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  1. Tooting's Biggest Lidl Reopens as an Expanded Store with a Unique New Concept Lidl Store Design

    After being shut for many weeks for store expansion works the biggest Lidl store in Tooting recently reopened to the public as a newly expanded store on 11 June 2015. Changes to the store include expansion to the side and front of the shop. In addition the interior has a full refit and now benefits from a smart new interior shop design which is unique to this site and not to be found at any other Lidl in the UK, as they are trialling it here first and this design won’t be rolled out to any other stores for a very long time yet. Locals are pleased with the new Lidl but there are some concerns that the safer pedestrian access was not implemented at the entrance to the site which leaves many pedestrians having to dodge cars going in and out of the store’s car park when trying to enter and leave the shop. Lidl were unable to do this due to Cllr Draper at Merton Council objecting to this part of Lidl's plans. Read more & comment. - Wed 17th Jun 2015, 04:10 PM

  2. Galito's Piri Piri has opened on London Road in the Tooting Junction Area

    Galito's Piri Piri, chicken shop, has opened on the London Rd and Finsbourgh Rd corner near the big Lidl and Tooting Rail Station. Read more & comment. - Tue 16th Jun 2015, 03:49 PM

  3. Pearl Chemist in Tooting has Relocated to a New Building Across the Road

    Pearl Chemist in Tooting relocated to 159-161 Mitcham Road near A-Plan Insurance today, Monday 15 June 2015. Their new site was only just recently built after the previous new building there burnt down. They will be using this shop on a temporary basis whilst their former shop site across the road is demolished and rebuilt as a brand new building. Read more & comment. - Mon 15th Jun 2015, 08:15 PM

  4. Road Traffic Accident at Tooting Broadway, Monday 15 June 2015

    There was an accident at Tooting Broadway today, Monday 15 June 2015. A cyclist was hit by a lorry at the Tooting High Street and Garratt Lane corner (in front of Halifax Bank) around 3pm. The bike was crushed under the wheel of the lorry and the cyclist, a man in his 40s was rushed to nearby St George’s Hospital with abdominal, pelvic and lower limb injuries by the London Ambulance service who treated him at the scene. Read more & comment. - Mon 15th Jun 2015, 04:47 PM

  5. Tooting Community Garden Open Day, Sunday 14 June 2015

    The Tooting Community Garden open day took place today, Sunday 14 June 2015. The garden which is run by local community group Transition Town Tooting is located just a stone's throw outside the SW17 on North Road, which runs parallel to Tooting Bec Road, near Tooting Bec Common. Many visitors came along to the open day explore the garden, relax, picnic and take part in the many activities going on. There was also arts and crafts, lots of free food which had been cooked on a charcoal fire and the fanSHEN Theatre Company gave performances throughout the afternoon. A green house made of old plastic bottles was also raised at the site during the day. Read more & comment. - Sun 14th Jun 2015, 08:32 PM

  6. Furzedown's Big Day Out 2015

    Furzedown's Big Day Out event took place on Saturday 13 June 2015 on the Furzedown Recreation Ground in Tooting, London SW17. This is an annual event organised by the Furzedown Network community group. Many attended the event there were many stalls, food, games, competitions and local charities fund raising for good causes. Read more & comment. - Sat 13th Jun 2015, 08:56 PM

  7. Sadiq Khan to Resign as Tooting MP if he is Elected London Mayor

    Following Sadiq Khan's announcement to the Tooting Labour Party on 8 June 2015 that he would be continuing as Tooting MP for the full term if elected as London Mayor, there had been accusations of double standards from many given his past critical stance of Boris Johnson on only being a part-time mayor if he did both jobs. Sadiq Khan MP has now revised his position. He made an announcement on Twitter, on Wed 10 June 2015, to say that if he is elected Mayor that he would be a full time Mayor for Londoners. Read more & comment. - Thu 11th Jun 2015, 10:17 AM

  8. Public Consultation for New 32 Acre Park Planned for the Springfield Hospital Site in Tooting Bec

    Plans are currently being put together for Springfield Park, a new 32 acre park being planned as a part of the big redevelopment of the Springfield Hospital site, in the Upper Tooting Area. This will be one of the largest new parks in London and it will have free access to the public all year round. In addition to the consultation, a developers exhibition to show models of the proposed plans will be taking place at Springfield Hospital on 9-11 July 2015. Read more & comment. - Wed 10th Jun 2015, 10:10 PM

