Author: Rosena-Allin-Khan

  • Chestnut Avenue

    We love Tooting common and indeed all the green spaces this borough has to offer. We have been dismayed to hear about plans to cut down a beautiful avenue of trees, not least since the views of residents have not been sought. The Council assured us that local people would be involved in the decision, […]

  • A Hospital Christmas

    While most people were at home eating turkey, chapatis or both (!), a core of individuals were working as the most amazing team. I am compelled to write this post as I feel so proud to be part of this team and feel so strongly that our NHS services MUST be protected. Working in frontline […]

  • Crossrail 2 public consultations

    You may have seen the Crossrail 2 roadshow vans out and about. Local residents have had their chance to ask questions and express their views. No doubt, Fleur and I were out to hear what people had to say. Tooting Broadway or Balham?.. That is the question. Regardless of where is ultimately chosen, this stands […]

  • Christmas Fair fun

    Tis the season to be jolly and we have been enjoying attending the local primary school Christmas fairs. This past weekend saw us visit Rutherford House and Ravenstone schools. Lots of organisation went in to putting on fun stalls and even Santa’s grotto! They were a pleasure to visit!

  • Speech Addressing The Council Regarding Welcoming Refugees

    Motion to support and Welcome Refugees in Wandsworth: Speech to the full council – October 14th 2015 Cllr Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, Bedford ward A man desperately clung on to his wife and two children as their boat capsized and they were washed away from him and onto the shores of a Turkish beach. Like driftwood. […]

  • Food festival and other news

    Food Festival After a gap of two years we are excited to let you know that the Balham Food Festival is returning! When; Sunday 27th September, 11am-6pm Where; Located in the recently transformed Hildreth Street and Bedford Hill Place. There will be over 25 stalls featuring a diverse range of delicious, freshly cooked dishes from […]

  • Balham Town Centre

    Exciting things are afoot in Balham town centre! Sitting on the Balham town centre board, I have been able to hear about all the great work that has been done thus far, as well as find out about the opening/ completion of some wonderful communal spaces due in the early summer. There is a great […]

  • International Women’s Day

    Thursday 5th March saw a very exciting event held in Tooting, hosted by Sadiq Khan. The aim was to gather lots of local women of all ages and celebrate International Women’s Day. There were members of the local community, faith groups and sixth form students. What a lovely, friendly and interesting mix of ladies. It […]

  • Would you want more of a say on how council budget is spent in the ward?

    Fleur and I are often out and about listening to people’s concerns and something we regularly ask ourselves is, what do local residents really want and need in order to feel they are heard? One debate that has arisen recently in the town hall is the idea that perhaps allocating a pot of funding to […]

  • Wandsworth’s Secret Army of Carers

    In my role on the Health and Adult Care Committee, I have been learning all about Wandsworth’s secret army of carers, who work tirelessly around the clock to care for friends and family. Until now, I never realised the full impact of the health inequalities facing carers in Wandsworth and all over the UK. Studies […]