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Latest Tooting News

  1. St George's Trust AGM 2014

    St George's NHS Trust held their annual general meeting tonight, Tuesday 30 September 2014. The meeting was open to attend by anyone who was interested in hospital services in Tooting. Amongst the things discussed where highlights of things which took place during the last financial year (such as the building of the helipad) and new things which are being planned for the future. Read more & comment. - Tue 30th Sep 2014, 09:54 PM

  2. Young's Brewery has Applied for a New License for Trafalgar Arms Pub

    A new licensing application for Trafalgar Arms pub has been submitted to Wandsworth Council by Young & Co's Bewery PLC. Prior to this the pub has been closed for quite some time due to the previous proprietor having gone in to administration. A public exhibition, showing plans for a new 4 storey building with retail space on the ground floor and residential flats above, had also been held in April 2014 by a development company which had purchased the site. However these plans now seem to have been mothballed and it looks like the Trafalgar Arms is set to reopen as a pub. Read more & comment. - Tue 30th Sep 2014, 08:05 AM

  3. Foxtons Estate Agents has opened in Tooting

    A new Foxtons estate agents opened on Mitcham Road at Tooting Broadway today, Saturday 27 September 2014. They are located at a very busy, prime retail, location alongside one of Tooting's busiest bus stops and just a short distance from Tooting Broadway Station at the at the site where Loot / Dixons once used to be. Read more & comment. - Sat 27th Sep 2014, 12:45 PM

  4. Burntwood Homecoming, 25 September 2014

    Burntwood School's "Homecoming" was held on the late afternoon and evening of Thursday 25 September 2014. The event was held to celebrate the completion of Burntwood School's new £40m school buildings and landscaping. There were tours of the school followed by the unveiling of a stone monument with a specially commissioned poem by the National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke. Then a fantastic extravaganza of music, dance and pyrotechnics ensued. The evening ended with a spectacular fireworks display which was set off from the top of the school buildings lighting up the night sky. This was a once in a life time event for the Burntwood School which will no doubt be remembered by all who attended for a long time to come. Read more & comment. - Fri 26th Sep 2014, 08:10 PM

  5. Plans submitted for new Signage for Premier Inn Opening at RACS site on Upper Tooting Road

    Whitbread Plc has submitted plans to the council for new signage for a Premier Inn hotel which is due to open above the proposed Waitrose at the RACS site on Upper Tooting Road. Read more & comment. - Thu 25th Sep 2014, 01:18 PM

  6. Development Plans for Building in Parade next to Tooting Broadway Station

    A new four storey retail and residential development is being proposed for the building next to Lloyds Bank in the parade next to Tooting Broadway Station. If approved the new 4 storey building will be taller than the neighbouring buildings, including the Grade II listed Tooting Broadway station all of which are two storeys high. The site is currently occupied by a two storey building which has a chicken shop (Lick’n Chick’n) and a betting shop (Betfred) on the ground floor. Read more & comment. - Thu 25th Sep 2014, 10:47 AM

  7. Residential Flats Proposed for above Wilko / Wilkinson in Tooting

    A new development with 19 residential flats is being proposed to go above the Wilko / Wilkinson store on Mitcham Road at Tooting Broadway. A planning application regarding this has been submitted to Wandsworth Council. Previous ideas for the same site had included a Travel Lodge hotel and a bingo hall. The hotel proposal had been approved by the local council but it was not implemented and the subsequent bingo hall proposal went on to be rejected by the council. Read more & comment. - Thu 25th Sep 2014, 10:33 AM

  8. Plans for new Car Wash and Car Park at Tooting Constitutional Club site Withdrawn

    Recently plans had been submitted to Wandsworth Council for a new car wash and car park to be located at the site of the bowling green at the Tooting Constitutional Club site on the corner of Tooting High Street and Woodbury Street. These plans have now been withdrawn by the developer. Prior to the withdrawal of the application a number of nearby local residents had objected to these plans mainly on the grounds that it may make existing traffic problems at Woodbury Street worse. Many pointed out that Woodbury street was already being used as a rat-run by heavy traffic wishing to avoid the use of the high street. Transport for London (TfL) and Thames Water had also commented that they would need further information on how this would impact on the traffic on Tooting High Street (A24) and how they intend to deal with any waste water. Read more & comment. - Tue 23rd Sep 2014, 05:23 PM

