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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Poundworld to Close its Tooting High Street Shop on Saturday 21 February 2015

    Poundworld is also closing its Tooting High Street store, along with the Superdrug next door, on Saturday 21 February 2015 to make way for a new Aldi supermarket. They have no plans to currently open a new Poundworld elsewhere in Tooting however they do intend to open another type of shop in the area. Read more & comment. - Wed 11th Feb 2015, 02:38 PM

  7. Old Town Chinese Restaurant has Replaced Sakura no Hana Japanese restaurant near Tooting Bec Tube

    A new Chinese restaurant called Old Town has replaced the Sakura no Hana Japanese restaurant on the Tooting Bec end of Balham High Road near Tooting Bec Underground Station. Read more & comment. - Tue 10th Feb 2015, 01:35 PM

  8. Superdrug to Close its Tooting High Street Shop on Saturday 21 February 2015

    Superdrug will close its Tooting High Street shop on Saturday 21 February 2015 in order to make way for Aldi. Superdrug had intended to move into a new site just a few doors along in the Defoe Chapel building next door to TK Maxx, however as this site is not ready and their lease has run out they now have to leave Tooting for a while. It may be sometime before the building work at their new site is complete and they can return to Tooting. Read more & comment. - Tue 10th Feb 2015, 01:16 PM

  9. Pizzeria Setto Bello to Reopen in Place of Malletti at Amen Corner in Tooting

    Over a year after it closed, the Pizzeria Sette Bello Italian restaurant will be re-opening in place of Malletti Italian restaurant at Amen Corner, Mitcham Road,Tooting. Read more & comment. - Mon 9th Feb 2015, 09:54 PM

  10. A Facelift for the Vijaya Krishna restaurant on Mitcham Road, Tooting

    Vijaya Krishna, South Indian restaurant, located on the corner of Mitcham Road and Rookstone Road reopens today after having undergone a month long refurbishment both inside and out. The exterior as seen from the high street now looks quite different with the dark wooden shopfront having been painted over in a stone-grey colour and embellished with gold cut out raised lettering on the signboard. Read more & comment. - Sun 8th Feb 2015, 05:57 PM

  11. Chadwick's Butchers Offered Ex-Coral Site on Tooting High Street

    Chadwick's, organic butchers from Balham, have announced that they have finally been offered a site in Tooting by an estate agent. They had been looking for a site in Tooting since many months. The premises they have been offered the ex-Coral site on the corner of Tooting High Street and Hoyle Road close to St Georges Hospital. Read more & comment. - Fri 6th Feb 2015, 06:02 PM

  12. Plans to Convert the George King Metals site on Tooting High Street from a Shop to Residential Space

    A planning application to convert the George King Metals premises from a retail shop to a residential dwelling have been submitted to Wandsworth Council. There has been a shop at this location, which marks the very end of Tooting at its borders with Colliers Wood, for over a century. Read more & comment. - Thu 5th Feb 2015, 03:15 PM

  13. Aldi are Still on Track to Open on Tooting High Street

    Aldi are still on track to open in place of both Superdrug & Poundworld on Tooting High Street with signage plans for their site having just been submitted. This follows on from their earlier plans to combine both shops having been approved by the council in December 2014. Read more & comment. - Thu 5th Feb 2015, 02:22 PM

  14. Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium Development Public Meeting, 2 February 2015

    A large public meeting to discuss the re-development plans for the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium was held at Burntwood School in Tooting on the evening of Monday 2 February 2015. The 250 capacity school drama hall was packed full. Those in attendance included members of Wandsworth and Merton council planning departments, local councillors, politicians and local residents. Plans for the site located on the Tooting, London SW17, end of Plough Lane include a 20,000 capacity football stadium and 602 new homes. Some of the issues raised at the meeting included the impact on local transport, schools and St George's Hospital. Read more & comment. - Tue 3rd Feb 2015, 01:22 PM

  15. St George's Awarded Foundation Trust Status

    St George's NHS Trust was awarded Foundation Trust status by Monitor - the national health regulator for England today, Monday 2 February 2015. This will free St George's from central government control and will give them better financial freedom to run the hospital and pay for services and improvements they deem necessary to better serve the local community. To reflect their new foundation trust status their official title / name for the trust will become, "St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust." Read more & comment. - Mon 2nd Feb 2015, 11:48 AM

  16. Beds to Go Have Left Tooting

    Beds to Go have moved out of their site opposite VB & Sons, near Amen Corner, on Mitcham Road in Tooting. The shop which once housed E & A Wates now stands empty until another business is found to replace them. Read more & comment. - Mon 2nd Feb 2015, 09:44 AM

