Colman MP for Putney writes
has been another busy month both in Putney and in Westminster.
have met with the Borough Police Commander and we discussed
policing needs in Putney and in Wandsworth as a whole. Despite
Wandsworth Police's excellent record I agree that we need
more officers in the borough working on everyday policing.
I am due to meet with the chair of the Metropolitan Police
Authority this month to lobby for more police officers for
also met with the Managing Director of South West Trains to
discuss the many issues of concern surrounding their services
through Putney. I will continue to push for a better train
service and for other transport links.
have been happy to welcome in extra Transport for London investment
in bus services in our area, with for example the new 493
bus route. I realise that there is some dissatisfaction with
the new 485, particularly because the service bizarrely starts
after rush hour. Any local transport users who wish to assist
Transport for London in fine-tuning new bus services to actual
needs should let either myself, or Transport for London, know.
Transport for London can be contacted via their website: www.tfl.gov.uk
am also due to meet with Tessa Jowell to discuss the future
of Richmond Park. As many of you will appreciate I have been
lobbying against the closure of Robin Hood Gate since the
increased pressure of traffic in Roehampton would be awful
for local residents. Thousands of South West Londoner's signed
a petition objecting to the Royal Park's Agency's Traffic
Management Proposals which was presented to the Minister by
myself, and other Parliamentary colleagues - I hope this will
be taken into account.
a recent debate in Parliament on Brain Injury I spoke about
the excellent work being done at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
in Putney, both in terms of diagnosis and treatment. Clearly
other hospitals can learn from the pioneering work being done
there. For those interested in reading this and any other
debate in the Palace of Westminster, the Official report (hansard)
is available via www.parliament.uk
also recently met with the new Head Teacher of Elliot School.
May I also take this opportunity to congratulate his predecessor
Victor Burgess for his appearance on the New Years Honours
List, he is to receive a well deserved OBE.
I support the re-introduction of the maintenance grant I am
sceptical about the introduction of top up fees; both because
of possible divisions amongst higher education institutions
and because the amount of debt that many graduates could be
facing is far too daunting for most students from poorer backgrounds
to consider. I have made this clear to the Minister, Margaret
Hodge, and am now seeking a meeting on this issue.
these and any other issues I am always keen to hear the views
of Putney constituents. Please feel free to contact me via
or by writing to me at the House of Commons.
in SW15 .....................20.12.02
finance, local hospitals and local events all in this weeks
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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