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Tube stops at Battersea! New Underground stations open in once-in-a-lifetime Northern line extension

The Leader of Wandsworth Council, Cllr Ravi Govindia, was one of the first passengers on the brand new Northern line extension today as the Tube started running to Battersea for the first time in its history.

20 Sep 21

Support to help you travel car-free  

This Car Free Day Wandsworth residents are being encouraged to find out about the support on offer to help them chose active travel.   

17 Sep 21

More school streets in the pipeline 

More schools are to get a School Street as early results show the scheme is successfully reducing traffic.  

16 Sep 21

Secondary schools inviting parents to open days as part of admissions process for September 2022

Secondary schools across the borough are throwing open their doors to prospective parents and pupils in a series of open days ahead of next month’s deadline to apply for a school place.

13 Sep 21

Steps taken to keep schools safe

With all pupils now back in the classroom, Wandsworth Council is reassuring parents that measures are being taken to keep their children safe.  

03 Sep 21

Make sure your household details are up to date

The borough’s Electoral Services team has now begun its latest canvass of Wandsworth’s eligible voters so that local people’s voices can be heard in any forthcoming election or referendum.

08 Sep 21

Wandsworth Council appeals to landlords in support of the Afghan refugee resettlement scheme

Wandsworth Council is urging to private landlords and residents with second homes in the borough to come forward if they are able to offer housing for the Afghan refugee resettlement schemes.

02 Sep 21

Fishponds Playing Fields to remain open for families to enjoy

Following a successful pilot scheme over the summer which saw families enjoying a range of activities at Tooting’s Fishponds Playing Fields, a programme of future outdoor family events has now been drawn up through to the end of the year.

09 Sep 21

More new council affordable homes coming to Furzedown

Planning permission has been granted to transform garages at The Alders Estate, Aldrington Road, SW16 into 34 new, affordable homes.

27 Aug 21

Tooting’s new ‘pocket park’ officially open

The Mayor of Wandsworth Cllr Richard Field has today (Tuesday) officially opened Tooting’s new neighbourhood pocket park.

07 Sep 21

Past and Future - Wandsworth's parks and open spaces

As the borough recovers from the Coronavirus pandemic, Wandsworth Council is seizing the opportunity to make it a greener, better place to live. In a series of articles, we are looking at the past and future of our borough. 

06 Sep 21

We’re making it easier for you to recycle

The council is introducing some changes to how it collects recycling from resident’s doorsteps to try and make it easier for local people to recycle more of their household waste.

03 Sep 21

Work underway to improve Battersea pedestrian and cycle link

Work has now begun on greening and improving a convenient pedestrian and cyclist short cut between two housing estates in Battersea.

26 Aug 21

Advice for small firms on where to find funding

Businesses can get tips later this month on how to access funding to get back on their feet post-Covid.

01 Sep 21

Wandsworth Children’s Services receives praise from Ofsted

Wandsworth Council has been praised for its commitment to making positive changes in the lives of vulnerable children in the borough and making sure they have a voice.

23 Aug 21

Three weeks left to argue against cuts to local rail services

Rail passengers who use South Western’s services at Earlsfield, Wandsworth Town, Putney and Queenstown Road have just under three weeks left to register their objections to proposals to reduce services at these stations.

31 Aug 21

Wandsworth ready to support Afghan refugees

Wandsworth Council is ready to play a full part in the Government’s plan to welcome Afghan refugees into the country.

20 Aug 21

Plans unveiled for 111 new bike hangars in 74 locations

The council has unveiled a list of 74 residential streets across Wandsworth which could soon have a total of 111 bike hangars installed.

26 Aug 21

Bright future for specialist day services

The council has awarded Age UK Wandsworth the contract to provide specialist day services at the Gwynneth Morgan Centre.

20 Aug 21

Learning and training opportunities to boost wellbeing and job prospects

Wandsworth Council’s Lifelong Learning team is running free workshops during September as part of national Have a Go Month.  

23 Aug 21

St John’s Hill bridge reopens to traffic two weeks ahead of schedule

The council has today (Monday) largely completed its major works project to repair and strengthen the St John’s Hill railway bridge two weeks ahead of schedule.

23 Aug 21

Still time to join the borough’s army of home composters

There’s still time for people to get involved with a new eco-project to encourage home composting across the borough.

24 Aug 21

Dog owners fined for breaching housing estate bylaws

Three dog owners have been fined by magistrates for breaching local bylaws that cover dog fouling and allowing pets to enter prohibited areas on local housing estates.

19 Aug 21

Caught on Camera is back – help us catch fly-tippers

No one likes a fly-tipper, which is why Wandsworth Council is re-launching its CCTV appeal - back by popular demand - to catch litter louts in the act.

23 Aug 21

Wandsworth holds its own Paralympics

Young people with disabilities have been finding out about the wide range of sporting opportunities on offer in the borough at two showcase events.

20 Aug 21

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