Cllr Jane Pickard at the York Hill stop
A proposal to extend the 315 bus route to Peabody estate ( near Tulse Hill station) means the 315 bus would no longer travel to Norwood High Street, Ernest Avenue and Knight’s Hill, including the stops for West Norwood Station and the present terminus at Cheviot Road.
The Mayor of London’s Transport for London (TfL) is now consulting on these proposed changes and there is a chance to see the plans and speak to TFL on Thursday 2nd July between 3pm and 8.30pm at Aspire Centre, 1 Park Hall Road SE21 8EH ( at end of Robson Road) and Thursday 16th July 3pm to 8.30pm at The Portico Gallery, 23c Knights Hill SE27 0HS.
More details and an online survey are at: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/route-315
Monday 10th August is closing date for this formal consultation
Helen Hayes at the one way system
Following a campaign by local residents with Labour’s Assembly Member Val Shawcross, local councillors Anna Birley, Max Deckers-Dowber & Fred Cowell and former councillor Ann Kingsbury, Transport for London (TfL) has agreed to remove the one-way traffic system (gyratory) on the south circular road near Tulse Hill station. The project to return this junction to two-way traffic is at an early stage and will include extensive consultation with local businesses and residents in the coming months. TfL expect this project to take about 5 years and complete by 2020.
In the meantime the council has won £2million from the London Mayor to improve Norwood Road from Chestnut Road to Tulse Hill Station by 2017. The scheme will be designed through consultation and engagement with local people In 2015/16.
Helen Hayes says “I am pleased that local residents & businesses will be involved in re-designing this important junction which acts as a gate way to West Norwood.”
A number of gyratories are being removed across London eg Brixton, Stockwell, Vauxhall, Wandsworth, Aldgate, Swiss Cottage, Kings Cross and many more. Gyratories, introduced in the 1960s and 1970s, are being replaced to improve safety, cycling, improve traffic flow and create a healthier & more pleasant environment.
Look out for more information at the West Norwood Feast events (returning April 5th) !
All the public sector agencies have less money to spend and so are cutting down on the number of paid inspection staff.
Residents can help to get problems on our local streets fixed quickly by reporting problems to the responsible agency. The agencies usually locate each incident on a map before actioning so try to get the most precise address possible, preferably with post code!.
There are web sites like http://www.fixmystreet.com/
Or alternatively for:
Leaks – email Thames Water CustomerCentre24hrTeam@thameswater.co.uk
Traffic lights, bus stops, red routes etc – email Tfl firstname.lastname@example.org
Lambeth Living in West Norwood & Streatham area – email email@example.com
Anything else in the Lambeth public realm eg rubbish, lights, trip hazards, potholes etc – email StreetCare@lambeth.gov.uk
We have had the wettest April for 10 years – how many times were you sprayed with water by passing traffic?
Watch out for these puddles next to the pavement
Help reduce water collecting on our roads by giving our council clear details of the location of any broken or blocked drains : email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 7926 9000
Faulty drains on red routes are repaired by Transport for London (TfL) Report them here. or phone 0845 305 1234