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Third runway could mean more night flights

Government assurances that night flights could be banned with a third runway have been undermined by a new report from a major airline group making the case for additional flights in the early morning period.

Please don’t dump unwanted Christmas Trees on the street

The council is halfway through its annual Christmas Tree collection service and is on course to collect tens of thousands more trees in the next week.

Council leader responds to President Trump’s Tweet on Nine Elms

US Embassy Nine Elms
The Leader of Wandsworth Council Cllr Ravi Govindia has given his reaction to the comments made by President Trump regarding the location of the new American Embassy.

Be a better biker

Wandsworth’s bikers are invited to brush up their skills at a free BikeSafe Skills Day delivered by professional police motorcyclists.

First train tries out new tube track

The very first train has travelled on the extension of the Northern Line to Nine Elms and Battersea.

Community schemes share council funding

Local projects are sharing £78,000 from the Wandsworth Grant Fund’s sixth round of funding.

Drivers on school run need to park sensibly and limit engine emissions

Parents who drive their children to and from school are being advised that on Monday the council will begin a crackdown on those who park dangerously or leave their engines running unnecessarily during drop offs.

Get help to stop smoking in 2018

Wandsworth smokers looking to quit this year have plenty of free support available to help them kick the habit.

People urged to take part in Mayor’s new emission zone consultation

Wandsworth residents are being urged to have their say on the Mayor of London’s plans to expand the capital’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) to the South Circular.

Publisher Penguin Random House moving to Nine Elms

Penguin Random House UK is the latest major creative company to announce it is opening a new London office in Nine Elms.

Victory for Battersea residents as missing 170 bus set to return

Battersea residents are breathing a sigh of relief after travel chiefs at Transport for London pledged to restore their missing 170 bus service from Monday morning.

New minister warned of looming crisis on London’s roads

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia has written to the new Minister for London Jo Johnson welcoming his appointment but also alerting him to the looming crisis facing the capital’s road infrastructure following TfL’s recent decision to slash spending on repairs and maintenance.

Call for rethink on merging of police commander posts

The council’s community safety spokesman Jonathan Cook has called on the Mayor to rethink his proposal to merge police commanders across London.

Working with landlords to keep Wandsworth clean

Like many other London boroughs, a significant proportion of Wandsworth residents rent their properties (52%: 2011 census data).

MBE for one-in-a-million foster carer

Pearl Howard, Wandsworth’s most experienced and longest-serving foster carer, has been awarded an MBE for services to children and families in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

Go dry this January

The Wandsworth Alcohol Alliance is backing the Dry January campaign, and is encouraging local people to sign up.

Council leader’s New Year message to Wandsworth

In his New Year message to the people of Wandsworth, Cllr Ravi Govindia looks at the opportunities opening up for local people, including more homes, better schools and libraries, and the regeneration of, and investment in, Nine Elms.

Homeowner could face legal action after Tooting Common flytip discovery

Officers from Wandsworth Parks Police have launched an investigation after the discovery of a large flytip on Tooting Common.

Historic day for east Battersea as design for new Northern Line tube station is given green light

The historic day that Northern Line tube trains start running to Battersea has moved a step closer with the approval of designs for a new London Underground station at Battersea Power Station.

Are you a carer? New plan sets out support

The council and Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group have published a new three-year blueprint on how they will support the borough’s carers and young carers

Action taken in November to keep Wandsworth’s streets clean

Did you know that we clean our streets 7 days a week, up to 5 times a day in our busiest town centres? Our street cleaners and enforcement officers work around the clock to ensure that those responsible for fly-tipping and littering in the borough are accountable.

Minister urged to withdraw noise claim

A plane landing at sunset
Councils opposed to expansion at Heathrow have challenged Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to withdraw his claim, made in October 2016, that an expanded Heathrow will be quieter in 2030 than today.

Plan to replace redundant old phone kiosks with free wi-fi and multi-media hubs given go-ahead

Visitors to the busy and popular bars, shops and restaurants on Northcote Road will soon be able to charge their mobile phones, make free calls and surf the net via ultra-fast wi-fi at two digital communication hubs that were given planning approval last night (Thursday).

100% of Nine Elms shared ownership homes sold to Wandsworth people

One hundred per cent of homes in a Nine Elms shared ownership development by the river have been sold to people who live or work in Wandsworth.

Another great year for Wandsworth libraries

The borough’s library network has had another bumper year with almost a million and a half books issued.

Cabinet minister pays fact-finding visit to Wandsworth’s Work Match scheme

Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke today (Wednesday) made a fact finding visit to a Wandsworth Council employment initiative that has helped more than 750 local people find jobs.

Mayor needs to do more to explain police station closures

Councillors say the Mayor needs to do more to explain to borough residents why local police stations are closing.

New Heathrow consultation tries to 'force parliament's hand'

Councils say a decision by Heathrow bosses to press ahead with consulting on detailed expansion proposals at a time when there is growing evidence that the extra runway is unbuildable is a desperate attempt to force Parliament’s hand.

Mayor urged to rethink his transport funding cuts

Senior councillors in Wandsworth have urged London Mayor Sadiq Khan to reverse a series of major funding cuts to transport projects.

Battersea man loses council flat following discovery of cannabis factory and loaded gun

A suspected drug dealer has been evicted from his council flat in Battersea after a police raid uncovered a cannabis factory and a loaded firearm.

New US embassy building unveiled at special architectural event

Council leader Ravi Govindia was today (Wednesday) invited to speak at an event marking the completion of building work at the new American Embassy in Nine Elms

Faith event breaks down barriers

More than 70 pupils from Wandsworth secondary schools have been learning about some of the different faiths practiced in the borough.

Launch of London’s new e-taxi provides further reason why council is keen on more vehicle charging points

The oft-heard refrain from London cabbies that they “won’t go south of the river” is set to become a thing of the past with the launch of a new electric-powered black cab coming just days after Wandsworth Council announced it was looking to install e-vehicle charging plugs in lamposts the length and breadth of the borough.

Council leader welcomes Brexit breakthrough on EU citizens rights

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia has welcomed today’s breakthrough in Brexit talks which have guaranteed the rights of EU nationals in the UK and British citizens living and working in Europe.

Clean air campaign urges drivers not to idle

The borough’s network of volunteer Air Quality Champions and council officers have been out talking to drivers in Battersea and Putney to encourage them not to leave their engines idling.

New lamps for old

This pile of old street lamps in a council depot are awaiting recycling, as the programme to replace them with energy-efficient LED lights continues.

New Covent Garden launches food hub

New Covent Garden Market in Nine Elms – the UK’s largest fruit and vegetable market - has unveiled the first phase of its £130m development which will see it become London’s dominant food hub.

Young people take over the town hall

Young people took over the jobs of senior Wandsworth Council decision makers during the recent Takeover Challenge.

Free debt and money advice in Roehampton

Do you need help with rent arrears, or debt from Housing Benefit or Council Tax? Come along to free advice sessions at the Western Area Housing Office, Holybourne Avenue, Alton estate.

Community initiative plan for Roehampton playing fields

People living in West Putney are being given the chance to work on a community based solution for the running of the popular playing fields in Dover House Road.

Winning poster reminds drivers to slow down

Motorists will be reminded to watch their speed thanks to students in borough primary schools.

New study shows Wandsworth tops London’s economic growth league table

Nationwide research carried out by think-tank Demos for consultancy firm PwC has found that Wandsworth tops the London league table for boosting economic growth.