In case you missed it: the top stories from Tooting last week

By Tommy Joyce

25th Nov 2021 | Local News

It's not so easy to keep up every news piece, so here's our round-up from some of the biggest stories last week.

This part of our weekly round-up series, where we will bring you five of our favourite and best stories from the last week, just in case you missed them.

We also have a free weekly newsletter, where we send out our 10 top stories of the week straight into your inbox on a Friday lunchtime - you can sign up for it here.

Here are five stories you might have missed from Tooting last week…

Council proposes to resurface Tooting Bec Athletics Track by next summer

Wandsworth Council has confirmed that there are plans to resurface Tooting Bec Athletics Track.

After campaigning from Tooting MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan and from Herne Hill Harriers, it seems now their hard work has paid off, with a £527,000 proposed to fix the track by next summer.

More within the piece.

Tooting Lido £3m investment plan revealed, providing a facility ready for next 50 years

Tooting Bec Athletics Track was not the only local facility to receive news about new investment. The council has announced plans on investing £3m into the lido, which would help secure its future for 50 years.

Staff at St George's Hospital get treated to food festival as thanks for hard work

Staff at St George's Hospital were treated to a food festival last week as thanks for their hard work during the pandemic. Funded by the trust and St George's Hospital Charity, staff had a variety of sweet and savoury options, including wraps, noodles, popcorn, churros and more.

Tory candidate accused of 'blatant electioneering' in by-election after £2.5m investment revelation

A Conservative candidate for the upcoming Bedford ward by-election has been accused of 'electioneering' by his Labour rival. Tom Mytton, the Tory candidate, announced information about the lido and athletics track before the council, leading to his rivals criticising him for the announcement. The by-election is on November 25.

Planning application for 15m mast in Earlsfield has 49 objections in five days

A planning application for a telecommunications mast to appear in Earlsfield had 49 objections in just five days.

One woman, Mrs H Dexter, said it would be "totally unneeded" within her objection.

The application was made by CK Hutchinson Networks (the business which runs Three in the UK).

Read more within the article.

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