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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

NEW MEMBERS' AREA INTRODUCED ON WEBSITE 

We are making improvements to the website to include new content only available to members. You can get to these pages by clicking on the ‘Visit the Members Area’ blue button under the search box and logo on the right hand side.

The new pages require a username and password. All members are being sent an email invitation containing a link to a simple registration page in the next few days. If you haven’t had such an email before the 15 December then email nick.evans@putneysociety.org.uk and ask him to send you one. Only members can join.

The new Members’ Area contains a ‘Putney Society Discussion Forum’ to enable you to exchange ideas, knowledge, opinion and information about Putney and Roehampton.  Here’s a Users Guide on how to use the forum and also the other information pages for members. When registering for the first time please use your real name in a ‘Firstname_Lastname’ format rather than a pseudonym.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO STAND AS A WIMBLEDON AND PUTNEY COMMONS CONSERVATOR 

The election to select five new Conservators will be held between 2 February and 25 February 2015, with postal ballots being sent to all residents registered to vote on the Electoral Roll who live within three-quarters of a mile of Wmbledon Common or within the old 'Parish of Putney' (which includes part of Roehampton). For details please click on 'WPCC Elections' in the panel to the right. Applications to stand as a candidate in the election must be received by WPCC up to 7 January 2015. The Society will be organising a Hustings meeting to be held on the 5 February at St Mary's Church, Putney.

PUTNEY SOCIETY NEW YEAR LUNCH - 17 JANUARY 2015

The Society's after-Christmas/New Year lunch will be held on Saturday 17 January at The King's Head, 1 Roehampton High Street, SW15 4HL from 12.30pm. £25 per head. Please download and complete the application form from the events page in the panel to the right.

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 ...

GATWICK vs. HEATHROW 

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 was 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, spoke. 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.