We are starting work on a
project which will bring real improvements to Norwood Road and Tulse
Hill, with funding from Transport for London. There is an opportunity to
come together with others from your community on 6th and 7th of June to share ideas and come up with projects that can make a real difference to the area.
Don’t worry if you haven’t been involved in a neighbourhood project
before. Just come along and meet other people from your community who
want to make a difference. There will be plenty of people on hand to
make you feel welcome, answer any questions you might have and help you
to turn your ideas into live projects.
Not only will you be able to get involved in making your area a
better place to live, you will also be offered training and support to
develop and realise your ideas. Who knows? You may end up running your
own community project.
The sessions will be at the Old Library on Saturday 6th June (10-4pm) and Sunday 7th June (11-2pm). The Sunday session is being run as part of the Norwood Feast and you can also find us at a stall near St Luke’s Church.
Don’t worry if you can’t come to both days, or even to all of one
session. Just come along and join in for as long as you can, you’ll be
Light refreshments will be available on both days and children are
welcome too. If you would like to book a space or have any questions,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Alternatively, just turn up on the day!
This coming Sunday 19 April there will be a Teddy Bear Picnic for families so that local families can talk about how residents use and travel along Norwood Road. This is all part of ongoing community engagement regarding the discussions around possible improvements to Norwood Road and the Tulsemere Hill gyratory.
The event will be held between 2 – 4pm this coming Sunday and held at the Old Library 14-16 Knights Hill, SE27 0HY so bring your packed lunch and Teddy!
Last summer, we helped to secure £5million to improve the Tulse Hill gyratory over the next five years as part of the Mayor of London’s gyratory improvement programme, and a further £2million to improve Norwood Road.
We have been working with Lambeth officers and Transport for London to make sure the community takes the steering wheel for this – we hope that you and your neighbours will be part of the project. Even if you’ve not been involved in something like this before, there are lots of opportunities to contribute, lead and get training whatever your experience.
We’re kicking things off this Tuesday with a Supper Club at the James Wilson Coffee Shop in Tulse Hill, hosted by the Norwood and Tulse Hill Forums – please join us, and bring a dish if you can. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss the project and how you can get involved, or just enjoy the food and meet your neighbours.
The first community consultation of the major works involving Norwood Road and the Tulse Hill gyratory will be at the James Wilson coffee shop – 357 Norwood Road, on Tuesday 14th April from 6.30pm
Come along and have your input about improving Norwood Road which has been allocated £2m funding over the next two years by Transport for London. Funding for developing ideas for removing the gyratory has also been approved by Transport for London, and so we hope there will be lots of interest.
How can this area be improved to benefit you? We have a fantastic opportunity to really influence how our local communty will look and feel, so please come along and have your say!
Last year we petitioned the Mayor to invest in Tulse Hill as we felt the gyratory was dangerous, noisy and unpleasant. We were delighted when Transport for London agreed to spend £5m improving the junction and roads.
We have worked with officers at Lambeth to identify ways for local people to be involved in deciding how the gyratory should change. We will be working with residents over the next few months to put together plans which we will then put to Transport for London to model. Once they have turned our ideas into something workable, there will be further consulation, and we hope that construction will begin within the next couple of years.
We should also get funding to improve the rest of Norwood Road from the corner by Tesco, where pavements have just been completed, to Tulse Hill. We’d love to know your priorities for improvements along here too – from pavements to markets.
If you would like to have your say, we are looking for local people, groups and businesses to get involved! Please send us an email or get in touch with your ideas!
We want to ensure that Tulse Hill is a safe, pleasant place to live, work and cycle. Currently, the busy traffic on the gyratory makes it unsafe and there have been a number of accidents. Your Labour Action Team have been campaigning for the improvement of the junction since 2010.
In October, Val Shawcross AM presented a petition, collected by Thurlow Park ward Cllr Ann Kingsbury and local campaigners; calling for TfL to give Tulse Hill gyratory urgent priority for road safety measures, following a long standing issue with collisions and accidents.
Many of you signed that petition last summer and we are delighted that TfL have listened to us and announced a £5 million investment to redesign the junction as part of the London-wide junction improvement programme.
A response to the petition from the Mayor of London has now been received and you can read this here. Val said ‘I’m delighted to see that TfL have allocated £5million of funding for improvements in the Tulse Hill area’
Improvements include –
1. Removing the current one-way gyratory
2. A new road system which prioritises the needs of pedestrians and cyclists
3. Intermediate measurers to improve safety until major measures can be implemented
Thank you to everyone who signed our petition and joined the campaign. This investment will greatly improve the lives of residents living close to and working around the gyratory.