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  1. Privatisation of Tooting Bec Athletics Track Proposed

    Wandsworth Council is currently looking at proposals to get a third party (company, organisation, group etc) to run Tooting Bec Athletics track and all its associated facilities instead of themselves. The council have said they need to do this to save money due to Government cutbacks. Tooting Bec Athletics Track is located on Tooting Graveney Common, SW17, and it is one of only two Olympic quality running tracks in Wandsworth Borough. It is also home to local athletics club Herne Hill Harriers. Tooting Bec Athletics Track and its associated facilities are in top condition having undergone a £150,000 refurbishment this summer. The decision on whether the track will be handed over to others to run will be made at a committee meeting to be held at the council on 27 November 2014. Read more & comment. - Thu 30th Oct 2014, 11:20 AM

  2. Crossrail 2 Update - October 2014

    A new Crossrail 2 report published by TfL (Autumn 2014), based on the second public consultation held in the summer, shows that there had been many comments both for and against a stop at Tooting. The report said that many supported a stop at Tooting as it would ease crowding on the Northern Line but it also said that 83 people had asked for a stop at Streatham for example instead of Tooting. In addition to this Boris Johnson also announced, at the City Age conference held in London, today (28.10.14) that the preferred route is the regional one which will extends out to the suburbs, running from Epson in Surrey through to Cheshunt in Hertfordshire, and that the half of the £20bn costs would be footed by Government and the other half by business. Read more & comment. - Tue 28th Oct 2014, 06:15 PM

  3. The Pumpkin Parade on Tooting Bec Common - Sunday 26 October 2014

    The annual Pumpkin Parade event was held by the Friends of Tooting Common community group on Sunday 26 October 2014. Many families attended this event as the sun went down. Many families came along with pre-carved pumpkins and children in fancy dress to take part in the competitions being held on the day. Rosettes were awarded to the best (artistic, scary and funny) pumpkins and for the best children’s fancy dress. Read more & comment. - Sun 26th Oct 2014, 10:13 PM

  4. Proposals to limit new Betting Shops, Takeaways and Change of Use of Pubs

    Wandsworth Council are currently carrying out a public consultation to see what locals think of their ideas to introduce new local policy to limit the number of new betting shops opening, takeaways opening and change of use of pubs. Following the consultation the feedback received will be reviewed and any adjustments to the proposals made as necessary before the final version of the planning document is put before the councillors to approve. Comments must be in by the 14 November 2014 deadline. Read more & comment. - Thu 23rd Oct 2014, 06:26 PM

  5. Proposals to Stop New Betting Shops from Opening in Tooting if Too Many nearby Already

    Wandsworth Council is proposing to introduce new local policy which would allow them to refuse new betting shops from opening if they are four or more betting shops near to the proposed site (within 400m already). Comments can be given to these proposals by 14 November 2014. Read more & comment. - Wed 22nd Oct 2014, 06:21 PM

  6. Proposals to Limit Number of Takeaways near Tooting Schools

    Wandsworth Council is proposing to introduce some new local policy to limit the number of businesses offering hot food takeaways near schools in Tooting and the rest of the borough. To do this they wish to stop change of use of any premises to a takeaway (class A5 business use) if there are 4 or more already within 400m of any state school (secondary or primary). An analysis of the number of takeaways near schools showed that two Tooting schools had the highest number of takeaways near them out of the entire Borough of Wandsworth with 29 takeaways and 25 takeaways near each. If the new rules for takeaways are implemented this may mean that some eateries, like Kennedy’s fish and chip shop and Papa John’s pizza, may not be able to open in Tooting in the future. The proposals also include any premises with mixed use classification such as those classed as both a restaurant and takeaway (A3 / A5). Comments to these proposals can be submitted to the council by 14 November 2014. Read more & comment. - Wed 22nd Oct 2014, 06:00 PM

  7. Chadwick's Butchers are looking to open in Tooting

    Chadwick's Butchers, a family run organic butchers from Balham, are currently looking to open a new shop in Tooting. They are yet to find suitable premises in Tooting but are actively looking. They were interested in the Boyds site on Mitcham Road but Age UK relocated to this site. They also recently put down an offer for the former Coral site on Tooting High Street but were out bid. Read more & comment. - Wed 22nd Oct 2014, 01:58 PM

