Wandsworth ward boundaries set to change

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking local people for their help to draw up a new pattern of council wards for Wandsworth Council.

The consultation to consider re-drawing ward boundaries across the council is the second part of an electoral review taking place across London. It is twenty years since these arrangements were last considered, and there have been many change to local neighbourhoods in that time.

The commission has also announced that following the first part of the review Wandsworth should have 58 councillors in future – two fewer than the current arrangements.

To take part in the consultation visit consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/16790

Pocket Living wins a 2019 RIBA award

Pocket Living’s affordable housing scheme in Mapleton Crescent has been awarded the prize for its attractive design, high standard of accommodation and pioneering construction method.

The development of 53 first time buyer affordable flats and 36 homes for the open market is beside the River Wandle south of the Southside Shopping Centre. It was built using the latest modular construction techniques, which sees completed flats being fully assembled at a factory before being transported to site and installed by crane. Modular construction has shaved around six months off the tower’s total build time

Debenhams in Southside to close

Today it was announced that the Wandsworth store is one of the 22 poor performing stores to close in 2020 (along with Wimbledon – Centre Court – but not Clapham Junction. This is something of a blow for Southside as Debenhams is the largest space user – and provides a useful cut through from Garratt Lane. In practice it has never drawn the custom from the south end of the centre (Waitrose end) end and it not really going to be missed. But a void will not be good for the north end of the centre. Watch this space.

Brady’s is closing

Many Society members were saddened to hear that Brady’s fish restaurant beside the river is closing its doors for the last time on 28th April. “Luke and Amelia Brady are retiring after 30 years of serving the finest fish to the good people of Wandsworth and beyond”. We will miss you!

A New Year, a new National Park?

Welcome to 2019 and the National Park City Festival. From the 1st May through into August a series of activities will kick start the London National Park City Festival which will be a celebration of London’s outdoor spaces and involve a broad range of activities, from culture and health and fitness to wildlife and the environment. Find out more on