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Happy Street artist Yinka Ilori checks rail bridge works

Work is now under way to transform a dull railway bridge underpass in Wandsworth into a colourful ‘Happy Street’.

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Using penalty notices frees up parks police for more patrols

People who misbehave and commit anti-social behaviour in some of the borough’s largest and busiest open spaces face being handed on-the-spot fines from next week.

EU elections Thursday May 23

The European parliamentary elections are next Thursday, with polling centres open from 7am to 10pm.

Blue badge fraud team handed prestigious award

The town hall’s team of investigators who target those who defraud or steal from the public purse has been awarded a prize for its work.

Plogging comes to Wandsworth

The Swedish fitness craze "Plogging" is coming to Wandsworth.

Get physical and improve your mental wellbeing

Wandsworth is giving away free guest passes to council gym facilities as part of its commitment to Mental Health Awareness Week next week.

Wandsworth Heritage Festival 2019

The Wandsworth Heritage Festival runs from May 25 to June 9 and this year explores the theme Entertaining Wandsworth.

Big turnout for Employ Wandsworth 2019

More than 750 people went along to last week’s Employ Wandsworth jobs and skills event which proved to be one of the most successful yet.

Council leader reacts to today's announcement from Debenhams Wandsworth

Following today’s news of Debenhams’ restructuring plans, Cllr Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council, has expressed his regret that the store in Wandsworth Southside has been identified as one of the 22 earmarked for closure in 2020.

Councils disappointed by court decision on Heathrow

Councils are disappointed in the High Court’s failure to quash the Government’s Airport National Policy Statement (ANPS), regarding Heathrow expansion. Councils argue this could bring long-term damage to the health of millions of Londoners.

Please don't bring barbecues to parks

With warm weather forecast for the Easter bank holiday weekend London, people are being reminded that they should not bring barbecues into Wandsworth’s parks and open spaces.

Residents helping to shape playground improvements at Garratt Park

Families and young people living in Earlsfield are helping to shape a series of proposals to improve sports and leisure facilities at a popular local neighbourhood green space.

Spring into summer with Nine Elms arts events

A rich programme of arts and events is underway in Nine Elms with an exciting range of local and international artists, performances and festivals.

Technological help for sensory-impaired children

The Wandsworth Sensory Support Service, which supports sensory-impaired young people, is holding a free event to guide families through the technological support available.

Another 220 electric vehicle sockets fitted to Wandsworth street lights

People living in Wandsworth are in pole position to make the switch to an electric vehicle with the completion of a project to fit charging sockets to another 220 street lights across the borough.

Michael is Wandsworth’s Young Person of the Year

Gifted student and sportsman and keen volunteer Michael Enriquez has won this year’s Wandsworth Young Person of the Year Award.

Why I love Wandsworth libraries

In the latest of our series of chats as part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary campaign, we meet Timothy Weston, actor and library assistant

Why I Love Wandsworth Libraries

In the first of a series of chats as part of our #getotknowyourlibrary campaign, we speak to Linda Pearce – Senior Library Assistant at Balham Library

Why I love Wandsworth libraries

In the latest of our series of chats as part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary campaign, we meet Lucinda Murray, children’s librarian at Balham Library

Why I love Wandsworth libraries

In the latest of our series of chats as part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary campaign, we meet Joe Eurell in Putney Library

Get to know your library: where teens help children read

As part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary celebration of Wandsworth libraries we’re focusing on the wonderful variety of groups, events, resources and services they have to offer.

Get to know your library: Wandsworth librarians star in The One Show

Last night BBC One’s The One Show began in fine style featuring Wandsworth Town librarians.

Get to know your library: a place of fabulous surprises

As part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary celebration of Wandsworth libraries we’re focusing on the wonderful variety of groups, events, resources and services they have to offer.

Get to know your library: our history and heritage

As part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary celebration of Wandsworth libraries we’re focusing on the wonderful variety of groups, events, resources and services they have to offer.

Get to know your library: helping you discover who you really are

As part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary celebration of Wandsworth libraries we’re focusing on the wonderful variety of groups, events, resources and services they have to offer

New state-of-the-art changing pavilion with gym and cafe opens at Barn Elms

Work to provide new state-of-the-art changing rooms for the people who enjoy taking part in a wide range of sports at the council’s flagship leisure and fitness complex at Barn Elms is nearing completion.

Driver stole disabled neighbour’s blue badge parking permit

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A man who decided to keep and then fraudulently use his disabled neighbour’s blue badge after it was wrongly delivered to his address has narrowly escaped a jail sentence after being prosecuted by Wandsworth Council’s anti-fraud team.

Historic milestone comes home

A rare and historic milestone and mounting block thought to date from 1654 has been restored and put back in its original location in Roehampton Vale.

Hammersmith Bridge talks underway

Urgent talks are being held to try and ensure that the impact on Wandsworth residents of the sudden and unexpected closure of Hammersmith Bridge is minimised as much as possible.

Why I love Wandsworth libraries

In the latest of our series of chats as part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary campaign, we meet Andree Rushton, secretary of the Friends of Putney Library.

