What happened in Putney during January 2004

All these items appeared in our weekly newsletters during this month - if you like to receive it click here

* Chartfield School Campaign moves up a gear *
The effort to save the local special school goes national

* OBE for Eastwood headteacher *
Brenda Swaddle Recognised in New Year's Honour list

* Horror Attack on Glamour Model *
Angel Harte subject to knife attack in Wandsworth

* Tony Colman less gloomy about third runway *
MP feels environmental controls could prevent Heathrow expansion

* TfL accused of 'breathtaking arrogance' over bus lanes *
Short consultation period for new Putney scheme blasted http://www.putneysw15.com/info/conbuslane01.htm

* MP’s New Year Diary *
Top up fees, Wandsworth Citizens Advice Bureau, sporting life, cruelty to animals and the old favourite of smoking are all covered in this weeks diary.

* Putney trials mobile parking *
cashless parking has first UK trial in SW15

* All Saint’s Primary School allocated lollipop patroller *
in an attempt to improve safety for children walking to school.

* MP voices concern about lack of review on gate closure *
Minister for Parks promises release of data on Robin Hood Gate

* Primary school application deadline *
Parents wanting a place in a Putney Primary school should apply now

* Mayor concedes consultation too short *
Councillors demand rerun of "botched" bus lane implementation

* Shot whilst acting as a human shield *
Peace Activist dies in Putney's Royal Hospital for Neurodisability

* South West Trains To Replace Defective Stock *
An Expensive Lesson Learnt - The Old Ones Are Definitely The Best!

* Business Networking comes to Putney *
New group looking to attract local businesses

* New congestion bill welcomed by Tony Colman MP *
Legislation gives Council more powers to deal with traffic jams

* Councillors 'Report back' to Southfields residents *
A chance to quiz local councillors and senior town hall officials later this month

* Database on local book clubs *
Local books clubs to join or recommendations on book choice for your club

* Your chance for a piece of World Cup glory *
The local Samaritans want you to bid for a Rugby Ball signed by the England squad?

* Putney Hospital will be the new Care Centre *
Housing three Putney GP practices: Balmuir Gardens Surgery, Putneymead Medical Centre and the Putney Surgery.

*Chartfield School planned closure July 2006*
As Council proposes increased specialist teachers at Garratt Park Special School to meet the demand for inclusion.

*The revamped ward provides six extra beds at Queen Mary's Hospital
The Sydney Turner Ward at the Roehampton Lane community hospital will be available for intermediate care patients

* Local School Exam League Tables *
A Level and GCSE results for schools used by Putney residents

*Local Cyclists take on the Andes *
Epic sponsored ride for mental health charity has highs and lows

* Free Entry to London Wetland Centre *
Wildlife haven marking World Wetlands Day with special events

* New law means more fines *
A trial scheme starts in April whereby the Council will enforce traffic regulations.

* Deaths, injuries & Chemical spillage in Putney *
Mock disaster test for emergency services & the Council

* Cashless parking starts on Monday *
with the first ever UK “pay it on the mobile” system

*Governors fight back *
The Chair of Chartfield School promises to fight on to save the local school

* Council warns of increased noise pollution from the air *
With more night flights & landing overhead for Putney residents

* Cullens to Become ‘Tesco Express’ *
High Road to get an additional ‘big name’ chain store

* Hurlingham update *
the school has made major amendments to the development proposals

If you feel there is a aspect of local life that we haven't given sufficient coverage to, let us know. Most of the articles listed above were not written by us but contributed by local people.

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