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Funding for neighbourhood schemes

The next round of the Wandsworth Local Fund (WLF) will be open for applications from residents and community groups from May 1.

Get to know your library: a place to lend an ear

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

Young people can play for free on borough’s £500k revamped tennis courts

With summer upon us and the tennis season about to get underway the next generation of Andy Murrays and Roger Federers can hone their racquet skills on the borough’s newly refurbished tennis courts.

Contemporary art gallery signs up to join Nine Elms arts cluster

Wandsworth is set for an exciting programme of international contemporary art following confirmation that Matt’s Gallery is moving to a new gallery space in Nine Elms.

Get to know your library: where Shakespeare meets aliens

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

19 bus saved from the axe

The council’s campaign to save the 19 bus has paid off – with Transport for London (TfL) confirming the vital route linking Battersea to central and north London will not be scrapped.

Work about to start on £165k revamp for Wandsworth Common playground

Work is about to get underway on a £165,000 revamp of a toddler and younger children’s playground on Wandsworth Common.

Residents back plans for lorry ban in Magdalen Road

Residents living in the Magdalen Road area of the borough have given their overwhelming backing to a scheme to ban lorries from driving past their front doors.

Motorists warned camera enforcement of rat run scheme to begin

Motorists who ignore new traffic rules designed to deter rat run traffic in the West Hill area are being warned that camera enforcement will begin next week.

Tribute paid to former Battersea councillor Sam Heath

Council Leader Ravi Govindia has today (Monday) paid tribute to former Battersea Labour councillor Samantha Heath who has passed away.

Mayor’s omits St George’s from hospital air quality scheme

The council’s spokesman on air quality has expressed “frustration and disappointment” that a pollution monitoring scheme Mayor Sadiq Khan has just launched at hospitals across London does not include St George’s in Tooting.

Why I love Wandsworth libraries

In the latest of our series of chats as part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary campaign, we meet Timothy Weston, actor and library assistant

Why I Love Wandsworth Libraries

In the first of a series of chats as part of our #getotknowyourlibrary campaign, we speak to Linda Pearce – Senior Library Assistant at Balham Library

Why I love Wandsworth libraries

In the latest of our series of chats as part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary campaign, we meet Lucinda Murray, children’s librarian at Balham Library

Why I love Wandsworth libraries

In the latest of our series of chats as part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary campaign, we meet Joe Eurell in Putney Library

Why I love Wandsworth libraries

In the latest of our series of chats as part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary campaign, we meet Andree Rushton, secretary of the Friends of Putney Library.

Why I Love Wandsworth Libraries

In the latest of our series of chats as part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary campaign, we find out why two-year-old Juno and mum Sophie love Balham Library.

Why I Love Wandsworth Libraries

In the latest of our series of chats as part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary campaign, we meet Trevor Vicary, a volunteer at Southfields Library

Wh I Love Wandsworth Libraries

In the second of our chats as part of our #getotknowyourlibrary campaign, we speak to library regular Zoe Weirich.

Hammersmith Bridge subject to ‘indefinite closure’

Road users can expect heavier congestion on the approaches to river crossings in south west and west London for the foreseeable future after a sudden announcement by Hammersmith & Fulham Council that it was closing Hammersmith Bridge to all vehicle traffic until further notice.

Egg-ceptional Easter Egg trail in Battersea

Egg-ceptional Easter Egg trail in Battersea

New cycling contraflow scheme provides handy short cut in Roehampton

Cyclists can now take a convenient short cut along Roehampton High Street after a contraflow system was introduced.

Wandsworth Arts Fringe is ten

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Tickets are on sale for south London’s premiere arts festival as it moves into its second decade. To celebrate this landmark birthday, #WAF10 highlights ten projects which celebrate the artists, companies and organisations that have been part of been part of WAF’s first ten years.

Get to know your library: Wandsworth librarians star in The One Show

Last night BBC One’s The One Show began in fine style featuring Wandsworth Town librarians.

Get to know your library: a place of fabulous surprises

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

Get to know your library: our history and heritage

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

Get to know your library: spoilt for online services

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

Get to know your library: a lifeline for the isolated

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

Get to know your library: A kind of magic

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

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.

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.

Get to know your library: Full of shaggy dog stories

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

Macmillan Move More Wandsworth wins First Prize for Personalised Care in Cancer Rehabilitation

Macmillan Move More Wandsworth, a scheme to help local people living with or beyond cancer get more active, has won first prize in the Transforming Cancer Services Team’s (TCST) competition for cancer rehabilitation services in the London and West Essex Region.

