Early this week Thames Water finished their mains water project on Norwood Road and have now left the area free of diverted buses, extra traffic lights , cones and one lane roads. We have almost forgotten what it’s like to be free of road works as Thames Water started digging up Norwood Road in May 2019 and before that roadworks on Leigham Vale from 2016.
Thames Water has offered the local community £2,000 compensation for the disruption to our town centre. One suggestion is to produce and distribute a business /service directory to all the households surrounding West Norwood to encourage people to return to their local shopping centre and local traders.
Replacement of our trunk water mains is important infrastructure work BUT it will not reduce the numerous leaks in our local roads and pavements. Please continue to report these to Thames Water: https://www.thameswater.co.uk/contact-us/report-a-problem/report-a-problem-online or phone 0800 714 614 or facebook/twitter @thameswater
The original Thames Water Authority was privatised in 1989 and is now owned by Kemble Water Holdings. The largest shareholders are:
Canadian pensions group OMERS , BT Pension Scheme , the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the China Investment Corporation and the Kuwait Investment Authority.
See our recent earlier posts:
Thames Water now need to work outside Elmcourt Rd during this weekend daytime Saturday (23rd ), Sunday (24th) & Monday (25th) so there will be extra day time traffic lights in place.
Keep watching this space!
Elmcourt Health Centre
During testing Thames Water have just discovered that one of the new water main valves needs replacing. The faulty valve is under Norwood Road near Elmcourt Health Centre SE27 9AQ. This weekend Thames Water need to close one lane of traffic, with 2-way lights, so they can dig down to reach the faulty new valve deep beneath the road.
Thames Water will replace the valve by working at night from Sunday 17th May 10.30pm to 5.30am for about two weeks. This will help Thames Water keep to their revised August 2020 end-date for the Norwood Road water-mains project.
There will be an extra set of traffic lights during these night time hours only.
Any problems please telephone Thames Water 0800 316 9800 quoting project BB279802
Thames Water are writing to residents in the local neighbourhood with this
See our earlier posts:
19/4/20 , 3/1/20 , 21/12/19 , 3/5/19 , 23/1/19
Thames Water have revised their plans for Norwood Road again and will now not finish until 19th August 2020. The works are considered essential works so they are continuing during lockdown but at a slower pace due to social distancing.
The last 200m of mains pipes from Chatsworth Way to Robson Road will not be completed by Thames Water. Live waste water and other pipes have been found too close to the water main making it too difficult to replace the main.
Currently we have 2 sets of lane closures on Norwood Road controlled by traffic lights. Norwood Road at Knights Hill end will be re-opened to two-way traffic from the evening of Friday 24tH April. The traffic lights for the single lane outside Texaco garage will stay till the end of June.
The final stage of the mains replacement project will attach the 630m of new pipe to the main at Tulse Hill , involving a temporary diversion of the main so there is no disruption to the water supply. So from Monday 27th April there be lane closures again on Tulse Hill near its junction with Perran Road and some bus diversions around the one-way system. .
Robson Road will remain closed to north/west bound traffic. So the Herne Hill bound 322 bus will remain on diversion.
Thames Water intend to deliver a letter very soon with details of their plans to all households in the local area.
Thames Water is a private company owned by a series of investment companies through Kemble Water Holdings Ltd. It is regulated under the Water Industry Act 1991.
See our earlier posts:
Latest: Thames Water plans have changed and there will be no temporary bus stops in Norwood Road as mentioned below.
Roadworks and disruption will return to West Norwood late on Sunday 5th January at 10pm till June 2020. See attached letter.
Robson Road will be closed except for left turning traffic. So the northbound 322 (to Herne Hill & Clapham) will have to take the long way round via Rosendale Road, the south circular and back to West Norwood along Lancaster Avenue where there will be a temporary bus stop. Bus stops R and W on Robson Road will be closed for 6 months.
Chestnut Road will be closed at its junction with Norwood Road until 14th February. The vegetable stall will be stay put (but will first be taking a few days holiday). Lansdowne Hill will be partially closed at its junction with Norwood Road. Leigham Vale will remain closed too.
Bus stops on Norwood Road will change temporarily. The ones outside Sainsbury’s & Efe’s will move a bit north to Greggs & Knowles. The one outside former-Barclays/Decorators Merchants will be closed.
Thames Water are relaying a modern water main under Norwood Rd as part of a £14m project. Hopefully the work will be completed on time in 6 months by June 2020. Residents & businesses can pop in and meet the Thames Water team at the Robson Road portacabins during office hours.
In the meantime please report any leaks in other local streets direct to Thames Water telephone 0800 714 614 or https://www2.thameswater.co.uk/leak/
See our earlier posts:
21/12/19, 27/5/19, 3/5/19, 9/4/19, 15/3/19, 23/1/19
Today Thames Water have packed up for Christmas leaving Norwood Road free of roadworks for a couple of weeks.
York Hill and Lancaster Aveneue are reopening so the 315 bus can return to its normal route both up and down York Hill.
Please do support our local shops – lots of things for Christmas – and free home deliveries by cargo bike https://stationtostation.london/cargobike/
Of course Thames Water will be back on 6th January for another 6 months. Details in this letter [pdf] to residents.
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.
Thames Water have changed their Norwood Rd plans so that from Tuesday 28th May the 315 bus can continue to run up York Hill as usual.
Only the RETURN journey to West Norwood will be the long way round via Leigham Court Rd , Crown Lane and Knights Hill. So the bus will not run eastbound from St Peters church via Canterbury Grove, Chartham Grove, Royal Circus & down York Hill.
This arrangement is due to last for 5 months until 23rd October.
A big thank you to everyone who sent back the councillors survey given out on the 315 bus and those who spoke to Thames Water at the public meetings. We have managed to persuade Thames Water that the 315 bus must keep running up York Hill as it is a lifeline for many people living near the top of the hill – and especially for bringing shopping home from West Norwood.
To contact Thames Water about any problems with their Norwood Road works please telephone 0800 316 9800 option 1 and quote BB279802.
See our earlier posts: 3/5/19, 9/4/19, 15/3/19, 23/1/19
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