Local pensioner recognised for charitable works

Laurie Green receives Contribution to the Community Award

Laurie aged 78 years was unable to attend the ceremony on July 3rd but received his certificate at home when Putney MP Tony Colman dropped by his west Putney house to personally deliver the certificate.

The award is in recognition of Mr. Greens' outstanding services to the local community.

Laurie is a retired Junior School Head Teacher and he moved into Hotham Road in 1966 with his wife Jean. They brought up two daughters there and they have certainly seen many changes over the past four decades.

He has written books on education: School Reports & other information for parents - Home & School Council Publication Parents & teachers - Partners or Rivals - George Allen & Unwin The above was also translated into Italian Many articles in "Where "magazine on teacher parent co-operation.

He was a member of Putney & Roehampton Organisation of Pensioners (P.R.O.P.) for the last twenty years and has recently retired as the Secretary through which he organised many events for local pensioners- both informative and recreational.

He visited Tony Blair in 2002 and his colleagues Alistar Darling MP and Ann Caffey MP for discussions on the needs of pensioners and the Governments plans to help.

More recently Laurie has hit local headlines by hitting out at the recently refurbished and franchised Post Office on the Upper Richmond Rd. As part of the refurbishment the seating in the Post Office for Pensioners to use whilst waiting to collect pensions etc. have been removed to make way for further merchandise displays.

Tony Colman MP did not leave the house empty handed following his visit, Laurie gave him a letter to the Prime Minister drawing his attention to the situation at the Post Office as he believes that this does not fit in with Mr Blair's promise to help meet the needs of pensioners. "Tony will be quicker at delivering the letter than the Post Office!" jested Laurie.

22nd July 2003

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