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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
GENERAL ELECTION HUSTINGS MEETING
The Putney Society is pleased to announce that it will be holding a Hustings at St Mary's Church at 7.30pm on April 23 2015. The Putney Pantry will be open beforehand. The five candidates for the constituency of Putney, Earlsfield and Roehampton have been invited: Sheila Boswell (Lab); Justine Greening (Con); Andrew Hallett (LibDem); Chris Poole (Green); Tricia Ward (UKIP).
VOLUNTEER FOR LITTER-PICKING ON PUTNEY HEATH - Sunday, 26 April
Come and join us on Sunday 26 April at 10am for our Open Spaces Panel's litter-picking exercise on Putney Heath. It is an initiative to encourage volunteers to help with maintenance tasks on the Commons - to make them better than they already are! We meet at 10pm at the bus terminus opposite the Green Man, at the top of Putney Hill, and will set out to make that corner of Putney Heath a little tidier. Plastic bags will be provided. We may end up near the Telegraph Inn - at about noon.
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.
PUTNEY SOCIETY RESPONSE TO THE AIRPORTS COMMISSION CONSULTATION
The Society has been considering the proposals for the expansion of London airports and has written a letter in response to the consultation being held by the Airports Commission. The Society has carefully considered all the options before the Airports Commission and has decided to reject the suggestion that expansion at Heathrow is either acceptable on noise, cost or other grounds and to support the alternative expansion at Gatwick. The detailed reasons for this decision are set out in a letter sent to the Airports Commission on the 31 January 2015 by the Society's Chair Judith Chegwidden. The letter can be viewed by clicking here.
PUTNEY SOCIETY RAISES CONCERNS OVER 'CANYON EFFECTS' OF NEW HIGH RISE BUILDINGS ON THE HIGH STREET
The Society has raised concerns about the impact of new applications to build high rise buildings on Putney High Street in a letter from Deputy Chair Jonathan Callaway to the Council dated 1 December. He pointed out that it was acknowledged that 'canyon effects' are a significant contributory cause of the excessive levels of air pollution in our premier shopping street. In response we have received a letter from Councillor Jonathan Cook, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Community Services. He states that air quality is a material planning consideration and major planning applications where air quality is a potential issue are assessed in terms of their impact on local air quality.
MEMBERS' VISIT: GUARDS MUSEUM AND GUARDS CHAPEL - May 14
We have arranged for a tour of both the Guards Museum and Guards Chapel at Birdcage Walk, London SW1 6HQ. For booking details see the panel on the right. Members should meet at 1.30pm.