Welcome to Wandsworth
Written by James Langley Monday, 26 April 2010 15:06
Yesterday (25th April) I went to the local hustings at the Mitcham Lane Baptist Church. The Pastor Phil Barnard chaired the meeting and it was really useful to get the measure of the candidates.
Monday, 26 April 2010 13:20
Year 4 pupils at Swaffield School invited the adults who give up their free time to work as volunteers in school to tea to celebrate St George's Day.
If you ever walked home late in the evening on a Saturday down Balham High Road in the last few months, you can't have failed to register the noise and crowds at PJ's Wine Bar.
Monday, 26 April 2010 09:40
Northcote Councillors are backing the Neighbourhood School Campaign (NSC) which is looking to start a new, parent-run school in the local neighbourhood. The Conservatives ‘Free Schools’ policy will enable the swiftest progress to be made towards the setting up of a new local school because this is exactly what the policy was designed for. Shadow Education Secretary Michael Gove’s radical ideas are inspired by the many groups of parents up and down the country who want a wider choice of good state schools for their children.
Earlsfield rail commuters may not have as many trains as they might like in the morning rush hour, but there's no such trouble with free newspapers.
Thankfully the weather is getting better and it looks as though we've finally seen the last of a long, cold winter. One of the side effects of the freezing weather has been the emergence of pot holes across the country and our own neighbourhood hasn't been immune.
Wednesday, 21 April 2010 11:10
Balham Park Road is in the vanguard of the Council's resurfacing programme following a successful lobbying campaign from Nightingale Ward's three Conservative Councillors.
It's great living beside Tooting Common. One of the best things is it gives me a chance to put on my trainers and go jogging outdoors ... ahem ... well, intermittently at least.
Dead, diseased and vandalised street trees across the Southfields Grid and Triangle area are to be replaced. Over the next few weeks residents will see a programme of street tree maintenance by Wandsworth Council; tree stumps, which are unsightly and can be a hazard are also to be removed along with unstable trees. New saplings are to be planted. Councillor Allan said: "I am delighted that the Council is undertaking this work and giving priority to an important element of our local street scene and environment."
I use the Northern Line every day to commute to work in the West End. We all know that some days the system can work perfectly, and on others the thing falls apart and you can get stuck in a tunnel or crushed on a platform.
Thursday, 15 April 2010 17:13
Wandsworth Common residents were woken this morning at 4:30am by the sound of a man jumping up and down on parked cars. A local resident immediately phoned the police who arrived within minutes, sadly not in time to prevent seven cars being vandalised but fortunately quick enough to catch the perpetrator.
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 14:17
Following calls from local residents, Bedford Conservative Councillors have successfully lobbied Wandsworth Council to introduce a new zebra crossing at the top of Franciscan Road. The crossing will make it safer for pedestrians to cross and access Heritage Park.
Monday, 12 April 2010 17:02
Northcote Councillors have welcomed Wandsworth Council's renewed ten-point plan for Clapham Junction which sets out a series of measures to bring the key interchange into the 21st Century. Cllr Peter Dawson said: "Anyone who travels through the station at rush hour will know the system is at breaking point."
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 10:13
Thamesfield Conservative Councillors have welcomed Network Rail’s announcement to increase platform lengths at Putney station and introduce more carriages. The announcement follows a sustained lobbying campaign from Councillors and Justine Greening.