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Wandsworth Bridge to reopen to traffic following successful completion of its essential safety repairs 

The essential safety repairs to Wandsworth Bridge will conclude this weekend.

29 Sep 23

Social housing is the cornerstone of our housing plans

  • Social housing is the cornerstone of our housing plans.
  • More social homes planned for local families
  • New plans to tackle the Council’s housing waiting list
02 Oct 23

Battersea pupils show off tech skills to Apple CEO Tim Cook

  • Council leader welcomes Apple's top executive Tim Cook to the borough. 
  • Local schoolchildren learning tech and coding skills thanks to Apple partnership. 
  • Digital access project to be expanded to nine Wandsworth schools. 
29 Sep 23

Wandsworth Council celebrates Black History Month 2023

All through the month of October, Wandsworth Council is celebrating Black History Month with a line-up of events showcasing the richness of Black culture.

29 Sep 23

New Cost of Living Grant for Community Projects

Wandsworth has launched a Cost of Living Fund to help deliver grass-roots community responses to the Cost of Living crisis.

26 Sep 23

Information sessions being held to outline plans to improve road safety on Furzedown’s Mitcham Lane 

Residents living in Furzedown are being invited to attend information sessions next week and the week after where they can find out more about plans to improve road safety at a hazardous junction.

28 Sep 23

Wandsworth teams up with Crimestoppers to keep young people safe 

  • Community Safety Partnership works with charity’s young service, Fearless. 
  • Young people can anonymously report crime without fear of repercussions. 
  • Part of a range of work to keep Wandsworth residents safe from crime.
26 Sep 23

Wandsworth’s £1,000 ULEZ support scheme now up and running to help residents give up polluting vehicles 

  • Lower income residents in line for £1,000 grant to give up vehicles that aren’t ULEZ-compliant.
  • Scheme is now live and backdated to January for people who’ve already made the switch.
  • Council’s cash help is in addition to Mayor’s scrappage scheme.  
22 Sep 23

A Cleaner Borough - improving waste and recycling services for all

  • Our Cleaner Borough Plan will invest heavily to improve waste and recycling services
  • Food waste collection service to be rolled out borough-wide by December 2024
  • New cleaner vehicles and in-cab technology will ensure that missed collections are quickly picked up.
15 Sep 23

Council Leaders across South England call to save children’s cancer care at St George’s Hospital

Wandsworth Council leader Simon Hogg’s campaign to save children’s cancer care at St George’s Hospital has gained the support of other Council Leaders across the south of England.

08 Sep 23

US Ambassador unveils plaque marking friendship with Wandsworth communities

The US Ambassador was warmly welcomed by Wandsworth Council’s Leader and Mayor as she unveiled a plaque at a Battersea community garden to mark friendship towards the residents of the borough.

08 Sep 23

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