Latest issues concerning the Putney Society

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…

Air quality in Putney - Mayor's Consultation; Preliminary Result

Posted on: Oct 24, 2016

On his election in 2016, the Mayor committed to a large scale consultation on a range of actions to address poor air quality in London.

Measures under consideration include implementing the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in 2019 rather than 2020, expanding the boundaries of the ULEZ, and introducing an Emissions Surcharge on the most polluting vehicles driving in central London from 2…