Putney Society Issues Archive

Barnes Common - Proposed Road Improvement

Posted on: Sep 04, 2016

Richmond Council is consulting on road improvements on Barnes Common at Rocks Lane and Mill Hill Road. Its proposals are broadly as follows

 Widening of the Rocks Lane / Mill Hill Road Junction to allow dedicated right turn lanes

 Introduction of pedestrian and cycle crossings on the Rocks Lane / Mill Hill Road. There are currently no crossings on any of the four arms of…

Putney Station - Schedule of works

Posted on: Jul 19, 2016

The Society's Transport Panel has been monitoring the progress made by Network Rail who have revised their refurbishment timeline

Further work has been carried out to clean the section of the façade above the station entrance. Howeve…

New Catalpas for old

Posted on: Jul 01, 2016

The Socety has paid for the supply and planting of two new Catalpa bignonioides trees in Wandsworth Park. They have been planted in the formal beds at the south-eastern corner of the park where two earlier trees had reached the end of their lifeplan. The trees were planted last month with the help of Councillor Jim Madden, Pat Cross the Chair of the new Friends of Wandsworth Park, and John Horr…

The Wimbledon & Putney Common Conservators

Posted on: Jun 30, 2016

The Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators held their Annual Open Meeting on Wednesday June 22 at St Margaret's Church on Putney Park Lane.  About eighty attended and the Conservators were privileged to welcome the Mayors of the London Boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth.

There were presentations by the Chairman and by the Chief Executive neither of which contained anything out of the…

What can be done to improve recycling in Wandsworth?

Posted on: Aug 31, 2015

In 2013/14 Wandsworth had the third lowest rate of recycling waste in Greater London; the recycling rate dropped from 23.45% to 20.44% in comparison with the previous year.

Nationwide recycling rates seem to have plateaued and there is now little hope that England will meet the EU Waste Framework Target of 50% by 2020.  The overall recycling rate in England was 43.2% i…