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Latest Tooting News

  1. Car Mounts Pavement Bike Stand at 45 Degrees in Upper Tooting Road Accident

    An accident on Upper Tooting Road today (Saturday 26 July 2014) saw a motorist drive his car on to a bike stand on the pavement at 45 degrees, just narrowly missing busy Saturday shoppers and those enjoying their coffees and food at the tables outside the nearby Disottos Grill eatery. Read more & comment. - Sat 26th Jul 2014, 07:22 PM

  2. Shisha Bar on Totterdown Street, Tooting, Applies for Late Night Music Licence

    Lebanese Valley shisha bar, which is located in a yard on Totterdown St belonging to Tooting Market, has applied for a 7-nights-a-week late night music & food/drink licence. Comments about this can be given to Wandsworth Council by Friday 15 August 2014. Read more & comment. - Sat 26th Jul 2014, 01:50 PM

  3. Belaju Cafe, a new Coffee Shop and Delicatessen with Brazilian Food in Broadway Market, Tooting

    A new coffee shop and Delicatessen has opened in Broadway Market in Tooting. They do a mix of English, European and Brazilian cuisine and they have some Brazilian groceries for sale. Amongst their offering they have coffee, cakes, smoothies, sandwiches, homemade burgers and some Brazilian dishes. Read more & comment. - Tue 22nd Jul 2014, 08:23 AM

  4. Honest Burgers, a new Branch on Tooting High Street

    Honest Burgers, a burger restaurant which specialises in using British produce, opened its new premises on Tooting High Street at midday today (Saturday 19 July 2014). Due to an opening day promotion by Honest Burgers, involving the giveaway of free burgers to the first 500 customers, a huge queue formed around the block which stretched quite a distance down nearby Gilbey Road. The burgers currently offered at this restaurant include: dry aged beef, free range chicken and vegetarian. Read more & comment. - Sat 19th Jul 2014, 06:30 PM

  5. Cheque Centre on Mitcham Road, Tooting, has Closed

    Cheque Centre on the corner of Mitcham Road and Mellison Road in Tooting has closed. It is not yet known what will replace it. Read more & comment. - Wed 16th Jul 2014, 09:29 PM

  6. Tooting Library to Withdraw from the London Libraries Consortium

    Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) the company running the Borough of Wandsworth Libraries is withdrawing Tooting Library (and others in the borough) from the London Libraries Consortium. This will be in effect from 3 November 2014. As a result of leaving the consortium Tooting Library members will no longer be able to borrow books simply and for free from the libraries in the consortium which are located in other boroughs across London. The alternative will be ordering books through inter-library loans for which there is a fee and in addition the library may also be able to buy any books, such as popular fiction, which are in great demand. Read more & comment. - Mon 14th Jul 2014, 11:47 AM

  7. Tooting Broadway Station to get a Defibrillator

    Tooting Broadway Station is to get a Defibrillator, a life saving piece of equipment to be used when a person has had a heart attack. Read more & comment. - Wed 9th Jul 2014, 01:30 PM

  8. Major Refurbishment Planned for McDonald’s at Tooting Broadway

    The McDonalds on Mitcham Road in Tooting is to get an exterior facelift, along with a new shopfront and a full interior refurbishment. Read more & comment. - Wed 9th Jul 2014, 12:50 PM

  9. Tooting's Biggest Lidl is Getting a Little Bit Bigger

    The biggest of the three Lidls in Tooting, which is located opposite Tooting Rail Station, is planning an extension to the front of their store. The shop floor will increase from 1200m2 to 1288m2. As a result 11 car parking spaces will be lost and they will be relocating the position of where there shopping trolley park is at the front of the shop. Read more & comment. - Wed 9th Jul 2014, 12:35 PM

  10. St George's Trust Council of Governors' Elections are Underway

    The Council of Governors' Election for St George's Trust is underway. The council of governors will consist of volunteers, from the local community and staff, who have been elected to keep a critical eye on what is being done at St George's after it becomes a Foundation Trust. Voting papers are being sent out from today, Monday 7 July 2014, and the closing date for the votes to be received is Friday 25 July 2014, 5pm. Votes should be posted by 20 July 2014 the latest using the pre-paid 2nd class envelope provided. Read more & comment. - Mon 7th Jul 2014, 11:29 PM

  11. Roosters Spot is Replacing the London Fish Bar on Mitcham Road, Tooting

    Signage for a new fast food shop specialising in peri-peri chicken, called Roosters Spot, has gone up on the former London Fish Bar site opposite Tooting Police Station. Prior to this the site had been empty since the London Fish Bar closed more than a year ago. Read more & comment. - Mon 7th Jul 2014, 09:54 PM

