2009 - A Look Back At What Happened In Putney?

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January - Visitors: 23,069

Third Runway Approved
Campaigners vow to fight on as BAA welcomes 'Heathrow becoming a truly world class hub airport'

MP Denounces Government Over Heathrow
Justine Greening condemns refusal to allow parliament to vote on issue

Four 'Gongs'For Putney Residents
from Her Majesty in the New Years Day Honours List 2008

Facebook Row Ends with Shotgun Shooting
Guns were fired outside a Roehampton youth club

February - Visitors: 21,646

Snow Scenes

Sell Your Car & Get Two Years Free Membership & Credits With Streetcar
'Car Crunch' is backed by Wandsworth Council

Putney Property Prices Tumble
Recovery in previous quarters proves short lived

Local SNT Team Raise Cash For Sea Cadets
which will help replace stolen kayak

March - Visitors: 24,954

MP Uncovers Plan to Cut Ticket Office Opening Hours
Putney untouched but Barnes Station hours to be reduced

Teen Nabbed just after Larpent Ave Robbery

Thanks to West Putney SNT Team on bikes

Who Needs the West End When Putney Has So Much To Offer On Your Doorstep?
Reacquaint yourself with the speciality businesses on your doorstep

'Thames21 joins forces with St Paul's School
'Prep' of a Different Kind as Students Clean the River Before the Boat Race

Putney High Student to Play in World Cup
Selected for not one but two national lacrosse teams!

Putney High Street - the subject of a year-long air quality study
As council announces new pollution research 

April - Visitors: 20,530

Drive-by Shooting at Dryburgh Rd & Upper Richmond Rd Junction
Did you see anything?

Our Lady of Victories 'One Of The Top 5 UK Primary Schools'

WBC announces plans to increase primary school places for September 2009

Free Swimming for kids and 60+ At Putney Leisure Centre
following Government backed scheme

River Bus Set For A Boost For Putney
Wandsworth Assembly Member Encourages "...people to use the river to get about."

Putney's Soul Brother Records Celebrates The Record Store, Music, Vinyl & CDs
the only Soul and Jazz specialist in the UK taking part in the International Record Store Day.

May - Visitors: 21,974

From Putney To St Paul's
Parish vicar appointed Canon Chancellor of St Paul's

New Interim Head At Elliott School
top-performing head teacher has been appointed

16 Saddle Sore Hours From Putney To Paris
AllSaints' Dad arrive at the Eiffel Tower & raise nearly £2000 for charity

MPs' Expenses
Labours man Stuart King writes to Putney

June - Visitors: 22,080

Lister Urges Action On Putney Hospital
Council leader has urged NHS chiefs to end the uncertainty over the future of Putney Hospital.

A Behind The Scenes Glimpse Of The Forthcoming All Saints' Music Festival
the result of an endowment from a local resident

"Happy Birthday Hotham...."
Hotham School celebrates 100 years of education

Basic Menu - Steak, Steak & More Steak.....
but what a steak and what a wine list!

Clement Attlee Remembered - The First Of Putney Green Plaques
As the Council launches it's own Award commemorating famous people in the borough

July - Visitors: 25,686

Richmond Park Summary Of Findings Sent To Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Wandsworth Council calls on the Government to abandon controversial plans to introduce car parking charges

Tileman House and the Tory 'Elected Dictatorship'
Labour's prospective parliamentary candidate Stuart King writes to Putney

Putney MP Calls Putney Hospital Redevelopment Issue "A Fiasco..."
Justine Greening expresses her concerns over the PCT Board decision not to go ahead with the development

Two Sailors Head for Calais From Putney "Bond Style"
These two sea dogs disprove the old adage 'Never teach an old dog new tricks!'

