Putney Society Issues Archive

Latest Report on the Thames Tunnel works

Posted on: Jul 20, 2017

The latest meeting of the Putney Embankment Foreshore and Barn Elms CLWG (Community Liasion Working Group) was held on 14 June 2017.

Please click here to see to the presentation…

Local knowledge wanted! How well do you know Putney & Roehampton?

Posted on: Jul 01, 2017

As you may know a National List of England's special places, which range from buildings to postboxes, is maintained by Historic Enland.   The purpose is to record and describe places which are an important part of our National heritage and the List currently includes many buildings and structures in Putney & Roehampton.  You can see four examples in …

Mrs Beryl Jeffrey

Posted on: Jun 27, 2017

We are very sad to report the death of the Society's President, Mrs Beryl Jeffery. 

Beryl's professional career was as an architect working for one of London's larger architectural practices.

Beryl was Chairman of the Society from 1985 to 1989.  She went on to be elected as a West Hill ward councillor and was Mayor of Wandsworth in 1994-95.

As Chairman of the Society, …

Putney School of Art & Design - Putney Society Prizes

Posted on: Jun 25, 2017

Putney Society donated four prizes of £25 each at the recent prize giving at Putney School of Art and Design.  The prize winners were:  Ken Cox (Digital Photography), Catherine McDonald (Oil and Acrylic painting), Rob Dark (Pottery Handbuilding) and Karen Hughes (Portrait painting).

 The photo above left shows Rob Dark receiving his prize from the Mayor Cllr Jim Madden.  Rob was, f…

Wandsworth Park - Objection to planning application for change of use for part of the riverside terrace

Posted on: Jun 21, 2017

Planning application 2017/2707 proposes the conversion of part of the river terrace in Wandsworth Park into private residential use.

The Society believes that this would be an unacceptable loss of public space and furthermore that options to overcome the alleged night-time anti-social behaviour in this part of the park, which is the justification for the change of use, have not been ful…