Lister is the Leader of Wandsworth
Council and a member for Putney's
seems you can't walk down any high street these days without
being assailed by a throng of garish posters advertising everything
from golf club sales to pine furniture warehouses. All
these posters are illegal. They are unsightly, bring added
clutter to our busy streets and in many locations can cause
a road safety hazard.
now we have only been able to remove these posters from lamp
columns, guard rails and traffic signals on our own roads
- not on the major routes like Upper Richmond Road which are
the responsibility of the Traffic Director for London.
with the blessing of TfL we plan to crack down on these roads
too. It means firms which allow their products to be promoted
in this way are much more likely to be prosecuted and fined
for what is little more than organised littering.
Exciting news for young people in Roehampton with the announcement
of plans for a juice bar in Danebury Avenue.The
venue will be open in the evenings when other shops here are
closed. It will be run by the Connexions service which offers
employment and education advice to 16 to 19 year olds.
money coming from Connexions and the council's education department
the premises - which were once occupied by a bank - will be
transformed into a place where young people will feel comfortable
about dropping in for a chat about their career choices.
Wednesday sees the final act in the night flights campaign.
judges sitting in Strasbourg will rule on the UK Government's
challenge to last year's judgment that night flights violated
human rights. The
Government's case is being led by the Attorney General no
helped to raise £50,000 form councils in London and
the South East towards the campaigners' legal costs. We even
have the Mayor of London on our side!
are 16 night flights every day. They wake up people in Putney
from about 4.30am.
Government's argument is that this small number of flights
are vital to the UK economy. But they have never measured
that value nor set it against the harm done to individuals'
health through loss of sleep.
we win next Wednesday it won't be the end of night flights
but it will force ministers to justify why they need to continue.
runway meeting bonfires and planning aleert system.........Cllr
Lister's Diary .
of Roehampton Rec, the completion of Ashlone Wharf plus taking
up the baton for a link between the Rail station & East
Putney Tube........Cllr Lister's
impact of government housing policy, crime and news on Richmond
Cllr Lister's Diary .
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