  9. Tooting Places Participate in London Open House 2014

    A number of Tooting places were open to the public as a part of London Open House 2014 this weekend (20-21 September 2014). Amongst these were the former Granada Tooting (grade I listed cinema) on Mitcham Road, the recently extended Oily Cart theatre’s premises at the Smallwood School Annex and the newly built underground building at Finton House School on Trinity Road. Read more & comment. - Mon 22nd Sep 2014, 05:28 PM

  10. Tiger Bills, A New Thai and American Grill Restaurant on Blackshaw Road

    Tiger Bills, a restaurant franchise offering Thai street food alongside American Grill, is set to open a new branch in Tooting in a couple of days time, on Friday 19 September 2014. The restaurant is located on Blackshaw Road within the grounds of St George’s hospital and one of our editors went along for a little look inside. Read more & comment. - Wed 17th Sep 2014, 08:18 PM

  11. Future of Phones 4u Shop at Tooting Broadway Remains Uncertain following Company Administration

    The Phones 4u shop at Tooting Broadway remains shut today (Monday 15 September 2014), with its future uncertain, following the announcement last night that the company has gone into administration. The shop occupies a good retail location on the corner of Tooting High Street and Mitcham Road and is well known locally as the place where the popular fashion retailer Chelsea Girl had once been located for many years (decades). Read more & comment. - Mon 15th Sep 2014, 12:59 PM

  12. Tooting Foodival 2014 - a celebration of locally grown food

    Tooting Foodival, an annual harvest time celebration of locally grown food, run by local community group Transition Town Tooting, took place this weekend on the 13 and 14 September 2014. This was the 7th year the event took place and it was bigger and better than ever before. The main event was held on Sunday 14 September 2014 at Samaj Hall on Tooting High Street (located just behind NatWest Bank). There was free food to eat which had been made from locally grown produce and cooked up by local restaurants. There was also live music, performances by a theatre group, various stalls and a Top Tooting Cook competition for residents to take part in. The event was much enjoyed by all who attended. Read more & comment. - Sun 14th Sep 2014, 09:48 PM

  13. Balham & Tooting Community Association (BATCA) Fun Day 2014

    The annual Balham & Tooting Community Association (BATCA) Fun Day, in association with Gatton Primary School and St Augustine’s Church, was held on Saturday 13 September 2014 on Broadwater Road just off Upper Tooting Road and Tooting High Street. A change for this year was that the event was held in September instead of June. Many people attended the event on the day. There were stalls, street food from around the world and fare ground rides. Many local dignitaries were in attendance including the Mayor of Wandsworth, Tooting MP Sadiq Khan and a number of local councillors. Money was raised at the event to support two projects at St George's Hospital. Read more & comment. - Sun 14th Sep 2014, 02:04 PM

  14. The Third Bellevue Road Fair, September 2014

    The Bellevue Association which consists of traders from Bellevue Road and Trinity Road (SW17) held their 3rd street fair for the local community on Saturday 13 September 2014. The event was very well attended on a warmer than average September day. There were many stall holders, lots of street food and new this year was live music on a stage which had been erected on Wiseton Road, just off Bellevue Road. Read more & comment. - Sat 13th Sep 2014, 11:41 PM

  15. Jantar, a Brazilian All-You-Can-Eat Steak House, has Opened on Upper Tooting Road

    A new Brazilian all-you-can-eat steak and grill restaurant has opened on Upper Tooting Road, next door to Nando’s, on Thursday 11 September 2014. It is located next door to Nando's in place of the former Taz Cash & Carry site. Read more & comment. - Thu 11th Sep 2014, 04:54 PM

