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No Rent or Fuel Bill Increases for Some Council Tenants
No Rent or Fuel Bill Increases for Some Council Tenants

Residents served by communal heating and water systems will still pay nothing

'Jenga' Tower in Battersea Gets Mixed Reaction

Some ask is block of flats on York Road London’s ugliest building

Wandsworth Says Number of Missed Refuse Collections ‘Tiny’
Wandsworth Says Number of Missed Refuse Collections ‘Tiny’

New report ranks borough as one of lowest for unemptied bins

Council Delays Forced Woman To Sleep at Work
Council Delays Forced Woman To Sleep at Work

Compensation paid following failure to make housing her a priority

Mayor Launches New Service Charge Charter
Mayor Launches New Service Charge Charter

More protection offered to leaseholders against unreasonable increases

Tube Passenger Numbers Starting To Increase
Tube Passenger Numbers Starting To Increase

Londoners returning to workplace as guidance changes

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Reveals Major Achievements
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Reveals Major Achievements

With 2022 promising even more advances in pet welfare

Arnal Crescent Development Completed
Arnal Crescent Development Completed

Council takes possession of four new homes in Southfields

Residents Call for Sky Pool Not To Be Heated in Winter
Residents Call for Sky Pool Not To Be Heated in Winter

Claim it is wasteful as 'no one uses it’ at the moment'

New
New 'Eco-friendly' River Boats To Operate on Thames

Uber Boats bringing two hybrid vessels into service

Two Billion Litres of Sewage Dumped in Thames in Two Days
Two Billion Litres of Sewage Dumped in Thames in Two Days

Report reveals extent of discharge from Mogden Sewage Treatment Works

Mayor Wants Road Charging Scheme for London
Mayor Wants Road Charging Scheme for London

New plans being considered after Boundary Charge ditched

Another Collision at Notorious Battersea Bridge Junction
Another Collision at Notorious Battersea Bridge Junction

Female cyclist left with life-changing injuries after being hit by lorry

St. George
St. George's Nightingale Wing Unlikely To Ever Be Used

Unit was built to provide surge capacity during Omicron wave

South Western Announces New Temporary Timetable
South Western Announces New Temporary Timetable

Cuts to services to take place beginning on 17 January

Sadiq Khan Confirms Plan to Run for Third Term
Sadiq Khan Confirms Plan to Run for Third Term

Mayor says he has no ambitions to lead the Labour Party

TfL Has One Million Speeding Ticket Target
TfL Has One Million Speeding Ticket Target

Senior police officer suggests fines will more than double this year

Santander Cycle Hire Scheme Breaks New Record
Santander Cycle Hire Scheme Breaks New Record

Almost 11 million hires and one million users last year

Commuters Advised To Plan for Northern Line Closure
Commuters Advised To Plan for Northern Line Closure

No service between Kennington and Moorgate until mid-May

Wandsworth Society Celebrates Its 50 Year Anniversary
Wandsworth Society Celebrates Its 50 Year Anniversary

Reminiscing on its achievements and ongoing challenges

Plans Submitted for Tower Blocks by Wandsworth Bridge
Plans Submitted for Tower Blocks by Wandsworth Bridge

Proposal to build up to twenty storeys high on Fulham riverside

Old York Bridge Underpass Project Completed
Old York Bridge Underpass Project Completed

Improvements aim to make way safer for pedestrians and cyclists

Southern Suspends Local Services Due to Covid
Southern Suspends Local Services Due to Covid

Staff absences mean no trains out of Victoria for over a week

Six Months of Strike Action Planned on the Tube
Six Months of Strike Action Planned on the Tube

RMT drivers threatening longest ever industrial action

Developers Move In On Former NatWest
Developers Move In On Former NatWest

Plans for High Street site to become a residential block

Merton and Wandsworth Residents Reminded of Warmer Homes Fund
Merton and Wandsworth Residents Reminded of Warmer Homes Fund

Cash available for those struggling with energy bills

Pedestrian Crossing To Be Installed Near Floreat Academy
Pedestrian Crossing To Be Installed Near Floreat Academy

Designs submitted for scheme to increase safety on Garratt Lane

Gwynneth Morgan Centre Officially Opened
Gwynneth Morgan Centre Officially Opened

