Archive | February 2015

Fims4u 24th Feb – Sorrows and Smiles

The following is a copy and paste from an email received regarding the next Films4u event.

Dear All,

Following the film “The Impossible” commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the SE Asia tsumani that we showed on 24th January we are now going to be showing the DVD of our own trip to Sri Lanka in May 2005. Christine and I went with 3 others as a goodwill visit from the Methodist Church in Great Britain to the Methodist Church in Sri Lanka and the communities of which they are a part that were so terribly devastated by the tsunami. The DVD tells our story and the stories of those we met during this visit. Like us you will laugh and cry, hence the title “Sorrows and Smiles of Sri Lanka”

On our return we raised some £16,000 for these communities and we continue to be in touch through an organisation called Ocean Stars Trust. There will be opportunity to contribute to this organisation at this special showing and there will be information about the work in which they are still engaged. You can find out more on their website – www.oceanstars.org.uk

We do hope you will be able to come.

Date: Tuesday 24th February
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Roehampton Methodist Church

Please pass this on to anyone else who might be interested. Bring your friends, neighbours, anyone to see and hear this unique first-hand experience.

Thank you for your interest.
Blessings
Keith & Chris”

Please contact Keith Rowbottom should you have any queries – revrowbottom@gmail.com

[Click this sentence to read the publicity information].

[Click this sentence to read the ‘Sorrow & Smiles’ poster].

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February 2015 The Neighbourhood Policing Newsletter Putney

The February 2015 Neighbourhood Policing Newsletter is being distributed and rather than repeat the contents, have a read.

Page 3 has a mention of the Roehampton ward.

[Click this sentence to read the article]

Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any thoughts or concerns you may have.

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

Don’t forget to vote for Conservators election by Feb 25th

What are the Wimbledon & Putney Conservators?

To answer this question, please read the following extract from their website.

“The Commons are an area of calm and tranquility in the midst of the urban sprawls of Wimbledon, Putney and Kingston-upon-Thames in South West London. The Commons comprise about 460 hectares (1,140 acres) of countryside split between Wimbledon Common, Putney Heath and Putney Lower Common. Putney Lower Common is separated from the rest of the Common by about 1.5 miles. Approximately 360 hectares (900 acres) of the Commons are a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC)”.

“The Commons are administered by a Board of eight Conservators. Three of the Conservators are Government appointed, one each appointed by the Secretary of State for Defence, the Secretary of State for the Environment and the Home Secretary; five are elected every three years by the levy payers. Elections are normally held in January or February and everyone on the Local Government Electoral Roll living within the 3/4 mile of the Commons boundary may stand as a candidate”.

[To read the full article, please click this sentence].

February 25th is the deadline to Vote for the Conservator election

Hopefully you’ve voted or are about to vote. If you’re still thinking about whom to Vote for, have a read of the candidate’s election statements.

[Click this sentence for the candidate’s election statements]

Conservator’s contact details

Email the The Ranger’s Office at rangersoffice@wpcc.org.uk

Or give them a call on 020 8788 7655

20mph consultation for Roehampton area

Roehampton has another ‘consultation’ underway which requires feedback by the 13th March and this is for a 20mph speed limit proposal on some of the roads within Roehampton.

[Click this sentence to read the ‘Consultation’]

With regards to this document there are a few comments that come to mind.

Comment Number Comment
1 Were the residents of Roehampton meant to receive this ‘consultation’ earlier? The author of this blog received this on the 18th February yet the front page states ‘January 2015’. Is this an oversight, or is there a behind the scenes reason for this?
2 Any ‘consultation’ which is produced by the Council without any background as to the reasons for its introduction should be questioned.
3 Given the reaction to the regeneration’s original proposals to open Danebury Avenue and Highcliffe Drive barriers, is this a clever way of slowing traffic down and then have yet another go at opening the barriers later in the future?
4 The diagrams on page 2 are very awkward to read. There has to be a better way of representing this, a full page for each would have been better, surely?
5 Were you aware of the petition? Not many seem to have been until now.
6 ‘The area under consideration extends beyond the petitioning roads’, so, whom made the decision to extend this petition?
7 There’s no email address to contact the Council regarding this? Relying on phone calls is a way to have one to one conversations and minimise any aggregated feedback to a minimum.
8 Which Council Committee was this presented at, and by whom?
9 Notice the ‘consultation’ states ‘Roehampton’ and not the ‘Aton Estate’. This distinction is made by the putneysw15 website.[Click this sentence to read the article – ‘Following residents petitions to reduce speed limits’]

Also, note this is happening across 12 areas in the Borough.

Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns you may have.

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

A3 Roehampton Vale & A306 Roehampton Lane Carriageway Resurfacing

Just in case you weren’t aware, road resurfacing works that have begun on the A3 Roehampton Vale & A306 Roehampton Lane Carriageway.  The works started on Sunday 15 February 2015 and will go through until Friday 12 March 2015, Sunday to Thursday nights only, depending on the weather conditions.

[Click this sentence to read the TfL letter distributed to local residents]

Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns you may have.

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

Evening Standard – Pricing London’s poor out of its centre is a recipe for social strife

This recent article in the Evening Standard is quite though provoking given the focus on ‘regeneration’ of estates. Have a read and see what you think.

[Click this sentence to read the article]

Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns you may have.

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

Alton resident challenges Labour MP candidate regarding the regeneration

Roehampton Forum meeting 16th January 2015

The topic of articles in the Wandsworth Guardian was briefly mentioned in the Roehampton Forum with Councillor Ambache claiming to have been ‘attacked’ within this publication. There was no further clarity regarding this and for background to this claim please read the blog ‘Queries regarding University’s benefit to ‘local community’.

[Click here to read ‘Queries regarding University’s benefit to ‘local community’]

Another member of the Forum commented that the Wandsworth Guardian has not been delivered to the estate for quite some time. It is shame that many residents are not aware of it and the articles that are of interest.

A further series of articles have been published in the Wandsworth Guardian

Another series of articles in December and January had an Alton estate resident challenging the Labour MP candidate regarding the regeneration. This seems a shame for locals not to be aware of what was mentioned, such as summary is outlined below.

To read more about each of the items in the table below please click on the ‘Title’ reference.

Date Title reference Brief overview
1 Labour delivers leaflet on the Alton Estate called the ‘Roehampton News’ This has a spurious comment about ‘service charges’ and neglects any mention of the Alton Estate regeneration.
2 Wandsworth Guardian article ‘Regeneration plan left out of the news’ Written by an Alton Estate resident this highlights that the regeneration has not been mentioned in this leaflet. Also, despite calling the regeneration a ‘farce’ prior to the three Councillors being elected their claims seem to have disappeared.
3 Wandsworth Guardian article ‘Regeneration is on the agenda’ Labour MP candidate provides a reply that the regeneration is on the agenda though other topics were being highlighted.
4 Wandsworth Guardian article ‘Specific concerns not addressed’ Alton Estate resident counters with a list of questions asking Labour candidate to take a position on these topics.

As mentioned earlier, it’s a shame that these articles are not more widely known to residents of Roehampton.

Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns you may have.

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk