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Roehampton Urgent Care Pilot Extended
Roehampton Urgent Care Pilot Extended

Centre in Queen Mary's Hospital open for another six months

Secondary School Pupils To Receive PCR Home Testing Kits
Secondary School Pupils To Receive PCR Home Testing Kits

Part of local effort to suppress South African variant

Surge Testing Site Set Up at Putney Leisure Centre
Surge Testing Site Set Up at Putney Leisure Centre

Extra capacity being provided after MP blasts 'appalling' initial response

Covid Patients in St. George
Covid Patients in St. George's Hospital in Single Figures

Number of admissions has fallen from 350 at February peak

Sandi Bloomfield Steps Down as PutneySW15.com Editor
Sandi Bloomfield Steps Down as PutneySW15.com Editor

She has spent nearly 20 years working on the local web site

Death Announced of Much Loved Local Florist
Death Announced of Much Loved Local Florist

Tributes paid to Richard Smith of The Flowersmith

Battersea Park Children
Battersea Park Children's Zoo Reopens After Lockdown

Huge response to crowdfunding helped it survive through months of closure

Four More Days of Strikes on Buses Planned
Four More Days of Strikes on Buses Planned

Industrial action by London United drivers set to continue into May

Big Increase in Number of Bus and Tube Passenger This Week
Big Increase in Number of Bus and Tube Passenger This Week

Overall usage still remains well below pre-pandemic levels

Surge Testing Deployed in Wandsworth Due To South African Variant
Surge Testing Deployed in Wandsworth Due To South African Variant

People urged to get tested as new strain is often asymptomatic

St Paul
St Paul's School Investigating Everyone's Invited Allegations

Barnes private school facing claims it has a misogynistic culture

Bitter Sweet Boat Race for Putney Rower
Bitter Sweet Boat Race for Putney Rower

Seb Benzecry missed out on chance to row past his home and school

XR Wandsworth Declare
XR Wandsworth Declare 'Open Rebellion' Against the Council

Sustained campaign of non-violent direct action to follow

Petition Launched To Save Southfields Allotments
Petition Launched To Save Southfields Allotments

Permission being sought to develop site into children's nursery

Wandsworth Welcomes Refugees To Host Zoom Event
Wandsworth Welcomes Refugees To Host Zoom Event

Fleur Anderson MP to join panel of speakers to discuss idea of a sanctuary city

Putney MP Stands Down as Local Councillor
Putney MP Stands Down as Local Councillor

Fleur Anderson had represented Bedford ward for seven years

Boat Race Weekend Protest at Hammersmith Bridge
Boat Race Weekend Protest at Hammersmith Bridge

Local rowing clubs and schools join MP to demand reopening

Poor Hygiene Rating for Hare and Tortoise
Poor Hygiene Rating for Hare and Tortoise

Inspectors give only two stars to Upper Richmond Road restaurant

New Boat Race Route Being Considered for Next Year
New Boat Race Route Being Considered for Next Year

Race could start at Westminster and end at Putney Bridge

A Tale of Two Bridges - Hammersmith Has a Twin in Budapest
A Tale of Two Bridges - Hammersmith Has a Twin in Budapest

Striking similarities in the fates of the William Tierney Clark inspired structures

Porpoise Spotted Swimming Near Barnes Railway Bridge
Porpoise Spotted Swimming Near Barnes Railway Bridge

A number of sightings have been reported over last few days

Local Air Pollution
Local Air Pollution 'Could Kill as Many as Covid-19'

Mike Fawcett on the implications of a new Imperial College report

Pharmacies Across the Borough Offering Covid Testing
Pharmacies Across the Borough Offering Covid Testing

Free lateral flow tests available for people without symptoms

New Vision For Wimbledon Park Includes A Lakeside Path
New Vision For Wimbledon Park Includes A Lakeside Path

All England Club is open to views on its plans for former golf course land

Pedestrianisation Proposal Made for Werter Road
Pedestrianisation Proposal Made for Werter Road

Campaign group wants to close western end near the High Street

Santander Announces Intention To Close In Putney
Santander Announces Intention To Close In Putney

Bank claims only 79 regular customers used the branch exclusively

Unattended Cooking Blamed for Putney Hill Fire
Unattended Cooking Blamed for Putney Hill Fire

