Wandsworth Council Leader Ravi Govindia responds to a second round of questions from local residents, voluntary organisations, and businesses regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the local community.
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
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.
Wandsworth Council is currently recruiting for the role of Director of Children's Services. This is a quick round-up of the qualities some young people who have been through the process are looking for...
Wandsworth Councillor Kim Caddy visits the newly appointed Tenants' Champion Mira Bar-Hillel.
If you're having difficulties with your landlord or managing agen you can contact the Wandsworth Private Sector Tenants' Champion by emailing:
The 19 Bus route is under threat and Wandsworth Council are lobbying TFL to rethink their plans. This short video shows the entire route, sped up over 3000%, with a voiceover from Cllr Cook from Wandsworth Borough Council.
In episode 7 of our interviews in "The Pod", Denise Waterman chats with local Wandsworth Councillor Steffi Sutters and finds out a bit more about the person behind the role of Community Services and Open Spaces.
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
This is the first report in a short series of videos about the regeneration plans for the York Road and Winstanley Estates in Wandsworth.
In this episode, Pia Jackson introduces the area and some of the changes planned to start in 2018.
This is the second report in a short series of videos about the regeneration plans for the York Road and Winstanley Estates in Wandsworth.
In this episode, Pia Jackson talks to Lee Bishop from Taylor Wimpey about the changes planned to start in 2018.
This is the third report in a short series of videos about the regeneration plans for the York Road and Winstanley Estates in Wandsworth.
In this episode, Pia Jackson talks to Wandsworth Council Leader Ravi Govindia about his vision for the regenerated area.
The new American Embassy is one of London’s most striking new buildings – it is also home to 1,000 staff and receives 1,000 visitors every weekday. Go with us inside the @USAinUK Embassy where we talk to Ambassador Robert Wood and senior staff about what it means to move from Grosvenor Square to 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:
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.
A 2018 New Year message from Cllr Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council.
Find out and have your say on borough priorities by visiting:
As part of a longer report looking at developments in the Nine Elms area of Wandsworth, Alastair Greener was given an exclusive interview with Courtney Austrian from the new American Embassy. Here's a short excerpt from that interview...
This Symposium is a key event of the Community held at the largest mosque in Western Europe and this year marks the 14th to date. The event promotes a deeper understanding of Islam and other faiths and seeks to inspire a concerted effort for lasting peace. This year’s theme is Global conflicts and the need for Justice.
More than 800 guests attend the unique event including Secretaries of State, parliamentarians, diplomats, faith and civic leaders as well as representatives from numerous charities and faith communities. Guests will also get an opportunity to be given a guided tour of the mosque complex. Various dignitaries will give short speeches and the highlight of the event will be the keynote address by the Khalifa of Islam.
Reproduced with kind permission of Muslim TV Ahmadiyaa, MTA.
For more information about the plans for Twickenham Riverside please see below:
Here are a selection of comments from the 2,300 strong Lido petition so far:
LC, TWICKENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
This is a must for Twickenham's long term regeneration!
A great and sound idea to really rejuvenate the riverside. Self funding and fully costed so minimal cost to the local tax payers.
JA, TWICKENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
I would like to see more in Twickenham than pubs and charity shops.
GR,TWICKENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
I am a local resident that would use this facility.
SN, TWICKENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
I'd really like to see a lido in Twickenham and it would be an amazing feature for the riverside which seems to have strong financial support.
MB, TWICKENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
At last something positive being developed for the people of Twickenham. It has been idle for far too long!
SD, TWICKENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
It will bring a whole new lease of life to the area and generate business. We need this as the town centre is starting to die and shops are closing down.
Alastair Greener brings you the latest roundup of Parliamentiary candidates from the SW London region. These 30 second pitches plus many more can be found on www.simplepolitics.co.uk or follow them on Twitter with hashtag #30SecondPitch.