  9. Sadiq Khan to Remain as Tooting MP if he is Elected London Mayor

    At the annual general meeting of the Tooting Labour party, on 8 June 2015, Sadiq Khan MP told local labour party members and activists that he would continue as Tooting MP for the full term even if he elected as London Mayor. Read more & comment. - Tue 9th Jun 2015, 12:23 PM

  10. Ritherdon Road Street Party, Sunday 8 June 2014

    The Ritherdon Rd Traders Association held their annual street party today, Sunday 7 June 2015. The event was held on Ritherdon Rd, SW17, not far from Tooting Bec tube station. The street was decked out in bunting and many visiting stalls were in attendance selling everything from food to art and craft works. There was music, games, competitions and all sorts of other activities. The charity being supported this year by the traders was the Caring Cancer Trust charity. Read more & comment. - Sun 7th Jun 2015, 09:17 PM

  11. Green Plaque in Memory of the Victims of a V2 Rocket which landed at Hazelhurst Rd, Tooting in 1944

    A Green Plaque unveiling ceremony took place at Hazelhurst Road in Tooting on Saturday 6 June 2015 (4pm) in memory of the residents of Hazelhurst Road and Foss Road in Tooting, who were injured and killed by a V2 Rocket in World War 2. The V2 rocket which landed on Hazelhurst Rd at 8.30am on 19 November 1944, resulted in 34 people (including 14 children) being killed and over 100 being injured. The youngest of the dead was just 6 months old and the oldest was 92 years old. The attack resulted in 50 properties being destroyed and it was one of the most devastating bombing incidents in the Borough of Wandsworth. The plaque which was installed by Wandsworth Council is located on Sutton Courntey House, opposite the Smallwood Primary School site. During the ceremony wreaths were laid below the site of the plaque and a piper played the lament and a 2 minute silence ensued for people to pay their respects. The piper then played a procession of people all the way along Hazelhurst Road, through the Hazelhurst Estate, up to the St Mary's church for refreshments and a to view a paper tree with leaves containing sentiments written by children, from nearby Smallwood School, expressing their wishes for world peace in the future. Read more & comment. - Sat 6th Jun 2015, 09:00 PM

  12. Men Charged with Murder following Incident at Welham Road, Tooting

    Mr Peter Lee, aged 75 of Welham Road, in Tooting, has died following an incident in his garden at his home on 1 June 2015. Local witnesses reported how some men had driven a 4x4 vehicle into his garden through a fence to settle a score with his sons. Peter was said to have tried to then intervene in a fight between his 2 adult children and the 3 other men and the men rammed him against the wall with their car leaving him bleeding on the floor. Peter Lee who was seriously injured died shortly afterwards and a post-mortem examination held on Tuesday 2 June 2015 at St George's Hospital gave cause of death as severe head injury. Three men were arrested in connection with the incident and charged with murder. The men have been named as Jason Lewin (aged 33 of Glenthorpe Road, Morden) and John Palmer (aged 30 of Green Wrythe Lane, Sutton) and Stuart Palmer (aged 28 of Hounslow). The pleas of all three men who have been charged have been scheduled to be heard at the Old Bailey on 21 August 2015. Read more & comment. - Fri 5th Jun 2015, 12:40 PM

  13. Legal Action to be Taken against Local Man Following Large Flytip on Tooting Graveney Common

    Wandworth Council have announced that they are taking legal action against a local man who's waste and refuse, consisting mostly of building material and rubble, was found dumped on Tooting Graveney Common close to Furzedown Drive yesterday (Wednesday 3 June 2015) in a huge flytip measuring some 80m length. Evidence giving a local resident's name and address on the items strewn over the common had been found within the rubbish. The rubbish was promptly cleared away by the council today. Read more & comment. - Thu 4th Jun 2015, 05:29 PM