August - Visitors: 21,690

Do You Know These Men?
Wanted in connection with a burglary at Sports Direct

Park Charges - Councils to Meet Minister
in a bid to head off plans to charge people for taking their car to Richmond Park

Huge Smiles At Putney High Following GCSE Results
As Head Teacher praises the "tremendous results reflect the dedication and commitment of both the girls and the teachers"

Elliot School A' Levels Improve
Coming second highest in the borough

Bar Man Feared Drowned After Falling From Putney Bridge
the identity of a body retrieved from the river by Vauxhall Bridge has yet to be confirmed

September - Visitors: 25,490

Attempted Abduction On Priory Lane SW15
Police appeal for witnesses

The Next Stop is....Debuting Prey!
Creative cartographer renames tube network Invest In Putney
Town Centre Manager Stephen Wallace updates residents on newcomers to the area

You'll Never Have to Run For a Bus Again
Thanks to new mobile and internet service from TfL

How Do Children In Putney & Roehampton Get To School?
as schools return and traffic builds up due to 'the School Run' - most SW15 children use their two feet!

Putney Man to 'go homeless' for Charity
Spending one night on the street to help prevent youth homelessness

October - Visitors: 27,393

Recession Re-think For Roehampton Plans
Councillor "frustrated by the delay"

Going .....Going ...... Gone!
The hammer falls and the Star & Garter is sold for £3.4m

SW15 Property Back at Peak Levels?
Latest numbers suggest market recovery has been strong

An Exclusive Interview With Putney's Very Own X Factor
Jamie "Afro" hopes that he has what it takes to win this year.

SW15 Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary
October see postcodes being in use for half a century

Dismay As Putney Hospital Plans Abandoned
Edward Lister criticises local NHS chiefs over the long running hospital saga

November - Visitors: 26,433

Jamie Rocks His Way Out Of The X Factor
but reading between the lines it won't be back to singing in empty pubs for this Putney star

Putney Station One Of Two Thousand Stations Marked for Investment
Network Rail announces a £3.25 billion investment programme

Court Overrides 'No Finger Lickin' In Putney At 4am' Decision
Granting 3am licence to KFC take away

Brandlehow Primary Wins Global Award
One of six schools in the borough to receive an ISA from the British Council

December - Visitors: 24,360

78 Year Old Dies After Collision On Lower Richmond Road
Police appeal for witnesses and information

Father Thames Stops Oxford's Trials
Oxford's boat race crews forced to pull out by due to rough conditions

Who's The Richest Of Them All?
Twenty employees of Wandsworth Council staff members appear on Public Sector 'Rich List'

Latest Sales Suggest Further Recovery
Putney home transactions showing stronger market

Police Appeal for Witnesses to the Fatal Accident on Upper Richmond Road
When a 21 year old man died after being hit by a lorry

Putney Woman Faces Time In Portuguese Jail
After she made a complaint against an Algarve lawyer

Famous Music Pub Faces Uncertain Future
The Publican confirms fears that the Half Moon, Putney, could become a gastropub after current tenant leaves

Unveiling of Tribute Paving Stone Draws Large Crowds & TV Crew
Residents dressed up to honour ex resident David McKee and his TV & book character Mr Benn

Competitions Run This Year:

Win Tickets To See International Rugby Sevens
Chance to watch world's finest rugby talent live at Twickenham

Win a weekend in Dublin with the Moran Hotel Group
Chance to watch London Irish play current Heineken Cup Holders in Dublin

Meet Flossie Crums - An Extraordinary Eight Year Old -Win a Copy Of Her Recipes!
Local author Helen Nathan's creation combines story telling and recipes a must for girls aged 4 - 7 years old

Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Simon Callow At The Riverside Studios
Starring in Dr Marigold & Mr Chops - two one-man plays by Charles Dickens

Are You Looking Out For A Very Special Gift?
Wild In The City is the new book by Putney photographer Andrew Wilson.
One lucky member can win a signed copy and a print of their choice

The Halfmoon Putney Thanks PutneySW15.com Members For Their Support
With 5 pairs of Tickets to The New Years Eve party to be won