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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
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
CHARTWELL HOUSE, Westerham, Kent
We have a visit to Chartwell House, travelling by coach from Putney at 09.15 for a 09.30 departure, on Wednesday 16th of September. Chartwell was the family home of Sir Winston Churchill from 1924 until the end of his life. The rooms and gardens remain much as they were when he lived there and contain personal memorabilia, books and family photographs, The beautiful terraced gardens containthe lakes Sir Winston created and Lady Churchill's Rose Garden.
To book a place see details by clicking on the link in the right panel. Applications must be received no later than the 20 August and departure arrangements will be confirmed 10 days before the visit.
Putney Society Members' Visit - Thursday 22 October 2015 at 13.30
BBC BROADCASTING HOUSE, TOUR
Portland Place, London W1A 1AA
Book now for the October Members' Visit to BBC Broadcasting House. The visit will last one-and-half hours. Step inside the exciting world of broadcasting and have a look behind the scenes at ths hub of broadcasting in the new state-of-the-art multimedia Broadcasting House and hear about the history of the building.
Full details and how to book your place can be seen by clicking on the 'Events' listing in the right hand column.
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.