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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.

See inside borough’s architectural gems

Take a look inside iconic Wandsworth buildings normally closed to the public as part of the Open House London event this week.

Play time at The Pleasance

The Pleasance green space in Putney is getting improvements to its play area plus a string of nature sessions for children.

Balham’s festival of food returns

Call all foodies – get ready to feed for your faces as the week-long Balham Food Festival returns.

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.

A Strategy for Wandsworth People - council unveils housing strategy for consultation

A new housing and homelessness strategy for Wandsworth will see more homes built across the borough, helping meet the needs and ambitions of our local residents and workers.

Parents can find out more about local secondary schools at series of open days

Parents whose children will be starting secondary school next September can visit local schools and see what they offer at a series of open days now underway.

Latest update for leaseholders from First Tier Property Tribunal regarding sprinklers

The latest information from the tribunal has now been received and concerns an extension to the deadline for submissions and reply forms to be returned.

Children in care teams shortlisted for awards

The council’s support given to the young people living in and leaving its care has been nominated in two categories of the prestigious 2018 Children and Young People Now awards,

Councils championing the needs of disabled people at work

Wandsworth and Richmond Councils have been jointly awarded ‘Disability Confident Employer’ status under the Disability Confident Scheme.

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.

Find out about fostering

Meet the council’s fostering team and find out whether a career as a foster carer is for you at a town hall event later this month.

New scheme to keep kids safe

A new scheme has been launched in Wandsworth Town Centre to help keep children safe.

Job opportunities at Waitrose

Wandsworth jobseekers can sign up for a training scheme that will guarantee them a job interview with Waitrose and Partners.

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.

Comment on new approach to early years

Wandsworth parents are to be given a chance to comment on a new way of providing services for young children and their families.

Head of Electoral Services Neil Kennett retires after a lifetime of public service

Wandsworth Council's Head of Electoral Services is retiring after 43 years.

New state of the art changing pavilion to open soon at Barn Elms

Work to provide new state-of-the-art changing rooms for the people who enjoy taking part in a wide range of sports at the council’s flagship leisure and fitness complex at Barn Elms is now well underway.

Thumbs up for Roehampton Festival

Thanks to everyone who came along to the Get Active Roehampton Festival and helped make the day a big success.

Nominate your community stars

Do you know an unsung community champion? We’d love to hear from you.

Young people can enjoy newly revamped Wandsworth Common ball games area

Teenagers and young people can let off plenty of steam and stay fit at an upgraded ball games area on Wandsworth Common.

For Fish's Sake! Fishmonger stall to display 'fresh' plastic fished from the Thames

Visitors to the Positively Putney Summer Party and the Great River Race, London’s river marathon, on 8th September will find a fishmonger’s stall with a difference.

Help shape the future of Wandsworth Common

Local people have another chance to comment on a Management and Maintenance Plan being drawn up for Wandsworth Common.

Vote Battersea Park and make it the People’s Choice

Battersea park
People can show their love for Battersea Park – “the jewel in the crown of London’s parks” – by voting it their favourite green open space in a nationwide competition.

Work now underway to deliver new look Earlsfield railway bridges

Work has now begun on a scheme to give Earlsfield Station’s two railway bridges a much-needed facelift.

Could you help a young person in trouble?

The council’s Youth Offending Team is looking for volunteers to support vulnerable young people being interviewed by the police.

Local residents urged to secure their vote

Households in Wandsworth are being reminded that they need to act to make sure their name is included on the borough’s list of eligible voters.

Tooting ‘loan shark’ jailed for illegal money lending

A 38-year-old man from Tooting has been jailed for 13 months for fleecing cash from vulnerable people through his illegal money lending operation.

Don’t bet on new casinos or more high stakes gambling machines

Licensing councillors have signalled they want to stick with their long standing policy of opposing casinos in the borough of Wandsworth.

Council's sprinkler installation policy endorsed by cross party group of MPs

Wandsworth Council’s policy on sprinklers has been endorsed by a cross-party group of MPs.

Experts conclude that Heliport noise could be a danger to health

Residents living in three riverside boroughs near the London Heliport in Battersea are being subjected to noise levels that could pose a risk to their health.

Birthday celebration for Tooting Common cafe

Thanks to National Lottery players, the café on Tooting Bec Common has celebrated its 120th birthday with a party for the local community.

Thanks for telling us why you #LoveParksWandsworth

This summer we’ve been celebrating Wandsworth’s parks and open spaces, and we want to thank everyone who shared pictures with us of their favourite green spot.

GCSE success for Wandsworth students

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

Flower show garden takes root in community space

Green-fingered residents in Nine Elms were delighted to welcome their very own show garden direct from RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.

Pub saved for community

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

Love Parks: Your top ten hidden gems

Thanks to everyone who has been busy telling us about your favourite parks and gardens.

Another year of success for local schools at A-Level and vocational BTEC courses

The borough’s secondary schools have posted another set of positive results at both A Level and for vocational BTEC qualifications.

Millions more to improve Wandsworth’s roads and pavements

Road users and pedestrians across Wandsworth will see further improvements to carriageway surfaces and pavements with another £3m set aside for renewals and upgrades.

Contracts signed for construction of 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.

Green light for creation of new community hub and conservation centre on Tooting Common

Thanks to National Lottery players the latest phase of the Tooting Common Heritage Project is set to begin with the restoration and refurbishment of a pavilion that will serve as a hub for a range of community uses including conservation projects that benefit this popular green space.

Approval for 100% affordable housing scheme with extra care supported homes

Wandsworth Council’s planning committee has approved plans for a new 100 per cent affordable housing scheme in Roehampton that will include dozens of homes for older people with a range of care needs.

Councillors approve plans for new 32 acre park

Councillors in Wandsworth have backed plans for the creation of London’s newest public park since the 2012 Olympics.

New children’s home to open

A new children’s home is to open in the borough to provide a safe and welcoming home for young people in the care of the council.

Councils set for court challenge on Heathrow decision

A group of local authorities has today formally notified the Secretary of State for Transport that it intends to seek judicial review of the Government’s decision to give policy support in the Airports National Policy Statement (“NPS”) for a third Heathrow runway.