Lister on Putney
"frozen council tax, the future of South Thames College and the Putney site plus more ......
residents will again be paying the lowest council taxes in the country
after the council announced a tax freeze for the coming year.
are good news for everyone - but especially the elderly and those on fixed
South Thames College will occupy just under half of the space. They will focus on offering community and vocational courses which will be particularly relevant to local people. The Putney MP was wrong to say that the council acquired the building for nothing, wrong to say it was charging the college a full commercial rent and wrong to say it was 'disposing' of the rest of the building.
The college will pay a reasonable figure for their accommodation which will fall some way short of the 'commercial rent' quoted by Mr Colman and which reflects the college's own investment in improved access facilities.
The new children's centre at Downshire House is an exciting project which, like Putney School of Art, will I am sure prove a great asset for local people.
All the council ever wanted at Putney School of Art was for someone to run it properly so that it could realise its full potential as a local resource. Whatever your politics no one can deny that under the council's stewardship the revitalised art school has been a huge success.
Edward Lister is the Leader of Wandsworth Council and a member for Putney's Thamesfield ward.
February 27, 2004
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
CAR TAX DODGERS DRYBURGH RD DEVELOPMENT ROBIN HOOD GATE AND NIGHT FLIGHTS..............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.