  14. Incident at Welham Road in Tooting, 1 June 2015

    Police were called to reports of a fight at a residential address on Welham Road in Tooting at Monday 1 June 2015, 4.51pm where they found the home owner, aged 75, had received injuries consistent with being hit with a vehicle. A number of people fled the scene in a vehicle which was subsequently stopped by police in Louisville Road, Tooting Bec. Two men, who had sustained minor injuries, were arrested in connection with the incident. Police are continuing to look for a third man who was believed to have been involved and got away. Wandsworth CID are investigating and anyone who witnessed the incidents in Welham Road or Louisville Road, or has any information, is asked to contact Wandsworth Police on 101 or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Read more & comment. - Mon 1st Jun 2015, 11:35 PM

  15. New Local Rules to Prevent Too Many Fast Food Takeaways Opening Near Tooting Schools

    New local policy has been implemented by Wandsworth Council which says if there are already 4 hot food takeaways within 400m of a school then the council will refuse any new applications. In a study done by Wandsworth council the schools with the most number of takeaways near them in the whole of Wandsworth Borough were found to be St Boniface Primary School and St Boniface Primary School both of which are in Tooting. Read more & comment. - Sat 23rd May 2015, 12:36 PM

  16. New Local Rules to Limit the Number of New Betting Shops Opening in Tooting

    New local policy introduced by Wandsworth Council will mean that the council will refuse change of use of any site to a betting shop if there are 4 betting shops or more near the proposed site already. This together with some new national legislation which makes it a requirement for a planning application to be submitted if a betting shop is to open at any business premises which is not already a betting shop will make it much harder for new betting shops to open in Tooting in the future. Read more & comment. - Sat 23rd May 2015, 12:30 PM

  17. New Local Rules to Limit Betting Shops, Limit Takeaways and Protect Pubs in Tooting

    Wandsworth Council has implemented some new local policies to limit the number of new betting shops, limit the number of new takeaways near schools and to protect pubs from being changed to other uses. Read more & comment. - Sat 23rd May 2015, 12:14 PM

  18. Go-ahead for New Development Above and Next to Iceland on Tooting High Street

    A new development of residential flats for above and next to Iceland supermarket on Tooting High Street was given the go-ahead by Wandsworth Council at a planning committee meeting held on 21 May 2015. Read more & comment. - Fri 22nd May 2015, 11:44 PM

  19. Plans to Demolish Tooting Constitutional Club Site for 7 Storey Building Refused by Council

    Plans to demolish the Tooting Constitutional Club site for a new 7 storey flats was refused by council last night, 21 May 2015. However as the plans have already been taken to appeal by the developers, on grounds that the council was taking too long to process them, it will be the Government Planning Inspector who will have the final say whether this development will go ahead or not and not the council. Read more & comment. - Fri 22nd May 2015, 11:30 AM

  20. Gourmet Pakistan Intends to Open in Place of Greggs on Upper Tooting Road

    A new banner has gone up on the former Greggs bakery site on Upper Tooting Road to say that a business called Gourmet Pakistan is opening there. Read more & comment. - Tue 19th May 2015, 05:17 PM

  21. Development Plans for Former Tooting Bec Barclays Site Approved

    Development plans for the former Tooting Bec Barclays building on Upper Tooting Road have been approved. This includes fitting out a Marsh & Parsons estate agents, which is to move into the old bank space, as well as an extension to the building for residential use. Read more & comment. - Sat 16th May 2015, 10:58 AM

  22. Yogo Local, Frozen Yogurt shop, near Tooting Bec Tube, has Closed Down

    Yogo Local, frozen yogurt shop & juice bar on the Tooting Bec end of Balham High Road has closed down and a 'To Let' sign has gone up at the site. Read more & comment. - Fri 15th May 2015, 10:46 PM

  23. New Chicken Spot Peri Peri on Upper Tooting Road has Closed Down

    New Chicken Spot Peri Peri, a chicken shop, opposite the Kings Head pub on Upper Tooting Rd has closed down. - Fri 15th May 2015, 07:46 PM

  24. Tapi Carpet Shop has Opened on Tooting High Street

    Tapi, carpet shop, has become the first business to open at the new development on southern end of Tooting High St, where Carpetright and Geyfords previously used to be. Read more & comment. - Fri 15th May 2015, 06:47 PM

  25. Tooting MP Sadiq Khan Intends to Stand for London Mayor

    Sadiq Khan, Tooting MP, has announced that he wants to stand as a Labour candidate in the 2016 London Mayoral Election. Read more & comment. - Wed 13th May 2015, 12:34 PM

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