Putney Bridge Closure…

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/putneybridge Vitally needed repairs to Putney Bridge mean it will have to close to all vehicle traffic on Monday July 14. It is expected to reopen in October.The decision to fully close the bridge to all traffic – rather than have a partial closure – was backed by a clear majority of both residents and businesses during the public consultation late last year. The public’s preferred option was getting the job done in the shortest possible time and at the lowest cost to taxpayers.

The original six month timetable has been drastically reduced. The council’s contractors will be working extended hours to get the £1.5m of repairs completed as quickly as possible.

The vast majority of the works will now be carried out during the school summer holidays when traffic levels are at their lightest. This timetable should also ensure that the bridge will reopen in plenty of time for businesses to take advantage of the busy festive shopping period.

While the works are ongoing pedestrians will still be able to cross the bridge, as will cyclists, although they will need to dismount.

Buses will operate a shuttle service from both ends of the bridge. This means that passengers will need to cross it on foot to continue their journeys.

To achieve a faster turnaround it has been agreed that the permitted hours of working will be as follows:

  • 6am to midnight Monday to Friday 
  • 10am to 4pm at weekends

However the contractor has been told to schedule the repairs so that no excessively noisy works are carried out at unreasonable times.

The works schedule has been arranged in close consultation with Transport for London, neighbouring highway authorities, local amenity groups, business representatives and other partners to ensure a high level of co-ordination with other major roadworks in south and west London.

The programme has also been drawn up to avoid impacting on the Wimbledon tennis championships, while the works have been scheduled so that August’s Ride London cycle event, which attracts thousands of professional and amateur bike riders, can still be accommodated.

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia said: “These works are absolutely vital to protect the internal fabric of the bridge and ensure it lasts another 100 years.  Our primary concern is to get this important job done efficiently and quickly so that there is the least amount of disruption to residents, businesses and the wider travelling public.

“Unfortunately a repair job on this scale to an important river crossing means that some degree of disruption is unavoidable, and we are of course very sorry for the inconvenience it will cause, but we have worked very hard to keep this to the absolute minimum.

“And we are giving people as much advance warning as we can so that they have plenty of time to plan alternative routes or look at using other forms of transport to get across the river.”






Schubert Road Bake Off Street Party Tomorrow!!

Schubert Road Bake Off Street Party starts at 12 noon tomorrow!

We’ll be closing to road at both ends at 9am and no cars are to be parked between 16-38, 18-35 (inclusive). If you haven’t RSVP’d yet please do!

We’ve got…


Cake baking competition (cakes to be judged by our celebrity chef between 12:15 – 12:45)!

Cake Decorating Displays

Fancy Dress Competition

Face Painting

Tug of War between the Emergency Services!!

Tug of War between the Putney Estate Agents!!!

Meet and Greet our Community Support – Councilors, MPs, Mayors, Police, Fire, Ambulance, Post Men & Women, Council Workers (who clean our street, maintain our trees and green parks and generally look after us) local restaurants etc.

Prizes kindly donated by Nandos, Sainsburys, Waitrose and Valentina!

Putney Arts on the Putney Embankment

Sunday 1st June 2014…

Come and support our Local Artists (who live on Schubert and the surrounding roads)…

Ken Towner, Simhook Neoh, Ken & Margot Cox, Victoria Nathanson, Susannah Nathanson & Many More…

A Quality Art & Design-led craft market for Putney Embankment.

The aim is to offer the customer original quality work from the best emerging and established artistic talent across Wandsworth and beyond. The organisers ensure that all work for sale is original so you can be sure to buy with confidence.

Putney Embankment Art & Design Market

Lower Richmond Road, Putney Bridge SW15 1LB

1st Sunday of every month 10am-4pm May-December:

1st June / July 6th / August 3rd / September 7th / October 5th / November 2nd / December 7th

Car Hire from Neighbours…

Do you need to borrow a car? Do you have a car that is unused?

EasyCar Club using the Promotion Code: Streetbank to start lending it out to neighbours today, and making some healthy pocket money in the process. Within two days of Sam signing his car up, he had lent it out to his neighbour Samantha and made £42.50 doing so. Not bad for a car that was otherwise sitting idle, and Sam got to know a new neighbour too!

Or, if you don’t have a car join as a driver again using the Promotion Code: Streetbank.


Wandsworth Bike Project

Cycle crime victims can apply for a new bike from the Wandsworth Bike Project. Young people are taught bicycle repair and maintenance skills as part of a community sentence, and then fix up bikes which are given to victims of bike crime.

The council’s Youth Offending Team runs the Wandsworth Bike Project from the Training and Resource Centre in Alma Road.

As part of a community sentence, young people are taught bicycle repair and maintenance skills and fix up bikes which are then given to  victims of bike crime.   The bikes are donated by the public and by the police.

The scheme cannot guarantee you will be provided with a suitable bike straight away, but it does try to match people to bikes as soon as possible.

More information …

If you have been the victim of bike crime and would like to apply for a new bike email Rebecca Lynn at rlynn@wandsworth.gov.uk or call her on 020 8871 5571.