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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

Wandsworth Guardian:

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."

Why aren't people bothered about the Northern Line extension public inquiry?

Wandsworth Guardian: WAND Battersea Northern Line extension moves closer after TfL submits official application

12:08pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

Letter to the Editor: "Can the people of Wandsworth really not be bothered, just weeks before Christmas, to consider the matter at hand?"

Sadiq Khan must be held to account over support for Babar Ahmad

Wandsworth Guardian: 'Delighted': Sadiq Khan

8:00am Thursday 12th December 2013

Letter to the Editor: "He has not only defended the man but at the same time has continually called into question the judicial process of our closest ally, the USA."

Poppy Day should be about avoiding war not honouring soldiers

Wandsworth Guardian: Millions of poppies are made each year at The Poppy Factory

4:40pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

Letter to the Editor: "I very much disliked the slogan attached to this year's Poppy Day Appeal: 'Shoulder to shoulder with those who serve'."

Wandsworth Guardian's adulation of British soldiers is offensive

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

3:57pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

Letter to the Editor: "The notion that soldiers die for this country is a complete myth."

Booming building in Battersea is shocking when homelessness persists

Wandsworth Guardian: Homelessness up in Colchester

2:04pm Monday 2nd December 2013

Letter to the Editor: "It appears that people fortunate enough to live in 4-, 5- or even 6-bedroom houses, aren’t satisfied."

Public inquiry is vital chance to futureproof Battersea in advance of population boom

Wandsworth Guardian: Battersea Power Station's chimneys are to be refurbished next year

9:00am Wednesday 27th November 2013

Letter to the Editor: "Questions should be asked now before it's too late."

Pubs like Wheatsheaf deserve extra legal protection

Wandsworth Guardian: Campaigners are fighting to keep The Wheatsheaf as a pub

1:08pm Tuesday 26th November 2013

"A good pub, such as The Wheatsheaf, is central to the community it serves and deserves some extra protection if possible under planning law."

Commons Conservators' have acted properly over Putney Hospital site

Wandsworth Guardian: Consultation extended on Putney Hospital proposals

3:18pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

Letter to the Editor: "The Conservators' actions over the Putney Hospital site have always been based on sound legal advice."

Barclays Bikes are replacing parking spaces - so give us a permit reduction

Wandsworth Guardian: New Barclays hire bicycle docking stations have been installed in Putney

2:07pm Wednesday 13th November 2013

Letter to the Editor: "Whatever the merits of the scheme, the views of the residents affected are ignored and to that extent the Council’s methods are anti-democratic."

Michael Gove to blame for striking teachers

Wandsworth Guardian: teacher's strike

12:33pm Tuesday 29th October 2013

Letter to the Editor: "The changes now in the pipeline are designed to ensure the rich get richer and the poor are deprived of opportunities."

Shocked there is no police presence in Battersea Park

Wandsworth Guardian: WAND Sun-seekers flock to Battersea Park

11:06am Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Letter to the Editor: "We all know Battersea has been taken over by money making events for the council but how are they spending the cash?"

Why are businesses refusing to display poppy collection boxes?

Wandsworth Guardian: Falmouth Royal British Legion branch closes after 100 years

12:52pm Monday 21st October 2013

Letter to the Editor: "I am very surprised at the amount of companies refusing to display collecting boxes in their premises."

Births are as safe at midwife-led units as in hospital

Wandsworth Guardian: Be alert to the symptoms of lung cancer

3:01pm Tuesday 15th October 2013

Letter to the Editor: "There are risks for women giving birth in hospitals as well as at home and this has not changed over past years."

Putney station has improved but more must be done

Wandsworth Guardian: WAND/WIMB Putney station closed due to fire and signal failures

7:30am Tuesday 15th October 2013

Letter to the Editor: "In the next few months we will see longer trains using Putney Station, providing significant extra capacity as well as the launch of Boris Bikes in Putney."

Cycling docking stations are good for business

Wandsworth Guardian: The traders with one of their signs.

12:51pm Monday 14th October 2013

Letter to the Editor: "Whilst I appreciate the concerns raised by local businesses, there are many reports which show that improving walking and cycling conditions is good for business."

There are too many people using Putney station

Wandsworth Guardian: Putney train station during rush hour this morning

11:36am Thursday 10th October 2013

Letter to the Editor: "The staggering figures for the usage of Putney Station disclosed illustrates the careless nature of the seemingly unending building programmes now a feature of SW15."

NHS changes are putting GPs at breaking point

Wandsworth Guardian: Be alert to the symptoms of lung cancer

3:12pm Friday 4th October 2013

Letter to the Editor: "The pressures placed upon neighbourhood family doctor and local community services are putting these services at breaking point."

Trying to find family of William Clay for Remembrance Day invitation

8:11am Wednesday 2nd October 2013

It was about 20 years ago on a Remembrance Sunday morning in the mid-1990s that I discovered a brown A4 envelope and a small posy of artificial flowers on my vicarage doorstep.

Shame on Tooting drivers

Wandsworth Guardian: Veteran Motorcycle Racer Bob Farrington finishes 2012 season in style

12:11pm Monday 30th September 2013

Letter to the Editor: "In the last year alone I have had my motorbike knocked over six times outside my property on a side street close to the Mitcham High Street."

Only fools think council tax would be lower if Labour ran Wandsworth

10:34am Wednesday 25th September 2013

Letter to the Editor: "With Labour having consistently opposed efficiency measures over the last 35 years, I wondered if this was a spoof."








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