Month: January 2021

  • Tooting Common flooding and wear and tear – what the council is doing

    The recent flooding on Tooting Common is the worst its been in many years. The council has told us that this is due to “rainwater run-off from the railway, poorly draining soil, and blocking drains in surrounding roads”. The council intends to adopt a plan of “increasing drain capacity by replacing the current drains with […]

  • Interesting fact about the water fountains at the southern end of Dr Johnson Avenue

    Your definition of “interesting” may be different to mine, but this explains why it seems like the fountains are regularly “broken”. As the person responsible for the fountains within the overall Tooting Common Heritage project recently explained to us: “…the push buttons have to be pressed 2 or more times to allow the water to […]

  • Tree felling in Bedford ward – January 2021

    We often get enquiries about why certain trees are removed from our streets. The council has a duty to cut down dangerous/diseased trees. A few are due to go in Bedford ward over the next few weeks: Plot # Species Road Reason for removal 7239 Prunus Serrula Mantilla Road Basal decay, fungal body, trunk decay, […]

  • Further temporary road closures in Bedford ward – Jan, Feb and Mar 2021

    Avoca Road will be closed from the junction with Topsham Road to the junction with Tooting Bec Road for SGN utility works from 18/01/2021 to 29/03/2021. Contact: SGN 01372 737 416. Balham Station Road will be closed outside Balham Station for Network Rail works, overnight only from the evening of 18/01/2021 to the morning of […]

  • Winter gritting in Wandsworth

    It’s shaping up to be a cold winter so gritting of roads and pavements may be necessary. The council’s webpages on gritting are here: You can request for your street to be gritted, or if your street should have been gritted and it has not been, by emailing There is also a map […]

  • Road closures in Bedford ward in January 2021

    Dafforne Road is closed from the junction with Upper Tooting Road to the junction with Romberg Road for SGN utility works, with an estimated date of completion of 31/01/2021. If you need to contact SGN, dial 01372 737 416. Hillbury Road will be closed from the junction with Bedford Hill for carriageway works commencing 06/01/2021 […]