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Wandsworth Council Boosts Cost of Living Support Fund
Wandsworth Council Boosts Cost of Living Support Fund

£5million extra for measures to help struggling families

Off-peak All Day Fridays To Be Trialed on Tube and Rail
Off-peak All Day Fridays To Be Trialed on Tube and Rail

New fare structure to be introduced on 8 March

Height of Battersea Tower Block To Be Reduced
Height of Battersea Tower Block To Be Reduced

Developer changes plans in face of widespread opposition

Council Consulting on Network of
Council Consulting on Network of 'Quiet Cycling Routes'

Ones linking Roehampton with public transport in Putney to be prioritised

Vehicles Scrapped Due to ULEZ to Be Sent to Ukraine
Vehicles Scrapped Due to ULEZ to Be Sent to Ukraine

Consignment includes 50 decommissioned ambulances

Wandsworth to Raise its Share of Council Tax by Two Per Cent
Wandsworth to Raise its Share of Council Tax by Two Per Cent

Says this will leave residents with lowest bills in the capital

Council Pledges to Double Spend on Road and Pavement Repairs
Council Pledges to Double Spend on Road and Pavement Repairs

Says will use money from developers over next decade

Wandsworth Council Expands In-house Team to Tackle Mould
Wandsworth Council Expands In-house Team to Tackle Mould

New legislation has put pressure on landlords to maintain standards

Strong Reaction to Battersea Bridge Tower
Strong Reaction to Battersea Bridge Tower 'Monstrosity'

Developer wants to build 38-storey skyscraper

Sadiq Khan Dismisses His Chances of Record Victory
Sadiq Khan Dismisses His Chances of Record Victory

Mayor says he does not believe polls showing him with big lead

Council to Review Opening Hours of Eleven Libraries
Council to Review Opening Hours of Eleven Libraries

Move comes in response to petition by Northcote Library users

Woman Moved Two Hours Away from Disabled Son
Woman Moved Two Hours Away from Disabled Son's School

Wandsworth Council made to pay compensation after string of failures

Commons Conservators Candidate List Announced
Commons Conservators Candidate List Announced

Six people standing in the forthcoming election

Council Proceeds with Maximum Allowed Rise in Housing Rents
Council Proceeds with Maximum Allowed Rise in Housing Rents

Nearly 17,000 households could see up to 7.7% increase

Wandsworth Town Hall Stars in Post Office Drama
Wandsworth Town Hall Stars in Post Office Drama

Transformed into court for scenes featuring Toby Jones

Housing List Review Launched After Watchdog Ruling
Housing List Review Launched After Watchdog Ruling

Wandsworth Council may have unfairly judged people to be intentionally homeless

Double Boost for Macmillan Cancer Support in the Area
Double Boost for Macmillan Cancer Support in the Area

Charity unveils two new facilities at Roehampton and St. George's Hospital

Decision Looms on Wimbledon Tennis Proposal
Decision Looms on Wimbledon Tennis Proposal

Mayor set to announce his team's evaluation of controversial application

Man Arrested for Drug Driving After Woman Killed on Garratt Lane
Man Arrested for Drug Driving After Woman Killed on Garratt Lane

25-year-old victim was a pillion passenger on motorcycle

ULEZ Public Transport Improvements
ULEZ Public Transport Improvements 'Below Expectations'

Councillors told that only bus services struggling since expansion

Free School Meals Provision in Primaries Extended
Free School Meals Provision in Primaries Extended

Mayor says he is unable to commit to the policy permanently

Council Expands Eligibility for Free Gym and Swim Scheme
Council Expands Eligibility for Free Gym and Swim Scheme

Sixth formers on free school meals and other residents on benefits now included

Council Housed Family with Disabled Child in Flat with No Lift
Council Housed Family with Disabled Child in Flat with No Lift

Forced to carry them up 50 steps to third floor

Wimbledon Park Proposals Continue to Divide Neighbours
Wimbledon Park Proposals Continue to Divide Neighbours

Battlelines drawn as plans set to be considered by City Hall next Spring

Where You Can Get Rid of Your Christmas Tree
Where You Can Get Rid of Your Christmas Tree

Council offering collection and drop off services for real trees

Council Housed Woman and Her Children in Mouldy Flat
Council Housed Woman and Her Children in Mouldy Flat

Forced to sleep in mattress in living room due to the damp

Police Attending Fewer Than Half of Shoplifting Reports
Police Attending Fewer Than Half of Shoplifting Reports

