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Councillors back £3m investment plan for ‘much loved’ Tooting Bec Lido

Councillors on a key Wandsworth town hall committee have backed a plan to invest £3m in safeguarding the future of the Tooting Bec Lido.

26 Nov 21

Get the COVID-19 vaccine at Southside shopping centre

If you’re out looking for bargains in Wandsworth this weekend, there’s one seasonal must-have you really can’t miss out on. A COVID-19 jab at the Southside Shopping Centre.

26 Nov 21

Councillors formally approve £5m plan to provide more school places for children with special needs and disabilities

Wandsworth Council’s plan to provide additional school places for children with special education needs and/or with disabilities (SEND) has now been formally approved.

26 Nov 21
 

More than £2m to help Wandsworth families through the winter

Councillors are meeting next week to discuss how more than two million pounds will be distributed to families in need over the winter months to help with food, household essentials and fuel costs.  

26 Nov 21

Get ready for Christmas

Town Centre Christmas events continue this weekend, with events around the borough.

26 Nov 21
 

More cash support for some of the borough’s hard pressed small businesses

A number of businesses in the Brighter Borough that have faced hardship and lost custom during the pandemic will this week receive another welcome cash injection in the latest round of grants being processed by the council.

22 Nov 21
 

Sprinklers for Kirton Lodge

Residents of Kirton Lodge Sheltered Housing block run by Wandsworth Council have welcomed the installation of sprinklers in their homes.

 

26 Nov 21

Thanks for joining the climate debate

Almost 500 local people and around 3,700 schoolchildren took part in this year’s Wandsworth Together on Climate Change Festival.

26 Nov 21

White Ribbon accreditation for Wandsworth as it prepares for 16 Days of Action against domestic violence 

Wandsworth Council has been successful in its bid to become a White Ribbon accredited organisation for its work tackling violence and abuse against women. 

24 Nov 21

Work well underway on £500k park railings and footpaths upgrades

The council’s £500,000 programme of park infrastructure refurbishments is gathering pace with the first major stage of the project has now been completed.

26 Nov 21
 

Wandsworth students’ plan to create climate change gardens wins eco-award

Students in Wandsworth have won a £10,000 cash prize that will be used to create climate change gardens and help improve air quality at two sites in Tooting and Wandsworth.

11 Nov 21
 

Residents offered free grit to use if cold snap arrives

Wandsworth residents are once again being offered free bags of grit and rock salt as part of the town hall’s annual winter initiative to tackle snow and ice.

03 Nov 21

More than a hundred new bike stands for borough’s parks and green spaces

Cyclists will soon find it easier to visit the borough’s parks and open spaces with the installation of more than a hundred new bike stands.

19 Nov 21

It's Genie-us! Aladdin arrives at Civic Suite this Christmas

Journey into Aladdin's Cave at the Wandsworth Civic Suite for the very first time this Christmas. 

12 Nov 21

Cash boost for Wandsworth Common playground that supports disabled children

A playground on Wandsworth Common designed for use by children with disabilities and special needs has benefited from council investment worth £153,000.

16 Nov 21
 

Gabrielle’s artwork shown to world leaders at COP26

Artwork designed by a pupil at Battersea’s Sacred Heart primary school has been exhibited on the world stage at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow after being chosen as one of the winners of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s MoneySense ClimateSavers Top Trumps competition.

10 Nov 21

Draft Walking and Cycle Strategy now live 

The council’s new Walking and Cycling Strategy is now live, and local people have until December 8 to comment on it.  

11 Nov 21
 

Wandsworth included in pilot scheme to make planning system more accessible

The council has been chosen to take part in a Government trial scheme designed to make the planning system more accessible and informative.

28 Oct 21

Wait a minute … that doesn’t sound right – how to spot vaccine misinformation before you share

Do flies spread COVID-19? Can you catch the virus from your shoes? Will adding pepper to your soup protect you? When it comes to COVID-19, there are plenty of interesting theories out there.

12 Nov 21

Start your festive celebrations with a night out at the Battersea Ball

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Battersea Ball – a chance to enjoy a fantastic night out while supporting an important local crime fighting charity.

12 Nov 21
 

Wanted – volunteers to decide on school appeals

The Wandsworth Appeals Service is recruiting volunteer members of the School Admissions Appeals Panel.

26 Oct 21

Massive crowd enjoyed 'breathtaking' fireworks

Huge numbers of people flocked to Battersea Park this weekend for the borough’s popular annual firework display.

09 Nov 21

Local landmark Battersea Power Station comes off heritage risk register

Wandsworth’s much-loved landmark is finally being removed from the Heritage at Risk Register after 30 years.

04 Nov 21

Finishing touches to £300k upgrade of Battersea pocket park and playground will see 58,000 flower bulbs planted

The finishing touches are about to be applied to a £316,000 upgrade of a local neighbourhood ‘pocket park’ and playground – which will see 58,000 flower bulbs planted to improve bio-diversity and ensure visitors can enjoy some late winter and spring colour.

05 Nov 21

Time to check your vehicle complies with ULEZ charging scheme

Motorists are being advised that now’s the time to check whether or not their vehicle complies with the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) restrictions which will come into effect in parts of the borough on Monday.

22 Oct 21

Don’t lose your right to vote - make sure you respond to the annual canvass

With a local by-election in Balham’s Bedford ward less than a month away and full council elections scheduled for next May, residents are being urged to make sure the borough’s electoral register has accurate and up-to-date information about eligible voters in their households.

29 Oct 21

Have your say on air quality plan

A new draft Air Quality Action Plan sets out how the council will continue its work to further reduce air pollution in the borough. 

15 Oct 21

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