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 email@example.com
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
The leak at Park Hall Road
Last night there was a water main burst in Park Hall Road burst last by The Rosendale pub SE21 8BZ. The map shows the areas within orange lines without a water supply this morning. Thames Water are re directing water to try to restore water supply today. They promised supplies of bottled water at The Aspire Centre SE21 8EH. The burst water main will take a few days to fix and traffic will be disrupted including the 322 bus.
Disrupted water supply areas
If you need to contact Thames Water urgently please call 0800 316 9800
Norwood Road is closed for northbound traffic following another burst water main early today by the Co op near Tulse Hill station. Thames Water are awaiting the arrival of a large pump this evening (10th July) before they can start work on the burst pipe.
They hope the emergency repairs will be completed and the northbound lane should be reopened on Sunday 14th July.
In the meantime all northbound traffic is diverted along Avenue Park Road.
Buses are too tall for the Thurlow Park Road rail bridge and therefore diverted along Thurlow Park Road and Croxted Road back to Norwood Road.
For details call Thames Water on 0800 714 614 quoting ref 31315053.
Another Thames Water main burst on Wednesday afternoon by St Peters Church on Leigham Court Rod SW16 2SD . Water gushed down to Valley Road lifting up the road surface in places and causing traffic chaos locally.
Broxholm Road & Glennie Road were cut off to through traffic putting pressure on Knollys Road & Canterbury Grove during the evening rush. 417 and 315 buses are diverted. For details see: https://www.trafficdelays.co.uk/london-buses/
Thames Water has been fined £120m by OFWAT for the excessive number of leaks. All its water rates customers payers will get a refund of about £15 in 2019/20 : https://corporate.thameswater.co.uk/Media/News-releases/Thames-Water-reaches-agreement-with-Ofwat-on-rebate-to-customers
We have another Thames Water burst water main outside West Norwood Cemetery at the junction of Robson Road and Norwood High Street. It will take about 5 days to fix. For details see: https://inyourarea.thameswater.co.uk/Work-in-your-area or phone 0800 316 9800 quoting ref 31070540.
Traffic will be severely disrupted with diversions through Streatham. Left and right hand turns by southbound traffic along Norwood Road from Lancaster Avenue will be restricted.
The 322 bus is on diversion.
Burst on Knights Hill in January
Why have so many of Thames Water’s water mains burst this winter? Find out at a meeting on Tuesday 25th April at 7pm at Karibu Centre, 7 Gresham Road SW9 7PH (by Brixton Police station) .
Councillors will be questioning representatives of Thames Water about the causes and effects of recent bursts in West Norwood and other parts of Lambeth . And how Thames Water responded to residents and businesses affected by flooding. They will also consider the longer term plans for maintenance and investment in the water mains network. The meeting will begin with an informal surgery-type session from 6-7pm when members of the public can speak with councillors.
All welcome to attend. The agenda papers will be published in the week prior to the meeting at:
This investigation is part of a London-wide scrutiny approach involving several boroughs and the Greater London Assembly’s Environment Committee, which is expected to result in a joint report with a series of recommendations.
A water main under Leigham Vale burst on the morning of Saturday 15th October flooding homes & businesses and cutting off the water supply to many homes. The water supply was restored later that afternoon. Anyone with property damaged by this flood should contact Laura Edwards at Thames Water on 07747 644 661.
Leigham Vale from Norwood Road
Leigham Vale will be closed to through traffic while Thames Water repair the burst water main . They expect the repair to take at least two weeks working 8am to 7pm each day. Leigham Vale road is closed between the rail bridge and the junction with Kinfauns Road SW2 3JL. The pavement should re-open for pedestrians by the end of Tuesday 18th October.
For any water supply problems contact Thames Water on 0800 3169 800