Looking through photos I’ve taken recently I can’t believe I didn’t post anything about the pro-celebrity football that Wandsworth hosted at Battersea Park as part of Fostering Fortnight.
Today’s news that all the Labour councils in London are to freeze council tax next year (I say all, they only have eight) came as something of a shock.
Last night saw an incredibly successful event organised by Wandsworth Town Centre Partnership (with support from St George).
I was really pleased to see that Jane Allen, who recently retired as the head of libraries in Wandsworth has been given Membership of the Order of the British Empire and becomes Jane Allen MBE.
I’m very proud of the work the council does in support of Neighbourhood Watch (unlike most other areas the council, rather than the police, provide support Neighbourhood Watch in Wandsworth) and particularly proud of the opportunities we’ve given for co-ordinators to take on enhanced roles.
I’ve just been told that there has been a murder outside Wandsworth Prison. The victim had apparently been visiting an inmate and was shot when leaving. Police are hunting the suspects.
Last month brought the news that the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) were freezing funding for building projects in colleges across the country. South Thames College was just one of the colleges affected, being in the middle of a two phase rebuilding of their Wandsworth site. Other colleges were even unluckier, having demolished their buildings to be told the money to replace them wouldn’t be there!