Battersea’s Northcote ward stages next Let’s Talk meeting

Published: 29 October 2014

Residents living in the Northcote ward area of Battersea will be able to quiz their locally elected representatives and senior council managers and deliver their verdicts on a wide range of public services at special feedback meeting next week.

The latest ‘Let’s Talk’ session is being held in Northcote ward on Thursday, November 6. All residents of the ward can attend to highlight local issues of concern or suggest improvements to any of the public services in Wandsworth.

Topics often raised at these meetings cover parking, street cleaning, recycling, schools, policing, public transport and the NHS.

Important issues identified by the ward’s three elected councillors that could be raised include protecting shop frontages in Northcote Road, the provision of a new medical centre on the site of the former Bolingbroke Hospital, local primary school admissions and the campaign to curb vehicle speeds on Clapham Common Westside.

The meeting will be chaired by council leader Ravi Govindia who will be joined by ward councillors Peter Dawson, Jane Dodd and Martin D Johnson – plus the leader of the opposition Rex Osborn.

Senior officers from all the main town hall services will also be on hand to answer questions from the audience, address locally identified concerns and take on board suggestions for service improvements.

The meeting is being held at the Bolingbroke Academy in Wakehurst Road on November 6 from 7.30pm onwards.

People who are unable to attend can submit questions in advance via the council’s website at A summary of the issues raised by residents will be posted on these web pages after the meeting.

People with a disability who require support or assistance to attend should call Gareth Jones on (020) 8871 7520 or email