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

If you're tired of being woken up at 4.30am by early morning arrivals at Heathrow and you're fearful that a third runway could bring more of the same then it's time to make your voice heard.

Anit-aircraft noise campaigners HACAN will be outside Iceland in Putney High street on Saturday November 8 collecting names for their petition opposing further expansion at Heathrow.

Many people in Putney are still unaware of the threat posed by a third runway. This may be because they believe the flight path would not come in over us. But the real risk is that because the new third runway would be shorter it would take the smaller aircraft - which could mean even more of the bigger and noisier aircraft descending over Putney.

HACAN and Wandsworth Council are old friends - having campaigned together against night flights for many years. The Putney roadshow will run from 11am to 2pm on November 8 and will be the perfect opportunity to find out more about the likely impact for our community of a decision to expand Heathrow.

I was delighted to see the planning committee taking a firm line against stores which blight our High Street with their intimidating roller shutters. These solid metal barriers are not just unsightly they can create a climate of fear. The store, which is opposite St Mary's church must now take their shutters down. If not the council will step in and do it for them - and send them the bill.

Finally I am sure many local residents will have been saddened to learn of the passing last month at the age of 85 of former West Putney councillor Mary Holben.

Everyone knew Mary - whether residents on the Ashburton estate needing help with a housing problem or children and parents at Granard and Paddock schools where she had been a governor for 40 years.

Mary was quite simply a very special Putney person. We will all miss her.

Edward Lister

October 13, 2003

St Cecilias, development at Whitelands site & the fate of Putney Hospital. Cllr Lister's Diary.

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