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Latest Tooting News

  1. Crossrail 2 Safeguarding Directions, including a Tooting Stop, Issued by Government on 24 March 2015

    Patrick McLoughlin, the Secretary of State for Transport, issued updated Safeguarding Directions for Crossrail 2 today, 24 March 2015. The safeguarding directions granted today update the previous safeguarding directions which had been put in place for the Chelsea to Hackney line in 1991. The new safeguarded route goes underground between Wimbledon in SW London and New Southgate / Tottenham Hale in NE London, with Tooting Broadway included as one of the Crossrail 2 stations on the route. The safeguarding direction plans issued also show 3 surface (above ground) areas which have been earmarked for the Crossrail 2 development in the SW17 area. These include two sites on Tooting High Street and one along Waterside Way, near Plough Lane. One other surface interest site which had been previously suggested for where a playing field is located at corner of the Burntwood Lane and Trinity Road has been removed. Read more & comment. - Tue 24th Mar 2015, 09:59 PM

  2. Al Murad Tile shop to open next to the Trafagar Arms on Tooting High Street

    A new tile shop called Al Murad is to open on Tooting High Street on the ground floor of the new development known as Vulcan House which is located next to the Trafalgar Arms pub. Work is currently taking place fitting out the site. Read more & comment. - Tue 24th Mar 2015, 02:10 PM

  3. Silkhance Fabrics shop on Tooting High Street to Close on Tuesday 31 March 2015

    Silkhance Fabrics shop, have said that their last day of trade in Tooting will be on Tuesday 31 March 2015. The shop at 4 Tooting High Street, which specialises in haberdashery and fabrics, has been run by the same people for over 40 years and is now closing due to the retirement of the owners. The shop was opened by Mr Kantilal Haria and Mrs Jyot Haria in 1973. It was originally called Bhavneeta Novelties but in 1993 it was rebranded to trade under the name Silkhance Fabrics. A new coffee shop will be taking over the premises. Read more & comment. - Mon 23rd Mar 2015, 12:37 PM

  4. Plans to Convert the Grade II listed Almshouses' Chapel on Garratt Lane, Tooting into a Live / Work

    Plans have been submitted by Wandsworth Council's Housing department to refurbish and convert the Grade II historically listed Almshouses' Chapel on Garratt Lane in Tooting into a live / work unit. The chapel is a part of a Grade II listed walled estate which was built in 1848 by the Holborn Estate Charity in order to provide charitable accommodation to the poor people of St Clement Dames Parish in Westminster. The estate was known as St Clement Danes and in recent times has rebranded to Diprose Lodge. It is thought that the Chapel has been out of use for at least 12 years. Read more & comment. - Wed 18th Mar 2015, 08:53 PM

  5. Earlsfield Ward By-Election to be Held on Thursday 7 May 2015

    Wandsworth Council has announced that a by-election for Earlsfield Ward will be held on Thursday 7 May 2015, the same day as the General Election. This is due to the recent death of Earlsfield Ward Councillor, Adrian Knowles. Wandsworth Council's Earlsfield Ward is made up of parts of both Tooting SW17 and Earlsfield SW18 and local residents in this area who are register to vote will receive voting cards for both the By-Election and the General Election. Read more & comment. - Tue 17th Mar 2015, 10:53 PM

  6. St George's Hospital Site in Tooting found to have the most False Fire-Alarm Callouts to London Fire

    An analysis by the London Fire Brigade has found that the St George's Hospital site in Tooting had the highest number of false fire alarms callouts to them in the whole of London. The fire brigade is concerned that false fire alarms cause complacency when they go off. So if there is a real fire people may ignore the alarm. St George's are looking to make improvements to how they handle fire alarms and are working to update all 5,500 fire sensors across the site over the next 3 years at a cost of £4m. Read more & comment. - Tue 17th Mar 2015, 10:11 PM

  7. Tooting Constitutional Club site Development Plans to be decided by Government Planning Inspectorate

    The owners of the Tooting Constitutional Club site on Tooting High Street have taken their plans, to demolish the site and replace it with a 7 storey high block of flats, to appeal with the Government Planning Inspectorate on the grounds that Wandsworth Council took too long in considering their application. This means that the Government Planning Inspectorate will now have the final say on whether this development gets the go ahead or not regardless of what Wandsworth Council has to say about it. Read more & comment. - Tue 17th Mar 2015, 11:03 AM

