Magdalen Estate

 
 

Pupils get Cycling for Leukaemia Charity

Following a year of fundraising, children at a Balham school handed over a £5, 000 cheque to the founder of the Geoff Thomas Foundation, one of the UK’s Leukaemia research charities, ex-England and Crystal Palace footballer Mr Thomas himself. Pupils and staff at Hornsby House School, just a short walk across Wandsworth Common from the […]
 
 

Chestnut Grove Teachers on Strike

Teachers at one of the best performing schools in Balham and the Magdalen Estate area went on strike on the 16th February, in protest of moves by school governors in favour of having the institution break free from the local authorities, and be run as an independent academy. Carmel Pollen, spokeswoman for Battersea and Wandsworth […]
 
 

Wandsworth Cat gets a Prime Home

One lucky cat, who began the year as homeless and being cared for by the wonderful staff at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, struck gold when being integrated back into the world of being a domestic pet. Short-haired feline Larry, who was found on the London streets nearby to the Magdalen Estate, has now been […]
 
 

Trading Standards Warn of Wandsworth Tax Scam

Residents of the Magdalen Estate are being warned of a sophisticated scam that is being conducted by fraudsters, masquerading as officials from Wandsworth Council. The people involved have been targeting Wandsworth residents, calling them at home and stating either that the resident in question has over-paid on council tax and is entitled to a rebate, […]
 
 

Multi-Faith Week around the Magdalen Estate

Between January 17th and 21st, people studying in Wandsworth and around the Magdalen Estate had the opportunity to enhance their understanding and appreciation of other cultures during activities and informative sessions taking place as part of Multi-Faith week. Students at South Thames College were involved in number of different things, with the main event of […]
 
 

Celebrities protest against South London Libraries Closures

With public libraries across the UK, several of which are in close vicinity of the Magdalen Estate, facing large financial cuts and others being on the brink of planned closure, Wandsworth residents gathered in protest last week with the support of a number of celebrity faces from the worlds of film, television and broadsheet journalism. […]
 
 

Boris calls for Olympic Volunteers all over London

With the 2012 Olympics just around the corner, Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched another promotional campaign to find city residents to act as London Ambassadors for the thousands of visitors who will be travelling to the UK from all over the world in order to catch a glimpse of the games. One of […]
 
 

Young Actors visit Wandsworth Youth

Here at the Magdalen Estate HQ, we are always on the look out for great news stories that really help reflect the positive attitudes of our community, and how hard we work together, particularly when they involve young people. The youths attending the Making Impactive Change (MIC) project, held at the Training and Resource Centre […]
 
 

More Streetcar Bays around Magdalen Estatate

With so many Londoners finding that the cost of owning and maintaining a car is not worth the time they take to actually drive it, car club schemes like Streetcar– where members can book a vehicle for a couple of hours or longer-have really taken off around the capital. On 31st January, a plan to […]
 
 

Famous Faces pay visits to Wandsworth Care Home

Just a stone’s throw away from the Magdalen Estate, on Nightingale Lane which leads towards Clapham South tube station, famous faces have been gathering in a care home, to give the residents the chance to share tea with and gain an insight into the lives of celebrities from all walks of life. The latest guest […]