|Justine Greening MP gives her Christmas update|
Putney Station, 2012 Olympic Tax, Charity collection & Putney mail....
It's been a busy time in the run up to Christmas, but here are some of the things I've been working on:
Putney Station - New Ticket Machines:
Anyone who uses Putney Station knows how unreliable the ticket machines are - and incredibly slow - queues to get tickets can be extremely long. Having to queue outside when its raining only adds to the bad experience commuters have to put up with. Since I became MP I've written to South West Trains raising this issue asking to meet face to face to discuss it, so I'm very pleased they have listened and taken action. There was a real danger that because the rail line is now out to franchise that we might have had any new machines put on hold until it was clear that South West Trains will still be the train operator. It is great news that they've decided to update the machines in advance anyhow, irrespective of knowing whether they'll keep running the trains and stations."
Voting to keep a cap on Londoners' Olympic Tax
Charity Collection with Putney Rotary Club and a visits to Putney Royal Mail Sorting office
As a member of Putney Rotary Club, I've been out with our local team raising money for local charities - if any of you have seen Santa on a float coming down your street - that was us!
Its an amazing process that happens every day. Its only when you see how many letters, parcels and packets come into the sorting office that you realise what an enormous operation it is to get everyone's Christmas cards delivered. Let's hope they all get there…
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
October 19, 2005