What Wandsworth Council is doing for Pedestrians

Cllr Russell King spoke at a meeting organised by Wandsworth Living Streets (WLS) on 17 July. His talk covered in detail a wide range of issues of concern to Wandsworth residents The meeting was well attended and, with the vigorous Q and A following his talk, lasted well over two hours. WLS was also happy … Continue reading What Wandsworth Council is doing for Pedestrians

Wandsworth Council ends funding for School Crossing Patrollers (‘lollipop’ men and women) from January 2013

On Wednesday, 4 July, the Finance and Corporate Resources Overview & Scrutiny Committee of Wandsworth Council voted by 7 votes to 3 to end Council funding for all School Crossing Patrols from the start of the school term in January 2013. One Conservative Councillor noted wryly that, with this decision (to be confirmed by the … Continue reading Wandsworth Council ends funding for School Crossing Patrollers (‘lollipop’ men and women) from January 2013

Active Travel and Health

Author: Ian Ralph Wandsworth are currently consulting on their Active Strategy until the 30th September. We believe that there needs to be clear deliverable and accountable steps to truly making the borough great for walking and cycling, the easiest and cheapest means of activity. Please use link below.  Also below are some key facts on … Continue reading Active Travel and Health

Our ‘Lollipops’ under threat

Author: Robert Molteno  Wandsworth’s School Crossing Patrol Services  may fall victim to financial cuts  8.30 Friday morning, 8 July. A bit of a drizzle. Scores of children at Fircroft Primary School standing on the street corner in the rain with Lucille, their ‘Lolliop’ lady. Each is carrying a homemade, yellow-and-black-striped pole with a ‘Stop the … Continue reading Our ‘Lollipops’ under threat

Mayor of London Boris Johnson abolishes 2011 – Year of Walking

Author: Robert Molteno, Secretary The news broke in the Evening Standard on Friday, 18 February. After months of waiting for details of the Mayor’s long promised ‘2011 -- Year of Walking’, a spokesman announced that the whole idea had been scrapped. It was supposed to be a significant follow-up to 2010’s Year of Cycling. This … Continue reading Mayor of London Boris Johnson abolishes 2011 – Year of Walking