About us

What is The Putney Society?

How it works

Who’s who?

 

The Society has four panels monitoring, responding and acting on local civic issues:

The Buildings Panel monitors, and, when necessary, challenges planning applications which are inconsistent with the character of our area including listed buildings and conservation areas.

The Transport Panel looks at the needs of all travellers by road, rail and river, including cyclists and pedestrians. It studies traffic plans and road schemes as well as aircraft noise and pollution.

The Community Panel is concerned with the efficient delivery of public services (e.g. health, postal, and police services, recycling).

The Open Spaces Panel aims to protect the commons, the riverside and other local open spaces. It enhances these areas by various plantings.

Meetings

Each panel meets monthly and Members are invited to attend panel meetings and raise issues they feel need to be discussed. However, since space is limited in people’s houses please contact convenor in advance. The convener can then manage numbers to ensure accommodation is adequate and meetings can proceed in an orderly manner. In addition panels organise regular meetings on topics of specific interest to the local community. These are open to members and their friends, and held at the Brewer Building, Church Square. The Executive Committee drives the work of the Society forward - debating the monthly reports from Panel Convenors. Our representatives liaise with other groups within the Borough and across London on matters of wider importance.

What else?

The Society organises social, cultural and heritage events for members. It runs a

blue plaque scheme

to commemorate auspicious local residents.

Details of the Society's local history book and the audio guide to the local area can be found on the Home page.