Putney Society Issues Archive

Trees to commemorate the Queen's 90th Birthday

Posted on: Dec 02, 2016

On Friday 2nd December two tulip trees were planted in Wandsworth Park by Justine Greening MP for Putney ably assisted by children from local primary schools

The trees, to commemorate HM the Queen's 90th birthday, were planted in National Tree Week following a collaboration between the Society and the Friends of Wandsworth Park with part of the cost being met from the Society T…

Thames Tideway Tunnel Members' Meeting - Presentation

Posted on: Nov 30, 2016

At the November Members' Meeting on the Thames Tideway Tunnel speakers from the project explained the work that will be carried out on the Putney Embankment and foreshore over the next three years.

The BMB consortium of civil engineering contractors will build the western end of the tunnel including the work at Putney.  This involves linking the two CSOs (Combined Sewer Overfl…

A tale of two commons - a mystery solved

Posted on: Nov 30, 2016

For as long as anyone can remember, it has not been possible to see where Putney Lower Common, on its western boundary, abuts Barnes Common.  The woodland vegetation and shrubbery all merged into one rathe gloomy area.  As the two Commons have quite different administrations and regulations this has sometimes caused difficulties. Now the mystery has been solved.  The Wimbledon and Putney Co…

Air Quality in Putney - Members' Meeting Followup

Posted on: Nov 07, 2016

The September Members' Meeting on Air Quality and Childrens' Health raised a number of important issues.

We learned a lot about the initiatives to raise awareness of air pollution in schools, but only one head teacher, out of the many invited, joined us.   Please contact us is you are a local teacher or are involved in a parents' group at a school so that we can reach you about th…

Restoration of “The Watchers” in the grounds of Downshire House

Posted on: Oct 29, 2016

Several members of the Putney Society were fortunate enough to attend the unveiling in early October of the reinstallation of Lynn Chadwick’s “The Watchers”.

One of the three figures that comprise the statue was stolen in 2006 but it has now been re-cast and the remaining figures renovated so that they are back in position looking out over Roehampton and Richmond Park. The unvei…