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Wandsworth is London Borough of Culture 2025

Wandsworth wins bid to become London Borough of Culture 2025: Let’s do this together!

Published: Monday, March 11, 2024

We’re delighted to announce that Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has chosen Wandsworth to become London Borough of Culture 2025.

The important announcement was made at a ceremony at City Hall today (Monday 11 March).

The Mayor of London’s culture scheme provides the winning borough with funding towards a year-long programme which celebrates local culture and heritage. The title helps to attract inward investment, create new employment opportunities, improve creative programmes and widen access to culture for residents.

The announcement is a huge boost to Wandsworth’s ability to develop the borough’s cultural and heritage sector. Read full details here...

Invitation to Wandsworth Together on Climate Change - Net Zero Summit

Business News Net Zero Summit Wandsworth Council

Battersea Arts Centre, March 12th 9.30-5pm

Tackling climate change is everyone’s business.

At Wandsworth Council we know we have a key role to play but it is only together with you, our partners, communities, local businesses, and experts in the field, that we can address the greatest challenge of our time.

We know action is underway through a range of activity across the borough, but we also know we need to do more – and faster. As a council we have recently commissioned research into the collective action that is needed for our borough to be net zero by 2043. If we work together and share our learning we have great potential to harness the energy and expertise of the many talents that want to make a difference.

In that spirit we have arranged a Net Zero Summit so that we can share the findings of the research, hear from industry experts, stakeholders and funders on the action they have taken and the support they can provide.

Our aim is to build a clearer picture on the action we can each take to move us towards this target. As part of the day we will be delivering “Together on Climate Knowledge” training - an opportunity to earn an accreditation as well as build each of our individual knowledge of the issue at hand and the impact we can each make.

Get involved

Please sign up here. As this is an important area for all of us there are places for as many people from your organisation to attend who want to. You will just need to fill out the form individually for each. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Megan Hermes our Partnerships and Engagement Lead for Climate Change at If you are unable to attend, please do pass on the invitation to another representative from your organisation.

We look forward to seeing you there and working in partnership with you to tackle climate change.

Yours sincerely,

Simon Hogg, Leader of Wandsworth Council

Martyn's Law: Standard Tier Consultation

Martyn’s Law aims to enhance public safety by ensuring that premises are adequately prepared and protected against terrorist threats. If passed, new legislation will have a significant impact on venues and events, including those in Clapham Junction and, therefore, you are invited to share your views as part of the consultation process.

The Government are now consulting on the requirements imposed on standard tier premises under the Terrorism (Protection of Premises) and this consultation 

This consultation closes at 11:59pm on 18 March 2024

This consultation is targeted at organisations, businesses, local and public authorities, and individuals who own or operate publicly accessible premises or events that the Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill will potentially affect.

It seeks views from those responsible for smaller premises which would fall within the standard tier.

The bill will impose requirements in relation to certain premises and events to increase their preparedness for, and protection from, a terrorist attack by requiring them to take proportionate steps, depending on the size and nature of the activities that take place at the premises.

The proposed requirements would apply to those responsible for qualifying public premises and qualifying public events. They might be individuals but, in most cases, would be a business or other organisation.

One of the conditions for premises would be that they be wholly or mainly used for a listed purpose, such as the provision of entertainment and leisure facilities to the public.

The proposals set out different requirements for:

  • standard tier premises, which would have a capacity of 100-799 individuals
  • enhanced tier premises and qualifying public events, both of which have a capacity of 800 individuals or more

This consultation is focused on the requirements proposed in relation to standard duty premises, which are referred to as the “standard tier”. Remember, your feedback matters and will help shape the final legislation.

For details on how to respond, please visit the GOV.UK website here.

Safe Space Wandsworth

Business News Safe Space Wandsworth

Did you know that every Friday night there is a safe space where vulnerable individuals can go?

Thanks to the collaboration between Wandsworth Council, the police, and the Junction BID, we’re offering a space of safety and support.

Every Friday night, from 9pm until 1am, you can find this safe space located outside Starbucks at Clapham Junction Station. Our dedicated volunteers, along with the Met and British Transport Police, will be present to offer assistance, lend a helping hand and provide a secure environment.

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