Edward Lister pledges low taxes following his re-election.
leader Edward Lister who was re-elected to his position at
last night's annual council meeting has said that Wandsworth
will remain a low tax authority with a reputation for excellent
meeting confirmed the re-appointment of seven cabinet members
to serve on the executive:
Cllr Maurice Heaster - deputy leader and cabinet member for
Cllr Vanessa Graham - cabinet member for care services
Cllr Malcolm Grimston - cabinet member for education
Cllr Martin D Johnson - cabinet member for housing
Cllr Kathy Tracey - cabinet member for regeneration and transport
Cllr Guy Senior- cabinet member for environment and public
Cllr Ian Hart - cabinet member for co-ordination
Lister has announced a series of changes to the key overview
and scrutiny committees.
of the six committees will now have a new chairman. The full
Roger Bird (Corporate Resources OSC); Cllr Tessa Strickland
(Education OSC); Cllr Leslie McDonnell (Environment and Public
Services OSC); Cllr John Ellis (Health and Social Services
OSC); Cllr Angela Graham (Housing OSC); Cllr John Hallmark
(Regeneration and Transport OSC).
chairmanship of four other regulatory committees remains unchanged:
Maurice Heaster (General Purposes); Cllr Stewart Finn (Licensing);
Cllr Ravi Govindia (Planning Applications); Cllr Diana Whittingham
Lister said he had a team that would drive forward the council's
are committed to delivering the top quality services that
Wandsworth residents have come to expect. We will ensure at
the same time that local people continue to enjoy council
tax levels that are among the lowest in the country - and
substantially below the rest of London. None of this will
be easy because the Government has made no secret of its policy
of shifting resources away from the capital.
has a 20 year record of setting the lowest average local tax
bills in the UK.
know that local residents, particularly the elderly and those
on fixed incomes, look to the council to protect them. This
will remain our number one commitment."
up with Cllr Lister with his fortnightly diary:
relaunching Ashlone Wharf, extra cash for schools and closure
of sub post offices ....Cllr
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