Woman required medical attention after blaze in fourth floor flat

Tributes Paid To Long Serving Putney Councillor
Tributes Paid To Long Serving Putney Councillor

Diana Whittingham represented the area for two decades

Covid Cases Fall To Statistically Insignificant Levels Across Putney
Covid Cases Fall To Statistically Insignificant Levels Across Putney

Infection rate remains stubbornly high in Roehampton area

App Aims To Tackle Mugging of Local School Children
App Aims To Tackle Mugging of Local School Children

Wandsworth Council and Police launch partnership with Zecure

Vaccination Centre Opens at Queen Mary
Vaccination Centre Opens at Queen Mary's Roehampton

Much delayed launch fills gap in local provision

Experimental Cycle Contraflow Scheme for Buttermere Drive
Experimental Cycle Contraflow Scheme for Buttermere Drive

Council aiming to offer cyclists two way access to one way streets

Clean Air Campaign Focuses on Putney
Clean Air Campaign Focuses on Putney

Poster on Upper Richmond Road will change colour due to pollution

Covid-19 South African Variant Found in Roehampton
Covid-19 South African Variant Found in Roehampton

Residents urged to get tested after 'small number' of cases in the area

Two Charged with Murder of Ralph Gibson
Two Charged with Murder of Ralph Gibson

42-year-old man died after being stabbed in Putney last year

New Data Reveals Extent of Putney Town Centre Decline
New Data Reveals Extent of Putney Town Centre Decline

Footfall on the High Street more than halves during lockdown

Roehampton Family Makes Plea for Return of Free Library
Roehampton Family Makes Plea for Return of Free Library

Driver of white van sought in bid to recover book store

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Are You An Overweight Male, Non-Smoker Aged 18-65?
Are You An Overweight Male, Non-Smoker Aged 18-65?

Imperial College Seeks Subjects For Study

Dancing With H By C. S. Fiore
Dancing With H By C. S. Fiore

Be ready for Christmas presents. Keep safe. Give a book.

Road Closures Ahead in Putney and Roehampton
Road Closures Ahead in Putney and Roehampton

Diversions and delays in the local area due to road works

Forthcoming Transport Disruption on Public Transport in Putney
Forthcoming Transport Disruption on Public Transport in Putney

Tubes and trains services affected by engineering work

Watch Out for Exceptionally High Tides at Putney Embankment
Watch Out for Exceptionally High Tides at Putney Embankment

Times of increased flood risk by the Thames this week

Happy Fiftieth Birthday Mr Benn
Happy Fiftieth Birthday Mr Benn

Pilgrims already starting to arrive at his birthplace to mark the occasion

Small Victories for the Doverhouse Singers
Small Victories for the Doverhouse Singers

Local group continues to keep music part of the new normal

Jeremy Hunt Gives Talk for Putney High School
Jeremy Hunt Gives Talk for Putney High School

Former health minister stresses the importance of languages

Southfields Lit Up in a Winter Wanderland
Southfields Lit Up in a Winter Wanderland

320 windows decorated as event held for fifth year despite current challenges

Focus on Sleaze in Wandsworth Historian 50th Anniversary Issue
Focus on Sleaze in Wandsworth Historian 50th Anniversary Issue

Also features picture well known politician with KKK at Putney station

Wandsworth Libraries Offer a Chance To Talk
Wandsworth Libraries Offer a Chance To Talk

New scheme providing anyone feeling isolated the opportunity for a chat

Ageism Subject of Putney Women
Ageism Subject of Putney Women's Institute Talk

Local MP Fleur Anderson calls for Westminster debate on the issue

Putney Theatre Company Looks Back on a Strange Year
Putney Theatre Company Looks Back on a Strange Year

Lots of creativity despite the huge challenges of 2020

This Year
This Year's Ride London Event Cancelled

Festival of cycling was due to take place in May

St Margaret
St Margaret's Asks for Volunteers and Food Donations

Meals to be provided for the homeless during the winter

Support Fund Will Help Wandsworth Families During The Winter
Support Fund Will Help Wandsworth Families During The Winter

Covid-19 assistance to be targeted at those most in need

Boat Race Move
Boat Race Move 'Kick in the Teeth' for Putney Businesses

Council leader warns other high profile rowing events at risk

Help Clean Up Putney Towpath and Embankment
Help Clean Up Putney Towpath and Embankment

