Friday 13th October 2017 proved unlucky for some speeding motorists on Lancaster Avenue as LARA ran its first Community Roadwatch event with the Lambeth Safer Transport Team led on the day by Police Community Support Officer Bruce Hay accompanied by two of his colleagues and ably assisted by residents from the Avenue.  

Using a speed gun supplied by the Lambeth police team and expertly handled by one of the residents the Roadwatch team captured 78 vehicles travelling at 25mph or more in just 75 minutes between 4pm and 5:25pm. Of those 78 vehicles, 20 were captured travelling at over 27 mph and the  worst offender was clocked at a staggering 42 mph. 

The registration numbers of all vehicles registering 25mph or more on the laser gun were recorded and have been reported to TfL by the police team. Drivers who are subsequently caught  speeding a second time will receive warnings, which for the worst offenders may involve a knock at the door from Bruce and his team, and further infringements will incur stiffer penalties.

Bearing in mind the presence of a nursery, two care homes and an infant school on our road and the long-standing nature of the 20mph speed limit the speeds some motorists were travelling at really does beggar belief.

PCSO Hay declared the event “very busy by any standard” and plans to return, this time with 2 speed guns, for a further event in the November. He assures us that the need to return so quickly is driven by the evident problem which affects our road and not by the excellent cups of tea and good company supplied to him and his team.

Speeders watch out!

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.

Streetworks cycling consultation recently came to an end. 

Cyclist’s had contact the Streetworks team to talk about ways in which the road by Ira Court could be made safer as it was proving difficult for them to cycle along this stretch of road due to the new position of the car parking bays. The bays were pushing cyclists further out into the traffic.

As a community project Streetworks investigated this concern and one of the ideas that came forward from the consultation was to create car parking bays in between the trees – ensuring that walkers still have lots of space on the pavement, and cyclists aren’t being pushed out into traffic. 

The idea has now been modelled and though car parking spaces will have to be reduced form 8 to 6 it is felt this is a positive compromise in order to ensure that cyclists remain safe on the roads. 

If you woudl like more information please visit – https://www.streetworks.london/single-post/2017/09/30/Update-on-cycling-consultation

The plans can be seen here – https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/380d87_00eea753239446f3a23d2b738c65f84f.pdf

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

Network Rail are undertaking essential work in Thurlow Park rd

Network Rail are undertaking essential works in the ward this month and are part of their Railway Upgrade Plan. Essential ground investigation works, which surround the existing railway bridge in Thurlow Park Road will be conducted in order to assist Network Rail in planning any future works.

In order to undertake these works footpath diversions and a series of lane closures are required in Thurlow Park Road.

To minimise disruption our works have been planned to be undertaken over four phases:

• Phase 1 – Lane closure on Thurlow Park Road between the junctions of Norwood Road and Elmcourt Road. Works will be completed between 22:00hrs – 05:00hrs on Friday 17th March 2017, Saturday 18th March 2017 and Sunday 19th March 2017.

• Phase 2 – Footpath diversion beneath Thurlow Park Road rail bridge. Works will be completed between 08:00hrs Monday 20th March 2017 and 18:00hrs Friday 24th March 2017. Our working hours will be 08:00hrs until 18:00hrs.

• Phase 3 – Lane closure on Thurlow Park Road between the junctions of Norwood Road and Elmcourt Road. Works will be completed between 22:00hrs – 05:00hrs on Friday 24th  March 2017, Saturday 25th March 2017 and Sunday 26th March 2017.

• Phase 4 – Lane closure on Thurlow Park Road between the junctions of Norwood Road and Elmcourt Road. Works will be completed between 22:00hrs – 05:00hrs on Friday 31st March 2017, Saturday 01st April 2017 and Sunday 02nd April 2017. 

If you have any questions /comments please contact us or visit www.networkrail.co.uk/contactus or telephone our 24-HourNational Helpline on 03457 11 41 41.

Traffic disruption as Thames Water fix a leak on Tulse Hill

Thames Water are investigating a leak on one of their pipes on Tulse Hill.

They have a number of teams currently working on contingency plans with regards to turning off the main and the repair. They are aiming to have these plans in place within the next 24 hours so that they can then begin the repair job.

Residents should not experience any interruption to their water supply.

In terms of customer disruption they have two-way traffic lights in place on the junction between Tulse Hill and S.Circular Road.

In order to carry out the full repair, they will need to close a road and will be working very closely with Lambeth council in order to ensure that causes as little disruption as possible.

They are keen to reassure residents that they are working hard to ensure the leak in the pipe does not get worse.