Why I Love Wandsworth Libraries

In the latest of our series of chats as part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary campaign, we find out why two-year-old Juno and mum Sophie love Balham Library.

Why I Love Wandsworth Libraries

In the latest of our series of chats as part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary campaign, we meet Trevor Vicary, a volunteer at Southfields Library

Wh I Love Wandsworth Libraries

In the second of our chats as part of our #getotknowyourlibrary campaign, we speak to library regular Zoe Weirich.

Get to know your library: a lifeline for the isolated

As part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary celebration of Wandsworth libraries we’re focusing on the wonderful variety of groups, events, resources and services they have to offer.

Get to know your library: A kind of magic

As part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary celebration of Wandsworth libraries we’re focusing on the wonderful variety of groups, events, resources and services they have to offer.

Get to know your library: Treasure troves of the imagination

As part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary celebration of Wandsworth’s libraries we’re focusing on the wonderful variety of groups, events, resources and services they have to offer.

Get to know your library: where Shakespeare meets aliens

As part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary celebration of Wandsworth libraries we’re focusing on the wonderful variety of groups, events, resources and services they have to offer.

Voting in the EU Elections

European Parliament elections are currently scheduled to take place on May 23.

Dates announced for James Capper walking ship performances on Thames

British artist James Capper is set to unveil his new large-scale mobile sculpture MUDSKIPPER in Battersea on 16 May 2019.

Funding for neighbourhood schemes

The next round of the Wandsworth Local Fund (WLF) will be open for applications from residents and community groups from May 1.

Young people can play for free on borough’s £500k revamped tennis courts

With summer upon us and the tennis season about to get underway the next generation of Andy Murrays and Roger Federers can hone their racquet skills on the borough’s newly refurbished tennis courts.

Next advice event for EU residents

The next free event to help EU Nationals worried about their post-Brexit status will be held next month in Battersea.

Work about to start on £165k revamp for Wandsworth Common playground

Work is about to get underway on a £165,000 revamp of a toddler and younger children’s playground on Wandsworth Common.

New cycling contraflow scheme provides handy short cut in Roehampton

Cyclists can now take a convenient short cut along Roehampton High Street after a contraflow system was introduced.

Residents back plans for lorry ban in Magdalen Road

Residents living in the Magdalen Road area of the borough have given their overwhelming backing to a scheme to ban lorries from driving past their front doors.

Motorists warned camera enforcement of rat run scheme to begin

Motorists who ignore new traffic rules designed to deter rat run traffic in the West Hill area are being warned that camera enforcement will begin next week.

Get to know your library: You’re never too old to learn

As part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary celebration of Wandsworth’s libraries we’re focusing on the wonderful variety of groups, events, resources and services they have to offer.

Get to know your library: spoilt for online services

As part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary celebration of Wandsworth libraries we’re focusing on the wonderful variety of groups, events, resources and services they have to offer.

Get to know your library: Full of shaggy dog stories

As part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary celebration of Wandsworth libraries we’re focusing on the wonderful variety of groups, events, resources and services they have to offer.

Get to know your library: a place to lend an ear

As part of our #gettoknowyourlibrary celebration of Wandsworth libraries we’re focusing on the wonderful variety of groups, events, resources and services they have to offer.

Contemporary art gallery signs up to join Nine Elms arts cluster

Wandsworth is set for an exciting programme of international contemporary art following confirmation that Matt’s Gallery is moving to a new gallery space in Nine Elms.

19 bus saved from the axe

The council’s campaign to save the 19 bus has paid off – with Transport for London (TfL) confirming the vital route linking Battersea to central and north London will not be scrapped.

Mia wins top chef prize

Fourteen-year-old Mia Weatherhead has won the sixth annual Wandsworth Young Chef of the Year competition.

Smart bins trial launches in Wandsworth

Wandsworth Council is trialling smart bin technology to help keep the borough’s streets clean.

Lift announcements a welcome boost for disabled passengers at Wandsworth Town and Battersea Park

Councillors in Wandsworth have welcomed today’s ministerial announcement (Thursday) that lifts are to be installed at Wandsworth Town and Battersea Park rail stations as part of a Government scheme to improve transport access for people with disabilities.

Tribute paid to former Battersea councillor Sam Heath

Council Leader Ravi Govindia has today (Monday) paid tribute to former Battersea Labour councillor Samantha Heath who has passed away.

Educational trust that launched Britain’s first purpose-built Muslim state school celebrates its 25th birthday

Celebrations have been held at Wandsworth Town Hall to mark the 25th anniversary of the launch of the educational trust that established Britain’s first purpose built and voluntary-aided Muslim primary school in the country.

Council awarded new funding to tackle rough sleeping

Wandsworth has been successful in two bids for additional Whitehall funding to support rough sleepers as part of the Government’s efforts to tackle this form of homelessness.

Reduce your risk of diabetes

See if you are at risk of developing diabetes and find out about local support to stay healthy during Diabetes Prevention Week next week.

‘School Streets’ plan moves a step closer

Schools in Wandsworth have been asked if they are interested in supporting a scheme that would stop traffic from driving past their school gates at drop-off and pick-up times.