Category: Tooting Bec and Balham

  • 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 […]

  • School sibling consultation, and Tooting Athletics Track may be cut

    School sibling policy consultation Feelings are running very high about the plans change the sibling policy for schools admission. If you have an opinion on this, or experience of how it would affect you, please send in your views to the consultation by October 31st  Please encourage other parents to send in their views too. […]

  • Save The Lodge, Ravenstone School cycling and Barringer Square

    Save The Lodge on Tooting Bec Road The Lodge on Tooting Bec Road is the lovely white building which used to be a garden centre and is now surrounding by hoardings and falling into disrepair. It is listed by English Heritage and there has been a local group working to save this building for three […]

  • Good news on the 20 MPH zone, and your views on Tooting Common

    Yesterday we got some great news on our campaign to have a 20 MPH zone and increase road safety in our streets. The Council have told us that the recent consultation showed that there is huge support from residents in Balham and Tooting Bec, and they are proposing that this will be agreed. Lots of […]

  • 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 […]

  • New Plans for Tooting Common

    I love our local Common and with a bike, four children, a love of running and a dog I’m an extensive user! There are a few big changes coming the way of Tooting Common – and ways in which you can have your say in what they are. Here’s a run down of the changes, […]

  • On being a new councillor

    A huge thanks to everyone who voted on election day back in May – and especially for those who voted for Rosena and I. There haven’t been any Labour councillors for our ward since 1990, but we changed this and are very grateful and excited to be your new councillors. I’ve lived in the ward […]