  16. Smoking Grill on Upper Tooting Road has Closed

    The Smoking Grill restaurant which opened on the corner of Upper Tooting Road and Letchworth Street just this year, at the end of January 2014, has closed down. Read more & comment. - Thu 4th Sep 2014, 01:00 PM

  17. The Age UK Charity Shop is relocating to the Boyds Site on Mitcham Road in Tooting

    Due to the end of their lease the Age UK charity shop in Tooting will be relocating to a new site a few doors along to premises which had been previously been occupied by Boyds the electronic retailer for many years. They will be moving from 112 Mitcham Road to 98 Mitcham Road, Tooting. Read more & comment. - Wed 3rd Sep 2014, 03:52 PM

  18. Coral Gets Go-Ahead to Open New Betting Shop at the Former H.Samuel site in Tooting

    Coral Racing Ltd has been given the go-ahead by the Government Planning Inspectorate to open a new betting shop at the former H.Samuel jewellery shop site on Mitcham Road in Tooting, following a successful appeal against Wandsworth Council who had previously refused their application to open here. As a part of the appeal, to the Government Planning Inspectorate, Coral also asked for costs from Wandsworth Council and the Inspector has agreed that they now go ahead and claim full costs from the council. Read more & comment. - Mon 1st Sep 2014, 04:47 PM

  19. Mango Palace on Tooting High Street has Closed Down

    Mango Palace, a Sri Lankan restaurant, which opened on Tooting High Street just a couple of years ago has now closed down. Read more & comment. - Mon 1st Sep 2014, 02:19 PM

  20. Foxtons to Open a New Branch at Tooting Broadway in September 2014

    Foxtons estate agents are opening a new branch in Tooting at the end of September 2014. It will be located at the premises which were recently occupied by discount clothes retailer Loot and prior to this by O2 / Link and for many years before this Dixons the electronic retailer. As an opening promotion Foxtons in Tooting will be selling the first 200 houses for free of charge (prior to 29 Dec 2014). Read more & comment. - Tue 26th Aug 2014, 01:20 PM

  21. Tiger Bills Thai and American Grill Restaurant to Open on Blackshaw Road, Tooting

    A new branch of Tiger Bills Thai and American Grill restaurant is opening in Tooting next month. The restaurant will be located on Blackshaw Road, where Mote restaurant was previously located, within the St George's Hospital grounds. Read more & comment. - Thu 21st Aug 2014, 05:03 PM

  22. Car Wash and Car Park Plans for the Bowling Green at the former Tooting Constitutional Club site

    Planning permission is being sought by the new owners of the Tooting Constitutional Club site to use the Bowling green area behind the former club site as a car wash and car parking area with a vehicle entrance on Woodbury street. The permission is being sought for an initial temporary period of 1 year at present. Read more & comment. - Thu 21st Aug 2014, 12:58 PM

  23. Go Ahead for New 8 Storey Block of Flats to replace Bedford House on Balham High Road, SW17

    Plans to knock down and replace Bedford House, on Balham High Road, with a new 8 storey block of flats have been approved by Wandsworth Council. Read more & comment. - Tue 19th Aug 2014, 09:15 PM

  24. Premises Licence for the Tooting Constitutional Club Site on Tooting High Street Refused

    Licence requested by new owners of Tooting Constitutional Club site for alcohol & music until late hours has been refused by Wandsworth Council. Read more & comment. - Mon 11th Aug 2014, 08:11 PM

  25. Premier Inn Hotel Planned for RACS Development Site on Upper Tooting Road

    A new Premier Inn Hotel operated by Whitbread PLC is planned for within the RACS development site on Upper Tooting Road. With regards to this, Whitbread PLC have applied to Wandsworth Council for a new licence to sell alcohol and show films, 7 days a week. Comments to this licensing application can be given until 25 August 2014. Read more & comment. - Fri 8th Aug 2014, 09:23 PM

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