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Posted by: Nicholas Evans
Date/Time: 14/04/20 15:16:00

Do we really, really, really need the few benches on Putney Common festooned with red and white ribbons and large signs banning their use because of the Coronavirus lockdown? No, we really, really, really donít. Walking today in Wandsworth Park and through Fulham Palace gardens it was noticeable that the benches there have no such restrictions.

I understand that preventing gatherings is necessary. But small two or three seat benches on the Common do not threaten the peace. Come on, Simon Lee, get some perspective. Many of my neighbours are elderly and go for a short walk on to the Common for exercise every day. They usually use the benches for a few minutes to catch their breath, then come home. Not any more. Everyone Iíve passed has been courteous and friendly, being careful to keep their 2m distance. I have seen no picnics, massed meetings of out of control teenagers, or unfortunate congregations of old age pensioners. Maybe in Wimbledon things are different, but I doubt it.

We do not need this ridiculous application of an unnecessary interference in the way we use our Common. Conservators, take note.

Nick† 


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Benches on Putney Common14/04/20 15:16:00 Nicholas Evans
   Re:Benches on Putney Common14/04/20 16:27:00 Bunny Payne
      Re:Re:Benches on Putney Common14/04/20 17:03:00 Katrina Black
   Re:Benches on Putney Common14/04/20 20:06:00 Denzil Darby
      Re:Re:Benches on Putney Common14/04/20 20:12:00 Denzil Darby
         Re:Re:Re:Benches on Putney Common14/04/20 20:26:00 Ed Robinson
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Benches on Putney Common14/04/20 20:58:00 Nicholas Evans
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Benches on Putney Common15/04/20 16:54:00 Bunny Payne
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Benches on Putney Common15/04/20 17:10:00 John Cameron
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Benches on Putney Common15/04/20 18:29:00 Simon Knight
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Benches on Putney Common16/04/20 12:05:00 Denzil Darby
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Benches on Putney Common16/04/20 12:00:00 Denzil Darby
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Benches on Putney Common16/04/20 15:34:00 Nicholas Evans
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Benches on Putney Common18/04/20 01:03:00 Philippa Bond
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Benches on Putney Common19/04/20 03:40:00 Bunny Payne
                           Re:Benches on Putney Common19/04/20 07:10:00 Philippa Bond
                              Re:Re:Benches on Putney Common19/04/20 08:50:00 Andy Pike
                                 Re:Re:Re:Benches on Putney Common19/04/20 11:55:00 David Ainsworth
                                 Re:Re:Re:Benches on Putney Common19/04/20 12:02:00 Jane Carter
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Benches on Putney Common19/04/20 12:08:00 David Ainsworth
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Benches on Putney Common19/04/20 13:03:00 Ed Robinson
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Benches on Putney Common19/04/20 13:04:00 Nicholas Evans
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Benches on Putney Common19/04/20 18:44:00 John Cameron
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Benches on Putney Common19/04/20 19:57:00 Andy Pike
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Benches on Putney Common19/04/20 21:08:00 David Ainsworth
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Benches on Putney Common19/04/20 21:17:00 Andy Pike
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Benches on Putney Common19/04/20 22:09:00 Ed Robinson
                                                         Re:Benches on Putney Common - safety of sitting on seating20/04/20 08:29:00 Philippa Bond
                                                            Reply20/04/20 08:40:00 Michael Ixer
                                                               CPS Guidance Reported in The Telegraph20/04/20 08:53:00 John Cameron
                                                                  Re:CPS Guidance Reported in The Telegraph20/04/20 11:38:00 Peter Evans
                                                                     Re:Re:CPS Guidance Reported in The Telegraph20/04/20 13:20:00 Nicholas Evans
                                                                        Re:† Just read and think about whether you really should sit down20/04/20 13:50:00 Philippa Bond
                                                                     Reply20/04/20 13:22:00 Michael Ixer
                                                                        Re:Reply20/04/20 14:07:00 Philippa Bond
                                                                           Government Guidance on Green Spaces20/04/20 14:45:00 John Cameron
                                                                        Re:Reply20/04/20 15:13:00 Andy Pike
                                                                           Re:Re:Reply20/04/20 18:35:00 Bunny Payne
                                                                              Re:Re:Re:Reply20/04/20 18:45:00 Jonathan Callaway
                                                                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Reply21/04/20 09:30:00 Nicholas Evans
                                                                                    Cheap Shot21/04/20 11:00:00 John Cameron
                                                                                       Re:Cheap Shot21/04/20 11:52:00 Jane Carter
                                                                                          Re:Re:Cheap Shot21/04/20 11:58:00 Andy Pike
                                                                                             Re:Re:Re:Cheap Shot21/04/20 12:18:00 Nicholas Evans
                                                                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Cheap Shot21/04/20 13:27:00 Andy Pike
                                                                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cheap Shot21/04/20 14:39:00 Nicholas Evans
                                                                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cheap Shot21/04/20 17:21:00 Barbara Stevens
                                                                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cheap Shot21/04/20 17:57:00 Lucille Grant
                                                                                                            Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cheap Shot21/04/20 18:05:00 Philippa Bond
                                                                                                               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: Minimal threat on benches22/04/20 09:38:00 Nicholas Evans
                                                                                                                  Reply22/04/20 13:54:00 Richard Carter
                                                                                                                     Pub Garden Benches04/05/20 18:01:00 John Cameron

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