Business Crime Reduction
Positively Putney work closely with a number of departments within the Metropolitan Police to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. This includes the Thamesfield Safer Neighbourhood team, the Fulham Football Police Officer, the Counter Terroism team, and the licensing team. We also work with Wandsworth Council’s Community Safety team.
In 2023 we will be launching the Wandsworth Business Against Crime app to help businesses share information and combat business crime.
We organise a range of crime reducing workshops for businesses including Counter terroism, counterfeit notes, fake ID’s, and Violence Against Women. If you are interested in attending one please contact Ciara for future dates.
Putney boasts a fantastic selection of bars, restaurants and pubs. To help manage this thriving night time economy, Positively Putney manage a Pubwatch scheme. These meetings are held quarterly and are attended by the Police Licensing Sergeant, the Football Public Disorder Officer and the local PC ward officers. The meetings focus on the discussion and dissemination of intelligence to assist tackling anti-social behaviour and other local issues.
Next Meeting: Tuesday 10th October at 11am at the Dukes Head. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We have contracted with Clean It 24-7, the two-person team pressure wash Putney’s pavements to remove the dirt and grime of everyday life and remove chewing gum. They systematically work around the BID area with particular focus on cleaning local ‘grot spots’ such as by Putney train station, by bus stops, and bins. They clean in the evening and through the night so you may never see them.
These cleans improve the look of Putney town centre. Although Wandsworth Council regularly sweep the streets, Clean It help keep the pavements looking better.
If you are a business and know of a particular area that requires some extra cleaning, please email email@example.com and we will add it to the list for the next visit.
Dressing Vacant Units
In April 23, we smartened up vacant units on Putney High Street and Putney Bridge Road with Putney in the Past vinyls displaying beautiful historic images sourced from Wandsworth Heritage Service, modern images provided by Andrew Wilson, or Positively Putney photography. For details on the images click here.
We also maintain the planters outside the old Marks and Spencers site. During the Coronation celebrations children painted wooden letters that spelt out Putney and they are displayed on those planters.
In June 22 we organised a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee art project with local schools and had such a great response we covered three sites with the wonderful pictures. These brought joy to the units and the children brought their parents into the town centre to view them. For details click here
We would rather occupied units but whilst we do have vacant units we work with the landlords to minimise the impact, covering the empty units with artwork, vinyls or planting. If you have a site and would be interested in us improving its appearance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Positively Putney pay for the installation of the large Christmas tree in Church Square and in 2022 added new icicle Christmas lights on Lacy Road, and bulb lights for the railings along Putney Wharf. In 2023 we will add some further lights on Upper Richmond Road.
We have also organised festive window displays in previous years
Putney in Bloom
Putney was awarded a silver in the London in Bloom awards in 2023, a silver Gilt in the London in Bloom awards in 2021, and 2022. The awards are not as the name suggests just about pretty flowers but also looking after the environment and the community involvement in an area. The three areas for marking are horticulture (maintenance, seasonal, plant quality), environment (local identity, built environment, environmental quality), and community (year round activity, communication and awareness, support and funding). Each element is marked out of 10 totalling 90 with up to a final ten points for overall impression.
We support businesses to become more sustainable.
In 2019 we launched our reusable cup scheme to hospitality businesses in advance of Boat Race day 2019. These cups were then used throughout the summer when serving outside. It is recommended that each cup can last for 50 washes and we continued to restock them as required. In March 2023 we distributed 13,000 cups across Putney town centre.
If your business would like some cups please contact email@example.com.
It is a well-known fact that Putney has poor air quality. To make Putney a more desirable town to visit, Positively Putney is working hard alongside central Government, Wandsworth Council, the Mayor for London and Transport for London to improve the quality of air in the town centre.
To encourage people to walk or cycle to work instead of using cars, we have produced Putney Cycling Guide which covers all the issues to make cycling to work a possibility.
Positively Putney are also working to improve traffic flow through Putney by monitoring traffic lights and other obstacles, as well as encouraging drivers to switch off their engines when waiting at traffic lights. These methods ensure that Putney’s employees, shoppers, visitors and locals can breathe healthier and cleaner air.
In 2020, Positively Putney worked with Wandsworth Council to install parklets along Putney High Street. Aside from providing greenery to the High Street, they also allow locals to rest, eat their lunch and watch the world go by. We also installed a green ivy wall to improve the look of the area and improve air quality.
Always looking for opportunities to increase greening in Putney town centre. Positively Putney maintain the planters outside the old M&S on Putney High Street, on Church Square, and Lacy Road. These plants improve the look of the area as well as improving the air quality.
In the summer of 2023 we installed 10 beautiful tower planters to brighten up the town centre. These will be replaced in the Autumn for Winter plants.
In 2020 Positively Putney funded the installation of the parklet in Felsham Road. This breaks up the hard landscape of Putney High Street and provides a space for people to sit, relax and eat their lunch.
If your business has a planter that needs maintaining we now have a regular gardener who could look after it for you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options.
Business Climate Challenge
In 2022 we successfully secured funding and support from Greater London Authority under the Business Climate Challenge (BCC) to help businesses reduce energy bills and cut carbon emissions. This was a unique opportunity for Positively Putney members to start to future-proof their businesses against rising energy prices and help London become net zero. Twenty businesses within Putney were provided with an energy audit worth an estimated £6,000.
The BCC supported businesses to commit to reducing their workplace energy consumption by at least 10% in a year. They received expert support including:
• a workplace audit identifying ways to reduce energy use
• bespoke recommendations including ‘quick wins’ for energy conservation, deeper retrofits, and a roadmap of actions to reach net zero emissions
• training sessions for relevant staff
• peer-sharing with other participating businesses
Positively Putney is pleased to be the official Refill scheme in Putney. We joined the award-winning campaign to prevent plastic pollution by making it easier to reuse and refill your water bottle on the go.
If you’re a business with a publicly accessible, stand-alone cold water tap, then you can become a Refill Station. Simply provide a few details to create your free profile on the Refill map. Once your Refill Station is live, you’re ready to welcome thirsty refillers and benefit from increased exposure and footfall as a result. More information available here