Say "No" to The Palmhouse proposal

Liberal Democrats in Putney have objected to a re-submitted proposal for a late night drinking venue on the rooftop of Putney Exchange Shopping centre. The proposal for Palmhouse Putney faces substantial local opposition and we encourage residents to join us in saying "no" to this unsuitable proposal.  

Local campaigners have spoken with a number of local people who are deeply concerned about this proposal and have encouraged the Liberal Democrats to take up this issue on their behalf. "The downsides of the development will be significant for local residents and businesses and the upsides are unconvincing", said Paul Benton, Thamesfield resident and Lib Dem candidate in last year's Council elections. "We urge the planning committee of Wandsworth Council to listen to residents' concerns and refuse this application."

From bad to worse

A previous proposal for a venue (formerly known as Pergola Putney) was rightly withdrawn in April 2018 as a result of residents’ objections. Unfortunately, this year’s planning application is not an improvement on the earlier proposal. Instead of reducing their plans in response to residents’ concerns, the developer has scaled them up and proposes to increase capacity of the venue by 40% (from 500 to 700 people) and expand the operating hours substantially.



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The Terrible Brexit Deal

Lib Dems urge Wandsworth MPs to get behind a People's Vote and give voters a final say on the UK's deal with the EU including the option of no Brexit. 

Mark Gitsham, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Battersea, commented  "the Government is in meltdown and the Prime Minister's deal, which is unlikely to be passed, offers us the worst of both worlds. The only way out of this political chaos is to return the decision to the people". 

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Statement on knife crime in Wandsworth


Tooting Liberal Democrats are appalled at the rise in fatal knife crime involving young people in Wandsworth and continue to call for an increase in community policing.

17-year-old Malcolm Mide-Madariola was stabbed to death outside Clapham South tube station on 2 November, eight months after 20-year-old Devoy Stapleton was stabbed on the corner of Ellerton Road and Burntwood Lane, in Earlsfield.


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Wandsworth Common area and Jaggard Way local businesses under threat

During the winter, Tooting Liberal Democrats worked with local residents to campaign against a proposed development which would undermine Wandsworth Common. The proposals would have demolished low rise units housing many popular local businesses on Jaggard Way, and replaced them with 4 and 6 storey blocks of flats. 
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Ofsted Raise Serious Concerns Over Wandsworth Council

The Council's children's services were judged to be in need of improvement in an Ofsted report in the summer.

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Tooting Liberal Democrats Test the Brexit Temperature and Prepare for 20th October's People's Vote March


Tooting Liberal Democrats took the local Brexit temperature during the summer via street stalls in Tooting, Wandsworth Common and Balham. 

The results in the photos speak for themselves: people in our area overwhelmingly demand a Final Say on the Brexit Deal via a People's Vote! 



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Bellevue Road proposed improvements: Have you had your say?

Nightingale Focus team on Bellevue Road, Olly Glover centre

Your local Liberal Democrats are making sure you are aware of Wandsworth Council's proposals to remodel the Bellevue Road commercial area. Consultation closes on 15 June 2018.

The last consultation on these proposals only received 45 responses, suggesting a lack of effort by your Conservative-run Council to proactively reach out to local residents, and we want to make sure you use your opportunity to have your say.

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Hillbrook School road safety petition taken down


On the 17th April, following meetings and discussions with staff and parents at Hillbrook Primary School in March, we launched a petition to enable the council to take action on road safety particularly around pick-up and drop-off times.

The petition had gathered over 100 signatures within just a few days, which we were delighted about. Then, unfortunately, we learnt that some parents had complained to the Head about the fact that the Liberal Democrats were running the petition.

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Lib Dems Challenge Tory Claims

The Tories have listed the areas in which they believe they have excelled. But look again.

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Council Overreach Hammers House Prices


Large developments like the ones near Battersea Power Station have hugely increased the supply of homes, just when demand is at its weakest. They also contain few truly affordable homes.

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