Putney Society Issues Archive

Putney School of Art & Design - Putney Society Prizes

Posted on: Jun 25, 2017

Putney Society donated four prizes of £25 each at the recent prize giving at Putney School of Art and Design.  The prize winners were:  Ken Cox (Digital Photography), Catherine McDonald (Oil and Acrylic painting), Rob Dark (Pottery Handbuilding) and Karen Hughes (Portrait painting).

 The photo above left shows Rob Dark receiving his prize from the Mayor Cllr Jim Madden.  Rob was, f…

Wandsworth Park - Objection to planning application for change of use for part of the riverside terrace

Posted on: Jun 21, 2017

Planning application 2017/2707 proposes the conversion of part of the river terrace in Wandsworth Park into private residential use.

The Society believes that this would be an unacceptable loss of public space and furthermore that options to overcome the alleged night-time anti-social behaviour in this part of the park, which is the justification for the change of use, have not been ful…

Internet Shopping - the Click & Collect options in Putney

Posted on: Jun 20, 2017

Internet shopping is convenient; but delivery can be a problem.  Someone has to be there to receive the parcel and each drop requires a delivery van on the streets.  But there is an alternative which may be easier and reduce traffic.    Putney's netwo…

Mayor officially introduces Putney High Street Low Emissions Bus Zone (LEBZ)

Posted on: Mar 09, 2017

On 9th March the Mayor launched first of a series of ‘Low Emission Bus Zones’ (LEBZ) on Putney High Street.

These zones will prioritise putting the greenest buses on the most polluted routes, and form a part of the Mayor’s wide-ranging plans to tackle the capital’s toxic air. 

Over the last few weeks buses that meet the toughest emission standards have been introduced o…

Richmond & Wandsworth Councils' Shared Staffing Agreement - Members Meeting Presentation

Posted on: Jan 24, 2017

The subject of the well attended January Members' Meeting, held 23rd Jan, was the Richmond and Wandsworth Councils' Shared Staffing Arrangement (SSA).   Wandsworth Councillor Peter Carpenter and Peter Chadwick (Director of Environmenal and Community Services) gave a comprehensive presentation explaining how the SSA has come about and how it is structured.<…