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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.
POLLUTION IN PUTNEY HIGH STREET - Presentations
Following the very successful Members' Meeting held on the 23 October we are posting some of the presentations. The one by Ben Barratt and David Carslaw of King's College London considers the impacts of the SCRT bus retrofit programme and 'How We understand the Air that we Breathe'. The presentation by Elliot Treharne, Air Quality Manager, Mayor of London is entitled A Vision for an Ultra-low Emission City. Further presentations were made by Cllr Jonathan Cook on Air Quality in Putney and Ian Mudway of the Centre for Environment and Health called Every Breath You Take ...
PUBLIC MEETINGS ABOUT POSSIBLE AIRPORT EXPANSION
ARRANGED BY JUSTINE GREENING, MP
The first meeting was held on Thursday 13 November at 8pm at St Mary’s Church in Putney. Representatives from Gatwick joined Justine Greening and the Leader of Wandsworth Council, Ravi Govindia, to give more details about their plans and to answer questions.
The second meeting will be held on Thursday 27 November at 8pm, also at St Mary’s, when representatives from Heathrow and Heathrow Hub together with the Chair of HACAN, John Stewart, will be speaking. To view the presentations click on the 'Heathrow vs. Gatwick' issues page in the righthand panel.
ENHANCING THE HIGH STREET - Discussion Paper
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.
PUTNEY SOCIETY PROPOSES NEW UNDERPASS AT PUTNEY BRIDGE
Plans for a new underpass have been proposed by the Transport Panel - see 'News Item' in righthand menu.