Justine Greening Putney MP updates Putney

Heathrow, schooling both primary & secondary and more......


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Hello everyone,

After the Heathrow public meeting I had a lot of people contact me wanting to help with the “No to Heathrow Expansion” campaign, so thank you for that and thanks to all PutneySW15 readers who came along to the meeting.  There were so many people there, it was (nearly) as busy at St Mary’s church as when Reverend Giles Fraser does his sermon!  Although I’m working hard on the Heathrow campaign, there are lots of other things I’ve been involved with as our local MP, so read on for a brief update.

Supporting our local secondary schools….

I often have pupils from our local schools visit Parliament and the school council of St Cecilia’s visited Westminster last week.  After a tour around, we had a question and answer session and I hope it gave them a real sense of what Parliament is really like and how it works.  This week I was lucky enough to be able to present prizes to Southfields Community College students who have had outstanding achievements at the school.  A lot of very proud parents and teachers were there with headteacher Jacqui Valin and it was a fantastic evening.

…and primary schools

This week, I met up with Ronald Ross Primary School pupils, parents, governors and teachers to open their great new library.  It’s a lovely space for the children to enjoy browsing amongst the books, reading them and hopefully developing an interest and passion for books that will last a lifetime.  I’m a school governor at Hotham Primary School and it is very rewarding, so it was great to get chance to talk with other governors about their school.

Putney Society Traffic Congestion Meeting

Earlier this week I was invited to speak at the Putney Society’s meeting where traffic congestion was on the agenda.  Also there was a representative from Sustrans, a charity that is campaigning to get people out of their cars and walking or cycling more.  We also had Cllr Guy Senior, Cabinet Member for Planning & Transportation on Wandsworth Borough Council.  It was a very well attended and helpful discussion with lots of issues raised about local bus services, congestion on Putney High Street and also the overland and underground services. 

Don’t forget, you can contact me by emailing greeningj@parliament.uk, writing to me at the House of Commons, London, SW18 1QF, or call 0208 944 0378 if you’d like to come to one of my weekly MP surgeries. I’ll do my best to help!

Best Wishes,


February 1, 2008