Temporaray traffic restrictions on Norwood Road and Ullswater Road

Thames Water are to carry out water main connection works which will lead to a temporarily ban vehicles from entering or exiting Ullswater Road at its junction with Norwood Road.

Alternative routes will be available for affected vehicles via (a) Norwood Road, Harpenden Road and Ulverstone Road and vice versa; (b) Norwood Road, York Hill and Harpenden Road and vice versa.

This will come into force on 23rd October 2017 and will continue for a maximum duration of 2 months (allowing for contingencies) or until the works have been completed whichever is the sooner.

Another Thames Water update

There has been another burst water main under Thurlow Park Road which is now being repaired. 

Thames Water have said that they’ll be working day and night this weekend to complete the repair. They will need to dig through thick concrete to get to the pipe, so this will add to the time the work will take, and expect to continue into the start of next week but will do everything we can to get the road reopen as soon as possible.

Local residents should not expect to see an interruption of water supplies, however there is a small chance some properties may have lower water pressure than normal. Thames Water engineers will be managing water flows in the area to reduce the risk of low pressure as much as possible.

Consequently, there will be a traffic diversion in place as the road has been closed westbound between Croxted Road and Gallery Road. The diversion is via College Road, Burbage Road, Turney Road and Croxted Road. This will remain in place over the weekend and into the start of next week while the pipe is fixed. A separate diversion route for heavy goods vehicles will be signposted.

Burst Water Mains Scrutiny Commission

Lambeth scrutiny commission is meeting on Tuesday 25th April 2017 at the Karibu Education Centre, 7 Gresham Road SW9 7PH to look at issues related to burst water mains.

The commission – comprising four cross-party backbench councillors – will be questioning representatives of Thames Water regarding the causes and effects of recent bursts in the borough, and the customer response to residents and businesses affected by flooding, as well as examining the longer term plans for maintenance and investment in the network. 

The commission is part of a London-wide scrutiny approach involving several boroughs and the Greater London Assembly’s Environment Committee, which is expected to result in a joint report with a series of recommendations aimed at improving performance in the areas outlined.

The commission will begin with an informal surgery-type session from 6-7pm when members of the public are encouraged to give evidence on the topic by speaking to councillors about their experiences. Following this will be a formal meeting from 7-9pm during which the members of the commission will put questions to Thames Water.

All residents are very welcome to attend. The agenda papers will be published in the week prior to the meeting at:

Thames Water update

Thames water will be starting further work in the local area as they aim to reline the water main on Norwood Road between the junctions of Leigham Vale and Tulse Hill South Circular. This should reduce the likelihood of further leaks and bursts on the water supply network.

Thames Water are planning to work from Monday 10 April 2017 for approximately 10 weeks. The working hours on Monday to Friday will be from 8am to 5pm, on Saturdays from 8am to 5pm and on Sundays from 9am to 1pm. If this changes we’ll let you know in advance.

Palace Road will be closed at the junction of Norwood Road. Perran Road will also be closed to traffic, with the diversion routes clearly signposted. However, residents will still be able to access their properties.

Entry to Knollys Road from Leigham Court Road is currently closed to traffic for six weeks and diversion routes are signposted on Canterbury Grove.

Bus stop number 7730 outside property number 385 Norwood Road and bus stop number 3388 outside property number 162 Norwood Road will also be suspended during this time.

Thames water are not planning to turn the water off, so the works will not affect the water supply. If you, however, experience any interruption to your water supply, please, let contact Thames Water by calling 0800 316 9800, selecting option one and quoting this reference number – BB210376. 

Further emergency Thames Water works in the Tulse Hill area

We have been made aware of further urgent works commencing from Monday 13 February 2017. Due to the ongoing flooding issues in and around the Tulse Hill area Thames Water need to install a line stop and isolate a 21’’ main. This is to mitigate and prevent a future burst on this main.

The contraflow bus lane on Norwood Road will be closed and as a result there will be a bus and cycle diversion along Christchurch Road, Hardel Rise and Tulse Hill. 

Work will end on Thursday 23 February 2017 at 18:00. Traffic management systems will be put in place.