Lister is the Leader of Wandsworth Council and a member
for Putney's Thamesfield ward.
many people ever thought they would see the day when a Putney
resident could be robbed at gun point outside her own front
the effect such a dreadful incident has on the victim's life.
Nothing will ever be the same again. The trip to the shops,
even the walk to or from the car - all will be undertaken
with a trepidation that was previously absent.
is the same feeling of invasion that burglary victims experience.
It never goes away.
readers of this column will know that the council has been
making the most almighty fuss with the Home Office about the
shortage of police on our streets in London.
know this latest incident was more planned than opportunist
and that it doesn't fit the normal pattern of street crime
the fact that armed criminals can apparently roam the capital
at will - even bringing their guns to quiet residential streets
- is a frightening reminder of just what an impossible task
the police face with their present resources.
As part of their job of keeping in touch with the concerns
of local people councillors have always held regular 'surgeries'
where constituents can come for help and advice
future surgeries will be held on Saturday mornings in town
centre locations. For Putney and Roehampton the two libraries
will be used.
new system starts this Saturday. Simply turn up between 10am
and 11am and you will be met by a local councillor who will
be keen to listen to your concerns.
have switched to the new time because research shows people
prefer this to coming out in the evening. And by siting surgeries
in town centres across the borough we hope to make them as
accessible as possible.
For people who cannot make the new Saturday morning time there
will be the opportunity for a personal appointment - or to
make contact by telephone or email. Councillors will also
make home visits to those who are housebound.
Finally don't forget this year's Wandsworth Show which takes
place on Putney Lower Common over the weekend on June 23 and
24. It's always a great day out for the whole family - let's
just hope the sun shines!
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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all on Cllr Lister agenda.
Lister comments on the current planning furore, pigeon
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& Design, The Leisure Centre and the excellent league
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Colman MP for Putney speaks about current local issues