has won her school, Hotham Primary in Putney, a £25k energy makeover.

Awards for sporting stars and community heroes

Some of the borough’s exceptional sports people, clubs and coaches have picked up awards in the Active Wandsworth Awards.

Council study reveals Wandsworth business rates threat

Wandsworth Council has called on the Government to rethink its 2017 business rates revaluation plan after town hall research showed that 124 local business premises could see rateable values increase by 100 per cent or more from April this year.

Wandsworth leads the way in car club membership

As car club membership in Wandsworth approaches 14,000, more local people are encouraged to sign up and experience the benefits for themselves.

Homes for refugee families – can you help?

Residents, businesses or other organisations that could help provide a secure and safe home for Syrian refugees settling in London are encouraged to get in touch with the council’s housing team (020 8871 5307).

Increase in affordable housing at Battersea gasholders site

Last night (23 February) councillors voted to approve 28 more homes for low cost rent on the former Battersea gasholders site in Nine Elms.