Action urged on organised criminal gangs behind much of the thefts

New Paddock School Site Gets Go Ahead
New Paddock School Site Gets Go Ahead

Special needs school will move to Tooting from Roehampton

Overwhelming Support for Levy Increase from Respondents to Survey
Overwhelming Support for Levy Increase from Respondents to Survey

Only 13% of households participated in Conservators' consultation

Relaunch for Neighbourhood Watch in the Borough
Relaunch for Neighbourhood Watch in the Borough

Wandsworth schemes becoming part of national network

Problem of Waterlogged Sports Pitches Being Tackled
Problem of Waterlogged Sports Pitches Being Tackled

Council acts to reduce number of fixtures being cancelled

Council Found to Have Provided Inadequate Care to Elderly Man
Council Found to Have Provided Inadequate Care to Elderly Man

Watchdog forces it to apologise and pay daughter £500

Volunteer Rangers Sought for Richmond Park
Volunteer Rangers Sought for Richmond Park

Role would be to inspire and educate visitors on the park's wildlife

Wandsworth Councillors Vote Down AELTC Plan
Wandsworth Councillors Vote Down AELTC Plan

Planning committee unanimous in opposing Wimbledon Park scheme

Huge Set Back for AELTC
Huge Set Back for AELTC's Wimbledon Park Scheme

Wandsworth's planning team recommends rejection

Wandsworth Civic Award Winners Announced
Wandsworth Civic Award Winners Announced

Ceremony held to honour people making an outstanding contribution

New Protected Cycle Lane Opens on Wandsworth Bridge
New Protected Cycle Lane Opens on Wandsworth Bridge

Northbound route delivered alongside new bus lane

Southfields PCSO Marks 20 Years with the Met
Southfields PCSO Marks 20 Years with the Met

Donald Lopes presented with award for long service

Local Ticket Offices Look Set for Reprieve
Local Ticket Offices Look Set for Reprieve

Government u-turn on closures at train stations welcomed

Mayor Says Ridership Figures Show London is
Mayor Says Ridership Figures Show London is 'Roaring Back'

Big increases in passenger numbers as festive season begins

Wandsworth Residents Offered Free Bags of Grit
Wandsworth Residents Offered Free Bags of Grit

Council urges people to prepare for cold weather ahead

Mayor Dismisses Watchdog Criticism of ULEZ Ads
Mayor Dismisses Watchdog Criticism of ULEZ Ads

Says science used to justify expansion remains sound

Call for Candidates for Commons Conservators
Call for Candidates for Commons Conservators

Elections to be held next March for five places on the Trustee board

Dismay As Merton Gives Green Light to AELTC Scheme
Dismay As Merton Gives Green Light to AELTC Scheme

Planning committee votes narrowly to approve building on Wimbledon Park

Changes Proposed to Council Tax Reduction Scheme
Changes Proposed to Council Tax Reduction Scheme

Council says they will benefit thousands of low-income households

Mixed News on Biodiversity on Wimbledon & Putney Commons
Mixed News on Biodiversity on Wimbledon & Putney Commons

Report shows new species but others declining in numbers

Council Claims Community Backing for Borough of Culture Bid
Council Claims Community Backing for Borough of Culture Bid

Submission deadline looms with winners to be announced next March

Secondary School Application Deadline Approaching
Secondary School Application Deadline Approaching

Parents must submit choices by the end of the month

New Cycle Lane Planned for Wandsworth Bridge
New Cycle Lane Planned for Wandsworth Bridge

Northbound segregated path being added following completion of repair

Watchdog Fines Council for Letting Down Homeless Family
Watchdog Fines Council for Letting Down Homeless Family

Placed mother with two teenage sons in single room

Opponents of AELTC Proposals Remain Confident Ahead of Key Meeting
Opponents of AELTC Proposals Remain Confident Ahead of Key Meeting

Merton Council's planning committee sits this Thursday

South Western Railway Launches Safe Way Home Campaign
South Western Railway Launches Safe Way Home Campaign

Posters and announcements to support partnership with Missing People

Number of Ukrainians in Wandsworth Tops 1,000
Number of Ukrainians in Wandsworth Tops 1,000

Residents praised for generosity in opening their homes

Google Maps Upgrades for Cyclists on London
Google Maps Upgrades for Cyclists on London's Roads

TfL sharing data to prioritise safer quieter routes

Call Made to Spot Hedgehogs Across Wandsworth
Call Made to Spot Hedgehogs Across Wandsworth

Aim to see if there is a population beyond Putney and Roehampton

Compassionate Neighbours in Southfields and Battersea Sought
Compassionate Neighbours in Southfields and Battersea Sought