  8. New Flower Stall opens on the Totterdown Street and Tooting High Street Corner

    After the absence of a flower stall on the Totterdown Street and Tooting High Street corner for many months a stall selling flowers has once again opened at the site. The new stall is run by the owners of The Flower Sanctuary, an independent flower shop in Balham. Read more & comment. - Sat 18th Oct 2014, 04:42 PM

  9. Development Plans for the Tooting Constitutional Club Site on Tooting High Street

    New owners of the Tooting Constitutional Club buildings held a public exhibition today (Wednesday 15 October 2014) to show locals their proposed plans for the site, which is located at the corner of Tooting High Street and Woodbury Street. The plans include knocking down the existing buildings to build new buildings to 7 storeys high, with 46 new flats and 2 shops. Read more & comment. - Wed 15th Oct 2014, 06:18 PM

  10. The Almond Modern European Restaurant has Opened on Trinity Road, SW17

    A new restaurant called the Almond, offering modern European Cuisine, has opened on Trinity Road (London, SW17) close to Bellevue Road. It replaces Abirout Lebanese restaurant which was at the site before it. Read more & comment. - Tue 14th Oct 2014, 07:52 PM

  11. Change of Use of Kwik-Fit Site on the Tooting Bec End of Balham High Road Proposed

    A change of use for the Kwik-Fit site in the large building on the corner of Lousville Road and Balham High Road, SW17, has been applied for. The site is next door to Lidl supermarket and not far from Tooting Bec Underground Station. The planning application asks for a change of use from a car repair workshop to a regular commercial unit to house a retail shop or restaurant or financial services business. Read more & comment. - Mon 13th Oct 2014, 12:38 PM

  12. Tooting's Age UK Shop has Relocated to the Former Boyds Site on Mitcham Road

    The Age UK charity shop in Tooting has moved to a new site a few doors along from their old site following the end of their lease. The new Age UK shop opened its doors on the corner of Mitcham Road and Mellison Road, on Friday 10 October 2014. The new Age UK shop is very colourful inside with shelves in various bright colours. Age UK’s new site was formally occupied by Boyds the electrical retailer for nearly four decades and Boyd’s the pianoforte dealer for many decades before this. Read more & comment. - Sat 11th Oct 2014, 09:59 AM

  13. Ideal Sweets, a new Indian Sweet Shop and Tea Room has opened on Upper Tooting Road

    A new Indian bakery / sweet shop and tea room called Ideal Sweets has opened on Upper Tooting Road. The business is based on two floors. The sweet shop is on the ground floor and upstairs they have a tea room from where you can get Kashmiri pink tea. They also do Indian breakfasts at the weekend. Ideal Sweets is located on the other side the road to Tooting Islamic Centre where Basil Leaf restaurant was previously located. Read more & comment. - Sat 11th Oct 2014, 08:56 AM

  14. Ploy's Thai Cafe has opened on Trinity Road in Tooting Bec

    A new Thai cafe / restaurant called Ploy’s has opened at Trinity Road, SW17, close to Tooting Bec Underground Station. It replaces Insomnia cafe which was located at the site previously. Read more & comment. - Fri 10th Oct 2014, 10:57 PM

  15. Bellevue Restaurant has replaced Bellevue Rendez Vous on Trinity Road, SW17

    The French restaurant on Trinity Road, SW17, has changed to Bellevue Restaurant from Bellevue Rendez-Vous. The restaurant has new owners and they have just finished modernising the decor both inside and out. New menus have also been introduced. Read more & comment. - Fri 10th Oct 2014, 07:07 PM

  16. Tooting Art Trail 2014

    The first weekend of the annual Tooting, Furzedown and Balham Art trail took place on 4 and 5 October 2014 and we went along to see some of the art work on show around the London SW17 area. Some of the work on show included: geometric art (by Mathew Kay and Heather Jones) on Himley Road, painting prints and stain glass on Fishponds Road (by Valerie Taylor, Jess Davies and friend Ann Funston) and enamel jewellery and painting by Julie Higgins and Elizabeth Spiro on Bellevue Road. The art trail will be taking place again next weekend on 11 and 12 October 2014. Read more & comment. - Tue 7th Oct 2014, 04:00 PM

  17. Tooting Phones 4u to become a Vodafone Shop

    The Tooting Phones 4u shop on the corner of Tooting High Street and Mitcham Road is destined to become a Vodafone Shop following purchase of 140 shops by Vodafone from the administrators. The former Phones 4u shop is well known locally for having been the site of fashion retailer Chelsea Girl for many decades. Read more & comment. - Sat 4th Oct 2014, 06:22 PM

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

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