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Heathrow expansion plans undermine efforts to tackle climate change

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia is urging residents concerned about climate change to register their opposition to the latest plans for Heathrow expansion which were unveiled earlier today (Tuesday).

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Award shortlisting for Thames riverside walk

The first completed section of the riverside walk in Nine Elms has been shortlisted for the 2019 New London Awards.

Northern Line trains on track for Nine Elms

Wandsworth Council has welcomed news that the Northern Line Extension has passed a major milestone after an engineering train successfully travelled the entire length of the new tunnels from Kennington to Battersea for the first time.

New Riverside Terrace for Wandsworth Park

A Riverside Terrace has opened at Wandsworth Park, creating a new public space in a formerly disused part of the popular park.

Don’t miss deadline for neighbourhood funding

Residents and groups who wish to apply to the Wandsworth Local Fund are advised that the current round will close for applications on July 1.

Thames barge fleet investment keeps 100,000 juggernauts off London’s roads

Household waste generated in Wandsworth that cannot be recycled will continue to be transported along the River Thames in a new fleet of barges, saving London’s roads from tens of thousands of heavy goods vehicle journeys a year.

Wandsworth Common playground reopens following £165k revamp

A toddler and younger children’s playground on Wandsworth Common will reopen this weekend after undergoing a £165,000 revamp.

Beware council tax con

Residents are being warned to watch out for scammers claiming to be able to secure you a council tax refund – but instead stealing people’s personal information and bank details.

Kick-start your career in Local Government with Graduate Training Programme

Future public sectors stars can apply now to the Wandsworth and Richmond councils’ Graduate Development Programme.

Come to the launch of a programme of activities for young children

Find out about local services for young children and join Wandsworth Children’s Centres for breakfast, lunch or tea at a family event next week.

Wanted – more school governors

Wandsworth is asking local people to consider becoming a school governor – and is keen to hear from people from all ethnicities and backgrounds so that governing bodies truly reflect the communities they serve.

Please don't bring barbecues to parks

People are being reminded that they should not bring barbecues into Wandsworth’s parks and open spaces.

D-Day heroes honoured

The Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Jane Cooper, laid a wreath at 11am this morning (June 6) on behalf of the people of Wandsworth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Wandsworth ward boundaries set to change

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking local people for their help to draw up a new pattern of council wards for Wandsworth Council.

Brand-new home for young mum

A young mum of three from Battersea is delighted to be moving into a 3-bedroom house with her three children in the coming weeks.

Tooting shisha bar customers and staff were exposed to dangerous carbon monoxide levels

Poisonous carbon monoxide levels were so high at a shisha bar in Tooting that emergency gas board engineers had to be called out to switch off the building’s gas supply, magistrates have been told.

Publication of new guide brings rich history of Tooting Common to life

Thanks to National Lottery players, the fascinating story of Tooting Common over the years is now readily available for local people to read and learn about following the publication of a new historical guide.

Pocket Living housing scheme for Wandsworth first time buyers wins prestigious RIBA award

An innovative affordable housing scheme aimed at first time buyers in Wandsworth has been named as one of this year’s winners in the prestigious RIBA London awards 2019.

Celebrating this year’s top young chefs

Wandsworth Young Chef of the Year finalists have prepared a gala lunch for 60 guests, including the Mayor Of Wandsworth and members of the business community, to celebrate the success of this year’s competition.

Council leader unveils new cabinet team

A new line up of Wandsworth Council’s cabinet was endorsed this week at the annual council meeting. The changes see two new members join council leader Ravi Govindia and his cabinet team.

Wonderful weekends in Battersea Park

On every Saturday and Sunday in June Battersea Park will be hosting a different activity which all the family can enjoy.

Green Plaque for Wombles author

The council has honoured children’s author and creator of The Wombles, Elisabeth Beresford MBE, with a Green Plaque on her former Wandsworth Common home.

Wandsworth welcomes new mayor

Charities helping young people, animals and people suffering from Alzheimer’s will benefit this year from the fundraising efforts of new mayor Jane Cooper.

18 new shared ownership homes for Wandsworth

Wandsworth residents are being offered the opportunity to buy a brand-new shared ownership home in the heart of the borough.

Using penalty notices frees up parks police for more patrols

People who misbehave and commit anti-social behaviour in some of the borough’s largest and busiest open spaces face being handed on-the-spot fines from next week.

Happy Street artist Yinka Ilori checks rail bridge works

Work is now under way to transform a dull railway bridge underpass in Wandsworth into a colourful ‘Happy Street’.

Blue badge fraud team handed prestigious award

The town hall’s team of investigators who target those who defraud or steal from the public purse has been awarded a prize for its work.

Another 220 electric vehicle sockets fitted to Wandsworth street lights

People living in Wandsworth are in pole position to make the switch to an electric vehicle with the completion of a project to fit charging sockets to another 220 street lights across the borough.

Get to know your library: helping you discover who you really are

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

New state-of-the-art changing pavilion with gym and cafe opens 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 nearing completion.

Driver stole disabled neighbour’s blue badge parking permit

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A man who decided to keep and then fraudulently use his disabled neighbour’s blue badge after it was wrongly delivered to his address has narrowly escaped a jail sentence after being prosecuted by Wandsworth Council’s anti-fraud team.

Get to know your library: where teens help children read

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.

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.

Big turnout for Employ Wandsworth 2019

More than 750 people went along to last week’s Employ Wandsworth jobs and skills event which proved to be one of the most successful yet.

Councils disappointed by court decision on Heathrow

Councils are disappointed in the High Court’s failure to quash the Government’s Airport National Policy Statement (ANPS), regarding Heathrow expansion. Councils argue this could bring long-term damage to the health of millions of Londoners.

Residents helping to shape playground improvements at Garratt Park

Families and young people living in Earlsfield are helping to shape a series of proposals to improve sports and leisure facilities at a popular local neighbourhood green space.

Council leader reacts to today's announcement from Debenhams Wandsworth

Following today’s news of Debenhams’ restructuring plans, Cllr Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council, has expressed his regret that the store in Wandsworth Southside has been identified as one of the 22 earmarked for closure in 2020.

Michael is Wandsworth’s Young Person of the Year

Gifted student and sportsman and keen volunteer Michael Enriquez has won this year’s Wandsworth Young Person of the Year Award.

Historic milestone comes home

A rare and historic milestone and mounting block thought to date from 1654 has been restored and put back in its original location in Roehampton Vale.

Hammersmith Bridge talks underway

Urgent talks are being held to try and ensure that the impact on Wandsworth residents of the sudden and unexpected closure of Hammersmith Bridge is minimised as much as possible.

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

Our libraries have become a one-stop shop for a wonderful variety of free services.

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.

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.

Mia wins top chef prize

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Smart bins trial launches in Wandsworth

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

‘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.