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The law is changing – if you rent your home, your landlord may need a licence!

A row of houses along a street
Tenants, landlords, and neighbours are being urged to alert the council to licensable properties.

Congratulations to Royal couple

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia has offered his best wishes to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their wedding day.

Engineers prepare to start work on huge Thames tunnel

Wandsworth Council’s deputy leader Jonathan Cook and the Minister for London Jo Johnson met at the Battersea site of the multibillion pound Thames Tideway Tunnel yesterday (May 17) as engineers prepare to start tunnelling.

Junior history buffs win prizes for their school

Pupils at four borough schools have won cash prizes after winning the 2018 Wandsworth/GLL Heritage Awards for Schools competition.

Ravi Govindia welcomes new curbs on high stakes fruit machines

Council leader Ravi Govindia has welcomed today’s Government announcement (Thursday) that ministers are poised to limit the sums of money that can be gambled on high stakes fruit machines.

Sign up for a bright future as a graduate trainee

Future public sectors stars can apply now to the Richmond and Wandsworth councils’ Graduate Development Programme.

Council leader unveils new cabinet

The leader of Wandsworth Council Ravi Govindia has announced the local councillors who will serve alongside him as members of his new cabinet, following the borough council elections earlier this month.

Find out about a career as a foster carer

Foster Care Fortnight starts on May 14, and the council’s fostering team is keen to chat to potential new carers.

Recycle your food waste

This week is International Compost Awareness Week, and local people are urged to find out about how they can compost their food waste.

Bright futures beckon for another 21 Wandsworth Street Elite graduates

Twenty-one talented young women from Chestnut Grove Academy in Wandsworth are celebrating their graduation from an innovative youth intervention programme, which uses the power of sport to build aspiration and self-belief.

Council team called in to save two homes from collapse

Council building experts were called in to save two family homes in Balham that were in danger of collapsing.

Council welcomes PM’s pledge on funding for cladding replacement

Wandsworth Council has welcomed the news that the Government has pledged around £400m to remove defective cladding from high-rise blocks.

Neighbourhood improvement plan for popular shopping parade

Wandsworth Common’s popular Bellevue Road could benefit from streetscape improvements if local residents and businesses back a series of council proposals.

Help maintain standards of public life in Richmond and Wandsworth

If you care about your community and want to make sure elected representatives adhere to the standards we expect of them you can become an official ‘independent person’.

Tooting Bec Lido - the perfect place to keep cool

Tooting Bec Lido
With temperatures set to soar this bank holiday weekend people are being reminded that there is no better place in London to cool off than the much loved Tooting Bec Lido.

Conservatives retain control of Wandsworth Council

The result of the Wandsworth Council local election has seen the Conservatives retain control of the local authority.

Chelsea Fringe takes root in Nine Elms

The alternative garden festival Chelsea Fringe, returns to Nine Elms, Battersea and Vauxhall again this month for a seventh year, and features a mixture of art, horticulture and community celebrations – many of them free..

Wanted! Artists willing to open their doors

Wandsworth-based artists and makers are invited to take part in Wandsworth Artists’ Open House 2018, with a special focus this year on young artists.

Young chefs cook up a storm at charity dinner

Wandsworth Young Chef of the Year finalists have helped raise over £2,000 For charity by helping to organise and prepare the food for this year’s Mayor’s Gala Charity Dinner.

Harini is Wandsworth’s Young Person of the Year

Harini Thiruchelvam, who spends much of her spare time volunteering, has won this year’s Wandsworth Young Person of the Year Award.

View sprinkler show flat

A show flat enabling tower block residents to see what a flat with fire suppression sprinklers look like is now open and resident groups are being shown around.

Reduce your risk of diabetes

Next week (April 16-22) is Diabetes Prevention Week, and the council and local NHS are working to help local people learn more about their risk of developing the disease.

Sign up for Brighter Living Fair

Organisations or individuals who want to get involved in July’s Brighter Living event to enhance independent living are urged to sign up now.

Tributes paid to former East Putney Councillor Margaret Calcott-James

Tributes are being paid to former East Putney councillor and former Mayor of Wandsworth Margaret Calcott-James who sadly passed away last week at the age of 94.

First look at Art Night programme

Organisers of Art Night, which is coming south of the river to Nine Elms, Battersea and Vauxhall for the first time, this summer, have announced the first details of what’s in store.

Young Chef champion cooks up a win

Rose Picicco has won the fifth annual Wandsworth Young Chef of the Year competition.

Immunisation important to guard against measles risk

Wandsworth families are being asked to ensure their immunisations are up-to-date, following an increase in measles cases over recent weeks across London and Surrey.

Tributes paid to former Roehampton Councillor Jean Standing

Tributes are being paid to former Roehampton councillor and Mayor of Wandsworth Jean Standing whose family have announced her passing.

Landlord given record fine for ignoring safety improvement notices

A landlord who ignored a series of housing safety regulations and flouted laws designed to protect tenants’ rights has been handed a record fine after being taken to court by the council.

Results are in for Nine Elms lane traffic consultation

The council has welcomed today’s publication by Transport for London (TfL) of the results of its consultation on proposed changes to Nine Elms Lane and Battersea Park Road.

Council's cash boost to improve local infrastructure

Wandsworth Council has announced further investment in improving the borough’s infrastructure over the next two years.

Councillors urge pubs, bars and licensed premises to join battle against plastic pollution

Two leading councillors have written to more than a thousand local businesses urging them to join the campaign to reduce plastic pollution.

Landmark moment for electric vehicles with first lampost chargers switched on

The first of a borough-wide network of electric vehicle chargers fitted to lamposts have now been switched on and are being used by Wandsworth residents.

New lease of life planned for an important part of Wandsworth’s history

A small but historically important piece of open space that plays a prominent role in the story of Wandsworth is set to be given a new lease of life as part of £250,000 council conservation scheme.

This winter's tree planting almost complete

Wandsworth Council is nearing the end of this winter’s programme of planting new street trees across the borough.

Topping out of new homes in Battersea

A topping out ceremony was held today (16 March) at Prince of Wales Drive, Battersea, to mark the highest point of the redevelopment of a landmark former gasholders site.

New riverside garden and vantage point brought to life in Battersea Park

A new landscaped riverside garden has been created in Battersea Park in the latest stage of an ongoing series of improvements in the park worth £840,000.

Plans to improve Bedford Hill

Borough engineers have come up with initial plans to improve Bedford Hill between Balham Station Road and Balham High Road.

Wandsworth residents can now enjoy free phone calls and mega-fast wi-fi from new network of multi-media communication hubs

Wandsworth residents can now charge their mobile phones, make free calls and surf the net via ultra-fast wi-fi at a network of digital communication hubs across the borough.

Praise for Wandsworth hospital school

A school that teaches children with chronic illnesses has been recognised for its commitment to the rights of its pupils.

Council leader applauds listing of iconic mosque

An iconic Wandsworth building has been given special listed status in recognition of its architectural and historic importance.

Council urges minister to grant stronger powers to tackle inconsiderate developers and building contractors

Developers and builders who cause problems for their neighbours could soon face tougher sanctions if a Government minister backs proposals laid out by Wandsworth’s planning spokesman Cllr William Sweet.