Previous Events

BATCA General Election Hustings

5th June 2017

BATCA (the Balham and Tooting Community Association) is organising a hustings for the General Election on 5th June, from 7-8.30pm at Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Road, Tooting Bec, London SW17 7RH (opposite the fire station).

BATCA Community Heroes Awards

24th November 2016
7pm - 10pm

Please join us at the Balham & Tooting Community Awards on 24th November, where we will be celebrating those individuals and groups who volunteer locally to make our area a better place. The evening is a lot of fun with food, drinks and entertainment provided.

Hustings at Tooting Market

10th June 2016
7 - 9pm

Hustings run by Wandsworth Radio, held at Tooting Market.All welcome. Hopefully see you there.

Hustings in Furzedown

5th June 2016
7.15 - 9pm

Hustings run by Furzedown Community Network, held at St James' Church, Mitcham Lane.All welcome and I hope to see you there.

Crossrail 2 Public Meeting: Future for Tooting

25th May 2016
7.30 - 9pm

Since our last public meeting on Crossrail 2 in December, a huge amount has happened in regards to the choice of local station for this new railway line.This event is open to all local residents and businesses, to provide an update on where we have got to, what the next steps are and to discuss what the impact on Tooting might be - positive and negative - from having Crossrail 2 at Tooting Broadway.

Awards Ceremony for Love Your Local 2016

22nd April 2016

The third annual awards ceremony for Love Your Local will be held at The French Cafe on Ritherdon Rd on Friday 22nd April. Joining me will be Jane Ellison MP and we will be presenting awards to the winning shops in Balham, Tooting and Earlsfield.The awards start at 5pm and all local shops and residents are welcome, so please email me at if you'd like to join us in celebrating our best independent retailers.There is still time to vote at

Youth Enterprise Summit in Tooting

21st April 2016
10am -1pm

I'm chairing this year's Youth Enterprise Summit at South Thames College (Wandsworth campus SW18 2PP), in partnership with Business Launchpad.