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News published May 2012

  • First home sold under new Right to Buy

    Published 31 May 2012

    The Khan family from Southfields is thought to be the first household in the country to purchase their home through the new Right to Buy.

  • Parking & travel advice for jubilee Sunday

    Published 31 May 2012

    Wandsworth will be at the heart of the nation’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations this weekend with a huge royal festival being staged in Battersea Park to coincide with the 1,000 boat Thames River Pageant.

  • Balham to embrace Jubilee fever

    Published 31 May 2012

    Hildreth Street Market will embrace times gone by this Sunday when it is transformed into a Vintage Diamond Jubilee Street Market & Tea Party.

  • Quick clean up after graffiti strike

    Published 30 May 2012

    Staff in the council’s graffiti removal service launched a full scale clean-up operation after the area around one of the entrances to Graveney School in Tooting was covered in a sea of red paint.

  • Get ready for school

    Published 30 May 2012

    Parents sending their child to school or nursery for the first time in September are being given help to prepare.

  • Cycling initiative ready to roll out

    Published 30 May 2012

    Wandsworth Council has unveiled a series of bike rides aimed at getting cyclists of all ages and skill levels exploring the borough on two wheels.

  • New apprenticeships for young people

    Published 30 May 2012

    New employment opportunities are being offered as part of the council’s drive to create apprenticeships and give young people a headstart with their careers.

  • Travellers depart from Tooting Common

    Published 30 May 2012

    A group of travellers have abandoned their camp on Tooting Common and moved on after being given a strong ultimatum by the council.

  • TfL travel advice for Jubilee weekend

    Published 29 May 2012

    Ahead of celebrations marking The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at various locations across London between Saturday, June 2 and Tuesday, June 5, Transport for London (TfL) has today (Tuesday) issued advice to help Londoners and visitors enjoy the festivities and travel around the city.

  • Street cleaners in hunt for lost handbag

    Published 29 May 2012

    A Southfields woman has been reunited with the contents of her handbag after one of the council’s street cleaning teams trawled through a tonne of rubbish to find it.

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