Lister is the Leader of Wandsworth
Council and a member for Putney's
much cheer for Putney residents from either the Chancellor's
pre-Budget statement or the Queen's Speech.
one commentator put it - as long as you don't drink, smoke,
move house, have stock market investments and are still in
salary pension scheme then you might just be OK.
it was revealed that the Government is planning on forcing
council tax bills across the country by 16 percent over the
that's without the damage that our spendthrift London Mayor
is intent on inflicting on us.
this is going to make it harder for Wandsworth to keep local
bills down to the kind of levels we know residents want.
there's another threat lurking around the corner - John Prescott's
revaluation of council tax bands. This
will give the deputy prime minister a free hand to impose
new tax bands for higher value properties. This is bound to
hit hardest in London where property values are the highest.
a hoary old myth that just because you live in a house which
is worth a lot of money that this matched by your income.
This is one tax raid that you can be sure will be kept away
from us until after the next election.
despite the extra money we are all paying there are still
no signs of the real improvements in NHS and public transport
that we were promised.
Messrs Brown and Prescott you pay more and you get less -
and the future looks more uncertain than ever.
Lister's Diary declares war on fly posters, and draws
our attention to Connexions investment in Roehampton.
runway meeting bonfires and planning alert 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