Wandsworth stays number one for service and value

It was great to have confirmation that the audit commission have, once again, given Wandsworth’s services a top rating of 4* as an authority – the seventh successive year our services have been given the highest rating. It gets even better that we’re still assessed as ‘improving strongly’ and that we’ve got top marks for […]

On hotels, hangers and humanity

I’m working out of London for a couple of days, and although I’d posted I wouldn’t be blogging, I couldn’t resist a rant about hotels. I’m not sure what it is, but it has always seemed that hotels make judgements about me. The first is that I want a single bed to sleep in, and […]

Tooting’s first ‘Good Neighbours’

I had the privilege of presenting the first six ‘Good Neighbour’ awards at a short breakfast ceremony this morning.  The scheme is part of the council’s ‘Tooting Together’ programme of work to improve Tooting Town Centre. Businesses are independently judged not only on meeting their statutory requirements (like safety and cleanliness) but also, and importantly, […]

Boris announces East London Line extension to Clapham Junction

The council has long campaigned for Clapham Junction to be linked into the Underground network. Boris has just announced the East London Line extension will be coming to Clapham Junction. Posted via email from jamescousins’s posterous

It’s snowing!

It can’t have escaped anyone’s notice that we’ve had some heavy snow in London. While it is always bizarre that London grinds to a halt when there’s a bit of bad weather, one thing it does seem to have done is put a smile on a lot of people’s faces – perhaps because everyone has […]

Our Wandsworth

Edward Lister, the Council Lister, is launching ‘Our Wadsworth’, the council and the Local Strategic Partnership’s vision for the next 10 years. Thinking about how the borough has changed in the past 10 years it’s exciting to think about how it can change in the next 10 years. And this vision not only sets out […]