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Vote for your Balham and Tooting hero volunteer before 6th March

The Balham and Tooting Community Association (BATCA) has launched its Community Awards to honour outstanding local volunteers who work for the common good and help make the area special. Nominations for awards are made by members of the public and assessed by a panel of independent judges.Nomination...
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Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:08 am

Dispose of unused paint at the public tip on Smugglers Way

You can now dispose of your unused paint at the public tip on Smugglers Way. See flier for full details:

 
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Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:17 pm

Consultation ongoing on how best to spend £300k improving pocket park and playground in Battersea

There’s still time for people in Battersea to say how they would like to see more than £300,000 spent on improving a small pocket park and its children’s playground. The borough’s open spaces contractor Enable Leisure and Culture is seeking the public's views on the best way to spend £316,000, which...
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Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:13 pm

Lidl now has tiny trolleys for kids to help parents with the food shop

Shopping with the kids can be a nightmare, with most of us parents using bribes and distractions to get through the trip. But now, Lidl have come up with an inventive way to keep the little ones occupied, by launching their own "fun-size" trolleys for kids.  Rolling out across UK Lidl stores followi...
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Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:06 pm

Appeal launched after two men stabbed in Earlsfield

An appeal has been launched after two men were stabbed in Earlsfield. Police were called just after 2pm on 8th February to St. John’s Drive where two men were found with stab wounds. They were taken to a south London hospital where they received treatment for these injuries. Detectives from Wandswor...
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Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:53 pm

Laugh and raise money for Wandsworth Food Bank at Canned Laughter comedy night, Tooting

A stand-up comedy night that raises money for a food bank is hosting this year's show at the Tooting Tram and Social.  Canned Laughter has been running since October 2017, raising over £10,000 for Eat or Heat.  This month's event will take place on 21st February and comedians David Mills, Luke McQue...
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:52 am

Wandsworth resident teams up with Save the Children to launch food blog - Get ready for some delicious recipes!

Rosalyn Carless, of Lydden Grove, has teamed up with Save the Children to launch a new food blog. By publishing new and original recipes each week using inexpensive and easily sourced ingredients, she hopes to highlight what Save the Children and other charities are doing to help those most vulnerab...
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:43 am

Wandsworth Prison on lockdown after prisoner escapes

A prisoner is on the run from HMP Wandsworth after escaping from jail. Police with sniffer dogs are said to be searching for the unnamed inmate, who escaped after a court appearance. It is believed he escaped at around 9pm on Monday, February 11. A Ministry of Justice spokeswoman confirmed they were...
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:34 am

Re: Domestic Building & Maintenance

Hi Argo Building Services, Thank you for notifying our members of your services. We noticed that you posted twice yesterday and just wanted to let you know that although we appreciate new companies and services being offered, we have to be careful with advertising on this thread as it clogs up the b...
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:28 am

Plans for Wandsworth:Winstanley and York Road estates earmarked for £1.4bn regeneration scheme

Detailed plans have been unveiled for the demolition of the deprived estates in Clapham Junction in order to make way for a £1.4 billion regeneration scheme. A masterplan for the Winstanley and York Road estates — involving the construction of more than 2,500 homes and a leisure centre — has been lo...
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:30 am

Putney Exchange consultation for roof top venue closes tomorrow

Residents from across Putney have joined forces to fight a second application for a late-night rooftop venue on top of Putney Exchange. Submitted under a new name, the proposed development seems to be a re-run of the Pergola on the Roof application that was withdrawn last year after a large number o...
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:17 am

All power is temporary: Billboard artwork explore gender and power in Wandsworth

Public artworks exploring the issues of gender and power are being displayed in Wandsworth. Martin Firrell’s work give voice to women and men’s perspectives, posing the question of whether they hold and use power differently from each other. The billboards can be seen in Clapham, Balham, Tooting and...
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:55 am

Tooting paedophile's throat cut after telling drinking buddy he had abused a child, court told

A paedophile's throat was cut by his drinking partner after he told him he had sexually abused a six-year-old, a court has heard. Christopher McMahon, formerly of Laburnum Road in Colliers Wood, 48, left David Potter, 50, for dead face down on the floor of his flat in Tooting after repeatedly stabbi...
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Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:28 am

Hurrah! Bottle lids now recyclable in Wandsworth

Residents recycling plastic bottles can now leave the lids on – providing they squash the bottle before putting it in the recycling bag or bank. Previously the Smugglers Way recycling plant struggled to recycle lids left on bottles and asked residents to remove them, but Wandsworth residents were of...
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:47 pm