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Birthday parties in Battersea Park - bookings now open

Couples have been able to enjoy the backdrop of Battersea Park for a romantic wedding venue for a  while now, but now you can host your kid's birthday party there too! Enable Leisure and Culture services in partnership with Wandsworth Council has taken over a new area of the park to host children's ...
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Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:14 pm

Battersea Fire Station Open Day Saturday 29th June

In conjunction with the Falcon Road Festival, Battersea Fire Station is having an open day from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 29th June. You can meet local fire fighters, get fire safety advice and get a free smoke alarm fitting, see the latest in fire service equipment and watch live demonstrations. Addr...
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Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:00 pm

Street drinker who caused chaos in Wimbledon and Putney has been jailed

A street drinker who stole from TX Maxx and targeted a wine shop has been jailed. Towards the end of 2018, Police from Thamesfield ward received numerous complaints about street drinkers congregating around the entrance to Putney Bridge Underground station. Police said that the group were causing a ...
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Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:48 pm

Work to begin on cycle shortcut between King George's Park and Garratt Lane

Cyclists will soon be able to bypass a major Southfields road thanks to a newly approved trial scheme. A cycling contraflow is being introduced in Furmage Street and Twilley Street, which are both one way to all other forms of traffic but will allow cyclists to travel in both directions. The change ...
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Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:32 pm

Royal Mail site in Nine Elms sold for £101 million as work on 900 home development due to begin

Plans to redevelop a former Royal Mail depot into nearly 900 homes has taken a step forward. The Nine Elms site was last week sold to real estate companies Henderson Park and Greystar for £101 million, which intend to develop into an 894-home Build to Rent (BTR) scheme. Planning permission, secured ...
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Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:28 pm

A one day craft beer festival is coming to Battersea on 13th July

There is excitement in the air as a "hugely popular" beer festival makes its way to Battersea. Hosted by Sambrook at Ram Quarter, the one-day Craft Beer by the River festival will take place on Saturday, July 13, with live music, family-friendly entertainment and, of course, a lot of beer. Having re...
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Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:25 pm

Work on new playground at St Mark’s Church in Boutflower Road to complete end of July

Another children’s playground in Battersea is set for a major facelift as part of ongoing council plans to improve play and leisure facilities for some of the borough’s youngest residents.  Earlier this month the playground at Chivalry Road reopened after a £165,000 revamp – with new landscaping and...
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Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:18 am

Millions more to improve Wandsworth’s roads and pavements

Cyclists, pedestrians and drivers will all benefit from better roads and pavements throughout Wandsworth after councillors approved plans to invest £3m in footpath and carriageway upgrades in the coming months. Last year £3m was spent laying new pavements and resurfacing local residential roads and ...
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Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:54 am

The Friends of Clapham Common summer party - 27th June

Save the date for The Friends of Clapham Common Summer Party on 27th June, sponsored by Aspire.   The party takes place in probably the most stunning and largest private garden in Clapham, located on Clapham Common Westside! The ticket price includes dinner, a free drink, music and the chance to mee...
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Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:49 am

Air ambulance rushes man to hospital after he fell from a Wandsworth flat

A man has fallen from a height at a flat in Sisters Avenue. He was rushed to hospital by the London Air Ambulance yesterday (June 23).  The Metropolitan Police was called to the emergency at around 11.32am.On arrival it was decided due to his injuries the man needed to be airlifted to hospital. He i...
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Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:43 am

Celebrity hair stylist Edward James opens new studio in Balham

High-end hair studio, Edward James has recently opened in Balham. With celebrity patrons like Cara Delevigne making a regular appearance, this is sure to be the next hair hot spot for every indulgent whim. Luxuriate in a head and shoulder massage upon arrival whilst you sip from a fresh glass of pro...
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Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:30 am

Registration open for Wandsworth Artists' Open House

Are you an artist or maker based in Wandsworth? Whether you’re a painter, sculptor or potter, make jewellery, prints, or anything in between, the Wandsworth Arts Team Open House (WAOH) is looking for creatives willing to open their home or studio to the public and share their talent with the local c...
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Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:54 am

Fun continues in Battersea Park this weekend - Dog show on Sunday

On Saturday (22) the ultimate inflatable assault course comes to the park for families to test their agility and find out who can complete the course the quickest.  There will also be some classic family attractions to enjoy, including dodgems, sumo wrestling and a bouncy castle. The fun starts at 1...
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Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:46 am

Residents encouraged to have their say in Heathrow consultation as councils slam new masterplan

The leaders of Richmond and Wandsworth councils have spoken out after the unveiling of a consultation on the "preferred masterplan" for Heathrow's third runway. Both councils have been involved in legal action against the Government, but will have to pay a portion of legal costs after a fourth judic...
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Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:43 am

Another record year for Wandsworth Food Bank

A record number of emergency supplies was handed out by Wandsworth Food Bank in the last year, with more than a third of food supplies going to children. From April 2018 to March 2019, 5,770 three-day packages were given to local people in times of crisis – up 11% on 2017-18 and 78% from 2013-14 whe...
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Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:38 am