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Lambeth Council takes over local test and trace - first London borough to do so

Lambeth Council has become the first London borough to bring all Covid-19 contact tracing inhouse in a new pilot scheme launched this week. The council has recruited and trained new teams of tracers to work with residents to quickly and effectively track contacts who may have been exposed to the vir...
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Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:31 pm

Tooting Bec Lido 'working hard' to re-open at the end of the month

Tooting Bec Lido is 'working hard' to open at end of the month, their operator Places Leisure confirms. The Lido is looking to open on 29 March for both the SLSC members and public attendees. https://www.placesleisure.org/media/2840/lido.jpg?anchor=center&mode=crop&width=600&height=600&rnd=131883017...
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Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:07 pm

Protesters hope for breakthrough in York Garden tree protests

A man who has spent more than a week living in a tree in Battersea to save it from being cut down has spoken out about “dedicating” his life to protecting trees and how he manages to eat, go to the toilet and even work in them. Marcus Carambola, 32, is a musician and teacher who climbed into a 100-y...
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Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:58 am

Iconic Streatham venue forced to close

An iconic Streatham venue has been forced to close due to the need to relocate and the difficulty of the pandemic. https://tooting.nub.news/uploads_news/kroxr_556/556_n_1_546_1.jpg The Hideaway, an award-winning venue on Stanthorpe Road, has been looking to relocate for two years. A spokesperson sai...
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Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:33 pm

St George’s Hospital made brain tumour centre of excellence

Tessa Jowell centre of excellence status recognises partnership between St George’s, Royal Marsden and Royal Surrey County Hospitals. The brain tumour centre provided jointly by St George’s, the Royal Marsden Hospital and Royal Surrey County Hospital has been recognised as a Tessa Jowell Centre of E...
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Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:28 pm

Tooting Common Junior Park Run could be coming back next month

The organisers of Tooting Common Junior Park Run have said that the popular event could be making a comeback next month. https://tooting.nub.news/uploads_news/kroxr_556/556_n_1_547_1.jpg Photo from @tootingjnrpark1 on Twitter All park runs around the UK had to be halted due to the coronavirus on 18 ...
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Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:24 pm

Wandsworth is ranked as the 12th healthiest local authority area in England

The overwhelming majority of south London’s boroughs are in the top 50 per cent of healthiest areas in the UK, according to data. The rankings, which are based on data provided by the Office for National Statistics and Lane Clark & Peacock were found by combining different factors in every region su...
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Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:15 pm

National Offer Day 2021: Lambeth secondary schools offer a place to every child

For the ninth year running, every child in Lambeth whose application was on time has received an offer of a secondary school place, new figures have revealed. https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/aim-high-nov-pic-2-720.jpg This year over 91 per cent of Lambeth parents and carers wh...
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Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:07 pm

Help is out there for young people struggling with mental health

With schools reopening fully next week, the council is renewing its mental health support campaign for young people in Wandsworth. There is a wide range of support on offer locally for those children, young people and families suffering with mental health, especially due to the pandemic. The boroug...
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Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:01 pm

Coronavirus infection rates for southwest London by borough

With schools set to start reopening across London next week, covid-19 infection rates across southwest London have continued to fall in every borough. https://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/resources/images/12366634.jpg?display=1&htype=0&type=responsive-gallery The figures, for the seven days to Febru...
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Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:15 pm

Litter is proving to be a problem by the river in Wandsworth

Bins on Putney Embankment are now being emptied four times a day, but litter continues to be a problem. As part of Wandsworth Council's, MyWandsworth campaign, Councillor Sutters urges residents to do the right thing with litter on the embankment via a YouTube video. https://ci5.googleusercontent.co...
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Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:07 pm

New nursery to open at the former home of The Laurels School in Balham

N Family Club nursery group have announced the opening of a new nursery and preschool this autumn, at what was previously the home of The Laurels School on Atkins Road, SW12. On their website it says about the opening: 'We’re so excited to be welcoming N Balham to the N Family! A sensitive restorati...
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:48 pm

Plans for a new school in Clapham

A planning application has been made to open a 'cramming school' on Clapham Manor Street on the site of the Russian Ballet School which is closing down. The proposal is for a school of a total of 350 pupils (maximum of 180 at a time). Local objections to the plan point out that it's a fairly small b...
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:35 pm

Private hospital approved in Battersea to focus on obesity

Wandsworth Council has approved a new private hospital treating obesity problems, despite concerns it will not help local people and will only be used by the super rich. The planning committee discussed the application by The Smart Clinics to convert offices on Lombard Road by the riverfront in Batt...
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:05 pm

Safety measures in place in Wandsworth for return of pupils to classrooms

With schools scheduled to reopen fully on March 8, parents are being reassured that classrooms are safe places for their children and for teaching staff. https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/media/8366/classroom.png All Wandsworth schools are conducting rigorous safety checks, risk assessments and meticulo...
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:47 am