Listening to residents: Coffee and conversation with the council leader

Published: Thursday, November 30, 2023

Residents in the West Hill area of Wandsworth joined the council leader at a local community coffee morning last Saturday for refreshments and a chat about local services.

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Taking questions: Council leader Simon Hogg

The event was the first community-focused meeting in the borough which brought together the leader, Simon Hogg, with ward councillors, the local MP Fleur Anderson and council officers to meet residents for informal conversations and advice on accessing council services.

Residents post ideas for local improvements
Residents post ideas for local improvements

Councillor Simon Hogg said: “Finding out what really matters to local residents is part of our pledge to get the whole borough involved in shaping the future of Wandsworth and making it fairer for everyone who lives here. It was brilliant to talk to so many local people who came along to get answers, support and advice.”

Coffee morning at the Open Door community centre
Meeting place: Coffee morning at the Open Door community centre

As well as quizzing Councillor Hogg on neighbourhood concerns, residents spoke face-to-face with council staff about issues including housing, street cleaning and estates maintenance and made suggestions for improvements in the local area.

Neighbourhood police officers
Safer neighbourhoods: local police officers on hand

Once confirmed, future local coffee morning events will be listed on the council website.

You can also contact the community events team at

Local MP Fleur Anderson joins Simon Hogg for a cuppa with residents