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New green walls at two Wandsworth schools

Two Wandsworth schools have had living ‘green walls’ installed.  https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/media/9088/green-wall-600.jpg Installing the wall at Smallwood The council gave local community group CREW Energy a grant in 2020 from the Wandsworth Local Fund to install the walls at Smallwood and Hillbr...
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Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:04 am

Introducing the Lucky Beans Childcare Family

Southwest London's popular and growing Nursery and Childminding Provider Dr. Caroline Curtis founded the Lucky Beans Childcare Family in September in 2016 when she started her childminding business from her house. Since then, Lucky Beans have opened five nurseries in the Balham/Tooting/Streatham/No...
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Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:22 pm

Wandsworth Council is looking for volunteers to come forward to take part in a home composting trial

The council is poised to recruit a small army of home composters to participate in a pilot scheme that aims to test the effectiveness of diverting food and organic garden waste away from household general waste collections by home composting. The town hall is asking 100 volunteers to come forward to...
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Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:54 pm

Young people inspired by music sessions with Royal Philharmonic

Young people aged eight to 18 have taken part in an inspirational music event in partnership with the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, one of many holiday activities delivered by Wandsworth Council to engage children as the pandemic eases. https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/media/9087/philharmon...
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Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:50 pm

Wandsworth remains the borough with the highest Covid infection rate in London, with the borough of Lambeth second

Wandsworth remains the borough with the highest infection rate in London. The borough’s infection rate currently stands at 553 per 100,000 of the population, with Lambeth second – according to government figures from the week ending July 22. Residents in the borough are out of ideas on how infection...
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Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:46 pm

Man horrified at finding a rodent in Wandsworth Sainsbury's

A man has spoken of his horror after seeing a rat in a Sainsbury's Superstore in Wandsworth. Earlier this month, a man spotted an unwelcome creature at the bakery section of the supermarket store on Garratt Lane. “I saw this rat at the bakery counter in Sainsbury's supermarket southside. The staff w...
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Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:41 pm

Person hit by train at Wandsworth Common train station sadly dies

A person has died after being hit by a train at Wandsworth Common train station. https://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/resources/images/6983201.jpg?display=1&htype=0&type=responsive-gallery British Transport Police (BTP) officers were called to Wandsworth Common railway station on Thursday morning (J...
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Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:38 pm

Nominate community heroes

If you know someone who works tirelessly to help other members of their community but whose efforts go unsung, there's still time to nominate them for a 2021 Wandsworth Civic Award.  https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/media/8846/civic-awards-2021-logo.jpg Wandsworth Mayor, Cllr Richard Field, said: "The ...
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Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:09 pm

Council leader echoes residents’ pleas for Thames Water to act to stop Battersea flooding

Council leader Ravi Govindia is backing Battersea residents who are calling for urgent action from Thames Water to improve drainage and sewer capacity in the area following Sunday’s flash floods. https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/media/9071/flooded.png A foot and a half of water flooded into this cellar...
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Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:05 pm

Families fear Battersea floods are 'a taste for things to come'

Families fear the London floods are “a taste for things to come” after torrential rain and thunderstorms caused chaos in the capital. https://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/resources/images/12832742.jpg?display=1&htype=0&type=responsive-gallery Buses in flood water in Battersea, south London (Hebe Cam...
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Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:59 am

Shotgun cartridges found in ceiling on Battersea estate

A stash of shotgun cartridges were found hidden in a communal ceiling in Battersea. https://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/resources/images/12836879.jpg?display=1&htype=0&type=responsive-gallery Met Police launch enhanced weapons sweep in Battersea ( credit: Met Police) Police found 30 cartridges hidd...
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Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:52 am

Families select their favourite design for new-look Wandsworth Common playground

Parents and children have made their choice of design for the new look Windmill playground on Wandsworth Common. https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/media/9056/windmill-playground.jpg The £201,000 project is part of a £1m council investment in children’s play areas over the past three years. Residents wer...
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Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:47 am

Warning when locking up your bike in a public place

Details received from another local social media platform: Just want to warn everyone about something that happened to me this morning in Balham. I locked my bike up on Hildreth Street to attend a fitness class nearby, once I came back around 50 minutes later my bike had been locked and secured to a...
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Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:17 pm

Man jailed after knife rampage in Battersea

A man has been jailed after he attempted to stab a woman in Battersea and then threatened further victims with a knife in a chaotic rampage. Ibrahim Ajbeer, 30 of Preston, Lancashire was sentenced to six years and ten months in prison at Kingston Crown court on Monday, 19 July. This comes after he ...
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Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:10 pm

Five arrested as fight breaks out in Clapham Junction Asda

Five people have been arrested after a chaotic brawl broke out in Clapham Junction Asda, involving someone dressed as Spider-Man. https://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/resources/images/12827878.jpg?display=1&htype=0&type=responsive-gallery Five arrested as mass brawl breaks out in Clapham Junction As...
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Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:06 pm