Meet your Graveney Labour Council Team for Wandsworth 2018

Graveney has selected its Labour Team for the 2018 Council elections. The new members will work alongside our Labour Councillors, Andy Gibbons, Rex Osborn and Alaina MacDonald. Kemi Akinola I’ve been a Tooting-Graveney resident since I was 10 and now run a charity, Be Enriched. Our Graveney Canteen connects local people over a free community…

Wandsworth to spend £30m on fire safety for Council blocks

Cllr. Andy Gibbons spoke to Wandsworth Councillors about the lessons from Grenfell at July’s Council meeting. ‘The Grenfell tower disaster is a defining tragedy for our times. Loss of life on a catastrophic scale, many families left homeless and a chaotic response to the aftermath have made this terrible event one which resonates though our…

Community Roadwatch For Graveney

Talking to local residents, we’ve heard concerns about speeding cars. So Graveney Councillors are calling for a Community Roadwatch day. Community Roadwatch gives local residents the opportunity to work side by side with their local police teams, and use speed detection equipment to identify speeding vehicles in their communities. Warning letters will be issued where appropriate, and…

Tooting Sea Cadets awarded Council grant

Tooting and Balham Sea Cadets have successfully bid for funding to buy new tents and equipment for their camping trips. Cllr. Andy Gibbons, who backed the bid said: ‘The Sea Cadets are an established group and popular group in the local community, giving young people opportunities to experience outdoor activities. This bid will help young people…

Council Turns Down ‘Beds In Sheds’ Application

Wandsworth Council has turned down an application to put five houses on a small site in Brightwell Crescent, describing the planned  properties as giving an ‘overbearing sense of enclosure to the future occupiers, to the detriment of their living conditions.’ Graveney Councillor Alaina MacDonald. Labour’s local housing speaker said: ‘It is our view that this…

Graveney schools face big funding cuts

Schools in Graveney Ward face massive cuts if the Government goes ahead with its so-called ‘Fairer Funding’ formula. Figures produced by the NUT and the ATL show increased costs and a policy of moving money away from London schools will see a loss of £941,176 across Graveney Ward’s four schools by 2020. This means that there…

20 is Plenty for Graveney

Wandsworth Council has introduced a 20mph limit on residential roads across the borough, including Graveney Ward. Cllr. Andy Gibbons said ‘We are pleased that the Council will finally implement the limit as we have been asking for a ’20 is Plenty’ policy for several  years.  We already some 20mph zones in Graveney but now the…