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News published December 2017

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

    Published 8 December 2017

    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.

  • Faith event breaks down barriers

    Published 8 December 2017

    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

    Published 8 December 2017

    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.

  • Christmas comes to Roehampton!

    Published 8 December 2017

    The return of the annual Roehampton Lantern Parade on 7 December saw local people from around the Alton estate getting into the festive spirit.

  • Council leader welcomes Brexit breakthrough on EU citizens rights

    Published 8 December 2017

    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.

  • Free debt and money advice in Roehampton

    Published 8 December 2017

    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

    Published 8 December 2017

    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.

  • Clean air campaign urges drivers not to idle

    Published 8 December 2017

    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

    Published 7 December 2017

    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

    Published 7 December 2017

    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.

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