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Local Beaver Scouts clean up Furzedown

Volunteers and parents from the 4th Streatham Beavers / Scouts group did their bit for the community by cleaning up unwated litter around Furzedown as part of the #MyWandsworth anti-litter campaign. Denise Waterman met the children, the leaders and Cllr Steffi Sutters on a rather cold and windy March morning! #MyWandsworth www.wandsworth.gov.uk/mywandsworth

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Schools and Charities making full use of Balham Library

Shortly after International Book Day, we visited Balham Library who had invited Chestnut Grove Primary School to a special film screening and talk by Book Aid International who are based in South London. We were blown away by the delightful and very thoughtful comments of the pupils - too many great answers to share in this report! http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/libraries https://bookaid.org/ http://www.chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk/ #gettoknowyourlibrary @ChestnutGroveAc @Better_Balham library @wandsworthlibs

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

BREW – Building Resilience and Enterprise in Women

As part of Enterprise Month and hot on the heels of International Women's Day, we were excited to attend a series of workshops and inspirational speeches launching the BREW project - Building Resilience in Women. https://www.wandsworthlifelonglearning.org.uk/guide/brew/ https://twitter.com/WBCLLearning https://www.facebook.com/WandsworthLifelongLearning/

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Wandsworth Council launches smart bin trial

Fiona Small follows the story of how people across Wandsworth are trying to keep the borough neat and tidy and protect the environment they live and work in. This short report highlights an innovative trial of Smart Bins which automatically send an alert when they're getting close to being full. @wandbc www.wandsworth.gov.uk/mywandsworth #MyWandsworth

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Get to know your ancestry at a Wandsworth library near you!

There heritage team at Battersea Library helped Denise Waterman trace her family tree back further than she thought possible - a fantastic free service and just one of many reasons to visit your local Wandsworth library. http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/15040/get_to_know_your_library_helping_you_discover_who_you_really_are #gettoknowyourlibrary @Better_WHS @wandbc

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Keep Wandsworth clean and tidy – Come “Plogging”!

As part of the #MyWandsworth campaign to keep the borough clean and tidy, Denise Waterman finds out more about a fun way of staying fit and doing your bit at the same time! It's called Plogging... https://plogolution.com/ https://twitter.com/plogolution https://www.facebook.com/plogolution @wandbc https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/mywandsworth

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Wandsworth Ultra-Ploggers on their final leg(s) – Part 2

Denise Waterman talks to Michelle and Dermot, the interpid "Ultra-Ploggers" as they prepare for the final leg of their jogging and litter-picking challenge along the length of the Thames. Supported by Wandsworth Council and part of the recent #MyWandsworth campaign to keep the borough clean and tidy. https://plogolution.com/ https://twitter.com/plogolution https://www.facebook.com/plogolution @wandbc https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/mywandsworth

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

West London Business Awards 2019

The West London Business Annual Awards presentation ceremony and gala dinner is established as a key milestone in the annual calendar of the sub-region’s business community. Twenty-nine awards showcase business excellence in West London around five themes: ‘Sector leadership’, ‘Sustainable & responsible business’, ‘Economic growth’, ‘Corporate leadership’ and ‘Individual leadership’. The sixth West London Business Awards, which launched in July 2018, were the best yet! The awards help promote West London talent, entrepreneurship and drive to a national and global audience – sending a clear signal that we are very much ‘open for business’. This year more than 400 guests attended the awards ceremony and gala dinner at Twickenham Stadium. It was a fun-filled evening for attendees, and the event also supported local non-profits working to develop the next generation of talent; and showcase their skills. www.westlondon.com

