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Covid 19 response: Power to Connect: donate your old laptop

                Covid 19 Response : Power to Connect Donate old laptops to families needing them Battersea Power Station and Wandsworth Council have launched a joint initiative called Power to Connect, to help tackle digital exclusion and make sure families have the support they need to stay connected during the COVID-19 […]

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Covid-19: Local testing this weekend (9th and 10th May)

Covid 19 response: Mobile test unit in                           Wandsworth this weekend (and other advice) A pop-up test centre will operate in Wandsworth on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 May, for older people and essential workers who think they may have contracted coronavirus, plus those with […]

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Covid 19 response: support local initiative to make PPE for front line workers

  Covid 19 response: Support local initiative to make PPE for frontline workers Helpful Engineering UK This is an update on local work by Helpful Engineering UK which was first featured in our email of 20th April. Helpful Engineering UK is a new London community grassroots initiative aimed at producing and distributing PPE to frontline workers across the capital. Volunteers […]

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Beyond lockdown: keep our streets calm and safe

   Keep our streets safe and healthy after lockdown Wandsworth community groups call for safe space on our streets  Tooting Healthy Streets have joined with many community groups, including BATCA, to call for improving our streets so they are quiet, safe and healthy for the long term. Lockdown has opened our eyes to the gains from […]

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Invitation to ‘Culture Declares Emergency’ online events on 6th May

        ‘Culture Declares Emergency’ Community The arts and culture for a sustainable world Online events 11am and 7.30pm Wed 6th May The ‘Culture Declares Emergency’ Community, which brings together voices from the arts and culture to combat climate change and work for a sustainable world, invites you to two online events on Wednesday […]

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Linking the community: Earlsfield Together

Earlsfield Together Covid 19 response: linking Earlsfield street by street Earlsfield Together was established only a few weeks ago, but it’s become a powerful force in bringing together neighbours and meeting need. A core of local volunteers and leaders established it to ‘join the dots’ between residents keen to support neighbours and local groups eg charities […]

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Covid 19 response: LOCAL TESTING 1ST AND 2ND MAY

 Pop-up Coronavirus test centre at Wandsworth Town Hall  SW18 2PU          9.30am-3.30pm Friday 1st May and Saturday 2nd May Information from Wandsworth Council People who think they may have contracted Coronavirus can get tested at a special temporary testing centre run by the army at Wandsworth Town Hall on Friday and Saturday. A […]

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Home-Start Wandsworth needs your help to respond to Coronavirus

  Home-Start Wandsworth needs your help to respond to Coronavirus Home-Start Wandsworth remains as committed as ever to supporting vulnerable families during these difficult times. The practical and emotional demands of parenthood are challenging enough in normal times but the current pandemic adds so many additional layers of anxiety, uncertainty and isolation. Social distancing and isolation place […]

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Books and games for Wandsworth prisoners: can you help?

  Books and games for Wandsworth prisoners: can you help? A  team of friends of Wandsworth Prison are creating activity packs for the prisoners (who are all on 23-hour lockdown); so far 800 have been assembled. These consist of jigsaws, board games (e.g. dominoes, chess, ludo), coloured pencils and paper and appropriate magazines including motoring […]

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Tooting Community Projects, Trident Business Centre

#Tooting Community Projects at Trident Business Centre are appealing urgently to furloughed cooks and chefs. If you can volunteer your time and expertise to help Tooting’s vulnerable people, please call 07311 792 693 or email tootingcommunityprojects@tridentcentre.co.uk.   #Tooting community projects Trident Business Centre – a resource for the whole community Trident Business Centre in Bickersteth Road, […]

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