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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. The Society has also just launched a discount scheme for members who show their membership cards in a wide range of 40 local businesses.
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
Members' Meeting: STAINED GLASS IN AND AROUND PUTNEY
MONDAY, 23 MAY IN THE BREWER BUILDING, ST. MARY'S CHURCH AT 19.30
Author and stained glass artist Caroline Swash will give an illustrated talk on some of the fascinating stained glass windows in Putney, Roehampton and nearby. These include rare early examples of the craft, fine stanied glass by Victorian firms and a complete scheme by Morris and Co. Excellent contemporary work includes the fine windows by Alan Younger that the Putney Society successfully fought to retain when the original post-modern frontage of the Exchange was demolished in 2013.
Members' Visit to THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
MONDAY, 6 JUNE 2016 at 10.20am
Join us for a tour of the Mother of Parliaments, courtesy of the MP for Putney and Southfields, the Rt. Hon. Justine Greening.
Numbers are limited so please respond as soon as possible to reserve a place. There will be no charge for this visit. To book please send a SAE (or your email address) with your name, address and contact phone number to Maureen Howley, 121 Eystan Court, 121 Howards Lane, London SE15 6QH. You will then be send further details.
PUTNEY SOCIETY SHOPPER'S DISCOUNT SCHEME
We are delighted to announce that the Putney Promotions Discount Scheme is now up and running. The aim behind the scheme is to encourage more of us to shop locally, and to support the local retailers. A welcome Letter and membership card has been sent out to all members, so all you have to do is look out for the swan sticker in shop windows, and claim your discount or special offer.
Around 50 local independent businesses have joined the scheme already. Click here to see the Society's press release about the scheme.
Check out the Special offers and discounts with retailers listed by road,
For more information on the scheme contact Vicky Diamond [firstname.lastname@example.org].
TOUR OF SOUTHSIDE HOUSE, Wimbledon
Tuesday 10 May, 2016 at 14.30
We have arranged for a specialist afternoon tour to see the treasures of this William and Mary House which stands on the southern corner of Wimbledon Common, next to King's College School. The house was built by the Pennington Mellor Munthe family and has a collection of art and historical objects. See full details of how to apply to go on the tour by clicking on the 'Events' listing to the right. Please apply early.
NEW CATALPAS FOR OLD
The Socety has paid for the supply and planting of two new Catalpa bignonioides trees in Wadsworth Park. They have been planted in the forml beds at the south-eastern corner of the park where two earlier trees had reached the end of their lifeplan. The trees were planted last month with the help of Councillor Jim Madden, Pat Cross the Chair of the new Friends of Wandsworth Park, and John Horrocks Chair of the Society's Open Spaces Panel.
PUTNEY STATION - SCHEDULE OF WORKS
The Society's Transport Panel has been monitoring the progress made by Network Rail who have revised their refurbishment timeline.
Works continue with the ticket office now relocated, the canopy roof on platform one completed and work expected on the facade to begin shortly. News is still awaited on a new ramp into the station, an adequate power suply and new shops.