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

Nine out of ten people polled in a council survey earlier this year said
they liked living in Putney.
Local authorities use surveys a lot these days. Not just to find out if residents think they are doing a good job - but also to make sure they are tackling the issues that concern people most.

All these polls have a common message: people are worried about crime
and vandalism. That's why we invest so much in CCTV cameras - like the
ones going up in Quill Lane - and why we keep up the pressure for more
bobbies on the beat - which has delivered results in Roehampton.

We've also been working with the police and residents groups on tough new measures to crack down on the yobs who plague so many neighbourhoods these days. Anyone who gets an anti social behaviour order from the court could have their name and photograph plastered over leaflets that would be delivered door to door in their area.

We're also stepping up preventive work by making sure all the different services we run for young people focus on those who are most at risk. The new targeted approach will combine inclusion schemes, support from educational advisers and traditional youth work into a single new integrated service.

Bringing the different elements of current services to young people together in this way will ensure that fewer 'at risk' teenagers slip through the net.

At the same time the council is opening new shop-front youth cafes which are being built around the high profile 'Base' model which is being developed in Roehampton's Danebury Avenue. Bases will provide an attractive and welcoming centre for young people where they can have a coffee, surf the net and tap into the full range of services available to them locally.

Finally it looks like it could be last orders at the Quill public house in Charlwood Road. The 1960s building here has always looked out of place in the conservation area and the design(left) of the new housing offers a reminder of how this corner of Putney must have looked 100 years ago when the original Quill tavern stood on the site.

While it's sad to see a pub go the current building is an eyesore(below) and I know from my postbag that many local residents will be looking forward to a quieter life in future.

Edward Lister

November 14, 2003

barking dogs, aircraft noise, CCTV and 'twinning' Wandsworth and Islington Boroughs Cllr Lister's Diary.

Anti aircraft noise & a tribute to Mary Holben. Cllr Lister's Diary.

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