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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 links to further information

VISIT TO LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM - 26th November 2014

Leighton House Museum reopened in 2010 after a £1.8m restoration. Located in Kensington it is the product of an aesthetic imagination run wild. The Society has organised a visit and tour which will start at 11am on the 26th of November. How to book in advance and see further details by clicking on the event listing in the right hand panel.

ENHANCING THE HIGH STREET

The Society's Transport Panel has prepared a detailed discussion paper on how Putney High Street might be enhanced. To view this and the full report click on the 'News' item in the panel to the right. Putney Society Chair Carolyn McMillan has written to Jonathan Cook, Cabinet Member for Environment, Culture and Community Safety suggesting that a meeting should be convened by the Council of all those concerned with the future of the High Street, with the discussion paper used as a catalyst to generate ideas. It is of course very noticeable that the Putney Bridge closure has had a very beneficial effect on pollution levels in the High Street.

NEW UNDERPASS AT PUTNEY BRIDGE PROPOSED

Plans for a new underpass have been proposed by the Transport Panel. 

Forthcoming Members' Meeting and Visits

AIR QUALITY CAMPAIGN – WHAT MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE?

The Society will be holding a Members’ Meeting on Thursday 23 October in the Brewer Building at St Mary’s Church, near Putney Bridge. The meeting will start at 7.30pm

Is someone finally listening?  Following our submission to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee in June there has been a flurry of announcements:

Our members’ meeting will seek to inform us further about the scale of the problem and what the authorities are planning to do about it.

THE FUTURE OF WANDSWORTH PARK

We held a Members' Meeting on the 25th of June at which John Horrocks, Convenor of the Open Spaces Panel presented a report reviewing the future of the Park. Other presenters included Frances Radcliffe, Chair of the Friends of Battersea Park and Gerry Birtles, the Wandsworth Borough Council Parks Officer. See the report 'Wandsworth Park - Enhancing its Future'.