  8. Sarashwathy Bavans restaurant on Tooting High Street has Closed for Good

    An estate agents sign has gone up on Sarashwathy Bavans, South Indian restaurant, on Tooting High Street confirming that it has now closed for good. Some signs had been put up at the restaurant in 2012 to say that it was closed for refurbishment but it never opened again after this. The site is in a good position with two popular eateries, Honest Burgers and Dosa n Chutny, either side of it and it’s just across the road to Tooting’s largest Sainsbury’s. Read more & comment. - Sun 15th Mar 2015, 04:55 PM

  9. Home Goods Shop on Mitcham Road and Valnay Street Corner Applies to Sell Alcohol

    World Superstore, a small retail shop at 85 Mitcham Road which at present sells mainly home goods and luggage has applied for a licence to sell alcohol. This shop was called "Shop 2 Try" until quite recently. Read more & comment. - Sun 15th Mar 2015, 04:15 PM

  10. Mitcham Road Car Fire, Saturday 14 March 2015

    A car standing in front of the HSS Hire Shop on Mitcham Rd in Tooting burst into flames on the afternoon of Saturday 14 March 2015. The incident was attended by police and fire brigade. Read more & comment. - Sat 14th Mar 2015, 05:17 PM

  11. Mud, a new Coffee Shop on Mitcham Road in Tooting

    A new artisan coffee and brunch shop called Mud opened on Mitcham Road, close to the Church Lane junction, on Tuesday 10 March 2015. It opened at the site where the Mishtidesh Indian sweet shop used to be and is run by South London residents Ian Owen and Rachel Davis. Read more & comment. - Thu 12th Mar 2015, 06:10 PM

  12. Closure of Two Shops next to Each Other on Ritherdon Road, near Tooting Bec Tube

    Estate agent signs have been simultaneously put up on to two separate shops next to each other at 20 and 22 Ritherdon Road in the Upper Tooting area. These shops are located between The French Cafe restaurant and Quirky Dove Tale home furnishings shop. One of the two shops had been used by "Independent Mind Body Soul", a mummy and baby spa, and the other by "Thorold Wines", a wine shop. Read more & comment. - Thu 5th Mar 2015, 07:29 PM

  13. Papas Tops Pizza has opened on the Tooting Bec end of Balham High Road

    "Papas Tops Pizza" has replaced the not long opened "Papa's Piri Piri Chicken and Pizza Shop" on Balham High Road, SW17. Prior to this the premises had been used by the Thai Buffalo restaurant. Read more & comment. - Thu 5th Mar 2015, 07:24 AM

  14. General Election 2015 - Tooting Constituency Candidates

    Local residents in the Tooting Parliamentary Constituency area will have the opportunity to elect an Member of Parliament to represent the area on Thursday 7 May 2015. The Tooting Parliamentary Constituency area includes most of Tooting as well as parts of Balham, Streatham and Earlsfield / Wandsworth and it is made up of 7 Wandsworth Council wards; Graveney, Tooting, Bedford, Wandsworth Common, Nightingale and Earlsfield. The candidates standing for election for the position of Tooting MP include: Sadiq Khan (Labour), Dan Watkins (Conservative), Przemek Skwirczynski (UKIP), Phil Ling (Liberal Democrats) and Esther Obiri-Darko (Green Party). Read more & comment. - Tue 3rd Mar 2015, 10:40 AM

  15. Johnny Savile implicated in attacks at Springfield Hospital, Tooting Bec

    A recently published report has shown Johnny Saville, the older brother of Jimmy Savile, was implicated in sex attacks at Springfield Hospital in Tooting Bec whilst he had been working there between 1978 and 1980. There were 7 allegations against him which led to him being sacked. Johnny Savile died in 1988. Read more & comment. - Mon 2nd Mar 2015, 12:52 PM

  16. Plans for the development at Tooting Bec Lido move Forward

    Plans for the Tooting Bec Lido development are progressing with more details of the project having recently been recently submitted to council as a follow up to the planning application which had been approved in 2013. Tooting Bec Lido is the largest outdoor pool in the United Kingdom. The development project will include the improvement and replacement of the southern entrance as well as the buildings around the pool. Read more & comment. - Fri 27th Feb 2015, 10:31 AM

