What happened in Putney during July 2003

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

What's new in Putney? - a new Town Centre Manager for one thing! Plus all the changes in the local retail world.

* Gatwick not Heathrow is the call from the Council to Alistair Darling

* Male body found on Barnes Common - Police are trying to identify him described as white and believed to be approximately in his 50s.

* European court rules in favour of night flights - agreeing with British Government lawyers that the residents of West and South West London have no "right" to a good night's sleep.
http://www.putneysw15.com/default.asp?section=info&spage=common/conhrw10.htm

* "appalled" at night flight decision - Putney's MP gives us his reaction to the Strasburg ruling.
http://www.putneysw15.com/info/contonycolman30.htm

* Top award for local cop - PC Jeremy Archer awarded after tackling armed criminals following Putney gun battle involving Colombian drug dealers
http://www.putneysw15.com/info/conpolice2.htm

* Dentist cleared of drilling away Putney woman's tooth - Neville Kan found guilty of professional misconduct but cleared of more serious charges
http://www.putneysw15.com/default.asp?section=info&spage=common/condentist01.htm

* Woman Cyclist killed in town centre - Residents believe rush hour death caused by roadworks barriers
http://www.putneysw15.com/info/concyclist01.htm

* Putney School goes on-line - West Hill School launched its new website by releasing 250 coloured balloons
http://www.putneysw15.com/info/conwesthill.htm

* Hidden homes of Putney - Council pioneering techniques to convert previously disused estate premises into good quality affordable housing
http://www.putneysw15.com/info/conhidhomes.htm

* Local pensioner recognised for charitable works - honoured by the All Party Parliamentary Group of Charities with the presentation of a Contribution to the Community Award.
http://www.putneysw15.com/info/conlaurie.htm

* Lambeth urged to refuse planning for 50 storey tower - as this would blight the views from Putney to the City.
http://www.putneysw15.com/community/issueplanvauxhall.htm

* Roehampton's in the money - as over £2 million pounds pledged over the next three years to the Sure Start programme.
http://www.putneysw15.com/info/consurestart.htm

* On the spot fines for failed emission tests - get your car sorted before you get stooped for a spot check test on your exhaust.
http://www.putneysw15.com/info/conexhaust.htm

* Mayor tells Darling to get off his a**e over Crossrail - as Crossrail gets approval from Government
http://www.putneysw15.com/default.asp?section=info&spage=common/ecross03.htm

* Exchange Shopping Centre seeks raffle prizes - for Tommy's Christmas Ball
http://www.Putneysw15.com/info/evtommys1.htm

* Kew Awarded World Heritage Site Status - joining the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal amongst the world's treasures.
http://www.putneysw15.com/default.asp?section=info&spage=common/conkew02.htm

Something missing?

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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