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Praise for heads and teaching staff as schools prepare to reopen

At least 53 out of 64 primary schools and nursery settings across Wandsworth will be reopening on Monday, June 1 in line with Government guidance.

29 May 20

Wandsworth unveils its first Rainbow crossing

Wandsworth Council has today (Wednesday) unveiled its first Rainbow crossing to show its support for the borough’s LGBTQ+ community.

27 May 20

Wandsworth Council leader answers your questions

The Leader of Wandsworth Council, Cllr Ravi Govindia, has taken part in his second Q&A session with residents.

26 May 20

Parking enforcement to resume on Monday

Drivers are being reminded that parking enforcement will resume next week so they will need to be displaying a valid permit, or a pay and display voucher or have paid by phone.

21 May 20

Seven ways to ‘shop local’ and support Wandsworth businesses

Businesses across Wandsworth are counting on local support as they adapt to new ways of trading or start planning how to re-open safely after lockdown.

21 May 20

All rubbish collections back up and running

Wandsworth Council is pleased to announce that bulky waste collections will restart from today.

26 May 20

Mayor raises £5000 for animal charity

The Mayor of Wandsworth has handed over a cheque for £5000 to the charity Battersea.

26 May 20

Road closures and wider pavements introduced to support social distancing

In order to support social distancing measures and ensure the safety of pedestrians and also improve conditions for cyclists, the council will carry out works next week to widen a pavement in Southfields and close a busy road in Balham.

22 May 20

To Our Foster Carers, We Say Thank You

After two weeks of campaigning, Foster Care Fortnight comes to a close this Sunday. The Mayor of Wandsworth, Councillor Jane Cooper, who has always taken a keen interest in foster carers and foster children during her tenure, wanted to say thank you to all our current and retired foster carers.

22 May 20

Pens and paper lifeline for Nine Elms home schooling

Hundreds of packs of paper, pens and craft kits have been delivered to primary school children in Nine Elms as part of Wandsworth Council’s community work to help families access education resources while the schools are closed.

21 May 20

New measures to improve safety and support social distancing on roads and pavements

A range of measures will be rolled out across Wandsworth in the coming weeks and months to help keep pedestrians and cyclists safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

18 May 20

Construction work in Wandsworth back underway to provide vital new homes for local people

Work at major regeneration sites in Wandsworth is back underway this week helping to kickstart the construction activity in London.

26 May 20

Wandsworth’s libraries helping to keep minds and bodies fit during lockdown

People are being offered help to stay fit and healthy during the lockdown with new online fitness classes from Wandsworth’s library service.

27 May 20

WAF In Your Living Room continues

The Wandsworth Arts Fringe may be over, but all the content from the festival is still online to enjoy, including things for families to watch and do during the half term break.

27 May 20

Update from Professor Rusi Jaspal

Professor Rusi Jaspal is Wandsworth Council’s advisor on social isolation. In his latest blog he shares his thoughts on Mental Health Awareness Week and how we can be kinds to ourselves and others. 

20 May 20

Council helps Wandsworth students switch on with laptop scheme

A Wandsworth Council drive to connect children with their teachers during COVID-19 is given a boost as hundreds of refurbished laptops are being delivered to local families, including many donated from the town hall.

22 May 20

Successful bid for e-Cargo bikes

The council’s application for funding for e-cargo bikes has been successful, with 12 bikes on their way to council departments, charities and local businesses.

21 May 20

Work Match gets Wandsworth people into work

This week, we had a video call with Chantelle Daniel who leads the Work Match team to discuss the work Work Match has been doing during the coronavirus outbreak and how they have handled the sudden surge of people looking for jobs in Wandsworth.

04 May 20

A message to the borough's private landlords

Private landlords are being encouraged to show understanding to tenants suffering financial hardship brought about by coronavirus.

22 May 20

Hundreds tested for Covid at pop-up site

Almost 500 people were tested for Covid-19 last week at a mobile testing site at the town hall.

05 May 20

More than 20,000 food vouchers have made sure children missing school meals aren’t going hungry

Children from some of the poorest families in Wandsworth who would normally benefit from free school meals have not missed out during the lockdown with more than 20,000 supermarket food vouchers provided by the council to their parents.

07 May 20

Council’s rapid and far-reaching response to coronavirus

Wandsworth Council’s response to COVID-19 will be discussed at a virtual meeting today.

07 May 20

Wandsworth marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day

Thank you to everyone who has done something special to remember the military and civilian heroes of World War Two today - the 75th anniversary of VE Day

08 May 20

Recycling sacks are on their way

With more household waste being produced during the Coronavirus lockdown, the council is taking steps to ensure that people can recycle as much as possible by launching a borough-wide distribution of recycling sacks to all eligible properties.

22 Apr 20

New helpline for those who need support during Coronavirus pandemic

Vulnerable, isolated residents can now access support from a new Community Hub launched today by Wandsworth Council.

24 Mar 20

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