Welfare changes helping Wandsworth families

Government welfare reforms, introduced to restore fairness to the welfare system, are already showing signs of success in Wandsworth. Two policies in particular - the benefit cap and the ending of the Spare Room Subsidy - are responsible for many out-of-work households making the decision to return to work. The policies are very new, but already 165 families affected by the Spare Room Subsidy changes in Wandsworth have come off housing benefit altogether and gone into work.

Dan Watkins launches ‘Love your Local’ campaign

EARLSFIELD entrepreneur and Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Tooting Dan Watkins this week launched a campaign to celebrate and support Earlsfield’s independent retailers in the run up to Christmas. Love your Local has been set up to celebrate the diverse range of independent bars, cafes and shops that Earlsfield has to offer and provide them with some much needed publicity.

Excellent Results for Business Launchpad

As part of the support he gives to the Tooting business community and job creation, Dan Watkins visited the Trident Centre on Bickersteth Rd. At the heart of the Trident Centre is Business Launchpad, the charity founded 25 years ago to help local residents realise their dreams of starting a business. 

Dan Watkins Welcomes Fall in Tooting Unemployment

Dan Watkins, who has been selected by the Conservative Party to fight the Tooting seat in the 2015 General Election, today praised the steps the Government has taken to get the economy back on track.

Two new schools open in Tooting

Rutherford Hall, Balham High Road, and Tooting Primary, Franciscan Road, have welcomed their first students. Both of these schools will bring new ideas and desperately needed capacity to our local community, helping ensure an excellent education for our children. So we wish them well. 

Wheatsheaf campaign success

Good news - the Council granted us the Community Asset listing! Thanks to all of the local residents, councillors and pub staff who supported our application.

Saving the Wheatsheaf Pub

Following last week's news that the Wheatsheaf pub was for sale, Dan contacted CAMRA for their support to help him write an application to have the Wheatsheaf listed as a Community Asset. After collecting signatures and collating additional information this week, Dan submitted the application, which will help us retain this valuable community pub. It is due to be reviewed by Wandsworth Council on 15th August and he will keep you updated on progress.

Dan Watkins selected for Tooting

Tooting Conservatives have selected Dan Watkins as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the 2015 General Election.