Lister is the Leader of Wandsworth Council and a member
for Putney's Thamesfield ward.
CHEER, WHARF WORRIES AND RICHMOND PARK RELIEF
major step forward this week in the plans by St Mary's Church
to build a new and much-needed community hall.
one thing the church needed to make the project work - and
get the best possible facilities - was ownership of the old
bus garage wall which adjoins their land.
thanks to a common-sense deal struck between the Revd Dr Giles
Fraser and the developers (St George) for Putney Wharf the
funds for this vital scheme in the heart of Putney now look
like falling into place.
Not such cheering news on other parts of the Putney Wharf
development. Like many residents in Deodar Road I have been
concerned at the scale of the buildings proposed on the Castle
have no doubt that St George will have to take a close look
at their proposals - and their impact on Deodar Road properties
- if they want them to go forward.
George are also being put on the spot over their just-announced
intentions to demolish and rebuild the Isherwood building
which is so important to the overall development.
can be assured that the council will push the developer as
hard as it needs to to get the right solution for both this
unique building and the surrounding landscaping.
a planning application only just arrived it really is vitally
important that local people familiarise themselves with all
aspects of the scheme so they can make their views heard.
People living close to the Lower Richmond Road will I am sure
find the new 485 route planned by London Buses a useful service.
When it starts in September it will connect Barnes and Richmond
in one direction and Wandsworth in the other.
council will still press for a direct link to Hammersmith
from this part of Putney - plus a stop at Barnes Station for
the 485 - but we do welcome this improvement in local public
residents forced to travel to St George's Hospital, Tooting
since the closure oft Queen Mary's will also have a new service.
The new 493 will go via Wimbledon - but doesn't this underline
just what a wrong-headed decision it was to shut Queen Mary's
and deprive so many people of a local and easily accessible
news from Queen Mary's itself remains less than encouraging
with the promised replacement hospital still at least three
years away - if building work can ever start.
the minor injuries unit which was meant to stay open from
7am to 11pm has had its hours cut to 8 to 8. All this is such
a sad reminder of what we have lost here.
With the Easter weekend coming and fine weather forecast many
of us will be looking forward to a day of excitement at the
Boat Race. There will also be the chance over the holiday
for a more leisurely stroll in Richmond Park.
Royal Parks were originally intending to close Robin Hood
Gate the day after Easter Monday. That would have made getting
to the park a nightmare for many visitors from our borough
and brought extra traffic into Roehampton.
it's good news that the council's tough stance has forced
a climbdown from the people who run the park - with the result
that this key gate will now remain open right through the
Leader of the Council
can contact Edward Lister at the Town Hall on 0208 871 6041
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lister speaks against the Dryburgh Rd plans, the threat
of clsing Pen Ponds to traffic and litter.
Postal Service, Richmond Park and Council Tax changes are
all on Cllr Lister agenda.
Lister comments on the current planning furore, pigeon
mess, cctv and policing.
Lister writes on Pensioners Freedom Passes, good news
re Hotham School, development progress at Ashlone
Wharf and aircraft noise from Heathrow
visit to the Leisure Centre was less than enjoyable - see
Lister writes on the new school for the area, housing development
Lister writes on developments at the Putney School of Art
& Design, The Leisure Centre and the excellent league
results for local schools.
Colman MP for Putney speaks about current local issues