  17. Retrospective Planning Application for Change of Snooker Hall to a Church, Upper Tooting Road

    A retrospective planning application has been put in for change of use of the former snooker hall located to the side of Tooting Islamic Centre, on Upper Tooting Road, into a church. The church which is known as "The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God" or UCKG, had been using the site since November 2009 without having first obtained the required permission for change of use of the site into a place of worship. So they have now applied for this. Read more & comment. - Thu 26th Feb 2015, 09:54 PM

  18. Upper Tooting Road Identified as one of the Top 10 Cycling Accident Hotspots in London

    A location on Upper Tooting Road close to the Tooting Islamic Centre and Tesco Express has been identified as one of the top ten cyclist accident hotspots in Greater London in a study conducted by insurer Aviva. The results of the study published by Aviva today were based on an analysis of 5 years of police road traffic accident data of cycling accidents within the M25 between 2009 and 2013. The part of Upper Tooting Road identified as a cycling accident hotspot came 5th out of the top 10 cycling accident hotspots in London. It is the section of Upper Tooting Road near the Lessingham Avenue, Ansell Road and Derinton Road junctions and it is a part of the London Cycle Superhighway. Read more & comment. - Wed 25th Feb 2015, 11:28 AM

  19. Cllr Adrian Knowles from Wandsworth Council Passed Away on 23 February 2015

    Councillor Adrian Knowles, the serving councillor for Wandsworth Council's Earlsfield Ward, in the Tooting Constituency area has passed away. He died from cancer at the age of 58 on Monday 23 February 2015. He had been elected to serve as the Councillor for Earlsfield Ward (which includes a bit of Tooting SW17 as well as Earlsfield SW18) in the May 2014 local council elections. Cllr Adrian Knowles had also served as the Mayor of Wandsworth from May 2012 to May 2013 during which time he attended many community events in Tooting as a part of his civic duties with a cheerful persona despite his illness. Read more & comment. - Tue 24th Feb 2015, 08:35 PM

  20. Pizzeria Sette Bello has reopened in place of Malletti at Amen Corner, Tooting

    After an absence of over a year from Tooting the Pizzeria Sette Bello, Italian restaurant, has re-opened at its former site in place of Malletti at Amen Corner, Mitcham Rd, Tooting on Sunday 22 February 2015. Read more & comment. - Mon 23rd Feb 2015, 09:11 PM

  21. St George's Gets Go Ahead for new 4 Storey Temporary Building on Blackshaw Road, Tooting

    Plans by St George's Hospital to construct a new 4 storey temporary building for 5 years use on Blackshaw Road in Tooting (near Tiger Bills restaurant) were approved at a planning committee meeting held at Wandsworth Council yesterday evening, Wednesday 18 February 2015. The building will include clinical space on the ground floor and office space on the upper floors. Read more & comment. - Thu 19th Feb 2015, 04:40 PM

  22. The Little Taperia has applied for a Premises License for a Site on Tooting High Street

    A licensing application to sell alcohol, to sell late night refreshments and to show films has been submitted for a new tapas restaurant called The Little Taperia which is planning to open on the corner of Tooting High Street and Nutwell Street, in place of Bonnie Pets and flowers. Read more & comment. - Mon 16th Feb 2015, 05:21 PM

  23. Geronimo Inns Submits Planning Application for Trafalgar Arms on Tooting High Street

    A planning application for improvements to the Trafalgar Arms pub on Tooting High Street has been submitted by Geronimo Inns, who are a part of the Young's group of pubs. This follows on from Young's licensing application for the site which was granted by the council in November 2014. The Trafalgar Arms has been closed for quite a while and Geronimo Inns are intending to re-open it as a working pub. Read more & comment. - Sat 14th Feb 2015, 11:41 AM

  24. Former Tooting Constitutional Club Site to be listed as an Asset of Community Value by Council

    The former Tooting Constitutional Club buildings on Tooting High Street are to be listed by the Wandsworth Council as an "Asset of Community Value". This means that if the premises are ever put up for sale then any members of the local community who are interested will get up to six months of time to raise the money to make a bid to buy them. This listing however will not impact on the development currently planned for the site. Read more & comment. - Fri 13th Feb 2015, 12:30 PM

  25. Poundworld to Open a New Bargain Buys Store in Tooting

    Although they are closing their pound shop in Tooting, Poundworld intends to open a new multi-price discount retail store called Bargain Buys in the area. Read more & comment. - Wed 11th Feb 2015, 03:28 PM

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