What happened in Putney during December 2003

All these items appeared in our weekly newsletters during this month - if you like to receive it click here

* Local post service ranked bottom again *
Putney area worst record for delivering first class mail on time

* Tony Colman MP's weekly diary *
Christmas, smoking, health & peace on earth

* Farmers Market scales back to once a week *
Friday market is no longer open the Saturday market is the place to be

* London Together Against a Third Runway *
Tony Colman MP has reiterated his objection to a expansion at Heathrow.

* Age Concern Wandsworth a winner! *
Of an award of £183,202 from the Community Fund.

* Man charged with murder of Security Guard *
Suspects allegedly dumped lorry in Roehampton after killing

* Council claims "public misled" over airport options *
A government consultation paper allegedly misled the public over the strength of alternative proposals

* Wide disparity in planning information on web *
Report shows many councils not providing enough information on-line, but Wandsworth praised.

* Boat race crew return to Putney *
Oxford back in training at scene of last year's triumph.

* Traffic figures lead to calls to reopen gate *
More congestion in Roehampton following Robin Hood closure

* Putney primary schools at the top for Borough *
With highest percentage and the greatest 'value added' results

* New School Plans Rejected *
Hurlingham Prep School warned not to continue with building

* Expert Safe-Cracker Jailed *
Putney's Pret a Manger victim of hi-tech thief

* 'South Worst' no more *
Local train company no longer the most unreliable

* TfL accused of 'breathtaking arrogance' over bus lanes *
Short consultation period for new Putney scheme blasted

* No Third Runway for at least a decade *
But Council prepare judicial challenge to expansion plans

* Edward Lister on Putney *
News 'as bad as it gets' on Heathrow plus Robin Hood Gate and exam results

* Key Stage 3 Results for local schools *
'Best results ever' for 14 year old age group

* National Tennis Centre for Roehampton *
New centre of excellence gets the go ahead

* Developer rapped for hasty demolition *
Halt called to development on Roehampton site

* Farmers Market scales back to once a week *
Last chance to purchase fresh goodies in 2003 this Saturday

* Making Beautiful Music *
Local Choir, the Music Makers, seeks new singers

* More Bus Lanes for Putney *
Was the consultation period adequate or had TfL made up their mind?

If you feel there is a aspect of local life that we haven't given sufficient coverage to, let us know. Most of the articles listed above were not written by us but contributed by local people.

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