  12. The Broadwater Road Gate to Streatham Cemetery in Tooting has Re-Opened after Many Years

    After more than 20 years of being closed the Broadwater Road Gate to Streatham Cemetery in Tooting has been repaired and re-opened for use by the public. An opening ceremony was held on Sunday 6 July 2014 to mark the re-opening and to celebrate the improvements to the cemetery near the entrance, which include new landscaped garden areas, a new community notice board and a new wooden bench (with more to come). The Friends of Streatham Cemetery, the Groundwork London charity and Lambeth Council (the owner of the cemetery) worked together to get the gate re-opened. It is hoped that this will lead to an underutilised 40 acre tranquil green space right in the in the middle of Tooting being used more by the local community. The cemetery is full of many plants and animals and it is a pleasant place for a stroll. This gate will also allow local people to once again use the footpaths in the cemetery as a quicker and more pleasant walking route to get from Broadwater Road (off Upper Tooting Road) through to Garratt Lane (between Smallwood & Wimbledon roads) missing all the traffic, noise and crowds outside. Read more & comment. - Sun 6th Jul 2014, 07:24 PM

  13. Yorkys Gym, a New Independent Gym on Charlmont Road in Tooting

    A new independent gym called Yorkys Gym is holding its grand opening tomorrow, Saturday 5 July 2014. The gym is on Charlmont Road, off Mitcham Road, just behind the Long Room (Mitre) pub. Visitors are welcome to come and have a look around and to sign-up to use the gym on this day. The gym can be used from Monday 7 July 2014. The ground floor of the gym is now complete and equipped with all sorts of keep fit equipment but the upper floor, where it is planned that various group activities and classes will occur, is still under construction. Read more & comment. - Fri 4th Jul 2014, 05:20 PM

  14. Article 4 Direction for Controls to Demolition Approved for the Wheatsheaf Pub in Tooting Bec

    Wandsworth Council agreed to implement an Article 4 Direction to control the demolition of the Wheatsheaf pub, located on the corner of Upper Tooting Road and Trinity Road, at a meeting held at the council last night (Tuesday 1 July 2014). However another Article 4 Direction regarding controlling the change of use of the premises has been put on hold until the council can get some legal advice as to whether they can do this at present, prior to changing their planning policies. The council's planning policies currently say that the council supports flexible uses of such properties. The problem being if the council refuses any change of use, they could then be taken to appeal and lose as this is against their own polices and so be faced with a large bill for costs. Read more & comment. - Wed 2nd Jul 2014, 12:10 PM

  15. Council Decides Against Controversial Plans to Close Some Tooting Roads to Through Traffic

    Controversial proposals to close though traffic access for 10 Tooting residential roads in the Fishponds Road area (between Garratt Lane and Trinity Road) were refused at a meeting held at Wandsworth Council last night, Tuesday 1 July 2014. A recent consultation had shown that the majority of those who had responded (62%) were against the idea, as were the local police and Transport for London. Read more & comment. - Wed 2nd Jul 2014, 12:02 AM

  16. A Morrocan Restaurant is to Open in Place of Yip Wong on Mitcham Road, Tooting

    The new owners of the former Yip Wong restaurant site on Mitcham Road in Tooting are going to convert it into a Morrocan restaurant and work has now commenced at the site. Read more & comment. - Tue 1st Jul 2014, 08:38 PM

  17. Papa John's Pizza has a new Branch on the Tooting Bec end of Balham High Road

    A new Papa John's Pizza shop has replaced Tickle Me (Afro-Caribbean takeaway) at 263 Balham High Road, SW17. They open their doors to the public tomorrow, 2 July 2014. Read more & comment. - Tue 1st Jul 2014, 04:40 PM

  18. Tooting Bec Barclays to Close

    The Tooting Bec Barclays branch, located on the corner of Upper Tooting Road and Foulser Road, will be closing down on Friday 19 September 2014. It is not known as yet what business will replace this bank. Read more & comment. - Tue 1st Jul 2014, 09:40 AM

