Local news and opportunities to get involved from your local Labour and Co-operative councillors in Thurlow Park.
The one-way system in Tulse Hill is changing to become a two-way system. This is phase two of the StreetWorks scheme. The project has seen the design work for this, with residents suggesting that the road between the station and Tulse Hill Hotel be closed to cars, but remain open to buses and bikes.
TFL are funding and managing this part of the project, and want to update the local community on what is happening. This will happen on Tuesday 05 December from 6:30pm registration for a 7:00pm start, and held at the Salvation Army, 246 Norwood Road.
If interested do pop along.
Norwood Road southbound, from Tulse Hill station to Elmcourt Road, will be closed from the evening of Monday 12th June till 30th July.
This closure is for Thames Water to complete its work to reline the water mains for our local area. Southbound traffic from Brixton & Herne Hill will enter West Norwood via Lancaster Avenue. Southbound buses from Herne Hill (196, 322, 468, 690 & N68) will diverted along Croxted Road to Thurlow Park Road to turn into Lancaster Avenue.
There have been improvement works being undertaken on Norwood Road with the new street design starting to shape.
However, if you are unclear as to what the final product will look like the technical drawings outlining the plans for Norwood High Street are now online, and you can check out how your thoughts and ideas of other residents have fed into the designs here – http://www.streetworks.london/documents
One of the StreetWorks community priorities is to create a diagonal crossing for pedestrians at the junction of York Hill and Lancaster Avenue and the project want local residents to design it! Above is an example of a crossing design in Brixton.
The STreetWorks project team are looking for outstanding two dimensional artwork that will be applied to the surface of the crossing area.
There are 3 categories: Primary School (4-10) Secondary School (11-16) Anything over (17+)
Public voting will open on 12th June to select the winning entry from each of the categories. Working in collaboration with local businesses via the Station to Station Business Improvement District there will be an arts trail to help you vote for your favourite designs.
The overall winner will be announced in September 2017
West Norwood and Tulse Hill are undergoing a programme of change ranging from street and park improvements to research and development around key business and industrial areas. Over recent years and across the next few years the area will have benefitted from a total of around 30 million pounds worth of capital investment. It is an exciting period for the communities in this area, who have a real opportunity to get involved and support positive change.
Lambeth Council have committed to a cooperative approach to project planning and project delivery within neighbourhoods undergoing regeneration therefore consultation is key to their success. Within the locality a number of communities and forums are building neighbourhoods plans.
The Visioning West Norwood and Tulse Hill programme has seen a process of information gathering and masterplanning being developed for the local area over the last year. This programme has outlined the vision for the area, identified local community priorities and highlighted opportunities for development and investment in the area.
The Visioning West Norwood and Tulse Hill programme consists of four strands:
An Economic Vision for the area A Refresh of the 2009 Masterplan A Health Check for the Key Industrial Business Area (KIBA) The production of a Co-operative Local Investment Plan (CLIP)
Station to Station Business Improvement District is dedicated to making West Norwood and Tulse Hill a great place to live, work and play. It will also work to draw visitors and businesses from across London to the area.
The BID is run by a number of local businesses and will be managed by an appointed, dedicated BID manager. Our theme groups focus on raising the profile of the area, growing your businesses and making sure the public realm is one of the best in Lambeth.
In July 2016 the BID achieved a successful ballot result on with over 75% of business who voted, voting yes! And now, they are calling our for Volunteer Ambassadors.
Do you care about local businesses? Do you want to see Tulse Hill & West Norwood improve?
Become a Volunteer Ambassador for Station to Station Business Improvement District for West Norwood and Tulse Hill. Build relationships with local businesses. Attend events. Keep updated with local projects and more…
To participate please let us know more about you http://bit.ly/joinvass (open to businesses and residents that care about the area). Apply now!
For more information email email@example.com
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.
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.
Recent Streetworks co-creation workshops at City Heights and the Salvation Army Hall focused on the Tulse Hill Gyratory and saw over 90 people attend.
As well as a general update on the project so far there was further information given about an initially popular co-design idea of the partial closure of the Norwood Road with access only for pedestrians, buses and cyclists as seen in the first image, while there was also the launch of the design competition for the new diagonal crossing as seen in the second image.
StreetWorks is a community-led project to improve Norwood and Tulse Hill. The project is funded by Transport for London and supported by officers at Lambeth Council.
The Norwood Forum, the Tulse Hill Forum, local councillors and community groups are working together with residents, businesses, schools and road users to design a better space, remove the one-way system at Tulse Hill and provide training and support for future local projects.
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.