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High praise for Springfield Hospital

Wandsworth Guardian: ‘Caravan man’ savages “simple-minded” critics

2:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I recently spent a short spell in Springfield Hospital."

Electric cigarettes should not be sold in reach of my small child

Wandsworth Guardian: A person smokes an electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette.

9:14am Thursday 10th July 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I was horrified to find electric cigarettes for sale on a stand at the level of my toddler in a buggy at a WHSmith store in Clapham Junction train station yesterday."

I will do everything I can to save the Romany Scout site in Wandsworth

Wandsworth Guardian: "Save the Romany" say these tots

2:38pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I have a learning disability but being part of the 1st Wandsworth Scout family has encouraged me to do so much in my life."

Stop celebrating war!

Wandsworth Guardian: A cross and poppy wreaths laid upon the cenotaph in Park Gardens, Stroud after the Remembrance Sunday parade and service (2398808)

2:31pm Thursday 12th June 2014

Letter to the Editor: "One minute it's the continuing World War 1 commemorations, the next it's the anniversary of D-Day, and World War 2. When will it stop?"

Thank you to Tooting voters

Wandsworth Guardian: Trafford Local and European election count 2014

9:46am Friday 6th June 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I am not politically ambitious for myself and never thought the day would come when I would stand."

Have your say on future of London travelcard prices

Wandsworth Guardian: GLA member Richard Tracey

3:37pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Letter to the Editor: "The Mayor of London has announced that he will instruct TfL to examine how to encourage walking and cycling as part of the flexible ticketing package to be introduced in 2015."

We may have lost our council seats but feel privileged to serve Bedford ward

Wandsworth Guardian: Trafford Local and European election count 2014

10:04am Monday 2nd June 2014

Letter to the Editor: "With three nail-biting recounts in the early hours and a handful of votes deciding the outcome your say really does count in our ward."

Food Bank managers will celebrate when we're no longer needed

Wandsworth Guardian: Volunteers at the opening on May 12

1:09pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

Letter to the Editor: "However we are glad that, thanks to the partnership of St Michael's in Southfields, we can now offer easier access to emergency food and support to local people in crisis seven days a week."

No reason to celebrate more food banks in Wandsworth

Wandsworth Guardian: Volunteers at the opening on May 12

9:21am Tuesday 20th May 2014

Letter to the Editor: "If another food bank is needed then this goes to show that more people in our Borough, like the rest of the country, are in real trouble."

Speed bumps in Southfields do not slow down large vans

Wandsworth Guardian: BUMP AND GRIND: Gorslas councillors have urged the local authority not to instal a speed bump in place of the Cefneithin Road chicane.

9:24am Monday 19th May 2014

Letter to the Editor: "If we don't have a grown up discussion about the problem, from now until eternity cars will be bouncing over humps and vans will be speeding with one wheel in the gutter."

Wandsworth's garden waste service is free - unlike other London boroughs

Wandsworth Guardian: Householders could face forking out for garden waste collections

10:34am Friday 16th May 2014

Letter to the Editor: "the vast majority of the 137,000 properties benefitting from the service do so without any problems."

We trust Wandsworth Guardian to provide unbiased factual journalism

Wandsworth Guardian: Students at University of Roehampton are volunteering

11:32am Thursday 15th May 2014

Letter to the Editor: "The University of Roehampton relies on publications like the Wandsworth Guardian to talk and listen to our neighbours in Roehampton and across the wider borough."

Stop the Starpath in Wandsworth Park

Wandsworth Guardian: Wandsworth Park (Picture: Google)

12:35pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

Letter to the Editor: "This scheme will also encourage night time use of the park with attendant security risks and disruption of the peace and quiet of this lovely heritage park."

Wandsworth election candidates should pledge to keep NHS public

Wandsworth Guardian: St George's Hospital helipad site

1:29pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

Letter to the Editor: All candidates have been asked to "oppose the privatisation and marketisation of health services"

Let's celebrate 90 years of making lives better in Battersea

Wandsworth Guardian: ‘Caravan man’ savages “simple-minded” critics

3:18pm Monday 12th May 2014

Letter to the Editor: "At the age of 69 I had a completely new experience. I had a manicure at the 50th anniversary celebrations at Providence House in Clapham Junction."

Wandsworth garden waste collectors playing a merry dance

Wandsworth Guardian: GOOD: Recycle leaves to boost soil

8:23am Thursday 8th May 2014

Letter to the Editor: "The dustbin men and I have been playing a merry dance over the past three weeks with me putting out varying (small) numbers of garden waste bags only to have none collected at all."

