Proposed Controlled Parking Zone – extension H /Tulse Hill

In March /April 2017 there was a consultation on the possibility of a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) that would extend onto Trinity Rise, Brockwell Park Gardens and the section of Norwood Rd between Rosendale rd and Trinity Rise. It was suggested that the existing Tulse Hill ‘H’ CPZ be extended with bays and single yellow lines operating Mondays to Fridays between 12pm and 2pm.

The outcome of the consultation can be found here – https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/17-07-12%20ODDR%20SIGNED%20-%20Proposed%20Brixton%20Hill%20Area%20CPZ-%20Statutory%20Cons%20Results.pdf

Implementation of the works programme will begin on Monday 07 August and take place for 4-6 weeks. 

Warning Notices will be put in place in the area to notify all road users when the zone becomes operational, which is envisaged to be 2 October 2017, though this is subject to change.

If you have any questions about how to pay for permit, whether you have to pay  and who to contact if you have any questions pease visit the below links;

1. https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/parking-transport-and-streets/parking/proposed-controlled-parking-zone-brixton-hill-area

2. https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/17-07-31%20Zone%20H%20ext%20-%20Implementation%20Leaflet.pdf

Consultation for proposed Controlled Parking Zone begins

The council has taken the decision to proceed with the implementation of a Controlled Parking Zone in the ‘Brixton Hill’ area, subject to the outcome of a statutory consultation. 

This will have an impact on Trinity Rise, Brockwell Park Gardens and the section of Norwood road between the junction of Norwood road /Rosendale road up to Trinity Rise. The consultation runs from Wednesday 22 March to Wednesday 19 April 2017.

In short, the Council has agreed to proceed with a statutory consultation to:

introduce a new ‘D’ CPZ to be operational Mondays to Fridays between 8.30am and 6.30pm;

introduce a new ‘F’ CPZ to be operational Mondays to Fridays between 12pm and 2pm;

extend the existing Clapham L CPZ, with bays operating Mondays to Fridays from 10am to Noon and single yellow lines operating Mondays to Fridays between 9am and 6pm;

extend the existing Brixton Hill ‘Q’ CPZ, with bays operating Mondays to Fridays from 10am to Noon and single yellow lines operating Mondays to Fridays between 8.30am and 6.30pm;

extend the existing Tulse Hill ‘H’ CPZ, with bays and single yellow lines operating Mondays to Fridays between 12pm and 2pm.

For more information and to add your views please visit – 

https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/parking-transport-and-streets/parking/proposed-controlled-parking-zone-brixton-hill-area

https://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?id=3864&LLL=0

https://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/documents/s87198/Proposed%20Brixton%20Hill%20Area%20CPZ.docx.pdf

Norwood Road closed to traffic as police recover machine gun from car

Norwood Road was closed to traffic in both directions on Tuesday evening as police pulled over a car suspected to be carrying firearms. A 23 year old man and a 30 year old woman were arrested on suspicion of possession of firearms. The man was tasered when he reportedly refused to comply with officers, and was taken to hospital as a precaution before being taken into custody.

A search of the car revealed what police believe to be a Mac10 machine pistol and ammunition. These have been sent for forensic testing.

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Detective Superintendent Mark Maberly of the Trident and Area Crime Command said: “Trident is committed in its efforts to proactively target those supplying and possessing firearms. We continue to work with the local community to tackle gun enabled crime and the associated criminality that comes with it. These types of operations can be challenging but are conducted by highly trained officers to bring about a safe resolution and ultimately make London streets safer.”

If you have any information about gun or gang crime you can contact Trident via 101. To give information anonymously please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Bridge strike in Tulse Hill…

… but a different bridge to normal.

The bridge over Thurlow Park Road is the UK’s most frequently hit bridge, but today, it was the railway bridge over Norwood Road that caused the problems.

Norwood Road is currently closed to traffic as emergency services deal with this:

And earlier, the bridge was hit by a vehicle transporting vans, causing delays to traffic and trains.

