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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

BUSES - TEN YEARS FROM NOW 

The Society held a Members’ Meeting on Thursday 26 February in the Brewer Building at St Mary’s Church, near Putney Bridge at 7.30pm. The theme was ‘Buses – ten years from now’. John Barry, Head of Bus Network Development at Transport for London (TfL) spoke. To view his presentation click here.

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.

RICHARD MORGAN

It is with great regret and sadness that we hear of the death of Richard Morgan. He had been for over twenty years a stalwart dependable member of the Executive Committee and Hon. Treasurer of the Society. He will be much missed. We send our sympathies to his family and all who knew him. We hope to include a tribute to Richard here and in the Society Bulletin in due course.

PUTNEY SOCIETY AGM AND ILLUSTRATED TALK BY PHOTOGRAPHER
ANDREW WILSON - 19 March, 7.30pm St Mary's Church

Our guest speaker at the AGM is Andrew Wilson a well-known local photographer. His book 'Wild About Putney' explored our riverside, the leafy avenues and bustling streets that make Putney what it is. He will be giving us an illustrated talk about his work.

WIMBLEDON AND PUTNEY COMMONS 2015 ELECTION - Results

The certified results of the 2015 election to select five new Conservators have been released by the Electoral Reform Society. The five candidates who have been elected to serve for three years from the 1st April 2015 are: Shirley Gillbe (4,734 votes), John Cameron (3,999), Nicholas Evans (3,619), Prue Whyte (3,193) and Keith Luck (3.010).

Click here to view the full results.

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: ROYAL OPERA HOUSE BACKSTAGE TOUR - March 24

We have arranged a backstage tour which will include an introduction into the colourful history of the theatre nd its plans for future development on Tuesday 24 March 2015. For booking details see the panel on the right.

 

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.

Contact nick.evans@putneysociety.org.uk and ask him to send you an invitation to join if you've not yet received 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.