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Wandsworth powers ahead with 100 per cent zero carbon energy

Wandsworth councillors have approved plans to transition the entire council to 100 per cent zero carbon energy.

20 Feb 20

Unleash your potential at Women’s Enterprise Day

Female entrepreneurs are invited to the 7th annual Women’s Enterprise Day event on March 25 designed to help them become inspired to start or grow their business, amplify their skills and boost their networks.

19 Feb 20

Guaranteed job interviews for forces veterans

Armed forces veterans will get a guaranteed job interview at Wandsworth Council under a new initiative announced this week.

19 Feb 20

Drop-in clinics to help tackle measles outbreak

The council has organised special MMR vaccination catch-up clinics to help tackle an outbreak of measles in Wandsworth.

18 Feb 20
 

Action plan agreed to curb to Putney rat run traffic

People living in a residential street in Putney that’s used as a busy cut through by motorists travelling between the A3 and the South Circular will soon see lower vehicle speeds outside their homes and improvements in air quality.

12 Feb 20

Community schemes get council grants

A wide range of projects helping community groups support local people have shared the latest wave of funding from the Wandsworth Grant Fund.

17 Feb 20

Cooking masterclass for young chef finalists

Finalists in the seventh annual Wandsworth Young Chef of the Year competition have been getting expert advice on how to prepare and cook fish and bake cakes.

14 Feb 20

Retirement send-off for long-serving foster carer

Pearl Howard MBE, Wandsworth’s most experienced and longest-serving foster carer who is retiring after more than 40 years, has been given a send-off hosted by the Mayor of Wandsworth Cllr Jane Cooper.

19 Feb 20

Young people make themselves heard at Climate Commission

Young people, sustainability groups and decision makers came together to discuss climate change at a special Youth Climate Commission.

18 Feb 20
 

Come and work for Wandsworth social services

Find out about the benefits of a career in social care at Wandsworth Council and get a guaranteed interview at a recruitment fair on March 6.

12 Feb 20

Works begin on first phase of affordable homes as part of the Alton Estate regeneration

Wandsworth Council, in partnership with UK housebuilder Redrow Homes, has begun work on a development of affordable new homes at Bessborough Road, marking the start of the wider Alton Estate regeneration Programme in Roehampton.

07 Feb 20

Key town centre regeneration scheme gathering pace

Work is proceeding apace on a landmark Wandsworth town centre regeneration and investment scheme.

06 Feb 20

Wandsworth Council announces £20m Climate Change investment

Wandsworth Council is spending £20m on its environment and sustainability strategy, as part of its plans to tackle Climate Change.

05 Feb 20
 

Tooting residents to be asked their views on neighbourhood lorry ban

Residents living in an area of Tooting will soon be asked if they want a ban on lorries driving past their front doors.

07 Feb 20

E-Cargo bike trial launches in Tooting

A Tooting e-cargo bike initiative launched on Monday is part of a solution to improve air quality in the Tooting area.

05 Feb 20
 

Council awarded new funding to tackle rough sleeping

A successful bid for Government funding will help the council do more to reduce rough sleeping in Wandsworth.

05 Feb 20

Good turnout for construction jobs fair

More than 260 people went along to yesterday’s Construct Wandsworth jobs fair at South Thames College organised by the council’s Work Match jobs brokerage 

31 Jan 20

Ramshackle and illegal ‘favela style’ garden extension is demolished

A ramshackle and illegal extension that covered the whole of a back garden in West Hill and allowed its owner to stand on the roof and peer into his neighbours’ windows, has been removed by council engineers.

31 Jan 20
 

Council rewarded for work with vulnerable families

The work of the council in helping the borough’s vulnerable families turn their lives around has been recognised by ministers who have approved an additional cash boost of £250,000 innovation money compared to last year to continue this important work.

05 Feb 20

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