Lister is the Leader of Wandsworth Council and a member
for Putney's Thamesfield ward.
Putney's increasingly busy streets safe for pedestrians and
cyclists is a top priority for the council this year.
a whole host of local safety schemes being put in place -
all designed to make crossing the road a less daunting experience.
of these initiatives are being worked up with schools like
Hotham, St Mary's and Our Lady of Victories.
the first to benefit from the changes will be children attending
All Saints School and residents in Erpingham Road. This heavily
parked road will get new crossing points and a 20 mph speed
also tackling hot spots in the High Street at Chelverton and
Lacy roads where the weight of traffic makes it difficult
to cross and installing an extra crossing on Putney High Street
from the south side of Lacy road.
Road itself remains a bottleneck with so many vehicles trying
to get access to and from the Exchange car park. We are now
running a joint study with the operator to come up with ways
of easing these difficulties.
are other road safety measures planned around Putney Hill
at its junctions with Wildcroft Road and Chartfield Road.
These - like the High Street schemes - are funded by Transport
for London and have been given the green light after meeting
tough TfL conditions which require evidence that the changes
will deliver real benefits for pedestrians.
With more than 200 neighbourhood watch groups in Putney local
residents are undoubtedly the keenest crime fighters in the
these schemes are successful in helping to prevent burglaries
there are growing fears about personal safety on the street.
rise in street crime in recent years has mirrored the fall
in police numbers. One of the ways in which the council can
help the Met cope with this loss is by extending its network
of CCTV cameras.
new ten-camera system will be operating in the Danebury Avenue
and Roehampton Lane by the end of the summer. More are also
planned for Beaumont Road, West Hill.
Meanwhile in the heart of Putney we will be installing cameras
in Quill Lane and on the river by St Mary's Church.
Next month sees the start over in Clapham Junction of an important
experiment in town centre policing. Here eleven uniformed
council patrollers will work alongside the Met in tackling
anti-social behaviour on the streets.
the scheme is a success I will press for similar trials in
places like Putney town centre and Danebury Avenue.
Leader of the Council
can contact Edward Lister at the Town Hall on 0208 871 6041
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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