Wandsworth garden waste policy is ludicrous

Wandsworth Guardian: Letter to the Editor: Wandsworth garden waste policy is ludicrous

9:42am Wednesday 7th May 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I have just spoken to the Waste department, of WBC, because last Friday, the usual once-a-week rubbish collection day in my street, none of the bags with garden refuse, put next to my dustbin in the front garden, were taken."

Ask your neighbours in Tooting before demanding they give up their cars

Wandsworth Guardian: Fishponds Road in Tooting

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I agree with K Graham that people should walk or use public transport where possible, and in my opinion most people do, but it’s not always possible or convenient."

Conservator disingenuous about sale of Putney hospital land

Wandsworth Guardian: Consultation extended on Putney Hospital proposals

1:39pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Letter to the Editor: "David Devons, the Chair of the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators, is being disingenuous about the sale of land at Putney Common in his letter of the 15th of July."

Must fight aggressive motoring lobby in Tooting

Wandsworth Guardian: Tooting

1:26pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Letter to the Editor: "A couple of your readers seem to believe the prime purpose of public spaces is for the storage and operation of motor vehicles."

Wandsworth Council should be careful who they call NIMBYs

Wandsworth Guardian: ‘Caravan man’ savages “simple-minded” critics

12:58pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Letter to the Editor: "These are the same people who happily allowed the expansion of Sainsburys in Garratt Lane as the development was far away enough from where they resided."

Wandsworth Council should use Tory contacts to help resolve teacher dispute

Wandsworth Guardian: ‘Caravan man’ savages “simple-minded” critics

11:14am Monday 31st March 2014

Letter to the Editor: "As a retired teacher, I understand the real reluctance of those who made the decision to strike on 26th March, when I joined other members of Wandsworth NUT members who were striking. "

Blame the Tories for youth unemployment in Wandsworth

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11:06am Monday 31st March 2014

Letter to the Editor: "And £3,000 a year to help young Business people is clearly not enough with the cost of living."

Diverting under-25s benefits cash would free millions for small business apprenticeships

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:37pm Monday 24th March 2014

Letter to the Editor: "We don’t think it’s unreasonable to give benefit sanctions if someone turns down or drops out of suitable paid training."

The wrong side of Queenstown ward

Wandsworth Guardian: A map of the site

8:00am Friday 21st March 2014

Letter to the Editor: "The Patmore is Wandsworth's most valuable jewel within it historic sited social housing estates."

Tooting will suffer if Fishponds Road closes

Wandsworth Guardian: ‘Caravan man’ savages “simple-minded” critics

8:53am Thursday 20th March 2014

Letter to the Editor: "The Fishponds Road closure consultation closes on Friday, so this is the last chance for people to vote “NO”.

Letter attacking Tooting MP Sadiq Khan was hatchet job

Wandsworth Guardian: Sadiq Khan

11:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Letter to the Editor: "It seems enemies of Mr Khan seem to apply a certain level of ‘damned if he does, damned if he doesn't’ line of ad hominem logic to their attacks."

Trying to find Dorothy Parker

Wandsworth Guardian: Trying to find...

10:33am Tuesday 18th March 2014

This is a long shot but I am trying to find out what happened to my wife’s Aunt. Her maiden name was Dorothy Parker and she was born in Nottingham in 1934. I have found out that she married a painter and decorator by the name of Leonard William Smith from Battersea and that they had two daughters Carol l Smith and Julie A Smith.

Tooting MP has jumped on pro-pubs bandwagon

Wandsworth Guardian: INTERVIEW: Sadiq Khan on the Ahmadiyya hate campaign

8:10am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Wandsworth Council is trying to take action through planning law to stop an over concentration of betting shops in town centres."

Help us stem the tide of betting shops in Tooting

Wandsworth Guardian: File photo of betting shop.

9:33am Monday 17th March 2014

Letter to the Editor: "We hope you join us in welcoming Wandsworth Conservatives approach in stemming the tide of betting shops by exploring the use of Article 4 planning rules."

What will happen to the Castle Pub in Battersea?

Wandsworth Guardian: The Castle pub in Battersea

11:25am Thursday 6th March 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Will we see back in Battersea, a new vibrant sense of social enjoyment in pleasant surroundings that shows off the community need of getting together, that once the previous Castle Pub did?"

Trying to find my childhood friend Daphne Hall from Wandsworth

Wandsworth Guardian: Trying to find...

11:53am Wednesday 5th March 2014

"I moved to North Wales all those years ago and lost touch. I would love to get back in touch to find how life has treated her."

Thank you good Samaritans in Earlsfield

Wandsworth Guardian: Email your letter to the editor

3:02pm Monday 3rd March 2014

Letter to the Editor: "We were overwhelmed by such kindness from complete strangers most of whom were obviously on their way home from work."

