Edward Lister is the Leader of Wandsworth Council and a member for Putney's Thamesfield ward.

A warm welcome this week to the borough's newest school.St Cecilia's Wandsworth has been built by the council to meet the needs of those parents who want an Anglican education for their children at secondary level.

The new school at Sutherland Grove is the result of many years hard work
resolving the planning issues, and securing the £12.4m funding needed
for the new buildings.
It will be especially popular with parents in Putney and Southfields whose children attend the highly successful Church of England primaries in the area.

More good news for local education opportunities has come with the council planning committee's decision to give the go ahead to the redevelopment of the Whitelands College site on West Hill. This will ensure that the new college buildings can go ahead at Parkstead House, Roehampton on the University of Surrey campus.

As part of the deal the college will have to ensure that its brand new playing fields and sports facilities are made available to the community at a reasonable cost.

A growing number of local people are expressing concerns about the fate of Putney Hospital.

The local Primary Care Trust has announced that three GPs and a pharmacy will be moving in to a new care centre on the site in 2006. But there have been no recent meetings with the council's planning officers which suggests that there is an awfully long way to go before a realistic proposal can be prepared. The building remains a boarded-up eyesore and a shocking waste of NHS resources.

Finally a good news NHS story. The council's social services department which works well with local health colleagues to reduce bed blocking, is to invest a further £100,000 in an expanded service. The money will go on additional occupational therapy and physiotherapy
as well as extra carers.

The aim is to make sure that all the key community services are lined up for when a patient leaves hospital and with health service support is expected to boost the numbers helped in this way to more than 600 in the current year.

Edward Lister

September 4, 2003

Night flights , Putney Hospital, diseased trees & the new school. Cllr Lister's Diary.

Cllr Lister pledges low taxes following re-election 30.05.2003

Councillor walkabouts, artists in Putney & awaiting the decision on night flights ........Cllr Lister's Diary.

recycling, relaunching Ashlone Wharf, extra cash for schools and closure of sub post offices ....Cllr Lister's Diary.

Modes of transport such as the new bus route and flight paths are all in .....Cllr Lister's Diary

"committed to keeping our bills as low as is sensibly possible"....Cllr Lister's Diary

There's not a council in the country that looks after its residents' money as carefully as Wandsworth........Cllr Lister's Diary

New school, new homes and a new-look park in 2003 ......Cllr Lister's New Year Message

A 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's Diary

Cllr Lister is not cheered by the Queens Speech nor the Chancellor's pre-budget statement..........Cllr Lister's Diary

Cllr Lister's Diary declares war on fly posters, and draws our attention to Connexions investment in Roehampton.

anti-third runway meeting bonfires and planning alert system.........Cllr Lister's Diary

Busy October 2002..........Cllr Lister's Diary .

Redevelopment 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 Diary .

Local impact of government housing policy, crime and news on Richmond Park...... Cllr Lister's Diary .

New 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

Jubilee celebrations, the 3 star service offered by Social Services and name change for Lavatory Gardens ...Cllr Lister's Diary.

The state of the NHS in Putney and the fight against night flights ....Cllr Lister's Diary

Pedestrian safety - especially around schools and Neighbourhood watch .... Cllr Lister's diary


Church cheer, wharf worries and Richmond Park relief - Cllr Lister's diary.

Cllr Lister speaks against the Dryburgh Rd plans, the threat of closing Pen Ponds to traffic and litter.

The Postal Service, Richmond Park and Council Tax changes are all on Cllr Lister agenda.

Cllr Lister comments on the current planning furore, pigeon mess, cctv and policing.

Cllr Lister writes on Pensioners Freedom Passes, good news re Hotham School, development progress at Ashlone Wharf and aircraft noise from Heathrow Airport.

Recent visit to the Leisure Centre was less than enjoyable - see forum.

Cllr Lister writes on the new school for the area, housing development and Heathrow.

Cllr Lister writes on developments at the Putney School of Art & Design, The Leisure Centre and the excellent league results for local schools.

Tony Colman MP for Putney speaks about current local issues