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

West London Business Award Winners 2019

INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP • West London Business Leader of the Year: Emma Hindes • Lifetime Achievement in Business Award: Andrew Ward SME SECTOR LEADERSHIP • Business Services Company of the Year • Winner – First Business Water - @FirstBusinessW • Highly Commended – Locata Housing Services - @Locatahousing • Creative/Media Business of the Year • Winner – Big Group - @biggrouplondon • Highly Commended – DAZN - @daznglobal • Education and Training Provider of the Year • The JGA Group - @JGAGroup • Finance Business of the Year • Beond Group - @Beondgroup • Food and Drink Business of the Year • Winner – Curious Roo Coffee Roasters - @CuriousRoo • Highly Commended – Ma Baker - @MaBakerBakes • Health and Wellbeing Business of the Year • Harrow Mencap - @Harrowmencap • Hospitality Business of the Year • Winner – Artisan - @artisan_coffee • Highly Commended – The Copthorne Tara Hotel - @CopthorneTara • Logistics Business of the Year • Alexanders Removals and Storage - @AlexandersRemov • Manufacturing/Reprocessing Business of the Year • Everglade Windows - @EvergladeWindow • Property and Construction Business of the Year • KSBC - @KSBC_London • Retail / Wholesale Business of the Year • Winner – Petit Miracles - @petitmiracles • Highly Commended – World of Tattoos • Technology Business of the Year • CustoMem - @CustoMem SUSTAINABLE & RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS • Apprentice of the Year • Winner – Beata Capoferri (Training provider: The JGA Group; Employer: The GMT Group) [pronounce Bee-atta] • Highly Commended – o Mohammad Umar Ahmed (Training provider: West Met Skills/ HCUC; Employer: University of Westminster) o Mohamed Alotia (Training provider: London Metropolitan University; Employer: Harrow Council) o Thomas Gillet (Training provider: West Met Skills/ HCUC; Employer: One Care iT Limited) o Kamil Rej (Training provider: The JGA Group; Employer: Accendo Pharma) o Connor Williams (Training provider: West Met Skills/ HCUC; Employer: John Guest) • Community Investment Award • Action West London - @ActionWLondon • Green ‘Circular Economy’ Business of the Year • Proper Oils - @ProperOils • Responsible Supply Chain Business of the Year • Winner – Lofbergs - @LofbergsUK • Highly Commended – APCOA - @APCOAUK • Responsible Workplace Award • Alexanders Removals and Storage - @AlexandersRemov ECONOMIC GROWTH • Coworking Space of the Year • Central Working White City - @centralworking • Export/International Business of the Year • Medidata - @Medidata • Start-up of the Year • TempaGoGo - @TempaGoGo • High Growth SME of the Year • Timeline Television - @Timeline_TV • Park Royal Business of the Year • Powerday - @PowerdayPLC CORPORATE LEADERSHIP • Financial Growth Corporate of the Year • Flannery Plant Hire - @Flanneryplant • Customer Partnership Corporate of the Year • Winner – Powerday - @PowerdayPLC • Highly Commended – Openreach - @WeAreOpenreach • Socially Responsible Corporate of the Year • Winner – Cisco - @Cisco • Highly Commended – Whitbread - @WhitbreadPLC • West London Company of the Year • Powerday - @PowerdayPLC

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Keep the 19 bus route in Battersea

The number 19 bus runs from Battersea Bridge Road to Finsbury Park and is a well-used route connecting thousands of people every day from the borough to central and north London. Under proposals put forward by the Mayor the route will be changed so it only runs from Finsbury Park to Holborn where it will terminate. Full article by Wandsworth Borough Council here: http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/14799/councils_rallying_cry_to_keep_the_19_bus_route_in_battersea

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Proposal 5 Services for the whole family

For more information about Thrive, the latest consultation, and current services for families and children in Wandsworth generally, please get in contact with Rachel and her team directly or you can find more information by following the links below: CONSULTATION https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wandsworthcsd/childrens-centres-18 MAIN THRIVE WEBSITE https://thrive.wandsworth.gov.uk WANDSWORTH COUNCIL WEBSITE http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/14751/dont_miss_your_chance_to_comment_on_new_approach_to_early_years?utm_source=Wandsworth%20Borough%20Council&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9953111_19-10-18&dm_i=XWH,5XBVB,N9PVNQ,N6YVL,1 Email: thriveonline@wandsworth.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8871 7899 Twitter: https://twitter.com/wandbc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wandsworth.council