Rat runs in Wandsworth? You're missing the point

Wandsworth Guardian: An image of Tooting High Street at 12.45pm

11:56am Thursday 27th February 2014

Letter to the Editor: "If we made our streets safer and more welcoming to pedestrians and cyclists, then more people would ditch their cars."

Councillors should hang their heads in shame over loss of Southfields cinema

Wandsworth Guardian: The old cinema in Wimbledon Park Road, Southfields (2011)

12:44pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

Letter to the Editor: "The grey flannel clad new inhabitants of the area shuffle past from the station with their orange carrier bags on their way home to their ready meal and mortgage and nobody cares."

Why does doctor's surgery play such gloomy music?

Wandsworth Guardian: Ludwig van Beethoven

12:22pm Monday 24th February 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I am not suggesting happy and joyful, but just neutral, not something inducing doom and gloom."

Glad Wandsworth homecoming parade was cancelled

Wandsworth Guardian: 2nd Royal Tank Regiment

2:20pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Who has organised it and what is the purpose of it?"

Council must not shy away from taking action over Wheatsheaf pub

Wandsworth Guardian: The Save THe Wheatsheaf campaign was brought to the attention of MPs

12:09pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

Letter to the Editor: "We find that Wandsworth Council are stalling on pushing for the consultation period with local council elections just a few months away."

Could Sadiq Khan MP be a future Mayor of London?

Wandsworth Guardian: Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting

2:47pm Monday 10th February 2014

Letter to the Editor: "If Sadiq Khan is returned to Parliament in 2015, is it not conceivable for him to have considerable cross London support to stand in a future 2020 Mayoral Election?

Thirty seconds to cross the road in Tooting - not six seconds

Wandsworth Guardian: Tooting's Amen Corner will lose Barclays this year.

3:09pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I'm not sure where people get the five or six seconds crossing at Amen Corner."

Wandsworth Council fobbing us off over school rat runs

Wandsworth Guardian: The Atheldene Day Centre

4:24pm Monday 27th January 2014

Letter to the Editor: "We don't think the council's current stock response, "No-one has been killed there yet", is good enough."

Evicting riot tenants is unfair and will create more problems

Wandsworth Guardian: eviction notice

12:40pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

Letter to the Editor: "I do not condone rioting but justice should be seen to be fair to all and this proposal would punish section of society more severely than another."

Sleaford Street development needs southern tube entrance close by

Wandsworth Guardian: The Dairy Crest Building in Sleaford Street

12:37pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

Letter to the Editor: "Extra residential units on this site, will only mean one thing: more will wish to cross a very busy main road, at the traffic lights."

Do you want a 20mph speed limit in your area?

Wandsworth Guardian: 20mph limit will increase health benefits

11:20am Tuesday 14th January 2014

Letter to the Editor: "We’re pleased to say that other political parties and independent campaigners added their voices to call for lower speed limits on our residential roads."

Body cameras for police is welcome

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:30pm Monday 13th January 2014

Letter to the Editor: "We should pilot body worn cameras on all officers in areas of London where confidence in the police is lower than it should be."

Sadiq Khan right to demand UK trial for Babar Ahmad

Wandsworth Guardian: Babar Ahmad to appear in federal court

8:00am Tuesday 24th December 2013

Letter to the Editor: "I have never seen Mr Khan’s support for his constituents to be anything other than him simply asking for a fair trial in the UK."

Misleading to suggest Sadiq Khan 'defended' Babar Ahmad

Wandsworth Guardian: INTERVIEW: Sadiq Khan on the Ahmadiyya hate campaign

8:00am Monday 23rd December 2013

Letter to the Editor: "Mr Khan was right to ask that they be tried in their own country and that they be treated to a fair judicial process."

Sadiq Khan was right to support Babar Ahmad

Wandsworth Guardian: Babar Ahmad to appear in federal court

10:38am Friday 20th December 2013

Letter to the Editor: "Our legal system let us down, Theresa May betrayed two Londoners, and now the U.S. are treating them like animals."

Wandsworth Guardian should not support British imperialism

Wandsworth Guardian: The Wandsworth Guardian has played along with this adulation by featuring these soldiers on your front cover.

11:44am Thursday 19th December 2013

Letter to the Editor: "Do you and your colleagues never stop and think about what's really going on and who your articles serve?"

How often do buses block traffic in Putney?

Wandsworth Guardian: WAND Putney High Street selected as town centre pilot testbed

11:36am Thursday 19th December 2013

Letter to the Editor: "I'd be very interested to know how often these clearly incompetent and negligent public transport drivers are prosecuted."








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