On 8 September Tom Spurrier made a very topical and clear presentation to the Society giving us the clear messages on how energy performance of buildings needs to change. Tom outlined the complexity of this issue as carbon emissions are predominantly embedded in the construction of the buildings rather than the issues of occupancy.
One of the largest open spaces in our part of South West London is under threat.
The AELTC’s planning application, to develop the golf course, continues. A year on, they have added 60 new documents, but the core principles are unchanged.
On Capability Brown’s Grade II* historic Metropolitan Open Land they still plan an 8,000-seat stadium, 38 courts, 10 other buildings and 9kms of roads and paths. The new AELTC park would still be “permissive” rather than “public” and still contains a 30,000sqft maintenance building. All this would still break the 1993 covenants demanded by Merton to protect the golf course and agreed by AELTC on their purchase.
On 9 June, as our joint contribution to the Wandsworth Heritage Festival, the Wandsworth Society and Putney Societies were addressed by Phil Evison onthe history of rowing on the Thames. To see a recording of the meeting click the link below.
On Thursday 12 May David Tidley. Transport Strategy Team Manager for Wandsworth & Richmond Councils, talked to the Society about transport issues in Wandsworth. A recording of the meeting, together with David’s slides, can be seen here:
Libby, a member of the Wandsworth Society gave a fascinating talk to the Society on the 21 May. Libby abridges newly published books for Radio 4 and is a familiar name to listeners of Book of the Week. To view a recording of the talk see the following