Love Parks: Your top ten hidden gems

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

Get news straight into your inbox

Contact the Press Office
(020) 8871 6173

Follow us on Facebook Twitter Instagram RSS You Tube logo flickr logo

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.

Council welcomes green light for new look Earlsfield railway bridges

Councillors have welcomed the news that their long-running campaign to have the railway bridges at Earlsfield station spruced up has been given the green light by Network Rail.

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.

Love Parks: Five fab moments on film

The parks and open spaces of Wandsworth have featured in a number of classic and quirky films and famous pop videos.

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.

Love Parks: art in the park

Enjoy looking at art – and the park – in different ways in Battersea Park this summer.

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.

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.

Road safety boost near two primary schools

The council has unveiled plans to improve pedestrian safety on the approaches to two popular primary schools in Earlsfield.

For Fish’s Sake! - New campaign to tackle Thames litter launches in Putney

From today, people enjoying the River Thames in Putney, Wandsworth will be reminded not to leave litter behind thanks to eye catching voting bins, posters, messages on pavements and a gallery of local people who enjoy the river.

Road users alerted to Hammersmith Bridge closure

Road users are being given advance warning that traffic congestion is expected to be heavier on some river crossings later this month when Hammersmith Bridge closes again to vehicle traffic for four days.

Experts conclude that Heliport noise could be a danger to health

helicopter 225x150
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.

Love Parks: Safer play in our parks

A major £111,000 re-surfacing of a junior and toddler’s playground is the latest in a series of improvements across Wandsworth’s parks.

Love Parks: Restoration project sees Battersea Park’s perimeter railings given new lease of life

Battersea Park’s heritage perimeter railings have been given a new lease of life by being refurbished and re-painted to recreate their original splendour.

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.

Funding secured for new 3G all-weather pitch in Battersea

The council has won its bid for more external funding to help provide a new £2.1m all-weather pitch in Battersea’s Falcon Park to boost sports participation and leisure facilities for the area’s young people.

Funding for neighbourhood schemes

The next round of the Wandsworth Local Fund is now open for applications from residents and community groups.

All aboard the Men’s Boat

HMS Battersea Men’s Shed is the latest vessel to set sail on the Thames thanks to a three-year boat building project.

Love Parks: Tell us about your hidden gems

British tennis player Johanna Konta recently tweeted, “It’s official, my favourite park in London is Battersea Park.”

Love Parks: Playground improvements being planned for Garratt Park

Families and young people living in Earlsfield are being reminded they are in pole position to help shape a range of sports and leisure improvements at a popular local neighbourhood green space.

Lambeth consults over Winterville plan on Clapham Common

Residents living near Clapham Common have the chance to comment on a planning application to Lambeth Council over proposals to stage a large scale event on the common in the run up to Christmas.

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.

Albert Bridge set for weekend closures through August

Road users are being given advance warning that Albert Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic for essential maintenance work over three weekends in August.

Delays expected around one way system for six weeks

Drivers and bus passengers whose daily commute takes them through the Wandsworth one-way system are being given advance warning of roadworks that will affect their journeys for the next six weeks.

Green light for Royal College of Art building

The Royal College of Art (RCA) has been given the green light for planning amendments to its new research building in Battersea.

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.

Suspected ‘loan shark’ arrested in Tooting

A 55-year-old woman has today (Tuesday) been arrested on suspicion of illegal money lending and money laundering.

Consultation ongoing on plan to ban lorries from Southfields Triangle

Residents in an area of Southfields known as The Triangle are being reminded they can take part in a public consultation on proposals to ban lorries from their neighbourhood.

Order in place to tackle anti-social street drinking in and around Battersea High Street

Residents and businesses in the area around Battersea High Street are being given enhanced levels of protection from anti-social behaviour caused by street drinkers.

Love Parks: It's a fair cop

As part of our Love Parks campaign, Jonathan Lovett meets the men and women who patrol our parks.

Nine Elms shared ownership homes in award shortlist

The council has welcomed news that a successful shared ownership housing development in Nine Elms, Battersea, has been shortlisted for a national award.

Searching for borough’s best businesses

Wandsworth-based businesses are being urged to enter the sixth annual Wandsworth Business Awards.

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.

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.

New homes and jobs in pipeline as Nine Elms Square construction begins

The next exciting development on London’s south bank is getting under way following a ground-breaking ceremony for Nine Elms Square.

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.

Love Parks: Godley Gardens gets a makeover

Godley Gardens, a green open space in Earlsfield, has undergone an impressive transformation.

Ofsted children’s services report published

The latest Ofsted report into Wandsworth Council’s children’s services has concluded that the department is improving and is no longer classed as inadequate.

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.

Love Parks: Green flag flying high over Battersea Park

The prestigious Green Flag Award has been awarded to the park from leading environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

Please don't bring barbecues to parks

With London basking in the current glorious weather Wandsworth’s parks and green spaces have never been busier, but the hot weather has also seen some people bringing barbecues with them which causes lots of problems.