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Early Learning Centres for 2 year olds

For more information about Thrive, the latest consultation, and current services for families and children in Wandsworth generally, please get in contact with Rachel and her team directly or you can find more information by following the links below: CONSULTATION https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wandsworthcsd/childrens-centres-18 MAIN THRIVE WEBSITE https://thrive.wandsworth.gov.uk WANDSWORTH COUNCIL WEBSITE http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/14751/dont_miss_your_chance_to_comment_on_new_approach_to_early_years?utm_source=Wandsworth%20Borough%20Council&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9953111_19-10-18&dm_i=XWH,5XBVB,N9PVNQ,N6YVL,1 Email: thriveonline@wandsworth.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8871 7899 Twitter: https://twitter.com/wandbc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wandsworth.council

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

2 year old early learning places

For more information about Thrive, the latest consultation, and current services for families and children in Wandsworth generally, please get in contact with Rachel and her team directly or you can find more information by following the links below: CONSULTATION https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wandsworthcsd/childrens-centres-18 MAIN THRIVE WEBSITE https://thrive.wandsworth.gov.uk WANDSWORTH COUNCIL WEBSITE http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/14751/dont_miss_your_chance_to_comment_on_new_approach_to_early_years?utm_source=Wandsworth%20Borough%20Council&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9953111_19-10-18&dm_i=XWH,5XBVB,N9PVNQ,N6YVL,1 Email: thriveonline@wandsworth.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8871 7899 Twitter: https://twitter.com/wandbc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wandsworth.council

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

We want to know what you think about proposed changes to Children’s Centres

For more information about Thrive, the latest consultation, and current services for families and children in Wandsworth generally, please get in contact with Rachel and her team directly or you can find more information by following the links below: CONSULTATION https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wandsworthcsd/childrens-centres-18 MAIN THRIVE WEBSITE https://thrive.wandsworth.gov.uk WANDSWORTH COUNCIL WEBSITE http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/14751/dont_miss_your_chance_to_comment_on_new_approach_to_early_years?utm_source=Wandsworth%20Borough%20Council&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9953111_19-10-18&dm_i=XWH,5XBVB,N9PVNQ,N6YVL,1 Email: thriveonline@wandsworth.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8871 7899 Twitter: https://twitter.com/wandbc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wandsworth.council

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Why we’re committed to early help and investing in early childhood services

For more information about Thrive, the latest consultation, and current services for families and children in Wandsworth generally, please get in contact with Rachel and her team directly or you can find more information by following the links below: CONSULTATION https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wandsworthcsd/childrens-centres-18 MAIN THRIVE WEBSITE https://thrive.wandsworth.gov.uk WANDSWORTH COUNCIL WEBSITE http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/14751/dont_miss_your_chance_to_comment_on_new_approach_to_early_years?utm_source=Wandsworth%20Borough%20Council&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9953111_19-10-18&dm_i=XWH,5XBVB,N9PVNQ,N6YVL,1 Email: thriveonline@wandsworth.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8871 7899 Twitter: https://twitter.com/wandbc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wandsworth.council

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Tell us what you think about proposed changes to Children’s Centres

For more information about Thrive, the latest consultation, and current services for families and children in Wandsworth generally, please get in contact with Rachel and her team directly or you can find more information by following the links below: CONSULTATION https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wandsworthcsd/childrens-centres-18 MAIN THRIVE WEBSITE https://thrive.wandsworth.gov.uk WANDSWORTH COUNCIL WEBSITE http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/14751/dont_miss_your_chance_to_comment_on_new_approach_to_early_years?utm_source=Wandsworth%20Borough%20Council&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9953111_19-10-18&dm_i=XWH,5XBVB,N9PVNQ,N6YVL,1 Email: thriveonline@wandsworth.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8871 7899 Twitter: https://twitter.com/wandbc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wandsworth.council

