Lister on Putney
Intimidation by groups of youths and a reminder of the meeting on November 3rd with HACA in Putney .........
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!
October 27, 2004
Edward Lister is the Leader of Wandsworth Council and a member for Putney's Thamesfield ward.
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.