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Wandsworth supports Clean Air Day

The council is organising special events to mark Clean Air Day on June 21 and is encouraging local people to do their bit.

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Still time to sign up for Brighter Living Fair

There's still time to book your place at July’s Brighter Living Fair to help people live full and independent lives.

Dockless bike hire coming to Wandsworth

Dockless bike hire company ofo will be launching a service in Wandsworth later this month.

Pop in for health advice

Roehampton residents can get health advice at a pop-up shop opening today (Thursday).

Wandsworth marks Grenfell anniversary

Wandsworth Town Hall joined other landmark buildings across the Capital last night to be illuminated in commemoration of the first anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy.

Concerns raised over emission zone decision

The council’s transport spokesman has urged the Mayor of London to do more to reassure Wandsworth residents that they will not be adversely affected following today’s announcement that the expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is to go ahead.

Battersea Power Station development scoops economic growth award

A new neighbourhood in the Nine Elms area of Wandsworth has been praised for promoting economic growth in a major awards ceremony.

Support for Wandsworth’s Carers

Next week is Carers’ Week, with a series of free events in Wandsworth including networking sessions and the annual Great Carers Bake Off at Southside.

MPs urged to put public health first and reject 'unbuildable' Heathrow plan

Transport secretary Chris Grayling is pressing ahead with support for a third Heathrow runway without providing full details of the real impact of increased noise or of worsening air quality on people’s lives say council leaders.

Consultation on lorry ban plan in Southfields Triangle

Residents in an area of Southfields known as The Triangle are to be asked if they support council proposals for a lorry ban in their neighbourhood.

Volunteer your time

Today is the first day of National Volunteers’ Week, and there’s plenty of ways you can get involved in volunteering in Wandsworth.

Get active this summer

The 9th annual Get Active Wandsworth Festival is back and this year will going on the road, popping-up at community events round the borough.

Government omits 22 out of 25 transport committee recommendations on Heathrow

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has failed to incorporate 22 of the 25 changes put forward by the Transport Select Committee (TSC) in his updated national planning statement (NPS) - despite telling Parliament this week (5 June) that he had ‘acted upon’ 24 of the recommendations.

Restoration work to Tooting Common’s fossil tree enclosure begins

Thanks to National Lottery players the restoration of Tooting Common’s famous fossil tree and its surroundings will begin this week as part of a wide-ranging Wandsworth Council-led project to enhance and improve this much loved and popular green open space.

Furzedown Rec pavilion is earmarked for £111k upgrade

Residents in the Furzedown area of Tooting are to be asked to give their views on plans that could see more than £100,000 invested in a local green space.

Contest searches for young streetfood stars

A new competition has set out to find the next generation of street food entrepreneurs.

Wandsworth men urged to look after their health

Next week is Men’s Health Week, and Wandsworth men are urged to take all the free help on offer to keep them fit and well.

Have your say on new underpass design

A display of six different designs to brighten up an important community gateway have gone on show today (June 5).

Young people enjoying upgraded Wandsworth Common ball games area

Teenagers and young people can show off their football, netball and basketball skills, and let off plenty of steam during the summer months at an upgraded ball games area on Wandsworth Common.

Drilling scheme to tackle problem of waterlogged football pitches on Wandsworth Common

Work is now underway to improve drainage at some of the football pitches on Wandsworth common in a bid to prevent games being called off due to waterlogging.

Plans to incorporate small parcel of land in park into private gardens thrown out on appeal

The council’s decision to reject a planning application that could have paved the way for some Putney residents to extend their back gardens onto a small strip of land in Wandsworth Park has been upheld by an independent planning inspector.

World Heart Beat moves to new Nine Elms home

World Heart Beat Music Academy has been singled out from a field of 42 organisations to become Nine Elms’ newest cultural tenant at Embassy Gardens.

London Festival of Architecture returns to Nine Elms

Europe’s biggest architecture festival starts tomorrow (June 1) with a string of events across Battersea and Nine Elms.

Help decide how the Wandsworth Local Fund should be spent

Residents and community groups are being invited to tell Wandsworth Council how they think money raised from developers should be spent on improving local neighbourhoods.

Get ready for Art Night

London’s largest free contemporary arts festival Art Night is now just over a month away – coming south of the river to Nine Elms, Battersea and Vauxhall for the first time on July 7.

Inspire an engineer this year

2018 is the Year of Engineering – a UK-wide Government-led campaign to celebrate engineering and inspire young people to join the industry.

Great summer of tennis in store with £500k boost for playing facilities

As tennis fever mounts with Queens and Wimbledon just around the corner, people in Wandsworth are enjoying better playing surfaces and facilities following a £500,000 revamp.

Community music group set to expand

A community music group based at the ROSE Centre is looking for more young people to join.

Mayor needs to support London’s councils on electric vehicle chargers

London Mayor Sadiq Khan should be doing more to support the boroughs in delivering new electric vehicle charging infrastructure, according to Wandsworth Council’s transport spokesman Jonathan Cook.

Third advice event for EU residents

The third free event to help EU Nationals worried about their post-Brexit status is being held at on Monday, June 18.

Learn something new this summer at the Wandsworth Festival of Learning

Sign up now for a free workshop at the Wandsworth Festival of Learning, which runs from June 18-22.

One of the most distinctive buildings in Wandsworth has won a major design award.

Lombard Wharf in Lombard Road has a unique teardrop shape and due to subtle changes in the tower’s balconies it appears to twist upwards.

Resident could face court action after Putney flytip discovery

A Putney man faces the prospect of being summonsed to appear in front of magistrates following the discovery of a large flytip in Putney Park Lane yesterday afternoon (Wednesday).

Tell us your views on Bellevue Road improvement plan

People are being reminded to take part in a public consultation into plans for a series of streetscape improvements on Wandsworth Common’s popular Bellevue Road.

Plaque remembers artist Carel Weight

A blue plaque has been put up in Putney at the former studio of artist Carel Weight.

The law is changing – if you rent your home, your landlord may need a licence!

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Tenants, landlords, and neighbours are being urged to alert the council to licensable properties.

Congratulations to Royal couple

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia has offered his best wishes to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their wedding day.

Wandsworth welcomes new Mayor

Charities helping older and disabled people will benefit this year from the fundraising efforts of new mayor Piers McCausland.

Engineers prepare to start work on huge Thames tunnel

Wandsworth Council’s deputy leader Jonathan Cook and the Minister for London Jo Johnson met at the Battersea site of the multibillion pound Thames Tideway Tunnel yesterday (May 17) as engineers prepare to start tunnelling.

Council team called in to save two homes from collapse

Council building experts were called in to save two family homes in Balham that were in danger of collapsing.

Council leader unveils new cabinet

The leader of Wandsworth Council Ravi Govindia has announced the local councillors who will serve alongside him as members of his new cabinet, following the borough council elections earlier this month.

Council welcomes PM’s pledge on funding for cladding replacement

Wandsworth Council has welcomed the news that the Government has pledged around £400m to remove defective cladding from high-rise blocks.

Ravi Govindia welcomes new curbs on high stakes fruit machines

Council leader Ravi Govindia has welcomed today’s Government announcement (Thursday) that ministers are poised to limit the sums of money that can be gambled on high stakes fruit machines.