Royal Trinity Hospice looking for volunteers

Step-free Access Planned for Battersea Park Station
Step-free Access Planned for Battersea Park Station

Redesigned station would have main entrance at Queens Circus

Wandsworth Publishes its Air Quality Action Plan
Wandsworth Publishes its Air Quality Action Plan

Measures are based on recommendations of the Citizens' Assembly

Town Centre Grocery Being Redeveloped For Residential Use
Town Centre Grocery Being Redeveloped For Residential Use

The shop was once home to an old borough newspaper

Former Wandsworth Prison Staff Say it is Run by Inmates
Former Wandsworth Prison Staff Say it is Run by Inmates

Claim understaffing has resulted in reduced security and increased violence

Frank Bruno Backs Wandsworth
Frank Bruno Backs Wandsworth's Borough of Culture Bid

Heavyweight support from boxer who grew up in the area

500 Lamppost EV Chargers To Be Installed in Wandsworth
500 Lamppost EV Chargers To Be Installed in Wandsworth

Will bring the borough’s total to one of the highest in the country

Police Release Video Footage of Man of Following Nine Elms Murder
Police Release Video Footage of Man of Following Nine Elms Murder

Theo Porteous stabbed to death on Thessaly Road

New Location Announced for Wandsworth Post Office
New Location Announced for Wandsworth Post Office

Main branch to move a few hundred yards along the high street

Thames Water Promises Review After Massive Supply Failure
Thames Water Promises Review After Massive Supply Failure

Power outage left thousands of homes and two hospitals without water

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Wandsworth Launches its Own ULEZ Scrappage Scheme
Wandsworth Launches its Own ULEZ Scrappage Scheme

Grants can be applied for in addition to the incentives provided by the Mayor

Do Rising Costs Risk Making Southfields a Ghost Town?
Do Rising Costs Risk Making Southfields a Ghost Town?

Residents express concern about growing number of empty shops

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Forthcoming Travel Disruption in Wandsworth
Forthcoming Travel Disruption in Wandsworth

Trains and tubes affected by engineering works and strikes

Earlsfield Theatre Designated
Earlsfield Theatre Designated 'Official Theatre of Sanctuary'

Tara is the only theatre in London to achieve this status

Muddy Dog Challenge To Support Battersea Animals
Muddy Dog Challenge To Support Battersea Animals

Go on, you know you'll enjoy it!

Local MPs Complete Charity Bike Ride Despite Searing Heat
Local MPs Complete Charity Bike Ride Despite Searing Heat

Fleur Anderson and Rosena Allin-Khan raise £3,000 for local hospital

Mayor of Wandsworth Urges Support for Poppy Appeal
Mayor of Wandsworth Urges Support for Poppy Appeal

Cllr Juliana Annan says it raises vital funds for the Royal British Legion

Age UK Wandsworth Hosts Scams Bingo
Age UK Wandsworth Hosts Scams Bingo

Innovation to help older residents deal with fraud crisis

Free Courses for Young People at World Heart Beat
Free Courses for Young People at World Heart Beat

Learn about the music industry in a new programme of mentoring sessions

Local Private and State Schools Collaborate on Art Project
Local Private and State Schools Collaborate on Art Project

Working together on exhibition in Southside Shopping Centre

Coronation Gardens Play Area Closes for Makeover
Coronation Gardens Play Area Closes for Makeover

Will be shut for six weeks for work on £173,000 improvement scheme

Flu and Covid Vaccinations Offered to Eligible Residents
Flu and Covid Vaccinations Offered to Eligible Residents

Local centres open around Christmas and through the New Year

LIVE Travel Updates
LIVE Travel Updates

Wandsworth traffic and travel information

Wandsworth Arts Fringe Given Award
Wandsworth Arts Fringe Given Award

OneOff awards are for theatre organisations operating during pandemic

Lifestyle

New Megan
New Megan's Restaurant on Garratt Lane Gets Licence

Owners denied permission to sell alcohol without food before 10am

More New Brands Coming to Gravity Southside
More New Brands Coming to Gravity Southside

Entertainment centre is expanding its food hall offering

What
What's Happening at The Spread Eagle?

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

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

Thrive London's local hub is looking for volunteers

Japanese Restaurant Latest Addition To Ram Quarter
Japanese Restaurant Latest Addition To Ram Quarter

Sushi Moka plans opening at Bubbling Well Square

Property

Community

Ukrainian Children Thrive in Southfields School
Ukrainian Children Thrive in Southfields School

Families praise Riversdale Primary School pupils and staff for their kindness

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

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