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Proposal 3 Hillbrook and Franciscan

For more information about Thrive, the latest consultation, and current services for families and children in Wandsworth generally, please get in contact with Rachel and her team directly or you can find more information by following the links below: CONSULTATION https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wandsworthcsd/childrens-centres-18 MAIN THRIVE WEBSITE https://thrive.wandsworth.gov.uk WANDSWORTH COUNCIL WEBSITE http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/14751/dont_miss_your_chance_to_comment_on_new_approach_to_early_years?utm_source=Wandsworth%20Borough%20Council&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9953111_19-10-18&dm_i=XWH,5XBVB,N9PVNQ,N6YVL,1 Email: thriveonline@wandsworth.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8871 7899 Twitter: https://twitter.com/wandbc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wandsworth.council

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Proposal 4 Stay, Play and Learn

For more information about Thrive, the latest consultation, and current services for families and children in Wandsworth generally, please get in contact with Rachel and her team directly or you can find more information by following the links below: CONSULTATION https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wandsworthcsd/childrens-centres-18 MAIN THRIVE WEBSITE https://thrive.wandsworth.gov.uk WANDSWORTH COUNCIL WEBSITE http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/14751/dont_miss_your_chance_to_comment_on_new_approach_to_early_years?utm_source=Wandsworth%20Borough%20Council&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9953111_19-10-18&dm_i=XWH,5XBVB,N9PVNQ,N6YVL,1 Email: thriveonline@wandsworth.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8871 7899 Twitter: https://twitter.com/wandbc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wandsworth.council

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Proposal 2 Yvonne Carr

For more information about Thrive, the latest consultation, and current services for families and children in Wandsworth generally, please get in contact with Rachel and her team directly or you can find more information by following the links below: CONSULTATION https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wandsworthcsd/childrens-centres-18 MAIN THRIVE WEBSITE https://thrive.wandsworth.gov.uk WANDSWORTH COUNCIL WEBSITE http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/14751/dont_miss_your_chance_to_comment_on_new_approach_to_early_years?utm_source=Wandsworth%20Borough%20Council&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9953111_19-10-18&dm_i=XWH,5XBVB,N9PVNQ,N6YVL,1 Email: thriveonline@wandsworth.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8871 7899 Twitter: https://twitter.com/wandbc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wandsworth.council

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Helping children to be ready to start school

For more information about Thrive, the latest consultation, and current services for families and children in Wandsworth generally, please get in contact with Rachel and her team directly or you can find more information by following the links below: CONSULTATION https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wandsworthcsd/childrens-centres-18 MAIN THRIVE WEBSITE https://thrive.wandsworth.gov.uk WANDSWORTH COUNCIL WEBSITE http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/14751/dont_miss_your_chance_to_comment_on_new_approach_to_early_years?utm_source=Wandsworth%20Borough%20Council&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9953111_19-10-18&dm_i=XWH,5XBVB,N9PVNQ,N6YVL,1 Email: thriveonline@wandsworth.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8871 7899 Twitter: https://twitter.com/wandbc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wandsworth.council

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Thrive Consultation / Questionnaire

For more information about Thrive, the latest consultation, and current services for families and children in Wandsworth generally, please get in contact with Rachel and her team directly or you can find more information by following the links below: CONSULTATION https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wandsworthcsd/childrens-centres-18 MAIN THRIVE WEBSITE https://thrive.wandsworth.gov.uk WANDSWORTH COUNCIL WEBSITE http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/14751/dont_miss_your_chance_to_comment_on_new_approach_to_early_years?utm_source=Wandsworth%20Borough%20Council&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9953111_19-10-18&dm_i=XWH,5XBVB,N9PVNQ,N6YVL,1 Email: thriveonline@wandsworth.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8871 7899 Twitter: https://twitter.com/wandbc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wandsworth.council

