Putney Society Issues Archive

The Wimbledon & Putney Common Conservators

Posted on: Jul 01, 2016

The Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators held their Annual Open Meeting on Wednesday June 22 at St Margaret's Church on Putney Park Lane.  About eighty attended and the Conservators were privileged to welcome the Mayors of the London Boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth.

There were presentations by the Chairman and by the Chief Executive neither of which contained anything out of the…

Putney Station Development

Posted on: Jun 30, 2016

The builders' compound outside the station that should have been removed in January still remains. The original deadline to complete the power supply into the station by June will be missed with August the latest estimate, almost two years after work on the concourse was completed. In the meantime, the roof over the concourse and stairs down to Platform One appear to have a leak.  Over seven m…

Building Panel - Gwendolen Ave & Roehampton University

Posted on: Jun 15, 2016

The Building Panel recently sent letters to the Council regarding two local developments. 

The letter for the Gwendolen Avenue development is the latest in a long running story.  Parkst…

Air quality in Putney

Posted on: May 27, 2016

Earlier this year volunteers from the Society carried out a snap shot survey of the air quality across nearly 30 locations in Putney. The results have now been analysed and validated by London Sustainability Exchange.

We all know air pollution is a serious problem in Putney. We had the ignominy of our High Street becoming the first area of London to breach annual EU nitrogen dioxide (…

What can be done to improve recycling in Wandsworth?

Posted on: Aug 31, 2015

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.

Nationwide recycling rates seem to have plateaued and there is now little hope that England will meet the EU Waste Framework Target of 50% by 2020.  The overall recycling…