Everyone happy as Nappy Valley named the friendliest place in Wandsworth

Balham: A marvelous place to live

Balham: A marvelous place to live

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Wandsworth’s growing reputation has got even better, with news the area contains some of the friendliest and most sought-after places in London and the entire country.

One part of the borough highlighted as being particularly friendly is Battersea’s Northcote Road or "nappy valley" as it is known by residents.

The area has been identified as being "relaxed easy-going places where one could feel confident of a warm welcome".

Balham is another area in demand for its quality of life and the connections.

For one, there are a selection of schools that have been pointed out as being some of the highest achieving schools in the country as well as its transport links.

Wandsworth proves itself to be even better when showing off that 95 per cent of its local schools are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted.

Councillor Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council, said: "Wandsworth boasts some of London’s best loved parks and green spaces. Crime rates are the lowest in inner London while local services are ranked among the best in the country. It’s no surprise that the borough is viewed as such a great place to live."

To find out more about the council’s ambitions to make the borough Britain’s best- visit wandsworth.gov.uk/lovewandsworth.

- Are you a happy Wandsworth resident? Tell us why, or why not, below.

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4:16pm Fri 29 Aug 14

edstar says...

Try living in the Henry prince estate or little mogadishu as its known by the locals (who can speak english)
Try living in the Henry prince estate or little mogadishu as its known by the locals (who can speak english) edstar
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12:11pm Sat 30 Aug 14

buggsie says...

Bet none of their children go to local State Schools though.
Bet none of their children go to local State Schools though. buggsie
  • Score: 5

5:23pm Sun 31 Aug 14

mac downes says...

IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO SHARE THIS GOOD NEWS WITH OLDER PEOPLE LIVING IN BALHAM WHO HAVE HAD THEIR OPPORTUNITIES FOR SOCIAL INTERACTION SEVERELY LIMITED OVER THE PAST 3 OR 4 YEARS. THERE ARE SOME VERY ISOLATED LONELY OLDER PEOPLE LIVING IN BALHAM.
IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO SHARE THIS GOOD NEWS WITH OLDER PEOPLE LIVING IN BALHAM WHO HAVE HAD THEIR OPPORTUNITIES FOR SOCIAL INTERACTION SEVERELY LIMITED OVER THE PAST 3 OR 4 YEARS. THERE ARE SOME VERY ISOLATED LONELY OLDER PEOPLE LIVING IN BALHAM. mac downes
  • Score: 5
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