Residents on housing estates across the borough are benefiting from multi-million pound investments in their homes and neighbourhoods.

Among the projects which have been given the green light are a £720,000 scheme on the Ackroydon Estate, in Southfields, which saw the installation of state-of-the-art heating and hot water systems inside 127 homes.

Residents on the Balham Hill estate will soon be consulted on proposals for a better lift service as part of a £212,000 improvement scheme.

While people living on the Wilditch Estate, in Battersea, will be asked to back plans for a £360,000 spend on external decorations to brighten up the estate and improve its appearance.

Meanwhile residents in Sporle Court on Battersea’s Winstanley estate are to be consulted on plans to spend £892,000 on providing new windows, new floor surfaces, redecorations and repairs.

Councillor Paul Ellis, housing chairman, said: "Each year the authority spends around £50m on improving and maintaining our estates.

"As a result of this ongoing investment, Wandsworth was one of the first councils in the country to reach the Government’s decent homes standard for each and every one of our 30,000 properties."