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
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. )
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