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Proposal 1 York Gardens

For more information about Thrive, the latest consultation, and current services for families and children in Wandsworth generally, please get in contact with Rachel and her team directly or you can find more information by following the links below: CONSULTATION https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wandsworthcsd/childrens-centres-18 MAIN THRIVE WEBSITE https://thrive.wandsworth.gov.uk WANDSWORTH COUNCIL WEBSITE http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/14751/dont_miss_your_chance_to_comment_on_new_approach_to_early_years?utm_source=Wandsworth%20Borough%20Council&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9953111_19-10-18&dm_i=XWH,5XBVB,N9PVNQ,N6YVL,1 Email: thriveonline@wandsworth.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8871 7899 Twitter: https://twitter.com/wandbc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wandsworth.council

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Rachel Egan outlines the latest Thrive Strategy for early help

For more information about Thrive, the latest consultation, and current services for families and children in Wandsworth generally, please get in contact with Rachel and her team directly or you can find more information by following the links below: CONSULTATION https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wandsworthcsd/childrens-centres-18 MAIN THRIVE WEBSITE https://thrive.wandsworth.gov.uk WANDSWORTH COUNCIL WEBSITE http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/14751/dont_miss_your_chance_to_comment_on_new_approach_to_early_years?utm_source=Wandsworth%20Borough%20Council&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9953111_19-10-18&dm_i=XWH,5XBVB,N9PVNQ,N6YVL,1 Email: thriveonline@wandsworth.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8871 7899 Twitter: https://twitter.com/wandbc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wandsworth.council

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Yvonne Carr – Proposal 1

For more information about Thrive, the latest consultation, and current services for families and children in Wandsworth generally, please get in contact with Rachel and her team directly or you can find more information by following the links below: CONSULTATION https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wandsworthcsd/childrens-centres-18 MAIN THRIVE WEBSITE https://thrive.wandsworth.gov.uk WANDSWORTH COUNCIL WEBSITE http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/14751/dont_miss_your_chance_to_comment_on_new_approach_to_early_years?utm_source=Wandsworth%20Borough%20Council&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9953111_19-10-18&dm_i=XWH,5XBVB,N9PVNQ,N6YVL,1 Email: thriveonline@wandsworth.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8871 7899 Twitter: https://twitter.com/wandbc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wandsworth.council

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Balham Nursery for 2-4 year olds

For more information about Thrive, the latest consultation, and current services for families and children in Wandsworth generally, please get in contact with Rachel and her team directly or you can find more information by following the links below: CONSULTATION https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wandsworthcsd/childrens-centres-18 MAIN THRIVE WEBSITE https://thrive.wandsworth.gov.uk WANDSWORTH COUNCIL WEBSITE http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/14751/dont_miss_your_chance_to_comment_on_new_approach_to_early_years?utm_source=Wandsworth%20Borough%20Council&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9953111_19-10-18&dm_i=XWH,5XBVB,N9PVNQ,N6YVL,1 Email: thriveonline@wandsworth.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8871 7899 Twitter: https://twitter.com/wandbc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wandsworth.council

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch

Rachel Egan Talks about the latest Thrive Strategy

For more information about Thrive, the latest consultation, and current services for families and children in Wandsworth generally, please get in contact with Rachel and her team directly or you can find more information by following the links below: CONSULTATION https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wandsworthcsd/childrens-centres-18 MAIN THRIVE WEBSITE https://thrive.wandsworth.gov.uk WANDSWORTH COUNCIL WEBSITE http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/14751/dont_miss_your_chance_to_comment_on_new_approach_to_early_years?utm_source=Wandsworth%20Borough%20Council&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9953111_19-10-18&dm_i=XWH,5XBVB,N9PVNQ,N6YVL,1 Email: thriveonline@wandsworth.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8871 7899 Twitter: https://twitter.com/wandbc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wandsworth.council

Jenny Holloway, keynote speaker at the BREW launch