Local pensioner recognised for charitable works
Green receives Contribution to the
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.
award is in recognition of Mr. Greens' outstanding services
to the local community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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