  17. Bec Korfball Club from Tooting Wins Europa Sheild 2015

    Bec Korfball Club who were representing England in Europa Shield 2015, an International game of korfball, held in Germany on Sunday 1 February won with a final score of 11- 7 against German team SG Pegasus. The winners were presented with gold medals to bring home to Tooting. Korfball is a mixed gender ball sport with similarities to baseball and netball, which originated in Holland but now has over 50 countries playing it. Bec Korfball Club has now become the third English team to win the Europa Shield trophy in the tournaments 14 year history. Read more & comment. - Mon 2nd Feb 2015, 09:01 AM

  18. Plans for a new Creperie in Tooting Suffer a Set Back

    A new French eatery called La Petite Creperie had planned to open in Tooting on the corner of Mitcham Road and Mellison Road, however their plans submitted to the council requesting a change of use the premises to a restaurant have been refused on design grounds. Subsequently the owner of the eatery is now looking for an alternative location in Tooting and "To Let" signs have gone back up on the premises where the change of use was refused. Read more & comment. - Tue 27th Jan 2015, 08:53 PM

  19. Tooting Bec Lodge Owner Threatened with Compulsory Purchase by Wandsworth Council

    The owner of the Tooting Bec Lodge, which is located the Tooting Bec Road and Romberg Road corner has been told to fix the Grade II listed building by mid-March or the council will compulsory purchase it. Repeated requests from the council to carry out repairs to the site were ignored and a report published by the council warns that the building was falling into such a state of disrepair that the special features of the site which make it of architectural and historical interest are under threat of being lost. Read more & comment. - Tue 27th Jan 2015, 12:25 PM

  20. Mobile Phone Mast Proposals for All Saints Church, Tooting

    All Saints Church are considering the installation of a mobile phone mast on the clock tower at the their Grade II listed church located on the corner of Franciscan Road and Brudenell Road. They had recently submitted and then withdrawn a planning application with relation to this and it is likely they will soon be submitting another. Some locals are against these proposals due to the church's proximity to Hillbrook School and the impact it could possibly have on the children’s health. Read more & comment. - Fri 23rd Jan 2015, 10:07 PM

  21. Wandsworth and Richmond Councils to Consider Plans to Merge Staff and Operations

    It was announced today, Friday 23 January 2015, that Wandsworth Council and Richmond Council are looking at plans to merge their staff and back office operations by March 2017 in order to make cost savings of up to £10 million per year for each council. The majority of the Tooting, London SW17, area is located in Wandsworth Borough but a very small part is also Merton Borough. Read more & comment. - Fri 23rd Jan 2015, 07:13 PM

  22. Wandsworth Council's Let's Talk Meeting in Tooting, 14 January 2015

    Wandsworth Council held a meeting for local people to come and discuss any local issues and concerns, with council officers and councillors, on the evening of Wednesday 14 January 2015. The meeting was well attended and chaired by Wandsworth Council leader Cllr Ravi Govinder. Some of the topics discussed included; the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium development, the Springfield Hospital development, problems with rubbish, problems with rat running on residential roads, dirty high streets, boarded up shops on the ground floor of new developments not being marketed and All Saints Church's idea to install a mobile phone mast on its premises. Read more & comment. - Thu 15th Jan 2015, 12:35 PM

  23. Graveney and Meadow have Closed the Bakery Part of their Business in Tooting

    Graveney and Meadow which opened in October 2012 on Mitcham Road in Tooting describing itself as a "buttery, bar and bakery" has now removed the bakery part of their business. The bakery had been a big part of their business and a selling point amongst many of their customers. The remaining business is now being operated as a bar / pub. Read more & comment. - Mon 12th Jan 2015, 05:15 PM

  24. Bonnie Pets and Flowers Shop to Close after Many Decades in Tooting

    Bonnie Pets and Flowers on the corner of Tooting High Street and Nutwell Street will finally close on Saturday 31 January 2015 after many decades of trade in Tooting. There has been a pet shop at this location since 1946 and the current owner, Alan Boniface, has worked at the shop since he was a ll year old boy in 1959. The pet shop is to be replaced by a new eatery. Read more & comment. - Fri 9th Jan 2015, 03:44 PM

  25. St George's Plans for a new Temporary Building on Blackshaw Road

    St George's Hospital is planning to build a new 4 floor temporary building designed for just 5 years of use, which will be located near Tiger Bills on Blackshaw Road. Read more & comment. - Wed 7th Jan 2015, 11:17 AM

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