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) !
Cllr Mike Smith at Robson Road junction
As part of West Norwood’s Outer London Fund scheme it will soon be much easier to safely cross Norwood Road from Tesco to Sainsburys. Residents and businesses have made it very clear to Lambeth’s engineers that the Robson Road junction must be improved.
Transport for London is responsible for all traffic lights in London and originally demanded a staggered crossing . Thanks to Val Shawcross, councillors and residents groups TfL has now accepted the clear and simple set of crossings designed by Lambeth’s Highways team. Works to the junction are due to be completed in a couple of months.
The design for the new crossings is shown in the diagram below.
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GLA member Val Shawcross with local councillor Mike Smith on the campaign trail.
Remember to vote for your local GLA member on the 3rd of May.
West Norwood’s existing member, Val Shawcross is standing again and she is also Ken Livingston’s deputy for Mayor.
For more information on the candidates and the election including how to vote check the information booklet that should have been delivered to every household or download it from here: http://www.londonelects.org.uk/im-voter/information-booklet
The Knights Hill police team , councillors & Val Shawcross
The introduction of local policing by Ken Livingstone, with a dedicated local team out and about in every neighbourhood , has been welcomed by residents throughout London. The teams have been a success and helped create safer neighbourhoods and reduce crime.
Responsibility for policing in London lies with, the London Mayor . Police borough commanders are worried the massive cuts in public spending expected next year will have an impact on police numbers on the ground. We will post the latest news on this web site.
If you live between Elder Road, Crown Dale, Leigham Court Road, Knollys Road and Norwood Road (in Knights hill ward) your local team is the Knights Hill Safer Neighbourhood Team based at Gipsy Hill police station. Last weekend the police team met up with local ward councillors and Valerie Shawcross, our elected representative on the London Assembly. You can email Valerie about London and policing matters at Val@valshawcross.com.
For more information on the Knights Hill police team see http://www.met.police.uk/teams/lambeth/knightshill/index.php. Contact the team by email KnightsHill.firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 020 87212618 or 07920 233844. Of course in an emergency always call 999.
If you would like to know more about policing matters in your local area you can sign up to receive regular email/text alerts at http:///www.communitysafe.gov.uk. Email is free and text messages should cost no more than 10/12p per message. You can opt in or out of the service at anytime.