Tag Archives: Streatham

71 day diversion from York Hill for 315 bus

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

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Two MPs for West Norwood ?

Proposed new boundaries

The Boundary Commission is determined to split up the wards of West Norwood into two separate parliamentary constituencies giving us two MPs. The new proposals put Thurlow Park ward into the Streatham & Brixton South constituency and Gipsy Hill & Knights Hill wards into the new Norwood & Thornton Heath constituency. There was much local opposition last autumn to splitting Knights Hill ward off from the rest of West Norwood. ( See our earlier posts 25/9/16 & 21/3/17. )

Check this map to see the latest proposed new constituencies:  https://www.bce2018.org.uk/

Deadline for comments is  10th  December 2017.

The Boundary Commission is aiming to give each MP between 71,000 and 79,000 constituents. Despite London’s rising population this means a drop from 73 MPs in London down to 68 MPs.

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Keep Knights Hill in West Norwood!

This weekend is the last chance to comment on the proposal Knights Hill ward moving to Streatham & Mitcham.

The Boundary Commission has received a huge number of comments objecting to Knights Hill ward splitting away from the other West Norwood wards . They are now asking for comments on the comments!

https://www.bce2018.org.uk/node/6485?postcode=SE270HY

Deadline for this secondary consultation is this Sunday 26th March

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New Police shop in Streatham

New police shop in “the Streatham dip“

New police shop in “the Streatham dip“

The London Mayor has closed and sold off the Streatham Police station at the corner of Shrubbery Road  and opened a police desk at 328 Streatham High Road SW16 6HH . The new police shop is  open to the public  Monday-Wednesday 9-5pm, Thursday 12-8pm, Friday 9-5pm and closed at weekends. It has no disabled access facilities.

Gipsy Hill Police Station at  66 Central Hill SE19 1DT remains open to the public  in the evenings on  Wednesdays & Thursdays 7-8pm and Saturday afternoon  2-3pm

Brixton Road Police station SW9 7DD is open 24 hours a day

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