Residents encouraged to join the effort as part of the MyWandsworth campaign

Roger Askew To Give Talk About How The Royals Celebrate Christmas
Roger Askew To Give Talk About How The Royals Celebrate Christmas

The Arts Society South West London's next lecture

Trafalgar Remembered in Putney Despite Bad Weather
Trafalgar Remembered in Putney Despite Bad Weather

20th local celebration of naval battle takes place in Winchester House Club

Extinction Rebellion Hold Demo Outside Barclays in Putney
Extinction Rebellion Hold Demo Outside Barclays in Putney

Claim bank is responsible for ecocide due to fossil fuel investment

First Ever Putney Cookbook Launched
First Ever Putney Cookbook Launched

Local restaurants and cafes get together to present a range of recipes

Lifestyle

The Upper Scale Home Delivery Service
The Upper Scale Home Delivery Service

Finest quality of fish delivered to your door.

Why I Became A Plumber And How I Ended Up With A Business In The UK
Why I Became A Plumber And How I Ended Up With A Business In The UK

How The Italian Plumber came to be

West London Kitchens And Bedrooms
West London Kitchens And Bedrooms

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Enoteca Turi Delivers To Putney At Weekends
Enoteca Turi Delivers To Putney At Weekends

A chance to continue to enjoy their delicious Italian cuisine during the current lockdown

Ramen Bar To Open on Putney High Street
Ramen Bar To Open on Putney High Street

Bone Daddies set to take over former Byron Burger premises

Hotaru Restaurant Set To Close
Hotaru Restaurant Set To Close

Moving out of Putney Bridge Road at the end of its lease

The Prince of Wales Has Been Saved
The Prince of Wales Has Been Saved

Putney pub bought out of administration and the doors are wide open

The Scrubbery Needs Your Help
The Scrubbery Needs Your Help

Whilst Putney MP Fleur Anderson calls on PM to solve the national scrubs crisis

Property

Average SW15 Home Sale Price Tops £1 Million
Average SW15 Home Sale Price Tops £1 Million

Large family houses remain in demand in Putney and Roehampton

Green Light Given to Alton Estate Redevelopment
Green Light Given to Alton Estate Redevelopment

Less than quarter of flats in Wandsworth Council scheme classed as affordable

Ten Storey Hotel Approved for Putney High Street
Ten Storey Hotel Approved for Putney High Street

Will occupy site on corner of Putney Bridge Road

Is Now The Right Time To Leave Putney?
Is Now The Right Time To Leave Putney?

Covid-19 accelerating the trend to flee to the Home Counties

'Willett Built' Putney Property Back On The Market After 60 Years

Builder William Willett was an early advocate for 'British Summer Time'

Community

Petition Launched To Save Upper Richmond Road Pocket Park
Petition Launched To Save Upper Richmond Road Pocket Park

Putney councillors want JC Decaux to reconsider developing site

Thames Being Hit By
Thames Being Hit By 'Plastic Pandemic'

Number of discarded coffee cups in river doubles during lockdown

Old Style Romance from Hugh Thompson
Old Style Romance from Hugh Thompson

Putney resident publishes book based on great-grandparents' letters

Local Hero Gets Her Name in Lights on Oxford Street
Local Hero Gets Her Name in Lights on Oxford Street

Rosie from the Scrubbery selected because of her work during the pandemic

Prince George and Princess Charlotte Set To Attend School in SW15
Prince George and Princess Charlotte Set To Attend School in SW15

Thomas's Battersea to open secondary school with campus in Putney Vale

Blue Plaque Unveiled in Putney to Nobel Laureate
Blue Plaque Unveiled in Putney to Nobel Laureate

Renowned Physicist Abdus Salam lived on Campion Road

Remembering the Night 81 People Died in Putney
Remembering the Night 81 People Died in Putney

Call for plaque to be placed at site of the Cinderella Dancing Club bombing

Extinction Rebellion Make Case For Food Waste Collection
Extinction Rebellion Make Case For Food Waste Collection

Deputation remotely attends Wandsworth Council meeting to argue for change

Which Are The Hardest Schools In Wandsworth To Get Into?
Which Are The Hardest Schools In Wandsworth To Get Into?

New figures show over-subscription rates at local primaries and secondaries

Latest Job Opportunities in Putney

What's on offer in SW15 this week