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Work almost complete to make Battersea underpass safer

Improvements on a popular but previously dimly-lit pedestrian and cycling short-cut near Battersea Park is almost finished. The walkway underneath the railway arches has been given a £30,000 facelift. The underpass is used by many people in Ravent Street and links Queenstown Road to the Doddington a...
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Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:25 am

Wandsworth primary school named Government's new English hub

Chesterton Primary School has been named as one of the government’s new English Hubs. The school is one of 32 schools nationwide recognised for their excellence in teaching and learning, and is now charged with supporting other local schools to raise their standards. Source: https://www.wandsworthgu...
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Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:31 am

Balham economist creates Waitrose, Lidl tube map showing division of wealth in London

A Londoner has created a "Tube map" charting all the branches of Waitrose and Lidl in London, highlighting stark divisions in wealth across areas of the capital.   The economist, Alastair Carr said he was "struck" that there are no Lidl supermarkets in Zone 1.  And Mr Carr said he was interested in ...
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Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:27 am

Re: Local baby bank, "Little Village" featured in Channel 4 Dispatches programme last night

Yes tooposhtopush, they are a fabulous organisation. I have been following their growth and have even taken my youngest child in with me to their HQ in Wandsworth to volunteer and sort through items for donation. Please do have a look at their website, there are so many ways to get involved if you a...
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Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:19 am

TFL consulting on pedestrian improvements in Tooting and they want your views

Transport for London (TFL) is consulting on pedestrian improvements in Tooting town centre and would like your views. TFL has been working with Wandsworth Council to develop a scheme to increase walking levels in Tooting town centre and reduce pedestrian casualties, using an innovative and wide-rang...
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Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:07 pm

Battersea primary school garden plans need your help

Christ Church CofE Primary School in Battersea is the first and only school in London to achieve Gold Level Accreditation for Learning outside the classroom and now they have plans for a stunning new garden for use by the school and the community. They have managed to get Chelsea Gold Medal designer...
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Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:50 am

Local baby bank, "Little Village" featured in Channel 4 Dispatches programme last night

If you missed Channel 4 dispatches programme "Born on the Breadline" last night, you can watch it on Catch up here: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/dispatches/on-demand/68836-001 35,000 families in the UK relied on a baby bank for essential items this year alone. No one knows about this better t...
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Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:40 am

Battersea dogs home tells dog owners not to dress up pets for Halloween because it's cruel

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has urged pet owners not to dress their dogs up for Halloween because it is “cruel.” A festive bandanna or a collar can be a good alternative to a full on dog costume which can be restrictive to movement. The charity also warned that trick-or-treat sweets should be kept ...
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Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:36 am

Wandsworth hospital trusts to receive over £1 million for winter pressures

Wandsworth hospital trusts will receive a total of £1,297,456 as part of the programmed announced by Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. The aim is to reduce delayed transfers of care and free up beds. A Wandsworth Council spokesperson said: “The Government has announced £24...
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Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:30 am

Consultation launched to pick best of three locations for £40m Nine Elms bridge

A consultation has been launched into finding the best location for a new bridge across the Thames to connect Pimlico to Nine Elms. Three locations have been selected to host the new bridge: Churchill Gardens and two locations near St George's Square in Pimlico. The proposed bridge will provide a sa...
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Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:54 pm

Man dead and suspects on the run after Battersea fight

Police were called yesterday evening (17th October) to reports that a group of men were fighting in Charlotte Despard Avenue.  The 46-year-old man was pronounced dead at 6.15pm after being assaulted.  A spokesman for the Met said: "All other suspects had fled the scene prior to police arrival"and "E...
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Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:37 pm

Clapham Junction tops list of London's railway 'blackspots'

London's railway "blackspots" have been identified where services often fail to run on time. Here are the stations included in the Government commissioned report, with the proportion of trains delayed by at least 1 minute or cancelled. London 1. Clapham Junction 54% 2. London King's Cross 45% 3. Lon...
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Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:24 pm

Council agrees to build more affordable homes in Battersea and Putney

More affordable homes will be built in Wandsworth by 2020, after the council signed contracts with a developer. In total, 92 homes will be built in Battersea and Putney, increasing the supply of homes in the borough for people on lower incomes. The homes will be built by Wates Residential. Source: h...
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Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:31 am

Battersea Arts Centre seeks new artistic director after David Jubb stands down

Battersea Arts Centre is searching for a new artistic director and CEO.  After 15 years in the joint role, David Jubb has announced that he is to step down in April 2019 or, in his words, “bugger off and let someone else have a go”. Source: https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/oct/12/battersea-art...
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Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:34 pm

Designs revealed for new homes and shops in Battersea - Ransomes Wharf

MSMR Architects has revealed new images of its Ransomes Wharf development in Battersea. Phase one of demolition works is now complete and MSMR architects has unveiled designs for the interiors and exteriors of the 1.6-acre mixed-use project. The developer, Trentworth Properties Ltd will create six b...
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Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:23 pm