Pub protection pays off in Wandsworth

Pubs in Wandsworth are faring far better than those neighbouring boroughs, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.

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New swing for The Pleasance

Children playing in The Pleasance green space in Putney have brand-new play equipment to enjoy.

Don’t fall prey to the 12 scams of Christmas

It may be the season of goodwill but fraudsters are working overtime at Christmas, warns Wandsworth Council.

Wandsworth ‘happy place to live’

Wandsworth is the fourth happiest place to live in the Capital, and the happiest inner London borough, a new survey reveals.

Independent stores guide makes Christmas shopping easy

As the countdown to Christmas continues, find out about some of the unique independent stores on your doorstep with the council’s new shopping guide.

Nominate Your Local Sporting Heroes

Do you know someone who is a sporting hero or has given up their time to support sport or physical activity across the borough – then we want to hear from you.

Super sewer tunnelling machine gets started at Nine Elms

The first machine digging London’s super sewer has started work at Kirtling Street in Battersea.

Training Centre to support Winstanley residents into the construction industry

Residents interested in getting into the construction industry on the Winstanley estate will benefit from health and safety construction training, as part of a successful funding bid put forward by the council, in partnership with Battersea Power station.

Sprinkler activation saves young mum and her son from chip pan fire

A young mother, who says her life was saved by a sprinkler that put out a chip pan fire in her flat, believes the council is doing the right thing by wanting to retro-fit sprinklers across its tower blocks.

Consultation on council initiatives to support Mayor’s transport priorities

The council has unveiled a wide ranging series of proposals to show how it plans to support the Mayor’s Transport Strategy (MTS).

Tributes paid to former Wandsworth chief executive Albert Newman

Tributes have been paid to Albert Newman, a former Chief Executive of Wandsworth Council, who has passed away aged 93.

Councillors confirm supervised stay and play to remain at the Tooting Triangle

Councillors have given their backing to far reaching proposals to improve the sports and leisure facilities at the Tooting Triangle and confirmed that organised stay and play sessions for young children and toddlers remain at the heart of future plans for the site.

Community centre upgrade thanks to Wandsworth Local Fund

St Michael’s Community Centre in Battersea has had a revamp and has been officially reopened thanks to a grant from the Wandsworth Local Fund.

Smarter new street scene for popular shopping parade

Wandsworth Common’s popular Bellevue Road shopping parade is sporting a smart new look following a £440,000 environmental improvement scheme.

Pupils nab speeding drivers outside their schools

Last week was National Road Safety Week, and the council and police worked with around a thousand local schoolchildren to catch speeding motorists and encourage safe parking around schools.

Charity’s report highlights Wandsworth’s pet friendly policies for tenants

Wandsworth Council’s pet-friendly policy that allows council tenants to keep dogs has been hailed as a model for other town halls and social housing providers to follow by leading animal charity Battersea, formerly known as Battersea Dogs and Cats Home (BDCH).

Tonnes of grit given away

The council has given away almost two hundred bags of grit and rock salt over the past two weekends as part of its preparations for cold weather.

White Ribbon Day funding boost for victims of domestic abuse

Support for the most vulnerable victims of domestic abuse across Wandsworth, Richmond Kingston and Merton has been given a boost this White Ribbon Day, thanks to a £483,000 government grant.

New advice centre for Roehampton residents

Citizens Advice Wandsworth, in partnership with the University of Roehampton, has officially opened its new Roehampton Advice Centre.

Wates Residential breaks ground on council's new housing development

Developer Wates Residential has commenced work at Shuttleworth Road as part of the council's programme to deliver 1,000 homes for Wandsworth residents and workers.

Christmas comes to the borough

Celebrate the festive season and support your local shops this Christmas, with a series of events kicking off this Friday.

Shining the spotlight on the borough’s best businesses

Some of the borough’s most innovative, successful and community-friendly businesses have been honoured in this year’s Wandsworth Businesses Awards.

Council cash for community schemes

Projects celebrating black culture, helping refugees, getting older people online and improving sports and community facilities will be among those sharing the latest wave of funding from the Wandsworth Grant Fund.

Keep warm and well this winter

With colder weather on the way, advice and support is available to keep older and vulnerable people warm and safe.

Breaking down barriers around faith

Children from Wandsworth secondary schools have been on a whistle-stop tour of the borough’s different faiths at the annual Faith Direct event.

