Weekly wrap-up, 4 December

It isn’t unique to being a councillor (although it might be exacerbated by the lack of structure) but I struggle to think of the things I have been up to this week! So when I can look to my diary to remind me of what meetings and appointments I’ve had I find myself thinking “was […]

Putney Festive Market

The next of Wandsworth’s town centres to start getting the festive spirit is Putney, who are holding their annual festive market today. The event starts at 3pm, with the Christmas lights turned on at 6pm by Paralympian and TV presenter Ade Adepitan MBE. The market and events all take place in Church Square, near the […]

Weekly wrap-up, 20 November

A few bits that I’ve not posted about separately during the week. Clapham Junction This week saw the (superficially) good news that Clapham Junction is to receive some funding for improvements, combined with the bad news – which we all sort of knew – that it’s the country’s second worst station. I’ve not written anything […]

Christmas is starting in Wandsworth

It is time for people like me to start getting grumpy as Christmas begins despite being over a month away. Last night saw the first of our Town Centres turn on its lights with local author Isabel Losada hitting the button at the Slug and Lettuce in Clapham Junction (with some rather bemused passers-by in […]

Waitrose comes to Clapham Junction

It was a good day for Clapham Junction with the opening of the new Waitrose store on St John’s Road. ┬áIt seemed to be doing a roaring trade from the outset, but most importantly it was a vote of confidence in Battersea and Wandsworth at a time when other high street names are closing. It […]

Clapham Junction Christmas lights and Lavender Hill skating rink

A late cancellation and the fact that all other celebrities are in an Australian jungle led to me officially turning on the Clapham Junction lights tonight – despite being on a list that exists well beyond any alphabet known to man. Clapham Junction were the first town centre to officially turn on their Christmas lights […]