Lister on Putney

Intimidation by groups of youths and a reminder of the meeting on November 3rd with HACA in Putney .........


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I can think of a few places in Putney where we have problems with groups of youths who hang out on street corners.

Sometimes these gatherings can be quite intimidating and have the effect of discouraging people from leaving their homes at night.

Over in Battersea where they have had a particularly severe problem for some time we are trying out a brand new tactic.

The residential streets off Lavender Hill which make up the Shaftesbury Park area will now become a dispersal zone. If you are under 16 and on the street after 9pm, the police will take you home.

If you are older, the police can move you on if they suspect trouble. Those from outside the area can also be ordered not to return for 24 hours. Failure to comply can mean immediate arrest.

It's our first trial with this new approach. It won't be appropriate in every location and we have to see just how well it works - but if it can rid the streets of some of our most persistent troublemakers it will have been well worth the effort.

Finally, Wednesday November 3 will be an important day for people concerned with aircraft noise in Putney.

I will be sharing a platform at Putney Methodist Church with John Stewart from the campaign group HACAN as we attempt to explain the threat posed by the Government's plans for more night flights at Heathrow.

This is a great opportunity for the residents of Putney to have their say. The church is at the junction of Upper Richmond Raid and Gwendolen Avenue and the meeting starts at 8pm.

We all value our environment in Putney but the prospect of more aircraft disturbing our sleep before 6am fills many of us with dread. I have even had e-mails from residents saying they are considering moving to get a decent night's rest.

The council and HACAN believe we can fight back against night flights - come to the meeting and find out how!

Edward Lister

October 27, 2004

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

Previous Lister Diaries

Changes to services from Clapham Junction to Gatwick, the new cycle path in Putney, leaf & rubbish collections

Wandsworth's new Town Centre, aircraft noise and more...

Open Studios, the new Piazza, crime nfighters awards plus the fight to keep Post Offices open.

Praise for the local police, anger at the threat of more closures to local Post Offices, HACAN and planning refusals.

Regeneration schemes in Roehampton, investment in SEN plus praise for Putney Leisure Centre & the Brewhouse Development.

Lister Blasts MP Over Council Tax Describes Tony Colman as 'an armchair pundit'

A new academy, runways and the Council Tax ......

the future of South Thames College , its site and frozen Council Tax ....

"pay as you park", shopping trends, mock disasters & anti-social behaviour

Heathrow as "bad as it gets", Robin Hood gate & exams!

World Cup glory and South Thames College

CCTV, dealing with yobs and last orders at the Quill which is to be replaced by new housing

Barking dogs, aircraft noise, CCTV and 'twinning' Wandsworth and Islington Boroughs

Anti aircraft noise & a tribute to Mary Holben

St Cecilias, development at Whitelands site & the fate of Putney Hospital

Night flights , Putney Hospital, diseased trees & the new school

Cllr Lister pledges low taxes following re-election

Councillor walkabouts, artists in Putney & awaiting the decision on night flights

Recycling, relaunching Ashlone Wharf, extra cash for schools and closure of sub post offices

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

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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.

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