MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT TONY COLMAN
busy diary updating us on the local hospitals, local events
and finance and much more.
Luncheon Club, Carslake Road
a Wandsworth Council official appeared at the Ashburton Luncheon
club last week, the 50 or so regular diners were appalled
to hear that the Council had decided to close the club.
was likewise shocked that this well attended and highly valuable
service available to all pensioners in the area was not to
receive continued financial support from the Council. The
previous manager of the club had given the Council five months
notice of her intention to retire, plenty of time to find
a replacement. I contacted the council and there seemed to
be some rather serious disagreement on their plans for the
future of the club.
lobbied Council officials it now seems that Wandsworth Council
will not be closing the Ashburton Luncheon club and I would
like to reassure all those regular users that the service
will now remain open. I would also like to thank all those
who wrote to me to raise the issue.
have also been to a number of meetings discussing the future
of Putney Hospital and I am glad to say that the Putney Society
meeting, in particular was well attended. It is clear that
local residents agree that the site's link to health should
be maintained. As well as GP practices I would support key
worker (nurses') accommodation.
Queen Mary's Hospital I am pleased that progress is finally
being made and that we should see it in action by 2005. It
is good news that it has now been agreed that a mental health
section will be included.
time of year the religious calendar is busy. Last week, I
was privileged enough to celebrate Chanukah at the Wimbledon
Synagogue, this week I will celebrate the end of Ramadan at
the London Mosque on Gressenhall Road. I also attended the
Wandsworth Schools Carol Service last week and was very impressed
with the lovely service.
might want to note that the Rotary Club's Christmas float
will hit our streets on the 12th, 17th and 19th of December,
an event always worth seeing! On a more sombre note the Wimbledon
Synagogue will be hosting a debate this Sunday at 6pm on the
Un and Iraq. I will be attending along with experts on weapons
of mass destruction from Kings College and Martin Wolf from
the Financial Times.
Local Government Financial Settlement was announced on the
5th of December and Wandsworth is to receive an extra £7.35
million from central government. I have already offered to
lobby on behalf of the Council for a greater increase.
the national level - we have all seen the pre-budget statement,
which gives a good indication of what to expect in the 2003
budget. Gordon Brown has not backed down on commitments made
to our public services and has also proposed to increase our
overseas aid budget to 0.4% of GNP, while at the same time
ensuring the aid we do give is used more effectively and directed
at those countries which need it most. I must commend the
Chancellor on his commitment to both our public services,
our international responsibilities and our national economic
more information about the pre-budget statement and what it
is likely to mean for all of us have a look at the statement
and report available at www.hm-treasury.gov.uk
that Gatwick is to be included in the Future of Aviation Consultation
we can all push further the case against any further development
of Heathrow. It is fair to say that South West London already
bares its fair share of noise and I will continue to lobby
the Department of Transport on this point.
more information about what I've been doing and how to get
in touch with me have a look at www.tonycolman.org.uk
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eventful fortnight in Putney
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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