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  • Share your vision for Balham

    By BalhamTCM at 12:08 on 20/06/13
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    What's your vision for Balham? Local residents, businesses and visitors alike are invited to give their thoughts and ideas on how Balham town centre should be improved. Wandsworth Council is undertaking an important study to identify how their five town centres - including Balham Town Centre - are doing today, and to understand how they can be competitively positioned for the future.  In Balham, this work is building off...
  • Buy your Balham council house

    By JulieGK at 16:56 on 26/03/13
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    Wandsworth Council has welcomed the newly-announced extension to the Right to Buy scheme, which raises the discount for London tenants buying their homes from £75,000 to £100,000. The council also supports the Government's decision – which emerged in Wednesday's Budget – to change legislation in the near future to reduce the time tenants have to wait before they are eligible for Right to Buy from five to three...
  • Council tax for Balham revealed

    By JulieGK at 21:05 on 19/02/13
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    The average council tax bill in Balham will still be the lowest in the country following proposals published today to freeze the council's own share of the bill. While the Wandsworth Council's levy will remain unchanged, it is having to pass on increases from other public organisations whose funding makes up part of the bill. This includes the cost of refuse disposal by the Western Riverside Waste Authority. If agreed by councillors...
  • Keep your bins empty for a week in Balham and win £100

    By JulieGK at 15:17 on 15/01/13
    Could you produce zero waste for a week in Balham?
    Balham residents have been challenged to see if they can keep their rubbish bins empty for a week. The Zero Waste Challenge can be taken any week during January, and winners will get £100 donated to a good cause of their choice. Every year each of us throws away several times our own weight in rubbish and each month the average family dumps £50 worth of good food. The challenge is to think twice before putting...
  • Last chance: Don't lose your vote

    By JulieGK at 10:56 on 22/10/12
    This is your final chance to register your right to vote.
    Voter registration has now ended, but the council is giving householders a final chance to return their form and avoid losing their vote. It's a legal requirement to complete and return the form, and you will not be able to vote in local, European and national elections unless you do so. Town hall electoral services staff started delivering forms in August. Most households yet to return it should have received two home visits by now. ...

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