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Welcome to The Putney Society
The Putney Society is concerned with all aspects of the community which contribute to the quality of our local life.
These include the built environment and open spaces such as parks and commons; transport and community services. The Society has played a key role in the enhancement and protection of these vital facilities in Putney and Roehampton since its inception.
Members receive a monthly Bulletin either by email or in a printed version which gives all the latest news and photographs relating to the Society's work and issues and much more besides. The Society's Buildings, Open Spaces, Community and Transport Panels meet regularly to review what is going on in Putney.
If you are not already a member we hope that you will join the Society to help us continue to provide an effective voice in the community.
RECENT NEWS & FORTHCOMING EVENTS
See panel on the right for further information
MADE BY MORRIS - with a little help from his friends
Members' Meeting 28 May 2015 - 7.00pm, All Saints' Church, Putney Common
The May Members' Meeting is being held in All Saints' Church on Putney Common, a late Victorian Arts and Crafts church with decoratively painted ceilings and beautiful stained glass windows made by Morris & Co. Pete Smith from the William Morris Society will tell us all about Morris and his contemporaries and their influence on art and design. (Photograph is Sir Edward Burne-Jones with William Morris, 1874, by Frederick Hollyer).
2016 BOAT RACE - TEMPORARY TOILETS?
Many residents living or working close to Putney Embankment are very angry about the toilet arrangements for the 2015 Boat Race which was held on the 11 April. The Society believes that it is possible for Wandsworth Borough Council to use the process of granting a Highways Licence for the event to impose conditions on the boat race organisers, which would include the installation of temporary toliets. We have written to Councillor Jonathan Cook and will be seeing him soon to discuss what can be done next year.
GENERAL ELECTION HUSTINGS MEETING
The Putney Society Hustings were held on April 23 2015. The five candidates for the constituency of Putney, Earlsfield and Roehampton were able to attand: Sheila Boswell (Lab); Justine Greening (Con); Andrew Hallett (LibDem); Chris Poole (Green); Tricia Ward (UKIP). The meeting was recorded by Wandsworth Radio and can be heard online.
PUTNEY SOCIETY CALLS FOR AN 'ULTRA LOW EMISSION ZONE' FOR PUTNEY
As part of the Society's campaign to reduce pollution in Putney Jonathan Callaway, Deputy Chair, has written to Councillor Jonathan Cook of Wandsworth Borough Council calling for a local ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) to be established in Putney. The letter was published in the April Bulletin sent to all members, and can be seen here. Councillor Cook has responded and his letter can be seen here. A meeting with Councillor Cook to discuss these issues will held soon.
BUILDING DEVELOPMENT AND MAJOR PLANNING APPLICATIONS
- QTR 1 2015
The overdevelopment of Putney continues apace. Forty plus metre skyscrapers of 11, 12 and 13 storeys, which many would say are inconsistent with a low rise green and leafy suburb, are built or under construction in East Putney on the Upper Richmond Road. For a summary provided by the Buildings Panel of all the significant developments in the first quarter of 2015 click on the link in the 'News and Issues' panel to the right.
PUTNEY SOCIETY RESPONSE TO THE AIRPORTS COMMISSION CONSULTATION
The Society has been considering the proposals for the expansion of London airports and has written a letter in response to the consultation being held by the Airports Commission. The Society has carefully considered all the options before the Airports Commission and has decided to reject the suggestion that expansion at Heathrow is either acceptable on noise, cost or other grounds and to support the alternative expansion at Gatwick. The detailed reasons for this decision are set out in a letter sent to the Airports Commission on the 31 January 2015 by the Society's Chair Judith Chegwidden. The letter can be viewed by clicking here.
MEMBERS' VISIT: GUARDS MUSEUM AND GUARDS CHAPEL
- May 14
We have arranged for a tour of both the Guards Museum and Guards Chapel at Birdcage Walk, London SW1 6HQ. For booking details see the panel on the right. Members should meet at 1.30pm.