New facility in East Hill will be run by Age UK Wandsworth

Blind Climate Activist Released from Wandsworth Prison
Blind Climate Activist Released from Wandsworth Prison

Given bail while judges consider James Brown's grounds for appeal

Money Being Provided To Help with Food and Fuel Costs
Money Being Provided To Help with Food and Fuel Costs

£2million made available by the council for families in need

Plan to Convert Crowne Plaza Hotel into Home For Elderly
Plan to Convert Crowne Plaza Hotel into Home For Elderly

96-bedroom care unit would specialise in dementia care

Life Sentence for Joseph Marafini
Life Sentence for Joseph Marafini's Killer

15-year-old was stabbed to death outside Sainsbury's on Garrett Lane

Reprieve for Food Stalls Outside Southside Shopping Centre
Reprieve for Food Stalls Outside Southside Shopping Centre

Negotiations continue as way sought for them to stay

Nominations Open for the Active Wandsworth Awards
Nominations Open for the Active Wandsworth Awards

Know someone who has contributed to the community through sport?

Earlsfield 5G Mast Proposal Blocked by Council
Earlsfield 5G Mast Proposal Blocked by Council

Structure planned by Swaby Gardens deemed 'visually discordant'

Calls for ULEZ Exemption for Smugglers Way
Calls for ULEZ Exemption for Smugglers Way

Councillors say people trying to recycle shouldn’t be penalised

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Major Roadworks Ahead in Wandsworth
Major Roadworks Ahead in Wandsworth

Traffic delays likely in the area due to road and lane closures

Mayor Launches Discounted Theatre Ticket Offer
Mayor Launches Discounted Theatre Ticket Offer

Sale of seats for West End Shows in the New Year starting at £10

New Round of Strikes Planned on the Tube
New Round of Strikes Planned on the Tube

RMT to ballot members over reduction in station staff numbers

Local Parkruns Have Now Resumed
Local Parkruns Have Now Resumed

Back up and running every Saturday morning at three venues

Forthcoming Travel Disruption in Wandsworth
Forthcoming Travel Disruption in Wandsworth

Trains and tubes affected by engineering works

Works of Art To Adorn Wandsworth
Works of Art To Adorn Wandsworth's Lampposts

Creations of 120 local artists to feature on borough’s high streets

London
London's New Year Fireworks Display Cancelled

Event called off due to 'uncertainties caused by Covid'

Royal Academy of Dance Holds Prestigious Competition Entirely Online
Royal Academy of Dance Holds Prestigious Competition Entirely Online

Ground-breaking format hosted by Wimbledon resident Darcey Bussell

New Book To Be Published About Wandsworth Common
New Book To Be Published About Wandsworth Common

Park's 150th anniversary celebrations to be marked with an illustrated history

Ashes Legend Visits Wandsworth Cricket Club
Ashes Legend Visits Wandsworth Cricket Club

Monty Panesar holds masterclass at SinjunGrammarians

Summit Aims To Prevent Mental Health Crisis
Summit Aims To Prevent Mental Health Crisis

Local hospital trusts join with community leaders to implement action plan

Wandsworth Arts Fringe Given Award
Wandsworth Arts Fringe Given Award

OneOff awards are for theatre organisations operating during pandemic

Battersea Park Children
Battersea Park Children's Zoo Reopens After Lockdown

Huge response to crowdfunding helped it survive through months of closure

Rock Legend Sting Sings With Local Community Choir
Rock Legend Sting Sings With Local Community Choir

Choristers were gobsmacked when the Battersea Power Station resident dropped in

Wandsworth Residents Encouraged to Use Free Online Breastfeeding Classes
Wandsworth Residents Encouraged to Use Free Online Breastfeeding Classes

Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan says this will ease pressure on local NHS

Focus on Sleaze in Wandsworth Historian 50th Anniversary Issue
Focus on Sleaze in Wandsworth Historian 50th Anniversary Issue

Also features picture well known politician with KKK at Putney station

Wandsworth Students Recognised For Outstanding Achievements
Wandsworth Students Recognised For Outstanding Achievements

Charity run by wealthy philanthropist hands out medals, certificates and cheques

Local School Children Ask Questions About Faith
Local School Children Ask Questions About Faith

Attend 'Faith Direct' to quiz representatives from different religious groups

Original Local Art For Northern Line Extension Stations
Original Local Art For Northern Line Extension Stations

New ticket halls will reflect the area's heritage and worth

Volunteers Needed To Help Combat Loneliness In The Elderly
Volunteers Needed To Help Combat Loneliness In The Elderly

Wandsworth resident calls on community-minded individuals to help raise awareness

It Shouldn
It Shouldn't Happen To A Plumber

The Italian Plumber: A Christmas Tale - Daddy, is Father Christmas real?

