Lister is the Leader of Wandsworth
Council and a member for Putney's
sun shone brightly last Sunday for the Wandsworth Youth River
Club's open day held at the newly refurbished boathouse at
was delighted to be there with the Mayor to celebrate the
completion of the £400,000 refit which was paid for
by the council. The
club offers some terrific opportunities for young people and
will I am sure make the most of their sparkling new accommodation.
It's been heartening to see the enthusiasm of people throughout
the orough for the new orange sack recycling service. In
Putney the amount of household waste doubled in the first
week of the scheme.
we can still do more. Every property with an individual doorstep
collection has received it own supply of sacks - so it would
be great to see everyone putting out at least one sack full
of paper, card, tins, glass and plastic bottles for the weekly
Putney schools have had a fearsome task in recent weeks drawing
up their budgets for the year ahead. In some cases job losses
will be unavoidable. The
problem has arisen because government funding this year has
simply not been enough to cover rises in staffing costs, which
include higher national insurance and pension costs, of around
10 per cent.
Wandsworth for example the council only got a rock bottom
increase of 3.5 per cent in its overall grant to cover all
its services. It's a similar story in other parts of the capital.
That's why the council tax has had to go up for so many people.
are looking closely with our lawyers at the way some of the
'extra' money for schools has been dished out this year. Neighbouring
Hammersmith and Fulham we know were given an additional handout
by the schools minister - but Wandsworth was left out. We
want to know why.
Finally how many of our local shopping parades would survive
if they lost their post office or pharmacy?
already a battle on to save the sub post office at 30 Upper
Richmond Road - but now ministers are said to be considering
plans which would allow supermarkets to run bigger pharmacy
you are elderly or find it difficult to get around you will
know just how much you value having a post office or pharmacy
on your doorstep.
of transport such as the new bus route and flight paths are
all in .....Cllr Lister's Diary
to keeping our bills as low as is sensibly possible"....Cllr
not a council in the country that looks after its residents'
money as carefully as Wandsworth........Cllr
school, new homes and a new-look park in 2003 ......Cllr
Lister's New Year Message
week of great achievements as both the Council and many of
Putney's schools exceed in their individual grading systems.
Whilst the failure of a resident management organisation (RMO)
gives the Council concern.......Cllr
Lister is not cheered by the Queens Speech nor the Chancellor's
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
safety - 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 closing 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