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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
Putney Society responds to Wandsworth's draft Air Quality Action 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.
ROEHAMPTON UNIVERSITY and how it relates to the local community
Members' Meeting Thursday 24 September
7.00pm, Roehampton University, Grove House, Froebel College, SW15 5PJ
What are their plans for the future? Is there more growth planned? What are community relations like? The meeting will be chaired by the Putney Society but led by Reggie Blennerhassett, Pro Vice-Chancellor & Director of Finance; Ghazwa Alwani-Starr, Director of Estates & Campus Services; Professor Lynn Dobbs, Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost and Director of Communications, Liam Hurley.
Refreshments will be served.
(NOTE: 7pm and NOT at our usual venue, St Mary’s Church.)
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
CHARTWELL HOUSE - Members' Visit
We have unfortunately had to cancel the proposed visit to Chartwell on 16 September due to insufficient numbers. But places are still available on the Broadcasting House visit on the 22 October - see below.
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.
Members' Meeting Thursday 22 October 2015, 7.30pm Brewer Building, St Mary's Church, Putney Bridge.
Until recently there was little debate about housing. Now with ever rising waiting lists, house prices, and rents, it has become a political hot potato. This Members' Meeting gives an opportunity for you to question our speakers: Paul Ellis, Conservative Councillor for Balham, Cabinet Member for Housing, Simon Hogg, Opposition Speaker on the Housing and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee and Labour Councillor for Latchmere Ward and for the providers, and Tracey Lees, CEO of Wandle Housing Association Limited.
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.