Easter - a busy weekend in Putney, Investing in Putney, 20mph & more ....
If your Easter holiday plans have been scuppered by the BA union’s strike there’s plenty going on locally to keep you entertained.
It’s Boat Race day on the Saturday which means the popular Putney music festival will be running at local venues over a three day period.
We know Putney has a lot going for it, so in these gloomy economic times it was heartening to see the response to last week’s launch of the ‘Invest in Putney’ campaign.
More than 80 key players from the retail, leisure and commercial sectors were shown around the town including commercial agents acting on behalf of major companies.
By showcasing the town’s attractions and highlighting the purchasing power of a strong and vibrant local community, the aim is to attract investment in Putney from businesses of all types.
One of the borough’s biggest strengths is its affordable council tax – still the lowest in the
The council wants the power now to set its own business rates – rather than have these fixed in
Anyone who lives in the west Putney roads bounded by
Network Rail’s plans to extend three of the four platforms at Putney station are part of a long term move towards longer trains which can help ease problems for rush hour commuters.
Finally the council will be creating new flats for rent to local people in the former clinic on
It’s such a common sense way of producing new housing, I can’t think why more councils don’t do the same.
March 17, 2010
Edward Lister is the Leader of Wandsworth Council and a member for Putney's Thamesfield ward.