Lister is the Leader of Wandsworth Council and a member
for Putney's Thamesfield ward.
TAX DODGERS DRYBURGH RD DEVELOPMENT ROBIN HOOD GATE AND NIGHT
tax dodgers beware! From April 23 the council will be
clamping untaxed vehicles and removing them within 24 hours.
No one can say they haven't been warned. Council staff started
plastering brightly coloured warning notices on offending
vehicles last month - the first was a white Renault van in
that vehicle or any others we find are still not displaying
a tax disc when we go back on the 23rd the owner will be given
24 hours to pay up - or we will tow the car away.
a car has simply been abandoned we will be able to clear away
the clutter once and for all. But in all cases this latest
Wandsworth crackdown should help the Government recover thousands
of pounds in unpaid tax. Money of course which we would like
to see spent on improving public transport in the capital!
Coming up before then is the planning application for the
garden centre site in Dryburgh Road. I have already expressed
my view that the scheme as proposed is simply too big for
this site and will be urging planning committee members to
reject it at their meeting on April 16.
am delighted to see the Borough Planner is recommending refusal
on this scheme - highlighting in particular concerns not just
about the scale and design of the development but also the
way it relates to surrounding properties in the conservation
Confirmation arrived this week that the council's hard line
with the Royal Parks has paid off. The Government quango has
been forced to admit that it boobed badly in trying to close
Richmond Park's Robin Hood Gate without proper consultation
and consideration of the impact on people in Roehampton.
lawyers have told the agency that they must start again. That
means proper consideration of all the options - including
a 'no change' position. They cannot assume they can simply
go through the motions and all will be well. They must be
able to demonstrate they are approaching this with an open
mind and are prepared to take on board all relevant matters.
is great news for Roehampton residents who will be spared
the inevitable traffic chaos that would have ensued if the
closure had gone ahead. It's also good news for anyone from
the East Putney, Southfields and West Hill areas who have
to use this gate to get into the park and enjoy this wonderful
piece of country in the city.
Sadly no such relief is in prospect for Putney and Roehampton
residents kept awake by night flights. Last year's landmark
decision by the European Court that these flights violated
human rights will now be challenged by the UK Government.
The council which backed the group of west London residents
who brought the case has said it will dig deep into its pockets
to defend the appeal.
this means of course that any protection for local people
from night flights will be lost even before Terminal Five
is built. That's why we have to fight this battle to the bitter
Leader of the Council
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Postal Service, Richmond Park and Council Tax changes are
all on Cllr Lister agenda.
Lister comments on the current planning furore, pigeon
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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
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Colman MP for Putney speaks about current local issues