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Wandsworth News Weekly Round Up: 3rd – 9th September

Wandsworth News Weekly Round Up: 3rd – 9th September

At the end of every week, News Editor Chloe Desave will give you a quick read of some of the latest and biggest news happening in our wonderful borough.

 

3rd – 9th September

 

  • Wandsworth residents are concerned over council plans to retrofit sprinklers in tower blocks. The plans to retrofit sprinklers in each of the borough’s 100 tower blocks will affect 6,500 residents and concerns have been raised that leaseholders in the blocks may be required to contribute to the costs. The council have pressed the government for additional funding to help with the costs of fire safety upgrades.

 

  • The number of moped thefts carried out in London alone has jumped from 827 in 2012 to over 23,000 in 2017. One Wandsworth resident, Ben Cope, decided to set up BikersUnited.co.uk, a new database where victims of theft can report their stolen motorcycle, moped or scooter. The website also alerts other bikers in real-time to a theft in their area.

 

  • The Metropolitan Police South West Borough Command Unit has had their first commendation ceremony. The South West Borough Command Unit has recently merged the Wandsworth, Richmond, Kingston and Merton police units. Officers from all the boroughs were commended for their bravery, compassion and victim care. Wandsworth will have it’s own commendation ceremony in October.

 

  • Figures marking Organ Donation Week, show nine Wandsworth residents died in the past five years as they waited for life-saving transplants. Just 48 percent of Wandsworth residents have registered to reuse their own organs, amid NHS calls for families to discuss signing up for pink donor cards.

 

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Presented by Akylah Rodriguez and Tom Hopkinson. Produced by Chloe Desave with the help from Micky Gwilliam and Mary Lou Watson.

September 9th, 2018

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