More good news for Tooting

Published: Wednesday 21st August 13

Post Office Ltd has confirmed it is to upgrade the branch in Trinity Road, Tooting – and extend opening hours.

Wandsworth Council's economic development spokesman, Councillor James Cousins, said the announcement would be warmly welcomed by residents who rely on the various services offered by the branch.

An agreement between Post Office Ltd and the sub-postmaster has paved the way for a newly refurbished facility offering the same products and services, longer opening hours and selected Post Office services available at the retail counter.

The branch will be closed from 5.30pm on September 4 until 1pm on September 9 to enable refurbishment work to take place. Posters will be displayed in branch so customers are aware of the change and leaflets will also be available containing more information.

It has been a busy few months for business news in Tooting town centre - particularly around Tooting Bec where a handful of new independent caf├ęs and eateries have just opened or are preparing to open.

Popular pub The Wheatsheaf has just been added to the council's list of assets of community value following an emphatic campaign by local people, which was launched in response to mounting fears that a supermarket chain might want to buy it and convert it into a store. Members of the community can apply for certain properties to be given Asset of Community Value status to give them time to bid to buy the site should it ever come up for sale.

And, visitors to Tooting continue to benefit from a Low Cost Parking Pilot, which offers parking at £1.10 per hour in a network of streets within 5 minutes walking distance of the centre of town.

Cllr Cousins said: "Tooting's town centre is proving increasingly popular with investors, which is obviously great for the local economy and why we are doing our bit to encourage visitors to see what it has to offer.

"We are currently funding a major project to breathe new life into all of the borough's town centres, and as part of this want to hear ideas from residents and businesses about what could be done to help them thrive.

"The ultimate aim is to create a shared vision to ensure our town centres remain healthy and vibrant at a time when they are experiencing an increasingly competitive business environment and changing shopping habits."

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At last, a council admit that high car parking charges have a negative effect on local shops. Lets make parking free for an hour near all wandsworth shops

23 August 2013