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Wandsworth the heart of London’s new car sharing ‘zipzone’

Wandsworth residents are now at the heart of London’s first car-sharing ‘zipzone’ which allows car club members to pick up and drop off hire cars on virtually any borough street.

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Wandsworth joins the fight to stamp out illegal tobacco

Wandsworth Council has has thrown its weight behind a new campaign to stamp out illegal tobacco across the capital.

Nominate your entries for 2018 Wandsworth Design Awards

The council has launched the 2018 Wandsworth Design Awards to find the borough’s best-designed buildings.

Unlicensed nightclub in Balham High Road shut down

Joint action by the council and police has led to the closure of an unlicensed nightclub and party venue in Balham High Road that had sparked a flood of complaints from neighbours.

New council homes on the way in Roehampton

Twenty-one new council are set to be built on the Putney Vale Estate, following the appointment of a contractor for the works.

Protecting Tooting Market must be central to Mayor’s new Crossrail 2 plan

Wandsworth Council’s transport spokesman is calling on Mayor Sadiq Khan to confirm that revised plans for Crossrail 2 will include a new underground stop in Tooting, rather than Balham, and to end the uncertainly hanging over both communities.

Road closures on Sunday for Ride London bike event

Residents are being reminded that the Prudential Ride London cycle event this coming Sunday (July 30) will affect parking and travel in many parts of the borough.

Wandsworth takes silver at London Youth Games

Wandsworth won second place in the 2017 London Youth Games this week following a hard-fought final at Crystal Palace.

Using penalty notices would free up parks police for more patrols

The council is backing proposals to change the way bad behaviour is dealt with in its biggest parks and open spaces which would free up the borough’s parks police officers to carry out additional patrols.

Tougher action needed to bring an end to Southern Rail misery

The council’s transport spokesman is calling on the secretary of state to do more to end the turmoil and disruption suffered by passengers on the troubled Southern Rail network.

Prestigious Green Flag continues to fly over Battersea Park

Battersea Park has again been confirmed as one of the best green open spaces in the country after successfully retaining its coveted Green Flag award.

Funding for neighbourhood schemes

Another wave of neighbourhood improvement schemes to the tune of almost two million pounds are to go ahead with funding from the Wandworth Local Fund.

New council houses are being built in Battersea

Work has started on six new council houses in Rowditch Lane, with old garages demolished to make way for five three-bedroom and one two-bedroom houses.

Do-it-yourself housebuilding pilot announced

Local people building their own homes on small, under-used council sites has taken a step closer to becoming a reality with the announcement of a pilot scheme.

Work set to begin on Battersea Church Road safety initiatives

Work is about to begin on a series of road safety measures designed to improve pedestrian safety and encourage motorists to drive carefully on one of Battersea’s busiest roads.

The Feel Good Festival returns to Roehampton

Live music, food, sports, local history and chickens are all part of this year’s Feel Good Festival, taking place at Danebury Avenue Green on the afternoon of Saturday, 29 July.

More free childcare for working families

Some working parents will be able to claim an extra 15 hours’ of free childcare from September, but to be sure of receiving their full entitlement they must apply for a place by August 31.

Princess Diana honour for Youth Council

One of the leading lights of the Wandsworth Youth Council, Alex Godfrey Strowbridge, has been given a prestigious Diana Award and named on the Diana Award Roll of Honour.

Another wasted opportunity to ban night flights once and for all

A plane landing at sunset
Night flights from Heathrow will continue unless the airport is expanded, the Government has confirmed. A move that Richmond and Wandsworth councils argue is a serious gamble with the health of Londoners.

Spotlight on local First World War heroes at Roehampton festival

To help mark the centenary of the First World War, an exhibition exploring Roehampton’s contribution to the global conflict is set to feature at an annual summer event taking place on the afternoon of 29 July, at Danebury Avenue Green, on the Alton estate.

