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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
THE PUTNEY SOCIETY CHRISTMAS LUNCH
The Society's Christmas lunch will be held on Saturday 12 December at Alquimia Restaurant, 30 Brewhouse Lane, Putney Wharf SW15 from 12.30pm. A three-course Tapas meal will be served and there will be a welcome drink on arrival. The cost is £30 per head including the welcome drink and the wine with the meal and service.
Demand will be high! To book, please send a s.a.e. plus cheque for £30.00 per person made out to 'The Putney Society' and send to Maureen Howley, 1 Elystan Court, 121 Howrds Lane, London, SW15 6QH by 26 November 2015.
Starters: mixed salad, Coca bread with tomato, garlic and extra virgin olive oil, Spanish cured meat selection.
Tapas to share: Whitebait, Broad beans, Catalan style Aubergines with rosemary and honey, Fried eggs with chips and Mallorcan chorizo, Roasted cod with Alli Oil and baby Spinach,
NEW BULLETIN EDITOR
Charles Gillbe has taken over from Nick Evans as the Putney Society Bulletin Editor.
Charles has lived in Putney for a quarter of a century and has recently retired from a life spent in healthcare as an anaesthetist and intensivist and with a major side interest in education and training in medicine. He was born in Manchester, grew up in Aberdeen and when he enthuses about anything , it’s growing vegetables and walking on mountains, usually alone.
The October Bulletin has just been despatched to members. It is published monthly (except in August) and can be received as a printed version or by email. To obtain your copy if you are not a Putney Society member then why not join - see the 'Membership' tab above for details.
WANDSWORTH'S NEW DRAFT CYCLE STRATEGY
The Putney Society has written to welcome Wandsworth’s new draft cycle strategy (2015), and supports the Council’s ambition to normalise cycling as an everyday travel choice. Overall, we think that the strategy sets out a strong vision for improving cycling in the Borough. But, given Wandsworth’s high scores for cycling propensity, we think the strategy would be strengthened by:
- More ambitious, but feasible, borough targets for cycling uptake;
- Clearer and more rapid timeframe for testing and implementing infrastructure improvements.
You can view the letter here.
Putney Society responds to WANDSWORTH'S DRAFT AIR QUALITY PLAN
The Society has sent a letter to Wandsworth Borough Council on the 30 July setting out its response to the Council's draft Quality Action Plan.
WHAT CAN BE DONE TO IMPROVE RECYCLING RATES IN WANDSWORTH?
In 2013/14 Wandsworth had the third lowest rate of recycling waste in Greater London; the recycling rate dropped from 23.45% to 20.44% in comparison with the previous year. Read Judith Chegwidden's article from the latest Society Bulletin (September) by clicking on the 'News Issue' in the righthand column.
NEARLY 9,500 PEOPLE DIE EACH YEAR IN LONDON BECAUSE OF AIR POLLUTION - STUDY
Counting the impact of toxic gas NO2 for the first time suggests more than twice as many people as previously thought die prematurely from air pollution in London. See full report in the Guardian.
PUTNEY STATION - SCHEDULE OF WORKS
Following the 'Drop-in' session held on the 17 June the Society's Transport Panel have been in touch with Network Rail who have now set out their proposed schedule of works up to March 2016
Members' Visit: Wednesday 16 September, 2015
Why we should all care about air quality
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.
In the July Bulletin the Chair of the Putney Society sets out why pollution is such a problem - see News item in right column.
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.