Posts Tagged ‘Magdalen Estate’


Blue Peter Presenter Scales Wandsworth Heights

Not content with being the only person to have kayaked the Amazon River alone, daredevil Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton has now set herself a new challenge- being the first to walk across a high-wire between the chimneys of Battersea Power Station, to raise money for Comic Relief. Helen told the Wandsworth Guardian, “I’ll be […]

Clapham Junction gets a Makeover

With so many great transport links within easy distance of the Magdalen Estate, some might say we’re spoilt for choice with the ways in which we can travel into central London, and further afield. Britain’s busiest railway station, Clapham Junction, is one of these aforementioned links, and plans to upgrade and make it even more […]

Tooting Residents Hang Banners in Protest

Residents of Hayesend House on the Hazelhurst Estate, just around the corner from the Magdalen Estate, have taken to protesting about the state of their council-owned accommodation by hanging banners outside of their windows. Many residents of the flats in question have expressed fears for the health of their young children, who are growing up […]

Boris meets Magdalen Estate Residents

Residents of the Magdalen Estate and other areas of Wandsworth will, next month, have the opportunity to put questions to Mayor of London Boris Johnson and members of the London Assembly at a special event being held at Battersea Arts Centre, formally the Battersea Town Hall building. Subjects up for discussion on the night are […]

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. […]