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London enters Tier 2

From midnight on Friday October 16, the whole of London will move into ‘Level 2’ restrictions.

This means you must not meet socially with friends and family indoors in any setting unless you live with them or have formed a support bubble with them. This includes private homes, and any other indoor venues such as pubs and restaurants.


15 Oct 20

New law to keep Wandsworth's public spaces safe

A new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) is coming into force to help keep our public spaces enjoyable places for all and to tackle anti-social behaviour in the borough’s public spaces including parks and open spaces.  

15 Oct 20

Deadline looms for parents to submit secondary school choices

The deadline for parents to submit their secondary school choices for next September is now looming large on the horizon.

16 Oct 20

Covid lockdown shows new ways of communicating with young people in care

Mention lockdown and it is easy to list the negatives. But at CLICK – Wandsworth’s Children in Care Council, the enforced separation is actually drawing young people closer together, cementing friendship groups, and supporting the council’s social care workforce, according to a report in Community Care magazine.

15 Oct 20

Award for Wandsworth’s online arts fringe 

The Wandsworth Arts Fringe has won an award for theatre companies and festivals that have successfully flourished through the lockdown.

12 Oct 20

Faith groups work together to help stop the spread

The council is working with the borough’s faith groups to communicate key messages about how to slow the spread of Coronavirus. 

15 Oct 20

Warning over thieves targeting people at parking machines

Motorists are being warned of new reports of thieves targeting people at pay and display parking machines.

08 Oct 20

Putney Pedals launches to combat air pollution and encourage recycling in busiest high street

Positively Putney, in Partnership with London Waste and Recycling Board, has launched an innovative and unique trade waste scheme for Putney businesses.

08 Oct 20

Wandsworth Design Award winners announced

Arts venues, housing developments, family homes, a bridge and even a fountain are amongst the winners of the 2019 Wandsworth Design Awards.

09 Oct 20

Housing for All programme delivers new homes at Thessaly Road in memory of WW1 hero

One of Britain’s bravest World War I heroes has been honoured by having a block of Council owned homes named after him in Wandsworth

09 Oct 20

Wandsworth celebrates Black History Month

October marks Black History Month and Wandsworth Council is proud to take part in this annual celebration through an extensive programme of online events and activities, to recognise the outstanding contribution black people have made in shaping our borough.

01 Oct 20

Council homes recovered from unlawful use

The council successfully recovered 34 of its rental properties last year from people who had no right to be living in them – saving local taxpayers £2m a year.

07 Oct 20

Tackling Air Pollution One E-Cargo Bike at a Time

E-Cargo Bikes Case Study 1 - Wandsworth Parks Police

The fight for better air quality in the borough remains an important area of concern for the council and its residents.

E-Cargo bikes are one of the ways that the council has been helping reduce carbon emissions in the borough. 

09 Oct 20

New cabinet health lead appointed for Wandsworth

Cllr Clare Salier has been appointed as Wandsworth Council’s cabinet member for adult care and health.

06 Oct 20

Winstanley and York Road Regeneration scheme shortlisted for top planning award

Wandsworth Council’s Winstanley and York Road Regeneration scheme has been shortlisted at the New London Awards.

07 Oct 20

Wandsworth wins more than half a million pounds in Green Home funding

Wandsworth Council has been successful in securing funding to help people deliver energy efficiency upgrades to their homes.

07 Oct 20

Councillors pledge £10,000 for statue commemorating London’s first black Mayor

A Wandsworth Council campaign to honour and commemorate London’s first black mayor has moved forward with councillors agreeing to pledge £10,000 towards the cost of erecting a statue of John Archer.

06 Oct 20

Joint council and Battersea Power Station scheme to ease digital poverty and provide laptops to local schoolchildren during Coronavirus lockdown wins prestigious award

Power to Connect, a campaign launched by Battersea Power Station (BPS) and Wandsworth Council to tackle digital poverty in the borough, has won the ‘Community Impact’ category at the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards.

05 Oct 20

Vivienne finds her voice

Vivienne Whyte, who has received support with literacy and other skills from the council’s Lifelong Learning Team, has featured in the Channel 4 programme The Write Offs.

30 Sep 20

Rogue landlord who glued door locks and cut off utility supplies to his tenants banned from renting out properties again

A rogue landlord who unlawfully rented out cramped and overcrowded bedsits and then bullied and harassed the tenants when they complained about the conditions, has been fined thousands of pounds and warned he’ll go straight to jail if he tries to rent out other properties.

01 Oct 20

Quitting smoking more important than ever this Stoptober

Wandsworth’s smokers who want to take the 28-day Stoptober challenge run by Public Health England can get free local support to help them quit for good.

30 Sep 20

Work starts on Nine Elms low carbon heat network

A major new district heat network is being developed to deliver low carbon, cost-effective heat to residents and businesses in Nine Elms. 

28 Sep 20

Together we recycle – thank you for doing your bit

The theme for Recycle Now’s 17th annual Recycle Week is to thank everyone in Wandsworth for continuing to recycle despite all that has happened this year.

28 Sep 20

Parents given reassurance that schools remain safe for pupils

Health and education chiefs in Wandsworth are reassuring parents that schools remain safe places for their children and they should continue to attend classes.

24 Sep 20

More ‘School Streets’ launched

Parents and pupils at more Wandsworth primary schools will be able to enjoy traffic-free drop-offs and pick-ups outside the school gates with the next phase of “School Streets about to be launched.

25 Sep 20

Housing for All: Randall Close planning application gets the green light

Wandsworth Councils plan to build 106 new homes in Randall Close, Battersea was unanimously granted planning permission on Tuesday evening.

25 Sep 20

Get ready for the NHS COVID-19 app 

Wandsworth’s residents and businesses are urged to ensure they are prepared for the new app launched to support the NHS Test and Trace programme in England.  

24 Sep 20

Wandsworth Council launches Smart Growth recovery plan

Wandsworth Council is responding to the Coronavirus pandemic by launching an ambitious recovery plan designed to ensure that the borough gives the best possible opportunities and advantages to its residents and businesses.

24 Jun 20

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