West Norwood station
The rail companies have plans to close Ticket Offices at most stations across the country. The plan is for multi-skilled station staff to provide “Ticket Assistance” instead -and help travellers use the ticket machines. Our local nearby stations: West Norwood, Gipsy Hill, Streatham Hill, Tulse Hill will all be affected. Ticket Offices at major stations like Victoria, Waterloo & Clapham Junction are also to be closed.
To see the closure plans for Southern and Thameslink click on the links below:
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Lakeview Rd – Greenhurst Rd end
Lakeview Road will be closed for roadworks during weekdays 8am to 6pm from Thursday 20th July to Monday 31st July . The road will re-open for the evenings and at weekends.
Vehicles left obstructing the road works will be moved and parked nearby. Drivers need to find alternative routes and parking spaces during the times of the road works. Access to and from the streets off Lakeview Road can be arranged in advance by speaking to the site supervisor.
Lakeview Rd – Knights Hill end
Truslove Road will be closed between Tuesday 1st August and Monday 7th August on weekdays 8am to 6pm.
Please send any questions to the Highways team by email: HIPresurfacing@lambeth.gov.uk or by phone 020 7926 9000 #4 and #3
The resurfacing of Lakeview Road and Truslove Road is part of Lambeth council’s Highways Improvement Programme.
From Saturday 29th April the #3 bus will no longer go to Whitehall. After Lambeth Bridge it will go between Horseferry Road and Victoria Street.
Two other Lambeth bus routes are changing on 29th April. The #133 bus will go between Holborn & Monument instead of ending at Liverpool Street station. The #59 bus will be routed between St Batholemews Hospital ( Barts) and High Holborn instead of terminating at Euston station.
Thanks to the public campaign to save the #45 bus the proposed changes not going ahead and the 45 route will remain the same.
Check your Transport for London (TfL) app for bus times: https://tfl.gov.uk/maps_/tfl-go
A summary of central London bus changes on 29th April are here: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/buses/central-london-bus-changes#on-this-page-8
See our earlier post: 3/7/22
Proposals for a Controlled parking zone ( CPZ) and some no-through roads in the area between Norwood Rd & Rosendale Road and South Circular & Robson Road are out for an informal public consultation.
On Saturday 22nd April 10am to 4pm engineers will be at the West Norwood Library SE27 9JU to discuss the plans, hear your views and answer questions. The plans can also be seen on request at West Norwood Library.
To see full details of the plans & comment go online: https://westdulwich.commonplace.is/
The free 1 hour parking bays off West Norwood shopping street remain. Pay by phone parking is proposed throughout the area. Passing places on Robson Road are proposed to make the 322 bus route easier. The days of the week and the hours of parking enforcement are still at discussion stage.
There are eight road closures planned including: Chatsworth Way by the church; Chestnut Road by Barston Road junction and Carston Road by the south circular. A parklet by Eastmearn Road junction with Rosendale Road is one of the other street improvements in the plans.
The deadline for comments is Sunday 7th May
See our earlier posts:
West Norwood’s main shopping street will be closed to traffic at night-time 9pm to 6am from Monday 9th January to Saturday 21st January. Norwood Road between Chestnut Road and Avenue Park Road is being resurfaced over 10 working days. Everyone is requested not to park in Norwood Road during the works.
There are no works or road closures on Saturday or Sunday nights.
Buses & through traffic using Norwood Road will be diverted, mainly along Leigham Court Rd and the South Circular road. Best places to catch a night-time bus will be near West Norwood Bus Garage or Tulse Hill one way system. Other local vehicles can use some of the side streets. See details of diversions here [Word file] or here [pdf]
If you have any queries about (for example about noise, parking, access or delivery) about the night-time road closures please email HIPresurfacing@lambeth.gov.uk or contact Ringway Jacobs, the contractor, on 0845 646 0059.
The council is planning a controlled parking zone (CPZ) for West Norwood’s town centre. An informal public consultation is due to start in July 2023 on the new West Norwood Central CPZ.
Implementation in December 2024. The attached map suggests how a CPZ might look for West Norwood town centre ( coloured green). The one hour 30 minutes free parking bays should be retained.
Other parts of Norwood are due for a CPZ a year later.
For more details of the new CPZ programme for the south of Lambeth see: https://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=8323
Two thirds of the borough of Lambeth is now a CPZ – where residents pay for a permit to park in the CPZ where they live. There is usually an hourly charge, typically £3.94 an hour, depending on the CPZ, for parking in marked non-resident parking bays. Diesels pay more. Details of Lambeth’s parking schemes are here: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/parking
The aim of CPZs is to reduce parking stress for local residents and businesses.
Traffic running normally today
Traffic is flowing northwards along Knights Hill again today. Shops in West Norwood are open for business – just in time for last-minute Christmas shopping in our local shops.
Due to a burst watermain last Sunday the road was closed causing massive disruption to residents and businesses. Northbound buses were diverted by Streatham Common and Streatham High Road as Leigham Court Road was also closed due to a burst water main! Homes had no water supply for several days.
To apply for compensation from Thames Water see: https://stationtostation.london/claim-your-road-works-compensation/
Please let us know how the watermain burst and / or the road closure affected you or your business – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillors will be meeting Thames Water early in the new year to agree on improvements for dealing with emergency road works and to demand Thames Water invests more in its mains pipes.
West Norwood has already had years of disruption from Thames Water installing new mains in Leigham Vale and Norwood Road. See our many earlier posts including : 23/1/2019 7/2/2017
Artist drawing outside Julians School
Streatham Wells LTN proposed map Have your say on the plans to trial the streets between Leigham Court Road and Streatham High Road SW16 as a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in 2023. This LTN is to be called Streatham Wells LTN.
Through traffic will go around the area marked by Leigham Court Rd, Streatham High Rd and Streatham Common North. See map:[ pdf ]
To look at and comment on details of the proposed scheme please go to: https://beta.lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/streatham-wells-low-traffic-neighbourhood-0 The deadline for comments is 12 noon on Friday 23rd December.
The “Street Improvements” section includes plans to widen the pavement on Leigham Court Rd near Dunraven School and opposite the petrol station – removing parking from #153-213. A raised crossing is proposed for St Julians Farm Road opposite Julians school.
Reducing traffic in LTNs make the LTN area into a safer, healthier and more pleasant place for walking and cycling. Rat running traffic through the roads east of Leigham Court Road ( eg Knollys Road, Broxholm Road, Canterbury Grove, Leaf Grove ) may reduce too.
See our earlier post 14/11/2021
The bus stop for West Norwood bound buses ( 2, 3, 196, 432) is back in Brixton town centre – outside Barclays bank . Over 1,100 people signed a petition to get the bus stop back.
But check out Tory bus cuts in central London – including the 45, 59 and 159 that run in Lambeth. Deadline for consultation is Sunday 7/8/22 . For details see:
To oppose the bus cuts sign the petition here: