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Return of the Sankofa Bird: Invitation from TTT for 4th July

                             The Return of The Sankofa Bird                                                Saturday 4th July  Transition Town Tooting Please see this invitation from Transition Town Tooting (TTT) […]

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Greetings from the Wiser Collective

    the Wiser            collective       Sharing skills across the generations   A message from Sarah and Claire at the Wiser Collective: ” We miss getting together with neighbours of different generations …but we are still here! Are you shielding, coming out of isolation, keen to get back to normality or taking […]

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Covid 19 : Update from Mushkil Aasaan

    Covid 19: Update from Mushkil Aasaan Mushkil Aasaan is at the heart of the community in Tooting. As well as providing care services to many elderly residents, its manager Naseem Aboobakar and colleagues offer a friendly welcome and practical support to Tooting’s community groups, and to anyone committed to making Tooting thrive. Read […]

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Safer Streets: 20 mph speed limit in Trinity Road CORRECTION

    Please use this link, not the one in the body of the email, which doesn’t work properly https://www.change.org/p/transport-for-london-reduce-speed-noise-and-pollution-on-trinity-road-sw-london?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_22681411_en-GB%3Av2&recruiter=43241122&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=share_petition  SAFER STREETS  Campaign for 20mph speed limit on Trinity Road https://www.change.org/p/transport-for-london-reduce-speed-noise-and-pollution-on-trinity-road-sw-london?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_22681411_en-GB%3Av2&recruiter=43241122&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=share_petition https://www.change.org/p/transport-for-london-reduce-speed-noise-and-pollution-on-trinity-road-sw-london?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_22681411_en-GB%3Av10&recruiter=43241122&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition The organisers write: “We want TfL to extend its Safe Speeds initiative, as part of Vision Zero to Red Route, Trinity Road, South […]

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Safer streets: Campaign for 20 mph speed limit on Trinity Road

     SAFER STREETS  Campaign for 20mph speed limit on Trinity Road Making our streets safer is a concern for everyone. A group of local residents ask for your support for  their campaign and petition to get TfL to bring in a 20mph speed limit on Trinity Road, a Red Route. https://www.change.org/p/transport-for-london-reduce-speed-noise-and-pollution-on-trinity-road-sw-london?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_22681411_en-GB%3Av10&recruiter=43241122&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition The organisers write: […]

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Black Lives Matter: Wandsworth response

    BLACK LIVES MATTER Update from WCEN Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network People in Balham and Tooting have joined the worldwide protest against racial injustice in the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd. See the Tooting Newsie’s video of the demonstration at Tooting Broadway on 3rd June and the photo above of the one […]

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chit-chat: connecting through conversation

    chit-chat connecting through conversation 0333 002 0333 chit-chat is a new non-profit organisation with a mission to ‘connect the nation through conversation’ to combat loneliness and isolation. It’s a volunteer run phone based service at 0333 002 0333. Though a national initiative, it has strong roots in Balham and Tooting, where several of the key players live. Flora Clark of […]

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Green up your street! Sharing Seeds project

    Green up your street Get involved in the Sharing Seeds project Could you help make  your street greener and more attractive? Are there trees in your street with bare, neglected bases? Get involved in the Sharing Seeds project which encourages people to plant flowers and plants at the base of street trees. This both improves the appearance of […]

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Tooting Community Garden – lots going on in lockdown

    Tooting Community Garden Lots going on in lockdown! Tooting Community Garden, led by Transition Town Tooting is a great community asset, where TTT enthusiasts, schools and other groups and the public come together to grow fruit and vegetables on a sustainable basis. http://transitiontowntooting.blogspot.com/ The garden team received  a Team Award in the BATCA Community Awards made in March to recognise their […]

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Common People : help a new community resource flourish

    Common People Hyde Farm, Balham Help a new community resource flourish Common People, the Hyde Farm, Balham community magazine is a new venture launched by local resident and publisher Joe Pearson, who is keen to harness the newfound spirit of neighbourliness in lockdown. Common People is a beautifully produced hard copy magazine, with great […]

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