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Still time to register for Employ Wandsworth 2018

The Employ Wandsworth careers fair returns to the town hall on April 20, with a chance to meet dozens of companies offering hundreds of job opportunities to suit all levels.

Reduce your risk of diabetes

Next week (April 16-22) is Diabetes Prevention Week, and the council and local NHS are working to help local people learn more about their risk of developing the disease.

Join the Wandsworth Community Choir

The new Wandsworth Community Choir (WCC) is a chance for local people to make new friends and enjoy singing everything from Stevie Wonder to Handel.

Sign up for Brighter Living Fair

Organisations or individuals who want to get involved in July’s Brighter Living event to enhance independent living are urged to sign up now.

Tributes paid to former East Putney Councillor Margaret Calcott-James

Tributes are being paid to former East Putney councillor and former Mayor of Wandsworth Margaret Calcott-James who sadly passed away last week at the age of 94.

First look at Art Night programme

Organisers of Art Night, which is coming south of the river to Nine Elms, Battersea and Vauxhall for the first time, this summer, have announced the first details of what’s in store.

Wandsworth goes to the polls on May 3

Borough council elections will take place across Wandsworth on Thursday May 3, 2018. Residents will go to the polls to elect three councillors for each of the 20 borough wards.

Leading sports and leisure retail chain fined £20,000 for selling blade to teenager

A large sports and outdoor equipment store in Wandsworth has been fined £20,000 after being caught selling a knife to a teenager.

Young Chef champion cooks up a win

Rose Picicco has won the fifth annual Wandsworth Young Chef of the Year competition.

Wandsworth Arts Fringe reveals 2018 programme

Wandsworth Council's Wandsworth Arts Fringe has launched its 2018 programme.

View sprinkler show flat

A show flat enabling tower block residents to see what a flat with fire suppression sprinkers looks like is now open and resident groups are being shown around.

Landlord given record fine for ignoring safety improvement notices

A landlord who ignored a series of housing safety regulations and flouted laws designed to protect tenants’ rights has been handed a record fine after being taken to court by the council.

Illicit tobacco and alcohol seized in series of raids

Trading standards officers in Wandsworth have taken part in a series of raids carried out by HM Revenue and Customs officials to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol in the borough.

Council urges minister to grant stronger powers to tackle inconsiderate developers and building contractors

Developers and builders who cause problems for their neighbours could soon face tougher sanctions if a Government minister backs proposals laid out by Wandsworth’s planning spokesman Cllr William Sweet.

Awards for winning designs

The winners of the 2017 Wandsworth Design Awards have been presented with a certificate and plaque by the Mayor of Wandsworth.

Results are in for Nine Elms lane traffic consultation

The council has welcomed today’s publication by Transport for London (TfL) of the results of its consultation on proposed changes to Nine Elms Lane and Battersea Park Road.

Council's cash boost to improve local infrastructure

Wandsworth Council has announced further investment in improving the borough’s infrastructure over the next two years.

Councillors urge pubs, bars and licensed premises to join battle against plastic pollution

Two leading councillors have written to more than a thousand local businesses urging them to join the campaign to reduce plastic pollution.

Landmark moment for electric vehicles with first lampost chargers switched on

The first of a borough-wide network of electric vehicle chargers fitted to lamposts have now been switched on and are being used by Wandsworth residents.

New lease of life planned for an important part of Wandsworth’s history

A small but historically important piece of open space that plays a prominent role in the story of Wandsworth is set to be given a new lease of life as part of £250,000 council conservation scheme.

This winter's tree planting almost complete

Wandsworth Council is nearing the end of this winter’s programme of planting new street trees across the borough.

Topping out of new homes in Battersea

A topping out ceremony was held today (16 March) at Prince of Wales Drive, Battersea, to mark the highest point of the redevelopment of a landmark former gasholders site.

Residents to be invited to view flat with sprinkler system

Tower block residents will be invited during the coming months to look around an example of what a flat with fire suppression sprinklers installed looks like.

MPs urged to put health before wealth as latest air quality evidence proves expansion would be a disaster

A plane landing at sunset
Local authority leaders opposed to Heathrow expansion say that it would be reckless for ministers to go ahead with plans for a third runway following publication of a new parliamentary report calling for a step change in government policy on air quality.

New riverside garden and vantage point brought to life in Battersea Park

A new landscaped riverside garden has been created in Battersea Park in the latest stage of an ongoing series of improvements in the park worth £840,000.

Support for air pollution call

Wandsworth’s council leader has supported today’s cross-party call to do more to tackle air pollution.

Who lives in Nine Elms? Our survey said...

The council has conducted a study to better understand the residents of this new district of Wandsworth, and to help plan local services.

How landlords work with the council: case study

A third of all homes in the borough are privately rented, and ahead of changes to national regulations later this year the council is holding its annual landlords’ forum later this month.

Leader raises concerns with Thames Water over water shortages

The Leader of Wandsworth Council, Cllr Ravi Govindia, has written to Thames Water expressing concern about the recent water shortages in the borough and asking for reassurances that similar problems won’t happen again in the future.

Businesses urged to invest in apprentices

Wandsworth businesses were invited to an Apprenticeship Breakfast this week to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week and hear about the value apprentices could add to their firm.

Plans to improve Bedford Hill

Borough engineers have come up with initial plans to improve Bedford Hill between Balham Station Road and Balham High Road.

Wandsworth residents can now enjoy free phone calls and mega-fast wi-fi from new network of multi-media communication hubs

Wandsworth residents can now charge their mobile phones, make free calls and surf the net via ultra-fast wi-fi at a network of digital communication hubs across the borough.

Praise for Wandsworth hospital school

A school that teaches children with chronic illnesses has been recognised for its commitment to the rights of its pupils.

Council leader applauds listing of iconic mosque

An iconic Wandsworth building has been given special listed status in recognition of its architectural and historic importance.

Event to inspire borough’s young business stars

This week the first ever Wandsworth Enterprise Schools Week is encouraging budding entrepreneurs to think about a career in business.

Countdown to 5-a-side football pitches at New Covent Garden Market

Powerleague is today (Tuesday) starting work at New Covent Garden Market, creating a five-a-side football facility featuring six state-of-the art 5th generation artificial all weather pitches.

Behind the scenes of Nine Elms - London's most exciting new district

Every day thousands of commuters pass the new and emerging buildings that are changing London’s skyline on the South Bank.

Minister challenged to spell out Heathrow noise impacts

Council leaders have called on the Transport Secretary to say how many years of extra noise he expects local communities to suffer if a third Heathrow runway is built.

People reminded there’s no fee for staging a royal wedding street party

Residents are being reminded that the council has waived all its fees and charges for anyone organising a street party to celebrate the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Praise for service that helps keep people independent

The KITE service, which helps people live independently in their own homes, has been given a ‘good’ rating by independent health and social care regulators.

Memorial to Battersea’s civilian war dead is protected for future generations

A memorial that commemorates civilians from Battersea who lost their lives in World War Two has been painstakingly restored by the council as part of an important local conservation project.

Scheme to tackle loneliness and provide more homes

A scheme that aims to tackle loneliness while providing more affordable housing is being launched by Wandsworth and Richmond councils.