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Charities & Community

Successful Christmas Tree Collections in Wandsworth 2020

Over the past fortnight the council has collected around 130 tonnes of unwanted trees. These will all now be turned into compost, some of which can be used in the borough’s parks and open spaces. Most were picked up from front gardens - but many thousands also had to be removed from Wandsworth’s 440 miles of pavement after people dumped theirs on the street. Footage Credit: Hannah Cayley and Branden Braganza

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

Denise Waterman meets up with Cllr Sutters on a sunny Saturday as the interpid "Ultra-Ploggers" set off on 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

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STORM Peace Concert and Conference

Shelly Palmer and Chris Preddie OBE were back for the 15th STORM Peace Concert and Conference at the Clapham Grand. This annual event celebrates and raises awareness of the victims and impact of knife, gun, and gang crime, as well as domestic violence across London. http://stormempowerment.com/ http://twitter.com/MarieMBESTORM https://www.instagram.com/mariembestorm/ https://www.facebook.com/marie.hanson.370177 @stormempower @shellyVpalmer talks to @MarieMBESTORM @Chrispreddie @BrixSoupKitchen @VpoDr @MatteoBergamini @KimCaddy @BrandfuelUK @ClaphamGrand @metpoliceuk @Streetwiselaw @DarkWaveComics #knifefree

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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

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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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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/

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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

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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

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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

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The Pod, Episode 3: The Good Grief Trust

In episode 3 of our new series of "up close and personal" interviews in "The Pod", Denise Waterman chats with the lovely Linda Magistris, founder of Wimbledon based charity The Good Grief Trust: www.thegoodgrieftrust.org twitter.com/goodgrieftrust facebook.com/thegoodgrieftrust To find out more about filming opportunities in "The Pod", as well as how SWL.TV can help put your video in front of 20,000+ YouTube subscribers and 11,000+ social media followers, please head over to: http://www.southwestlondon.tv/ThePod And don't forget to subscribe to our channel! Just click on the "SUB" logo, bottom right in the video player, or follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/user/southwestlondontv?sub_confirmation=1

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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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Development Plans for York Road and Winstanley Estates: 4

This is the final report in a short series of videos about the regeneration plans for the York Road and Winstanley Estates in Wandsworth. In this episode, local resident and spokesperson Marlene Price has the chance to ask Council Leader Ravi Govindia and MD of Taylor Wimpey, Lee Bishop, about plans for the area and how they will affect local residents. You can click on the following links to go directly to each question: Right to Return for residents and leaseholders: 0:36 Unit Size and allocations in future phases: 1:16 Creating a Community, not just disjointed housing: 1:54 Liaison Officer and handling issues: 2:42 Considerate Construction and managing disruption: 3:08 Fitted Kitchens: 3:45 www.wandsworth.gov.uk/winstanleyyorkroad #brighterborough

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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

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Nine Elms – Behind the scenes in London’s newest district

Every day thousands of commuters pass the new and emerging buildings that are beginning to change London’s skyline on the South Bank. To tell the story of what's happening behind the skyline at Nine Elms, Wandsworth Council commissioned this mini-documentary which looks at the redevelopment of a once barren industrial area from the perspective of new and old tenants. www.wandsworth.gov.uk/nineelms www.nineelmslondon.com @NineElmsTeam

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Yvonne Ellis, founder of Daughter Arise

The aim of Daughter Arise is to support those who have been through sexual abuse and also emotional and physical abuse who are struggling with the aftermath to help them build a solid foundation for their future by offering encouragement, support, education and spiritual motivation which in turn will empower the individual to make informed choices and positive changes in their circumstances. We work with survivors of sexual abuse, their families and supporters irrespective of faith, culture, life choices or personal background we are here to listen and support. www.daughterarise.org.uk @DAriseCIC

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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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Autumn is a great time to volunteer

Link UP recruits volunteers and works with charities throughout the borough of Wandsworth bringing together individuals who are willing to share their professional skills with local charities, community groups and social enterprises that need these skills to make a real difference in the Wandsworth community. All of the volunteers are professionals and whilst some are […]

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