MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT TONY COLMAN
last two weeks have been eventful both within Putney and in
course, on the 13th the Queen's Speech set out the agenda
for the Parliamentary year. The government are clearly looking
to act on people's priorities thus the speech focussed on
the criminal justice system and tackling anti-social behaviour
as well as laying down better legislative foundations for
international cooperation in combating crime.
other core theme of government legislation for this parliamentary
year is that of public services, and particularly the NHS.
The Secretary of State for Health has promised that the extra
funding necessary to re-build our battered health service
would have to be coupled with reform and he is now sponsoring
legislation to make that reform happen.
was also very pleased to see that an Anti-Corruption Bill
has made it onto the drafts list, since I feel we need action
on this issue to harmonise our own laws with global efforts
to stamp out corrupt practices in both governance and business.
month is Domestic Violence awareness month and I attended
a meeting with other Wandsworth representatives to talk about
the importance of raising awareness of the options available
to victims of violence and the importance of not turning a
blind eye when we see the sign amongst our friends and neighbours.
the 11th of November I attended a moving remembrance day service
at St Mary's Church, run by the Reverend Giles Fraser. Later
that day I was privileged to be present at the induction of
the first ever all female job share for the position of Rabbi,
at Wimbledon Synagogue.
schools in the area - my own son is now looking to get a place
in a local school. I appreciate the frustration that parents
feel as school places in Wandsworth are short. My son has
applied for Southfields School, which is the closest to us,
New St Cecilia's and the ADT College. I am very glad that
St Cecilia's is planning to offer more places to help with
Roehampton there is good news with the Sure Start Programme
about to get going in the new year, this will bring enormous
benefits to many in Roehampton and West Putney.
should be aware that the deadline for submission to the Department
of Transport on the Future of Aviation is the 30th of November.
I have already made clear my opposition to any further expansion
of Heathrow. The only way forward can be through developing
away from densely populated areas as well as utilising technology
to reduce noise pollution from over-flying planes.
will be pleased to hear that all our lobbying to improve local
transport is finally paying off. Transport for London has
agreed to a new bus route 493 (beginning the 23rd of November).
This service will run every 15 minutes between Richmond and
St George's Hospital via the Upper Richmond Road, Roehampton
Lane, Queen Mary's, Putney Heath, Tibbets Corner, Princes
Way, Augustus Road and Wimbledon Park Road. Clearly this is
great news for Putney residents. Please be aware that some
modifications are being made in the route of buses 485 and
S7. For more details on this do check the Transport for London
website, or contact my office.
always if any one would like to contact me on these or any
other issues, feel free to write to me at the House of Commons.
check if I am your MP, please log on to www.locata.co.uk/commons
and enter your full postcode.
have a website www.tonycolman.org.uk
which I hope you will use and enjoy.
Welcomes Queen's Speech
at Westminster from the
Limbless Association (based in Putney) and the tour he gave
to children from Linden Lodge School, plans to talk to the
RPA and his stance on top up fees for students..... 01.11.02
Garden Centre site & Richmond Park are yet again centre
to the CCTV centre and his
concerns on crime 01.07.02
small step in dragging politics in the UK in to the technological
and London Housing Federation are under the MP's
for Putney announces 11 achievement
awards to local primary schools
for Putney commends the work of four local community
issues are top on Mr Colman's constituients agenda
Coman explains his motion to support UNIFEM in the fight
against International Sex Trade.
response to Terminal 5 go ahead
Blasts Terminal 5 Decision
Post Office Under Threat
Government in Putney
Putneysw15.com Diary Entry 8.11.2001
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