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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
ENHANCING THE HIGH STREET
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.
NEW UNDERPASS AT PUTNEY BRIDGE PROPOSED
Plans for a new underpass have been proposed by the Transport Panel.
Forthcoming Members' Meeting and Visits
A VISIT TO WADDESTON MANOR
Wednesday 24 September travelling by coach departing from Gwendolen Avenue, Putney at 09.15.
Waddesdon is a French renaissance-style chateau, set in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside. It was built in the 1870’s by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to house his superb art collection and entertain the fashionable world. It has one of the finest Victorian gardens in Britain, an Aviary and Wine Cellars. See 'Events' for full details.
DESIGN FOR PUTNEY
Members’ Meeting: 7.30pm, Thursday 25 September, Brewer Building, by St Mary’s Church, Putney Bridge
What is a well designed building? Do we have any locally? And why does this matter for the future of Putney?
But until now nobody has asked the residents of Putney what you think. This Members’ Meeting will be your opportunity to help us define what Putney calls ‘Good Design’. To start the debate we have called on a range of local figures to give one example each of good and bad design, but then we want to hear from YOU.
AIR QUALITY CAMPAIGN – WHAT MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE?
The Society will be holding a Members’ Meeting on Thursday 23 October in the Brewer Building at St Mary’s Church, near Putney Bridge.
Is someone finally listening? Following our submission to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee in June there has been a flurry of announcements:
Our members’ meeting will seek to inform us further about the scale of the problem and what the authorities are planning to do about it.
THE FUTURE OF WANDSWORTH PARK
We held a Members' Meeting on the 25th of June at which John Horrocks, Convenor of the Open Spaces Panel presented a report reviewing the future of the Park. Other presenters included Frances Radcliffe, Chair of the Friends of Battersea Park and Gerry Birtles, the Wandsworth Borough Council Parks Officer. See the report 'Wandsworth Park - Enhancing its Future'.