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News published February 2013

  • Truancy targeted in schools crackdown

    Published 15 February 2013

    Children missing school without acceptable reasons are to be targeted after the half-term break in the latest crackdown on classroom absenteeism.

  • TA members discuss community role

    Published 15 February 2013

    Borough-based members of the Territorial Army (TA) gave an insight into their role as soldiers in the local community at a special event.

  • Brighter borough’s cheaper insurance deals

    Published 15 February 2013

    A new study has shown that Wandsworth residents don’t just get the best deal on their council tax - they also pay less for car and house insurance than people in neighbouring boroughs.

  • Cold weather calls help elderly

    Published 14 February 2013

    Council staff are currently ringing almost 2,000 of the borough’s most vulnerable people to give them advice on keeping safe during the cold snap.

  • Borough athletes through to final

    Published 14 February 2013

    Young athletes from Wandworth’s special schools have won a place in the Central London Panathlon finals next month.

  • Speed up Heathrow commission: cross-party letter sent to transport secretary

    Published 13 February 2013

    MPs, peers and campaign groups have joined with the leaders of nine local authorities – including Wandsworth - to call on the Government to bring forward the publication date of the final report of the Airports Commission, headed by Sir Howard Davies.

  • Woken up by a plane? Tell Patrick

    Published 13 February 2013

    Wandsworth Council is asking local residents to write to Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin to tell him how their lives are affected by aircraft noise.

  • Picnics at the power station this summer

    Published 12 February 2013

    Local people can look forward to picnics outside Battersea Power Station this summer after plans for a new temporary park were approved last night (Feb 11) by Wandsworth Council.

  • Borough’s sporting stars celebrated

    Published 12 February 2013

    A Paralympic bronze medallist was one of 18 people whose sporting success was celebrated at an annual awards ceremony.

  • Green light for more affordable homes

    Published 12 February 2013

    The council has been given the green light to build its next wave of affordable ‘Hidden Homes’.

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