Graveney Ward #supersaturday!

Wandsworth Labour councillors and Sadiq Khan MP made it a super Saturday today by meeting Graveney residents at four Tooting school and church fetes.Sellincourt

After breakfast at Tooting Baptist Church’s Funday, Cllrs. Andy Gibbons and Rex Osborn joined Cllr. Billi Randall and Graveney Labour team member Alaina McDonald to meet with local residents.

Next stop was Franciscan school where there was excellent Ethiopian food and a big crowd of parents and children enjoying the sun.

MP Sadiq Khan joined the fun at St Boniface School, where a young pupil sang a brilliant version of Adele’s ‘Set Fire to the Rain’.

The team finally arrived at Sellincourt School to another busy fair, with the crowds being entertained by a singer from ‘The Voice’!

Great to celebrate fantastic new crossings in #Tooting with St Boniface students and @livingstreets pic.twitter.com/mIr57boFTJ

Five things we did in Tooting Graveney Ward in 2012…

Graveney Councillors Rex, Billi and Andy, Sadiq Khan MP and local supporters

Trident Centre, Bickersteth Road

After objections by local residents, concerns about the future of the businesses in The Trident Centre and the suitability of the site, the sponsors decided to withdraw from establishing a ‘free’ school.

New Primary School, Franciscan Road

We encouraged the establishment of a new primary school, linked to Graveney School, in the old school building on Franciscan Road. This is planned to open in September 2013.

Planning application  for the Professional Centre, Franciscan Road

We supported residents’ objections to the over-development of the playground area of what will become the new primary school on Franciscan Road. Developers plan to build a four storey building for elderly residents.

Crossing at St. Boniface Church, Mitcham Road

After a long campaign by the congregation of St. Boniface church, backed by ourselves and Sadiq Khan MP, the Council agreed to site a new pedestrian crossing by the Church. This was a great credit to the Late Fr. Bonvini, who was instrumental in the success of the petition.

Tooting Town Centre

We supported a plan by local police to curb street drinking by establishing a street drinking exclusion zone and helping people with alcohol problems through an outreach scheme. We are keen to see further development of the town centre and the market.

…… as well as attending street parties, school fetes, working with churches and community groups in Graveney and being your local voice in the Town Hall. And, of course, helping Graveney residents with individual concerns.

Cllr. Rex Osborn is a founder member of Tooting  History Group and conducts local historical walks. He is a Vice Chair of the Local Safer Neighbourhood panel.

Cllr. Billi Randall is Chair of Governors at Franciscan school. She is an active member of the Tooting Town Centre Partnership.

Cllr. Andy Gibbons is involved in organising local music events around Tooting and has close links with the Tamil Welfare Association of Wandsworth.

Let us know your priorities for 2013:  office@tootinglabour.org.uk or leave a comment below.

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