Heliport noise study could help reduce helicopter disturbance

Residents affected by noise from London’s only commercial heliport are being encouraged to help three local councils and a team of academics better understand the impact it has on their lives, the results of which could be used to introduce new rules to curb the disturbance caused by helicopters.

Investigation underway following Balham flytip

The council’s enforcement team is now investigating the source of a major flytip on Ramsden Road, Balham.

From potholes to new roads and pavements - upgrade complete at Putney Vale

A Roehampton housing estate has seen the benefits of development in the borough with new roads, new paving, and pedestrian-friendly dropped kerbs.

Take the Wandsworth Drink Checker test this summer

As the warm summer weather continues, Wandsworth residents are being urged to keep an eye on their drinking.

Older people urged to Keep Well and Prevent Shingles

elderly winter advice
Wandsworth Council is supporting an NHS campaign to increase take up of the free one-time dose shingles vaccine for people aged 70 to 73 and 78 to 79.

Film puts the spotlight on people working in Nine Elms

Students at Southfields Academy have produced a film exploring the jobs of different people working in Nine Elms and involved in the area's regeneration.

Homes to be named after local soldiers awarded the VC

New council homes in Battersea are to be named after local First World War soldiers who were awarded the Victoria Cross.

Brighter Borough is the ‘Go To’ Borough for UK residents moving to London

Wandsworth is the “go to borough” for people moving to London from the rest of the UK, according to new analysis by the Office for National Statistics.

Refunds on water charges for many council tenants

Council tenants and former tenants are being reminded that they may be eligible to receive credits to their water accounts.

Landlord prosecuted and fined

A Tooting landlord has been prosecuted by the Council and ordered to pay a fine and court costs, for not meeting legal requirements when renting a house to tenants.

Battersea Park Road flytipper fined

A local resident has been fined following the discovery of a flytip on Battersea Park Road.

Work up a sweat at new £900k fitness pavilion then take a cool dip at the lido

The world famous Tooting Bec Lido doesn’t just offer London’s best place to cool off when the weather’s hot - it now boasts a new £900,000 fitness studio.

New housing association homes to rent at Nine Elms

Some of the first homes in Wandsworth to have been purpose-built for market renting will become available to move into later this summer.

Help shape flytipping response through online survey

Local residents and businesses are being asked for their views on flytipping through a quick and easy online survey developed in partnership by Wandsworth Council and national charity Keep Britain Tidy.

New playground unveiled in Battersea Park

Children can climb aboard a pirate ship and sail seven imaginary seas when they visit Battersea Park following the unveiling of its new playground.

Have your say on plans for Nine Elms Lane and Battersea Park Road

Transport for London (TfL) has published proposed changes to Nine Elms Lane / Battersea Park Road and residents have until Sunday 20 August to have their say.

Could you be a Diabetes Champion?

Diabetes Champions raise awareness of the risk of diabetes in Wandsworth and help people make positive changes to their lifestyles to avoid developing the disease.

Flytip evidence trail leads to negligent builder

A builder could be facing the prospect of a big fine following the discovery of a large flytip on Tooting Common.

Get your skates on for summer fun

Kimber Road Skate Park Newspage
Book your place now at one of the Summer Skate Camps at Kimber Skate Park.

Ninety three shared ownership homes on the way for Wandsworth riverside

The final phase of the Riverside Quarter development received planning permission last week (22 June), which overlooks the Thames and Wandle rivers.

Crackdown on rogue landlords

Privately rented properties in Wandsworth are to be inspected by the council as part of a drive to improve standards – with fines of up to £30,000 for rogue landlords flouting the law.

Tooting man arrested in ‘loan shark’ probe

A 36-year-old man has been arrested in Tooting on suspicion of illegal money lending and money laundering.

Safer travel for residents as borough-wide 20mph speed limit is officially launched

Wandsworth is officially now a 20mph borough after the safer speed limit was formally launched on Friday.