Come and see what the year long Thames Water road works on Norwood Road will mean to you. The detailed plans are expected to be displayed on Monday 13th May 5pm to 8pm at Salvation Army Hall 246 Norwood Road SE27 9AW and on Tuesday 14tH May 1pm to 4pm at West Norwood Library / Picture House, Norwood High Street SE27 9JX .
The works are due to start in evening Monday 27th May . The project is in stages with part of Norwood Road reduced to one line of traffic and some side roads closed up to June 2020.
Inevitably this will mean traffic congestion but all the shops & traders in West Norwood will remain open for business!
Thames Water are investing spending £14m on replacing our Victorian 21 inch water mains. They will be writing a letter confirming these details to every household in West Norwood within the next few days.
See our earlier posts: 9/4/19, 15/3/19, 23/1/19
315 going up York Hill
When Thames Water start digging up Norwood Road to lay a new water main they plan to close York Hill and Lancaster Avenue for 71 days. The 315 bus will be on diversion the long way round to Leigham Court Road via Knights Hill and Crown Lane.
As well as taking passengers to Streatham the 315 is a vital lifeline to many older people living in the streets around the top of York Hill. This part of the route is hail and ride and does not have bus stops with diversion information. Please mention this important change to the 315 bus service to any neighbour who relies on this bus to get to and from West Norwood.
Thames Water are now expected to start their road works just after the May bank holiday. They will post leaflets and hold public meetings as soon as they can confirm a start date.
The start date has slipped from the one in our earlier post 15/3/19
Thames water are fixing yet another leak under Chapel Road SE27 0TY at its junction with Knights Hill.
Unfortunately the proposed works by Thames Water to replace a 21inch water mains under Norwood Road will not stop more localised smaller leaks.
Please keep reporting, seeps, trickles and streams of clear water direct to Thames Water at:
Or telephone 0800 714 614 – line open 24/7.
For several weeks clean water has been running out of the road where Norwood Road meets Robson Road. Eventually Thames Water started the repair on 29th October and say its due to be completed on Friday 2ndNovember. In the meantime traffic cannot turn right out of Robson Road onto Norwood Road and nor can traffic turn right into Robson Road from Knights Hill.
Water is also leaking out of Norwood Road at the junction of Avenue Park Road since the summer. Councillors have chased up Thames Water several times – the repair will involve a road closure and be carried out at night ( ref 5011 577 836) – but no repair date has been set yet.
It is clear that despite the fine imposed by OFWAT this summer Thames Water are still struggling to reduce leaks: https://www.ofwat.gov.uk/pn34-18-ofwat-confirms-package-payments-penalties-thames-water-following-leakage-failures/
With winter coming there will be more leaks and more icy trips & slips. Leaks can be reported 24/7 on 0800 714 614 or use the Thames Water online form: https://www.thameswater.co.uk/help-and-advice/Report-a-problem/Report-a-problem
Thames Water are shutting a small section of Canterbury Grove for a few days starting Thursday 13th September. The road closure means a diversion for traffic including the 315 bus.
The delayed road resurfacing works for Royal Circus are due Thursday 27th September for 2 days. The 315 bus will be diverted between 8am and 5pm.
When these roads are closed the 315 bus will be diverted up Knights Hill along Crown Lane and down Leigham Court Road.
See our earlier post 8/8/18
Royal Circus SE27 is due to be resurfaced on Thursday & Friday this week. And next week York Hill by Cambrian Close SE27 0BS is due to be closed for about 5 days from Monday 13thAugust for more water works .
Look out for road diversion signs and 315 bus diversions. When the roads are closed the 315 bus will be diverted up Knights Hill along Crown Lane and down Leigham Court Road.
Stop press: Royal Circus works now postponed for several weeks.
Preparing for the roadworks
Road resurfacing works are due to start at 10pm on Sunday night 11th January in West Norwood. The works are due to take place over 3 nights (10pm to 6am) to resurface the parts of Norwood Road and Knights Hill closest to Robson Road SE27. Disruptions are being limited by working at night – between 10pm and 6am .