Lister is the Leader of Wandsworth
Council and a member for Putney's
no news from Strasbourg on the outcome of the UK Government's
bid to overturn last October's ruling that night flights violated
human rights. The
original case had been brought by eight west London residents
who were sick of the noise from early morning arrivals at
council helped to raise £100,000 towards the legal costs
for this vital challenge. But
as we await the result from the European Court disturbing
evidence has emerged that the Department for Transport has
deliberately understated the level of noise from these flights.
to the ministry's own figures - which they have sat on for
four years - the planes coming in over our heads to Heathrow
are up to 75 per cent noisier than the Government has ever
still they claim that the noise climate is getting better.
hope the Court rules in our favour so that we can bring pressure
on the government to ban night flights once and for all.
How much longer I wonder will Putney Hospital be allowed to
would have thought the NHS needed every penny it could get
these days yet the security costs alone of keeping the hospital
boarded up must be a huge drain on resources. People
in Putney and Roehampton have suffered enough with the loss
of the old Queen Mary's. But to have to watch a second hospital
rotting away is adding insult to injury.
Like a number of local people I was concerned to see the false
acacias come down in Wandsworth Park. Now
I notice that Leaders Gardens has lost one of its splendid
horse chestnut trees in the centre of the park - although
there are no plans to remove any others.
the trees were diseased and in the interests of safety action
had to be taken. I
have now asked the council's arboriculturists to put up simple
notices in the parks explaining the safety reasons for removing
Finally I had an enjoyable trip last week to see the finishing
touches being put to the new St Cecilia's secondary school
which the council is building in Sutherland Grove, Southfields.
school's £12.4 million costs have been met by the council
and the department for education.
is the first Anglican secondary in the borough - and one of
only 17 in London - and will meet a real demand from parents
whose children have attended local Church of England primaries.
school opens its doors for the first time in September. Headteacher
Jeffrey Risbridger and his team cannot wait for the start
of term - and maybe for once the students will be sharing
the same sense of excitement!
Lister pledges low taxes following re-election 30.05.2003
walkabouts, artists in Putney & awaiting the decision
on night flights ........Cllr
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