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New shared ownership homes at Nine Elms

Fifty-four new properties on a part-buy, part-rent basis are expected to launch in the New Year, beside Battersea Park.

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New shared ownership homes becoming available near Clapham Junction

Nine one- and two-bedroom flats are expected to be ready to launch soon in Falcon Road, Battersea, prioritised for people living or working in Wandsworth.

Still time to take part in helicopter noise survey

Residents living near from London’s only commercial heliport have three more weeks to respond to a survey on its noise impact.

New drive for more foster carers

Wandsworth Council has launched a drive to recruit another 20 foster carers.

Sporting ambition: young women graduate Street Elite Academy

Seventeen young women were guests of honour at Wandsworth Town Hall this summer as they celebrated graduating from an innovative youth development programme which uses the power of sport to build aspiration and self belief.

Remembering Wandsworth’s fallen heroes

Earlier this year a delegation of Wandsworth councillors, former council officers and local residents travelled to the Somme Valley in northern France to pay their respects to fallen soldiers and to visit the sites of fierce First World War battles involving the Battersea and Wandsworth battalions.

Don’t miss out on extra free childcare for working families

There’s just three weeks left to apply for an extra 15 hours’ of free childcare from September. To be sure of receiving their full entitlement you must apply for a place by August 31.

Go online to confirm your right to vote

Wandsworth households have been sent a form asking them to check that the information held on the electoral register is correct.

Apply now for youth grant

Applications are now being accepted for the latest round of Youth Opportunity Fund (YOF) grants.

Deadline looms to apply for a free boiler

There are only three weeks left for local home owners who are on benefits to apply for a London-wide scheme that could see their home energy bills slashed.

Provisional data suggests major fall in Putney pollution

Provisional data from both of Wandsworth Council’s pollution monitoring stations on Putney High Street suggest a major fall in pollution episodes as years of sustained investment in the heavily polluting bus fleet takes effect.

European Passport Return Service goes live

The council now offers a European Passport Return Service (EPRS) so that European nationals living in Wandsworth can keep hold of their passports when applying to the Home Office for a registration certificate or a document certifying permanent residence.

Businesses alerted to conman on the loose

The council’s Commercial Services team is urging local small businesses to be on their guard against a fraudster trying to fleece companies out of hundreds of pounds.

New council houses are being built in Battersea

Work has started on six new council houses in Rowditch Lane, with old garages demolished to make way for five three-bedroom and one two-bedroom houses.

Do-it-yourself housebuilding pilot announced

Local people building their own homes on small, under-used council sites has taken a step closer to becoming a reality with the announcement of a pilot scheme.

Green light for Nine Elms NHS Health Centre

Nine Elms is a step closer to having a new NHS health centre after Wandsworth Council committed £13m to the scheme using funds collected from the area’s private development sites.

Nominate local heroes for a Wandsworth Civic Award

The Wandsworth Civic Awards are a way of saying thank you to local people who have volunteered their services over a long period of time to help others

Yellow bike plague being tackled on the streets of Wandsworth

The company that’s flooded London with a rash of yellow rental bikes without any warning might be scratching their heads and asking themselves why so many have vanished from the streets of Wandsworth.

Work schedule revealed for Furzedown improvement scheme

Plans to revitalise a key neighbourhood in the heart of the Furzedown area of Tooting will begin in October it has been revealed.

Arson attack on council housing block condemned

A suspected arson attack early yesterday morning (Thursday) at a block of flats in Southfields has been condemned in the strongest terms and the culprits warned that if they are caught and they live in a council property they will be evicted.

Behind the scenes at the Northern Line Extension

Here’s a peek at work going on in Battersea to extend the Northern Line – including the giant boring machines drilling their way up to Kennington.

Help catch more flytippers as enforcement efforts continue

The council’s enforcement teams are cracking down on the small minority of people who make a mess on local streets and are asking local residents to help pinpoint repeat offenders.

