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Children & Family

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Young Mums Support Network

https://www.spacehive.com/make-the-house-a-home Fiona and her team need your help urgently with a Crowdfunding campaign to get 100+ backers by 10th October 2018. You can help by donating as little as £2 but the raw number of supporters is the important thing right now so please follow the link above and help them make a big difference to families in Wandsworth. https://twitter.com/young_mothers https://www.facebook.com/thejoysofmotherhood

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Thessaly Road bridge is set for a colourful makeover

Denise Waterman follows the uplifting story of how the Thessaly Road underpass was identified for a bit of love and attention and became the focus for a major competition and consultation run by Wandsworth Council and the London Festival of Architecture. The winning artist has just been announced and work will be starting soon! http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/14709/colourful_design_wins_thessaly_road_railway_bridge_competition

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Wandsworth Brighter Living Fair

This free fair took place on Tuesday 3 July 2018, and was organised by the Council’s Adult Social Services Department. It was specifically for adults who have or are looking for care and support in the borough, and other local residents aged 55 and over. More than 180 people came along to find out about support available in Wandsworth that champions independent living. Over 40 local services and organisations had stalls at the event, including the Share Community, Battersea Thrive, Generate, London Fire Brigade and local NHS services. There was also a full programme of talks and demonstrations, including: Wandsworth Police, who gave a talk on keeping safe DORCAS who demonstrated healthy juice making Fitness taster sessions from the Council’s leisure contractors Enable Boxing from Carney’s Community An art workshop with Creative Minds Sign language sessions from Deaf First Councillor Paul Ellis, the Council’s Health and Social Care spokesman, said: “This was a very successful event, and we’re delighted it was well attended and so many organisations came along. We hope that the day will give residents the information they need to stay healthy and independent.” If you attended, thank you for coming. To those who filled in evaluation forms in the hope of winning a Fortnum & Mason Hamper or a ticket to Battersea Park Children’s Zoo, congratulations to the lucky winners! Looking for support? If you were unable to attend the Brighter Living Fair, you can search our website for local social care services: http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/adultsocialcare

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Nine Elms – Battersea Dogs and Cats Homes

Battersea Cats & Dogs Homes is synonymous with the area that has been home for nearly 160 years. During that time much has changed around it, including the iconic chimneys that form Battersea Power Station. Chief Executive Claire Horton talks about how the charity is forging a bright future as part of Nine Elms. This short video is an excerpt from our recent behind the scenes documentary on the Nine Elms development in London. If you enjoyed this video, please have a look at the full report here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7MTjes0vBU www.wandsworth.gov.uk/nineelms @NineElmsTeam

Wandsworth Ultra-Ploggers on their final leg(s) – Part 1

Christmas Lights in Southfields

The Wimbledon Foundation got together with local businesses and community members again this year for an even bigger and more popular Christmas Lights event in Southfields. This is just one of the many events supported by the foundation and Denise Waterman spoke to Dan Bloxham and Helen Parker to find out more. http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/foundation @wimbledonFdn

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Ernest Bevin College, Tooting

Ernest Bevin College is a secondary school for boys located in Tooting, London, England with a mixed Sixth Form. It has over 1200 pupils and is rated Outstanding by Ofsted. It has STEM Assured Status and also specialises in Sport. www.ernestbevin.london @ErnestBevinColl Address: Beechcroft Rd, Tooting, London SW17 7DF Phone: 020 8672 8582 Founded: 1970 Local authority: Wandsworth London Borough Council Principal: Rukhsana Sheikh

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Nine Elms youngsters bring monsters to life

Pia Jackson visits the Nine Elms regeneration area to see first hand how Wandsworth Council is working with local primary school children to get them interested in the changes going on around them and to excite their interest in the new arts and culture hub which has started to take shape. The "Monster Soup" project, funded by the Wandsworth Council and the Battersea Power Station Foundation, uses puppet theatre to explore connections between the River Thames and local communities, culminating in a lantern puppet parade through the area’s changing landscape. www.nineelmslondon.com www.pumphousegallery.org.uk @wandbc @PumpHouseGal @puppetswithguts @BatterseaPwrStn #monstersoup

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Poplar Scooter Park

A school in Merton has created what is believed to be the UK’s first ever scooter park for young children which will be enjoyed both by pupils and the local community. The new scooter park at Poplar Primary School has more than 200 metres of pathways where children can let off steam, keep fit and learn to scoot safely. Now the school has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise £20,000 for the next phase which includes installing a timber shelter, street furniture, road markings, signage and even a race track. The campaign has already won celebrity backing from triathlon stars the Brownlee brothers who have pledged £1,000. On Thursday 30 March the school’s 640 pupils took part in their own duathlon – scooting and running – to raise cash. The scooter park has so far cost £60,000, with the school raising £30,000 and the SUEZ Communities Trust, which supports community and environmental improvement projects through the Landfill Communities Fund, donating a further £30,000. The park will be used by the school between 10am and 3pm but will be open to the community at other times including weekends and during school holidays. www.spacehive.com/poplar-scoot

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Playmobil Competition February 2017

We're excited to announce the first of a monthly series of free competitions in conjunction with Playmobil who hosted us at the Toy Fair Olympia 2017. This video include's Abigail's Top Picks for product sets being launched in February and you can find out how to enter our competition by going to: www.southwestlondon.tv/playmobil For those interested in Egyptian history, the water machine featured in this report is called a Shaduf. www.playmobil.com @PlaymobilUK

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Surprise performance at Southside Shopping centre

Denise Waterman followed a tip-off to witness a brilliant "Flash Mob" by our friends at the World Heartbeat Music Academy at Wandsworth Southside shopping centre. Special thanks for additional video footage from: Michael Csanyi- Wills Quinn Oulton James Gero @whbeat www.worldheartbeat.org https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/years-music-tuition-for-70-disadvantaged-children/

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Wimbledon Village raises funds for the Royal Marsden

Lady Wimbledon, Darling Magazine, the Dog & Fox and Dantastic joined Wimbledon Village Stables as they raised an amazing £11,000 for the Royal Marsden Hospital and had an absolute blast in the process. Pets, Fancy Dress, Horses, Families and Children all getting together on a beautifully sunny Autumn afternoon. www.ladywimbledon.com @LadyWimbledon www.darlingmagazine.co.uk @DarlingMagazine www.dantasticproductions.com @Dantastic_Prod www.royalmarsden.org @RoyalMarsden

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