How the community is working together to keep the river and local streets clean on boat race day

The council is busy making preparations for the great Boat Race clear up on Sunday as it clears the streets of the litter left behind by the thousands of rowing fans who’ll be flocking to Putney to watch the start of this year’s Oxford v Cambridge showdown.

Mia wins top chef prize

Fourteen-year-old Mia Weatherhead has won the sixth annual Wandsworth Young Chef of the Year competition.

Smart bins trial launches in Wandsworth

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

Lift announcements a welcome boost for disabled passengers at Wandsworth Town and Battersea Park

Councillors in Wandsworth have welcomed today’s ministerial announcement (Thursday) that lifts are to be installed at Wandsworth Town and Battersea Park rail stations as part of a Government scheme to improve transport access for people with disabilities.

Council awarded new funding to tackle rough sleeping

Wandsworth has been successful in two bids for additional Whitehall funding to support rough sleepers as part of the Government’s efforts to tackle this form of homelessness.

Reduce your risk of diabetes

See if you are at risk of developing diabetes and find out about local support to stay healthy during Diabetes Prevention Week next week.

Educational trust that launched Britain’s first purpose-built Muslim state school celebrates its 25th birthday

Celebrations have been held at Wandsworth Town Hall to mark the 25th anniversary of the launch of the educational trust that established Britain’s first purpose built and voluntary-aided Muslim primary school in the country.

Charity’s research highlights Wandsworth’s approach to evaluating early years provision

A leading research charity has highlighted Wandsworth’s efforts to make sure its early years support for families and children is effective and comprehensive and that the services it provides have a positive and measurable impact on those it’s trying to help.

Balham primary’s exam successes propel it into England’s top one per cent of schools

The standard of teaching and learning at Trinity St Mary’s CofE primary school in Balham has seen it climb into England’s top one per cent of high performing schools.

Council granted fast-track legal powers to tackle unauthorised land occupations

A High Court judge has granted Wandsworth Council new legal powers that offer a fast-track solution to limit the impact of unauthorised incursions on publicly owned land in the borough.

Comment on services for children with autism

Wandsworth wants to hear the views of all families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or who are in the process of getting a diagnosis, about proposed changes to the support they are offered.

‘School Streets’ plan moves a step closer

Schools in Wandsworth have been asked if they are interested in supporting a scheme that would stop traffic from driving past their school gates at drop-off and pick-up times.

Girls get active

The Girls Active project to get teenage girls taking part in sport and physical activity has got off to a flying start.

Mayor sends off ‘super sewer’ tunnelling machine on her journey under Wandsworth

The Mayor of Wandsworth visited one of the ‘super sewer’ construction sites to send off a tunnelling machine digging a 1km tunnel under Wandsworth to help tackle sewage pollution in the River Thames.

Walking boat sculpture to launch at Battersea Power Station

British artist James Capper will unveil his new large-scale mobile sculpture Mudskipper at Nine Elms.

New project BREWs up success

A new scheme to help women over 50 get on in business has been launched during Wandsworth Enterprise Month.

Local Scout group organises community clean up at Furzedown Recreation Ground, Tooting

A 15-strong team of Beavers came together for a community clean at Furzedown Recreation Ground in Tooting on Saturday (March 16).

New street trees blossom

The borough’s new street trees are putting on a blooming marvellous springtime display as they burst into blossom.

Just over three weeks to go before launch of London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone

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

Borough’s youth offending team rated good by national inspectors

Wandsworth has joined only a handful of youth justice schemes in the country to have been rated 'good' by national inspectors.

Councils, Mayor of London and Greenpeace will ask Court to quash Heathrow decision

Lawyers representing a coalition of local authorities opposed to Heathrow expansion will make the case in the High Court today (Monday) that the Government’s Airport National Policy Statement backing Heathrow expansion should be quashed.

More community schemes awarded a council grant

A wide variety of community projects will share the latest wave of funding from the Wandsworth Grant Fund.

Borough's average council tax bills will stay the lowest in the UK

Councillors last night approved the town hall's budget plans for the next financial year which will see average council tax bills in Wandsworth remaining the lowest in the UK.

Council staff join police and customs raids on ‘dangerous’ shisha bars

Officers in the council’s environmental health team have taken part in joint raids with police and customs officials investigating activities at two local shisha bars.

Innovative social care recognised

The Adult Social Services department has been shortlisted for a national award for its innovative work to provide services.