LIVE Travel Updates
LIVE Travel Updates

Wandsworth traffic and travel information

Lifestyle

Welcome To Promised Care Ltd
Welcome To Promised Care Ltd

Careworkers to provide live-in and live-out care to private clients

Luxury Bowling Set To Come To Ram Quarter
Luxury Bowling Set To Come To Ram Quarter

Strike bar and restaurant will provide a range of games and activities

Bitten By The Gardening Bug?
Bitten By The Gardening Bug?

Thrive London's local hub is looking for volunteers

Wandsworth Resident Gordon Ramsay Adds To His Local Restaurant Portfolio
Wandsworth Resident Gordon Ramsay Adds To His Local Restaurant Portfolio

Taking over the Mother pizza site at the Power station

First Pint Pulled For Sambrook in Its New Home
First Pint Pulled For Sambrook in Its New Home

Fresh start for Britain's oldest continuously working brewery in Ram Quarter

Local Lebanese Triumphs At National Awards Ceremony
Local Lebanese Triumphs At National Awards Ceremony

Waleema scoops up a Deliveroo top restaurant prize

What
What's Happening at The Spread Eagle?

Major refurb includes boutique hotel, HQ for Young's and a new pub interior

Property

Wandsworth Agents Deal with Hangover After Stamp Duty Party
Wandsworth Agents Deal with Hangover After Stamp Duty Party

Sales reportedly slow after rush to meet tax discount deadline

Blend of Old and New Giving Strength To Wandsworth Property
Blend of Old and New Giving Strength To Wandsworth Property

Agents believe prices in area will be supported by positive change

Strong Year for Wandsworth Property Despite Range of Challenges
Strong Year for Wandsworth Property Despite Range of Challenges

Market shakes off Brexit, lockdown and economic problems to register 17.5% rise

Another High-Rise Build Underway On York Road
Another High-Rise Build Underway On York Road

On the site of the old Battersea Bar

Prime Central Wandsworth Plot Acquired For Redevelopment
Prime Central Wandsworth Plot Acquired For Redevelopment

Student accommodation provider Downing buys gasworks site

Plans Being Drawn Up To Transform Wandsworth Town Hall
Plans Being Drawn Up To Transform Wandsworth Town Hall

New public entrance, walkways and gardens being proposed

Property in Wandsworth
Property in Wandsworth

Your guide to the local property market including services and homes for sale and rent

Huge Redevelopment of Old York Road Area Planned
Huge Redevelopment of Old York Road Area Planned

Ferrier Street, Wandsworth Town Station and corner site in line for a complete rebuild

Landmark Tower Approved for Wandsworth Town Centre
Landmark Tower Approved for Wandsworth Town Centre

Controversial 20 storey building will be on Garratt Lane

Famous Author
Famous Author's Former Home Goes Up For Sale

George Eliot wrote The Mill on the Floss while living in the house.

Community

Children
Children's Literary Charity Calls for Volunteers in Wandsworth

Help need to support programmes in borough primary schools

Queenstown Road Set For Substantial Reduction in Services
Queenstown Road Set For Substantial Reduction in Services

South Western Railway plan to halve number of trains during peak

Wandsworth Foodbank Continues To Provide Essential Safety Net
Wandsworth Foodbank Continues To Provide Essential Safety Net

Covid-19 crisis leaving more and more people short

Which Are The Hardest Schools In Wandsworth To Get Into?
Which Are The Hardest Schools In Wandsworth To Get Into?

New figures show over-subscription rates at local primaries and secondaries

Care Costs To Double in Wandsworth
Care Costs To Double in Wandsworth

Self-funders being told to make arrangements directly with providers

Why I Love Southfields Library
Why I Love Southfields Library

Local resident Trevor Vicary takes part in #gettoknowyourlibrary campaign