  19. Council Report Recommends Refusal of Road Traffic Closure Trial for 10 Tooting Roads

    A report has been published by Wandsworth Council regarding the outcomes of a recent public consultation on proposals to introduce trial closures to through traffic on ten Tooting roads, between Garratt Lane and Trinity Road, as a method of traffic calming. The consultation results showed that there was a 17% response rate and that 64% of the local residents who responded said 'no' to the proposals. In addition local police and Transport for London also voiced their concerns and were not in favour of the scheme. As a result the report recommended that the proposal should be refused when it is brought up for discussion at a meeting at the council which is being held on Tuesday 1 July 2014. The roads listed in the proposals were: Fishponds Rd, Khama Rd, Selkirk Rd, Graveney Rd, Hebdon Rd, Ansell Rd, Lingwell Rd, Glenburnie Rd, Morven Rd and Gateside Rd. Read more & comment. - Fri 27th Jun 2014, 09:24 PM

  20. Wimbledon AFC Exhibit their Plans for a New 20,000 Seat Football Stadium in SW17

    Wimbledon AFC and Galliard Homes are currently holding an exhibition showing their plans for a new 20,000 football stadium and 600 new homes they would like to build in place of the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium site, which is located in SW17 at the end of Blackshaw Road and next to Garratt Business Park just off Garratt Lane. The exhibition held at Tooting Leisure Centre today, Friday 27 June 2014, and will be on again tomorrow, Saturday 28 June 2014. At least one other group is known to be submitting plans to Merton Council other than the Wimbledon AFC and Galliard Homes consortium. Once all plans have been submitted to the Merton Council's Planning Department the council will then pick which one should go ahead. Read more & comment. - Fri 27th Jun 2014, 04:44 PM

  21. Tooting Commons Public Meeting, Monday 23 June 2014

    A public meeting regarding the Tooting Commons was held in Tooting Bec on the evening of, Monday 23 June 2014. Many local people attended. Ideas for future plans for the commons were discussed including what the recently awarded Heritage Lottery Fund money should be used for. In addition the subject of the lack of public toilets and drinking water on the commons was brought up by a member of the audience. An official from Wandsworth Council replied that they did not intend to put in public toilets, to which there was much uproar in the audience. In addition there was also a public vote asking whether Woodfields Recreation Ground on an adjoining site (this is owned by Wandsworth Council but is technically in Lambeth) should be included with the Tooting Commons for administration purposes. The overwhelming vote was for 'yes'. Read more & comment. - Tue 24th Jun 2014, 03:36 PM

  22. Big Plans for the Tooting Commons following £273k Heritage Lottery Award

    A sum of £273,200 has been awarded from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help raise the profile of some of the heritage features of the Tooting Commons. Following this award there is also a chance to apply for up to £2m in a second round of funding. There are big plans for improvements to the commons using this money. It will help to restore raise the profile of some of the heritage features on the commons. Plans include restoring a heritage fountain, restoring heritage features at Tooting Bec Lido and refurbishing the pavilion on the adjoining Woodfield Recreation Ground to bring it back into community use. The money will also help to restore ancient habitats and promote biodiversity, as well as help to devise and fund volunteering initiatives involving local residents and to provide local people with new skills. Read more & comment. - Tue 24th Jun 2014, 03:36 PM

  23. Coral's Plans for Betting Shop, Opposite Sainsbury’s, on Tooting High Street Approved

    After Wandsworth Council had refused Coral Racing Ltd plans for a metal shop front, for the site opposite the Sainsbury’s on Tooting High Street on grounds of it being unsympathetic to the location, they had re-applied to install a wooden shopfront instead. This has now been approved by the council, meaning that they can now go ahead and open here as the gambling licence for the site has already approved and permission for change of use was not required for this site, which was previously a burger shop. As legislation stands only changes from retail shops to betting shops require permission for change of use to be sought. Read more & comment. - Mon 23rd Jun 2014, 02:48 PM

  24. Furzedown Festival's Big Day Out 2014

    The annual Big Day Out event which takes place as a part of the Furzedown Festival, organised by the Furzedown Network, took place on Saturday 21 June 2014. The sun shone and thousands took advantage to come along to the Furzedown Recreation ground to listen to the live music, have a picnic, shop at the many stalls and take part in the many activities laid on. Read more & comment. - Sun 22nd Jun 2014, 11:42 AM

  25. St Nicholas Church Fun Day for the Tooting Community, Saturday 21 June 2014

    St Nicholas Church held a free Fun Day for the Tooting Community on Saturday 21 June 2014. It was a sunny day and many attended. There were many free activities outdoor games, children's entertainment, a barbeque, an ice-cream van and even tours of the church and graveyard led by local Graveney ward councillor, Rex Osborn. Read more & comment. - Sat 21st Jun 2014, 10:56 AM

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