Edward Lister is the Leader of Wandsworth Council and a member for Putney's Thamesfield ward.

It seems you can't walk down any high street these days without being assailed by a throng of garish posters advertising everything from golf club sales to pine furniture warehouses. All these posters are illegal. They are unsightly, bring added clutter to our busy streets and in many locations can cause a road safety hazard.

Until now we have only been able to remove these posters from lamp columns, guard rails and traffic signals on our own roads - not on the major routes like Upper Richmond Road which are the responsibility of the Traffic Director for London.

Now with the blessing of TfL we plan to crack down on these roads too. It means firms which allow their products to be promoted in this way are much more likely to be prosecuted and fined for what is little more than organised littering.

Exciting news for young people in Roehampton with the announcement of plans for a juice bar in Danebury Avenue.The venue will be open in the evenings when other shops here are closed. It will be run by the Connexions service which offers employment and education advice to 16 to 19 year olds.

With money coming from Connexions and the council's education department the premises - which were once occupied by a bank - will be transformed into a place where young people will feel comfortable about dropping in for a chat about their career choices.

Next Wednesday sees the final act in the night flights campaign.

Seventeen judges sitting in Strasbourg will rule on the UK Government's challenge to last year's judgment that night flights violated human rights. The Government's case is being led by the Attorney General no less.

Wandsworth helped to raise £50,000 form councils in London and the South East towards the campaigners' legal costs. We even have the Mayor of London on our side!

There are 16 night flights every day. They wake up people in Putney from about 4.30am.

The Government's argument is that this small number of flights are vital to the UK economy. But they have never measured that value nor set it against the harm done to individuals' health through loss of sleep.

If we win next Wednesday it won't be the end of night flights but it will force ministers to justify why they need to continue.

8th October 2002

anti-third runway meeting bonfires and planning aleert system.........Cllr Lister's Diary

Busy October 2002..........Cllr Lister's Diary .

Redevlopment of Roehampton Rec, the completion of Ashlone Wharf plus taking up the baton for a link between the Rail station & East Putney Tube........Cllr Lister's Diary .

Local impact of government housing policy, crime and news on Richmond Park...... Cllr Lister's Diary .

New Surgeries - a new ways to meet your councillor plus the Leader expresses his concerns over the news of gun crimes in Putney ..... Cllr Lister's Diary

Jubilee celebrations, the 3 star service offered by Social Services and name change for Lavatory Gardens ...Cllr Lister's Diary.

The state of the NHS in Putney and the fight against night flights ....Cllr Lister's Diary

Pedestrian saftey - especially around schools and Neighbourhood watch .... Cllr Lister's diary


Church cheer, wharf worries and Richmond Park relief - Cllr Lister's diary.

Cllr Lister speaks against the Dryburgh Rd plans, the threat of clsing Pen Ponds to traffic and litter.

The Postal Service, Richmond Park and Council Tax changes are all on Cllr Lister agenda.

Cllr Lister comments on the current planning furore, pigeon mess, cctv and policing.

Cllr Lister writes on Pensioners Freedom Passes, good news re Hotham School, development progress at Ashlone Wharf and aircraft noise from Heathrow Airport.

Recent visit to the Leisure Centre was less than enjoyable - see forum.

Cllr Lister writes on the new school for the area, housing development and Heathrow.

Cllr Lister writes on developments at the Putney School of Art & Design, The Leisure Centre and the excellent league results for local schools.

Tony Colman MP for Putney speaks about current local issues