Call for Mayor and TfL to give ‘firm and unambiguous’ commitment to no more delays on one way system revamp

The council’s transport spokesman is calling for firm and unambiguous reassurances from the Mayor and TfL that they are serious about carrying out the long-awaited and much-needed redesign of the Wandsworth one-way system.

Wandsworth to host 'Construction Gateway' to tackle skills shortage

Wandsworth Council, in partnership with Battersea Power Station, has welcomed the news that it has been successful in its bid for funding to deliver construction skills training at the iconic London landmark.

Cleaner air for Wandsworth

Air pollution has fallen across the borough, Wandsworth Council’s annual report into air quality shows.

Unauthorised temporary building must be removed say councillors

Property developers at a prominent building site in Balham have been ordered to remove an unauthorised structure that is encroaching on to the public highway or face prosecution.

Loud music and late night shouting lands Putney woman with £750 bill

A Putney woman who plagued her neighbours with loud music and late night shouting matches has been taken to court by the council and fined more than £750.

Key member of Youth Offending Team retires

One of the stalwarts of the council’s Youth Offending Team (YOT) is retiring after a life of dedicated public service.

Wandsworth wins Gold for its support for armed forces veterans

Wandsworth Council has been recognised for the work it does with the Armed Forces.

Brothers who ran filthy and pest ridden butcher’s shop prosecuted and fined

Two brothers who ran a filthy, dirt-encrusted and pest riddled butchers shop in Tooting have been made to pay nearly £4,600 in fines and court costs after being prosecuted by the council’s food safety team.

Check your status during HIV Testing Week

National HIV Testing Week starts tomorrow (November 17) and people in Wandsworth are being urged to take a quick, simple and free test to check their HIV status.

Welcome for announcement on cleaner and greener buses for Battersea

The council’s transport spokesman has welcomed the announcement that the dirtiest buses will no longer operate on routes through Battersea and are to be replaced with cleaner less polluting models.

Going underground at new Nine Elms Tube stations

The extension of the Northern line to the Nine Elms area will support thousands of new residents and businesses.

Council's rallying cry to ‘Keep the 19 bus route in Battersea’

Wandsworth Council has written to TfL in a bid to get it to reverse a proposal to axe a popular bus route.

First flu vaccination for Rahul as parents urged to protect their children this winter

Three-year-old Rahul Dhir got his first flu vaccination at Elborough Street Surgery in Wandsworth today and declared it 'fine' as local doctors urged parents in the borough to get their toddlers vaccinated this winter.

Civic Awards for community champions

The people who selflessly give up their time to help the Wandsworth community were recognised at a special awards ceremony at the Civic Suite last night.

Take the diabetes test and keep well for your family

Today (November 14) is World Diabetes Day, and the council is reminding local people they can use a simple online tool to check their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

More than 2,000 Wandsworth school pupils given safety lessons and shown how to be Junior Citizens

More than 2,000 children from primary schools across the borough have this year been given special lessons using real life scenarios to help them stay safe, avoid dangerous everyday situations and even how to save a friend’s life.

Celebrating 25 years of work experience in Wandsworth

School students and employers from around the borough have been marking 25 years of successful work experience placements in Wandsworth – which has seen around 25,000 young people getting their first taste of the world of work.

Crackdown on dangerous parking outside schools

Parents who park dangerously outside schools are to be targeted in a council crackdown.

Mayor congratulates Battersea school given task of helping spread a love of reading

The Mayor of Wandsworth Cllr Piers McCausland has written to the headteacher of Battersea’s Chesterton School to offer his congratulations after the school was named as one of only 32 in the country to be given a vitally important mentoring role to promote reading beyond their own classrooms.

‘Gatwick already has an extra runway so why build another at Heathrow?’ asks council leader

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia says the news that Gatwick Airport could use an existing reserve runway that’s already built and could be made operational quickly within days, highlights the “sheer folly” of building a third runway at Heathrow.

Wandsworth becomes first London borough to see 50 per cent of homes on estates given access to full-fibre broadband

Wandsworth Council has been named as the first local authority in London to offer 50 per cent of its council owned properties access to full fibre broadband, cementing its place as one of the fastest boroughs in the capital for broadband speeds.

Plans drawn up to provide extra places at popular schools as part of a £15m investment in local education

Plans are now being drawn up to expand some of the borough’s most popular schools after councillors agreed to invest more than £15m in providing more classroom places for the borough’s children.