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Extra testing to be deployed after cases of COVID-19 variant identified  

Everyone who lives or works in Wandsworth is being asked to take a Covid-19 PCR test after new cases of the variant first identified in South Africa were found in the borough.  

12 Apr 21
 

More sites for PCR testing and pharmacy PCR test booking now available

Everyone over the age of 11 who lives, works, or studies in Wandsworth is being urged to take a COVID-19 PCR test after new cases of the South African variant were found in the borough and neighbouring Lambeth.

14 Apr 21
 

PCR test kits available for collection

Everyone over the age of 11 who lives, works, or studies in Wandsworth is being urged to take a COVID-19 PCR test after new cases of the South African variant were found in the borough and neighbouring Lambeth.

13 Apr 21

Mayor sends letter of condolence to Buckingham Palace

Following today’s announcement of the passing of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, the Mayor of Wandsworth has written a letter of condolence to Buckingham Palace on behalf of the people of Wandsworth.

09 Apr 21

Further easing of rules from Monday

There will be further easing of some lockdown restrictions from Monday (April 12), including the opening of non-essential shops and further access to libraries.

09 Apr 21

Free holiday activities for children this Easter

The Easter Unlocked Holiday Activity and Food programme launches next week.  

31 Mar 21

Doctor Daniel Osigbe GP answers questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

Doctor Daniel Osigbe, a GP based at the Furzedown Practice in Tooting, answers questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

24 Mar 21
 

Local businesses urged to apply for financial support grants as deadline looms

Wandsworth Council is encouraging local businesses to check if they are eligible for any of the council’s current grant schemes to ensure they don’t miss the chance to claim funding before the deadline of March 31.

19 Mar 21

Roadmap sets out ambitious programme to help children and young people catch up following lockdown

The council has published a roadmap setting out its ambitious and far reaching programme to help children and young people recover from the pandemic, return to learning and training and boost their job prospects.

19 Mar 21

Safety works underway in Battersea Church Road

Highways engineers are installing a series of road safety measures in Battersea Church Road.

22 Mar 21

There’s still time to complete your census

If you have not completed your census, there is still time to do so, with feld officers from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) currently visiting households that have not responded. 

08 Apr 21

Thanks and praise for Roehampton’s community groups for their support during the pandemic

Council leader Ravi Govindia has paid tribute to the many voluntary organisations, charities and community groups that have done so much to support the people of Roehampton throughout the pandemic.

19 Mar 21

Fishponds Playing Fields to remain open during Easter holiday

Families living near Fishponds Playing Fields in Tooting will be able to continue using it for exercise and play throughout the school Easter holiday, it has been announced.

25 Mar 21

Funding available for neighbourhood improvements 

Wandsworth council has launched Wave 10 of the Wandsworth Local Fund.  

17 Mar 21

The rebirth of Nine Elms: Once a study in urban decay now transformed into London’s newest and most exciting residential and business district

The transformation of Nine Elms from dirty and unloved industrial wasteland into London’s fastest growing and most vibrant residential and business district is the biggest urban renewal success story this century, writes Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia.

18 Mar 21

Women’s safety top priority for Wandsworth Council

Wandsworth Council's community safety lead Cllr Jonathan Cook has been meeting with the police and other key partners to discuss safety in the borough following the death of Sarah Everard.

18 Mar 21
 

Opportunity to give a little more

Following the decision to freeze council tax, the council has listened to Wandsworth residents who have asked for an opportunity to donate a little bit more to help support their local community.  

12 Mar 21

Quit for Covid this National No Smoking Day

March 10 is National No Smoking Day. The pandemic means it is more important than ever to look after your health, and Wandsworth smokers are encouraged to make the most of free support available to help them quit. 

10 Mar 21

Experimental cycle contraflow schemes set to be unveiled

A series of bike contraflow systems are being set up in residential one-way streets across Wandsworth to offer cyclists shorter and safer routes through the borough.

12 Mar 21

New app to keep children safe 

Wandsworth Council and Wandsworth Police have partnered with safety app provider Zecure to help keep children safe as they journey to and from school.  

16 Mar 21
 

Share your views on healthcare 

Healthwatch Wandsworth wants to hear from local people about how they have managed their health during the Coronavirus pandemic.  

18 Mar 21

Wandsworth wins cash to signpost electric vehicle charge points

Owners of electric vehicles will find it easier to spot the borough’s extensive network of lamppost chargers after the council was awarded a cash grant to install new signage.

12 Mar 21
 

Say No More to domestic violence and abuse

This week is No More Week, an annual international campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse and sexual violence, and Wandsworth residents are reminded of the support available if they need help.

08 Mar 21

Battersea Arts Centre now open as NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Centre

The vaccination rollout continues and over 70,000 Wandsworth residents have received the vaccine.

09 Mar 21

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