Still time to complete online flytipping survey

Local residents and businesses are being asked for their views on flytipping through a quick and easy online survey developed in partnership by Wandsworth Council and national charity Keep Britain Tidy.

Fun at the Feel Good Festival

Rain couldn’t dampen spirits at this year’s event on 29 July as local people enjoyed an afternoon of live music, archery, football skills, cream teas, llamas and chickens on Danebury Avenue Green, despite the weather.

More electric vehicle charging points being installed borough-wide

Wandsworth is gearing up for the electric vehicle revolution by installing another 41 charging points at 13 new sites across the borough.

Fast-track brickwork course lays foundation for construction careers

Eight local men and women have successfully completed a unique fast-track brickwork qualification and are on course to join Wandsworth’s fast growing construction jobs market.

Wandsworth joins the fight to stamp out illegal tobacco

Wandsworth Council has has thrown its weight behind a new campaign to stamp out illegal tobacco across the capital.

Work set to begin on Battersea Church Road safety initiatives

Work is about to begin on a series of road safety measures designed to improve pedestrian safety and encourage motorists to drive carefully on one of Battersea’s busiest roads.

Funding for neighbourhood schemes

Another wave of neighbourhood improvement schemes to the tune of almost two million pounds are to go ahead with funding from the Wandworth Local Fund.

Refunds on water charges for many council tenants

Council tenants and former tenants are being reminded that they may be eligible to receive credits to their water accounts.

Brighter Borough is the ‘Go To’ Borough for UK residents moving to London

Wandsworth is the “go to borough” for people moving to London from the rest of the UK, according to new analysis by the Office for National Statistics.

Nominate your entries for 2018 Wandsworth Design Awards

The council has launched the 2018 Wandsworth Design Awards to find the borough’s best-designed buildings.

Unlicensed nightclub in Balham High Road shut down

Joint action by the council and police has led to the closure of an unlicensed nightclub and party venue in Balham High Road that had sparked a flood of complaints from neighbours.

New council homes on the way in Roehampton

Twenty-one new council are set to be built on the Putney Vale Estate, following the appointment of a contractor for the works.

Wandsworth the heart of London’s new car sharing ‘zipzone’

Wandsworth residents are now at the heart of London’s first car-sharing ‘zipzone’ which allows car club members to pick up and drop off hire cars on virtually any borough street.

Protecting Tooting Market must be central to Mayor’s new Crossrail 2 plan

Wandsworth Council’s transport spokesman is calling on Mayor Sadiq Khan to confirm that revised plans for Crossrail 2 will include a new underground stop in Tooting, rather than Balham, and to end the uncertainly hanging over both communities.

Wandsworth takes silver at London Youth Games

Wandsworth won second place in the 2017 London Youth Games this week following a hard-fought final at Crystal Palace.

Tougher action needed to bring an end to Southern Rail misery

The council’s transport spokesman is calling on the secretary of state to do more to end the turmoil and disruption suffered by passengers on the troubled Southern Rail network.

Prestigious Green Flag continues to fly over Battersea Park

Battersea Park has again been confirmed as one of the best green open spaces in the country after successfully retaining its coveted Green Flag award.

1,685 homes for shared ownership and low cost rent on the way

New data shows there were 419 homes for shared ownership and low cost rent built in Wandsworth in 2016/17, with 1,685 forecast for the next three years.

Another wasted opportunity to ban night flights once and for all

Night flights from Heathrow will continue unless the airport is expanded, the Government has confirmed. A move that Richmond and Wandsworth councils argue is a serious gamble with the health of Londoners.

Tooting man arrested in ‘loan shark’ probe

A 36-year-old man has been arrested in Tooting on suspicion of illegal money lending and money laundering.

Wandsworth secures Mayor of London funding for 71 new council homes

Seventy-one new council homes are to be supported by £3.9million from the Mayor of London, in what will be the largest single development so far of the town hall’s housebuilding programme.