Streetworks improvements begin next month with Norwood Road pavement resurfacing

Work will shortly be starting to resurface the pavements along Norwood Road, as the first phase of Streetworks, the community led project to improve West Norwood and Tulse Hill. This includes both sides of Norwood Road between Leigham Vale and Elmcourt Road.  It will start in early August and will be carried out in phases as follows:

• 1st Phase: Norwood Road (east side only) opposite Leigham Vale to Avenue Park Road – approximately one week

• 2nd Phase: Norwood Road (east side only) between Avenue Park Road and Elmcourt Road – approximately three to four weeks

• 3rd Phase: Norwood Road (west side only) between Leigham Vale and  opposite Elmcourt Road – approximately five weeks

In the letter sent to residents /businesses Lambeth states; 

We are aware that many of you live or work near the affected roads and we will do our best to minimise disruption.  We will have signs to inform the public that businesses are open as usual and to ensure that there will always be access to premises while improvement works are progressing. There are no scheduled road closures as part of the work however the parking bays outside Elmcourt Pharmacy will be suspended during the works on the west side of Norwood Road (the last phase of works).

We appreciate that these improvement works will cause some short term disruption however we will ensure that access and servicing needs are catered for. Should you have any queries regarding these works please contact Debbie Parker on DParker@lambeth.gov.uk or contact one of your local councillors

There are other changes proposed to improve West Norwood as part of Streetworks – you can see the plans at a public exhibition this Wednesday between 6.30-8pm at the Old Library, Knights Hill

Pushing for stronger planning enforcement in Tulse Hill

We have been concerned by recent changes in Tulse Hill – the use of the space on the corner of Thurlow Park Road and Norwood Road, and changes in use from retail to residential of shops and cafes on Station Rise. We have been pushing planning enforcement officers to address these issues.

Officers have visited the neighbourhood and written to the used car business on the corner of Thurlow Park Road. The proposed car wash being installed has been halted as it did not have planning permission, the area which was paved without permission has been depaved and damage caused by cars on the pavement to the electrical post by the bus stop has been reported to the Highways team. We believe that further work is required to check that car sales is a legitimate use of the site, to remove paving and to require that discarded concrete is removed to make the area less unsightly. We also want to ensure no part of the property is being used without authorisation as an HMO.

On Station Rise, we are worried about the apparent trend to convert retail units into flats. The Streetworks project will hopefully create a pleasant town centre space where people can use shops and cafes – retaining active shop fronts is important for this.

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Streetworks – codesign the gyratory

It’s that time again when we invite you to get involved in Streetworks. Tuesday evening is the next in the series of workshops to improve West Norwood and Tulse Hill and we hope that many of you will come and have your say.

  • When: Tuesday 9th February 6.30pm
  • Where: the HUB, 357 Norwood Road (near Tulse Hill Station, by the pedestrian crossing over the gyratory)

Streetworks grew out of a community petition to the Mayor of London to invest in improving streets in West Norwood and Tulse Hill. It has continued to be community-led and since the summer there have been monthly workshops to codesign changes to the neighbourhood. We have also helped to run and fund events and activities in the community – from a Wiggle and Rhyme picnic at the Old Library in West Norwood and a student-led project at Elmgreen School, to a Christmas party and discussion on the St Martins Estate and a tea party with the Norwood Pensioners’ Group. 

So far we have been focusing on Norwood Road and Station Rise. The next workshop will focus on the one-way system – please bring your ideas and aspirations! We have a real opportunity to transform our area and we need everyone’s input.

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Residents, cafe and licensing working together

Yesterday it was agreed by the Licensing Committee that an application for the Chocolate & Champagne cafe – 463 Norwood Road – would been granted. The premises will be licenced from 7 am to 8pm during the week and 7 am and 11 pm over the weekends.

As residents have been concerned about the proposed licensing application due to historical problems on the site it’s great that the cafe, the residents and licensing have worked so closely together to find a solution which everyone was happy with.

The café will be run as a restaurant /cafe but it’s also a bakery. As the owner will be installing large bakery equipment in the basement there should be little excuse for late night noise. Otherwise, the terms and conditions of the license mean that there will be security staff needed on Friday and Saturday nights though within six months time – provided there are no complaints from the local community – this condition could be reviewed.

If you believe there are any activities going at Chocolate & Champagne that go beyond 8 pm on the weekdays or 11 pm on weekdays please let us know.