Putney Town Centre Update

Stephen Wallace with information for local businesses


Stephen Wallace

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For more information on investment in Putney and to view the Invest in Putney document online visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/putney or e-mail sdwallace@wandsworth.gov.uk

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In this month’s Update:

  1. Putney Christmas Lights and Market – stall required????
  2. Putney Retail & Business Meeting (for all Putney businesses) – inc. impact of Olympics on Putney deliveries!travel
  3. Putney Ale Trail 2011 - feedback
  4. Shops update
  5. Major development update
  6. Parking space available to rent in central Putney
  7. Putney Events
  8. Offers etc
  9. Businesswatch
  10. Pubwatch
  11. Give your views on crime strategy
  12. Crime Innovation Fund

1. Putney Christmas Lights and Market Fri 2 nd Dec, 3 - 7.45pm – would you like a stall?

Companies interested in sponsoring the event are invited to contact me asap. Many thanks to those that have already offered support.

Market A reminder to please let me know immediately if you’d like to book a stall for this year’s Putney Christmas Lights and Market event on 2 nd Dec. This is a great opportunity to put your shop/brand into the community at Christmas. Putney retailers get stalls at a specially reduced rate.  Price per stall is £85 (to help cover costs), as opposed to around £130 for external companies; both are subsidised. Stalls basically a trestle-table under open-sided gazebo with festive lights (stall payment will be required in advance). Please call me if interested.

Event: Putney will be a fantastic place to visit on 2nd December. This is a great opportunity for families, visitors and residents to have a great time with live music, Santa, bouncy castle, carousel car-ride, brilliant entertainment for children, a large market, an enormous Christmas tree, Christmas Lantern Procession by schools through the town, craft workshop, Christmas carols and festive lights switch-on. Make a note in your diary – and bring your friends and family for a great time! Last year was a huge success.

2. ‘Putney Retail & Business’ meeting – inc. impact of the Olympics on Putney Deliveries & Staff travel - Tues 8 th November St Marys Church (by the Odeon/bridge) 5.45pm registration for 6.15pm start

This meeting is particularly important, as it will include speakers from TfL, who will explain the impact of the Olympic Route Network (which comes through Wandsworth, up West Hill to Tibbets Corner and on to Wimbledon) and the Olympic Cycle race on Putney deliveries and staff travel to Putney. You need to be aware of these changes, as they WILL affect your business operations for several weeks next year, so attending this session will enable you to minimise any impact.

Our speakers include Midge McCall TfL Games Communication & Engagement Manager, and David Silvey, TfL Road Freight Interface Manager. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and get further information.

‘Putney Retail and Business’ events are free and open to all Putney businesses to attend , with refreshments/wine and nibbles to make it a relaxing evening. They include a Putney Town Centre update and are a great way to get to know what’s going on and others in Putney. Why not come along at 5.45pm so you get a chance to network with other managers, the meeting starts at 6.15pm.

Free 2012 travel advice also available by e-mailing keeponrunning@london2012.com or visit www.london2012.com/traveladviceforbusiness. Companies employing over 200 staff can sign up for tailored travel advice sessions; for further info contact via e-mail: louise.caldicott@mcsaatchi.com or tiffini.winn@mcsaatchi.com .

3. Putney Ale Trail 2011 6 th-9 th/10/11 - feedback

The weekend was a great success with around 150+ people taking part and approx.100 people completed the ale-trail. Congratulations to participating pubs : The Star & Garter, The Rocket, The Whistle and Flute, The Railway, Duke's Head, Spotted Horse, The Coat & Badge. And well done to John Pybus at the Whistle and Flute for organising!

4. Shops Update

Several changes planned; The Avenue Cookery School up and running successfully In The Mission Hall, The Flower Yard is moving to 290 URRd, new deli/cafe’s 161 PHSt (by station), 203 URRd (former Crimson House) and also 236 URRd (former Spice Chicken). New upmarket Italian in Putney Wharf (former Tootsies), Pappaciccia returning to old premises and Memories of India to become a Swedish food store.

5. Major Development Update

Former Capsticks now demolished, scheme progressing. Tileman House approved, but s106 funding still to be agreed. Tote House well underway (refurb/extension- 2 floors of office, remainder residential). Former Putney Place (opp . E Putney tube) – revised application 2010/5483 going to committee.

6. Parking space available to rent in central Putney

Car parking space in Walker’s Place available (behind Halfords).  24 month term with a mutual break after 12 months (but period flexible and can be discussed) at £1,500 + VAT per annum. vicky.mc@Wereldhave.com  020 782 78916

7. Putney Events

Please see www.wandsworth.gov.uk/putney for Putney events, and also the detailed Events List in the ‘download’ section. Please use attached ‘submission form’ if you’d like an event included.

8. Offers, bits and bobs etc

CargoOffers – Autumn sale vouchers attached to this e-mail, up to 50% off, see in-store for details.

A message from Husbands Pharmacy : Husbands Pharmacy have been offering Flu jabs for several years."FLU CAN AFFECT EVERYONE AND CAN BE FATAL". Getting a flu jab is the best way to protect yourself from this. If you are not covered by NHS, we are offering 20% discount on jabs this season. Book yours by calling 0208 788 0414 HUSBANDS PHARMACY 124 Upper Richmond Rd; Putney, SW15 2SP

9. Businesswatch Wed 9 th November – Exchange Management Suite (1 st floor)

Businesswatch meetings provide a means of retailers sharing information among themselves and the Police in order to contain crime in Putney. They are held in The Exchange shopping centre management suite (Putney High Street) periodically. The date of the next meeting is Wed 9th November. PC Alastair Adams, Putney Safer Neighbourhood Team, 020 8785 8872.

10. Pubwatch

Enables Putney pub and bar staff to get together, share information and get feedback among themselves and with the police. The next meeting is Tuesday 25 th October at 3pm in the Slug & lettuce, Putney High Street.

11. Give your views on crime

Wandsworth Community Safety Partnership (WCSP) would like your views on policing and safety issues in the borough. You are welcome to provide your feedback on street safety, concerns about specific types of crimes, police and council priorities etc. To take part in the 5 minute survey go to www.wandsworthmatters.co.uk/uc/Crime2011Project2

12. Community Action Against Crime Innovation Fund

The Home Office has set up a fund with £5m available this year and a further £5m for 2012/13to stimulate creative, new approaches to tackling crime by empowering local groups to develop innovative projects to tackle local community safety problems.  Applications for funding available from £1,000-£50,000. For details, go to www.cdf.org.uk/web/guest/crime-innovation-fund




Putney Town Centre Manager

October 21, 2011