Monthly Archives: August 2014

Update on Danebury Avenue and Highcliffe Drive barriers

Hopefully many of you are aware of the great news that Danebury Avenue and Highcliffe Drive will not be included within the Wandsworth Council’s Roehampton Regeneration masterplan for the Alton Estate. The MP Justine Greening stated this recently on the putneysw15 website. To read the article please click on the below link.

CLICK THIS SENTENCE TO READ THE ARTICLE ‘MP welcomes commitment not to create a ‘rat run’

We were part of the ‘Roehampton residents’ that the MP met with, and this also shows that residents can make a difference where both our Labour Councillors and various Roehampton Advisory groups (such as the Partnership and the Forum) have failed to drive home the concerns of the residents.

Please note that the article mentions that TfL will still be engaged regarding Highcliffe Drive, so one would think that this still has scope to be opened. Otherwise, the discussions with TfL would not be continuing.

However, let’s not get carried away with the hand the Conservatives have played as they keen to the open the barriers previously, back in 2008. MP Greening was keen on this back then and the following article shows this.

CLICK THIS SENTENCE TO READ THE ARTICLE ‘Heathrow update, Policing, Buses & more….’

Labour, back then, through the General election candidate Stuart King challenged this and provided his reasons on his blog.

CLICK THIS SENTENCE TO READ THE ARTICLE ‘Danebury Avenue free for all’

What have our current Labour Councillors done about these barriers? They campaigned on keeping the Danebury Avenue barrier closed, as the following articles highlight;

CLICK THIS SENTENCE TO READ ‘Danebury Avenue – Tories don’t listen’

CLICK THIS SENTENCE TO READ ‘Danebury Avenue – Labour pledges ‘no’ to reopening barrier’

Since being elected they have been very quiet on the regeneration and the barriers.

In conclusion, it’s terrific that such strides have been made on the barriers, though is it the case that the Conservatives have one eye on the 2015 General Elections which is why the barriers have been removed from the masterplan? What about Labour, is it the case that now they have a monopoly on the Councillor seats for Roehampton they have lost interest?

What to do if you have any thoughts about the Roehampton regeneration.

Email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors and ;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

And the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

Please do copy us in at roeregeneration@yahoo.com as we’d love to see how this ‘regeneration’ progresses and what concerns the residents of the estate. Or email us separately. We are going to share some of the feedback we’ve had soon.

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What is the Roehampton Trust

What is the Roehampton Trust

This group is one of the big three groups that represent Roehampton residents, along with the Roehampton Partnership and the Roehampton Forum.

The Roehampton Trust was set up amongst “a great deal of enthusiasm to ‘bring the community together’. Action group..(were)…set up to take forward the following initial priorities:-

(a) activities: encouraging the organisation of and involvement in sports, arts and home skills;

(b) community: supporting a Roehampton Festival in Summer 2011;

(c) business: improving employment opportunities and street activity; and

(d) communications: ensuring everyone knows what is happening in Roehampton”

We’ll have a read of the article we have written about the Roehampton Trust and have a think about how this fits in with the Alton regeneration…..

CLICK THIS SENTENCE TO READ ABOUT THE ROEHAMPTON TRUST

What to do if you have any thoughts about the Roehampton regeneration.

Email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Please do copy us in at roeregeneration@yahoo.com as we’d love to see how this ‘consultation’ progresses and what concerns the residents of the estate. Or email us separately. We are going to share some of the feedback we’ve had soon.

Redbridge Council ends voting system for applications

Whilst reading the Evening Standard on Wednesday 30 July 2014 we came across an article which we hope will not be copied by Wandsworth Council Borough (WBC) for it did, then “civil servants will have more power to take decisions about some applications”.

From dealings with the WBC civil servants to date, the residents of Roehampton may have even more of a challenge to query what the WBC is doing and why if this happens here.

CLICK ON THIS SENTENCE TO READ THE EVENING STANDARD ARTICLE