Putney Society

Our concerns about air pollution arose from reports about the number of premature deaths in London from poor air quality and the high levels of air pollution in our main shopping street, Putney High Street.  We carried out our own survey of NO2 (PDF) and used the publicity to engage with the Council, together with whom we successfully lobbied Transport for London to introduce hybrid and retro-fitted buses on local routes. We plan to survey PM levels when we get the equipment.

About us

The Putney Society works to improve the built and natural environments in Putney though we are also involved with matters of community interest such as the health service and policing.

Contact: Jonathan Callaway

Email: Callahiljo1@btinternet.com

Website: www.putneysociety.org.uk

Main focus of activity

Transport
Public health
Planning

Main goal

Localised issue
Raising awareness
Behaviour change
Local government policy

Operational level

Community: geographical

Air Quality Management Area (AQMA)

Yes

Actions taken so far

Local campaigning
Media outreach
Responding to public consultations
Holding public meeting
Monitoring
Communication with Councillor
Communication with local authority
Communication with MP

Actions planned

Local campaigning
Media outreach
Responding to public consultations
Holding public meeting
Monitoring
Communication with Councillor
Communication with local authority
Communication with MP

Additional areas of interest

Congestion
Noise
Road safety
Sustainable transport
Public health
Planning
Environment and conservation

Sharing and support

Help offered:
Sharing of experiences
Public health advice
Transport advice
Campaigning advice

Help needed:
Sharing of experiences
Air quality technical advice
Public health advice
Transport advice
Campaigning advice
Loan of monitoring equipment

Photo credit: Chris Guy CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 via Flickr