Lister is the Leader of Wandsworth
Council and a member for Putney's
looking forward to the first
ever 'open studios' event being
hosted by artists in Putney
from July 11.
It's a variation on the popular
open house and open gardens
theme. Only this time you get
the chance to buy some of the
items on display!
shows just what a rich and diverse artistic community we have
in Putney - and why it is such good news that Putney School
of Art and Design is to get a new roof-top studio. The
school is booming these days and the new space will allow
us to put on an extra 15 classes for local people.
The council's housing officers have been just as creative
in finding extra space to build new affordable homes on the
borough's estates. The
latest to benefit is West Putney's Ashburton estate where
old cleaners' stores are being converted into good standard
'hidden homes' programme is already on course to deliver 100
new homes for lcoal people.
Meanwhile the battle is hotting up over the Royal Parks Agency's
latest bid to close both Robin Hood Gate and Pen Ponds car
three councils whose areas border the park will be consulting
their own residents on the impact of these plans for restricting
access to drivers.
fears of extra traffic in Roehampton have been well documented.
It seems absurd to us that the RPA should attempt to justify
its proposed curbs on environmental grounds. Doesn't the environment
of Roehampton matter?
council will be running a vigorous campaign encouraging park
users and local residents to respond directly to the RPA before
the closing date on September 28.
One more date for the diary is October 9. That's when the
European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg will rule on
the night flights case. The
UK Government wants to overturn last year's judgment that
these flights are a breach of human rights.
find it sad that ministers should be putting so much into
undoing this historic environmental decision when a similar
amount of effort might actually come up with ways of rescheduling
the 15 or so early morning arrivals that cause all the trouble.
And finally I must set the record straight on the Putney MP's
casual assertion last week that the Home Office has paid for
much of the borough's CCTV network.
council has spent more than £5m over the years on CCTV
installations. Of this around £600,000 has come from
the Government. The rest is all council money.
Leader of the Council
can contact Edward Lister at the Town Hall on 0208 871 6041
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Surgeries - a new ways to meet your councillor plus the Leader
expresses his concerns over the news of gun crimes in Putney
..... Cllr Lister's Diary
celebrations, the 3 star service offered by Social Services
and name change for Lavatory Gardens ...Cllr
state of the NHS in Putney and the fight against night flights
....Cllr Lister's Diary
saftey - especially around schools and Neighbourhood watch
.... Cllr Lister's diary
TAX DODGERS DRYBURGH RD DEVELOPMENT ROBIN HOOD GATE AND NIGHT
cheer, wharf worries and Richmond Park relief - Cllr
Lister speaks against the Dryburgh Rd plans, the threat
of clsing Pen Ponds to traffic and litter.
Postal Service, Richmond Park and Council Tax changes are
all on Cllr Lister agenda.
Lister comments on the current planning furore, pigeon
mess, cctv and policing.
Lister writes on Pensioners Freedom Passes, good news
re Hotham School, development progress at Ashlone
Wharf and aircraft noise from Heathrow
visit to the Leisure Centre was less than enjoyable - see
Lister writes on the new school for the area, housing development
Lister writes on developments at the Putney School of Art
& Design, The Leisure Centre and the excellent league
results for local schools.
Colman MP for Putney speaks about current local issues