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Burst water mains

Burst on Knights Hill in January

Why have so many of Thames Water’s water mains burst this winter? Find out at a meeting on Tuesday 25th April at 7pm at Karibu Centre, 7 Gresham Road SW9 7PH (by Brixton Police station) .

Councillors will be questioning representatives of Thames Water about the causes and effects of recent bursts in West Norwood and other parts of Lambeth . And how Thames Water responded to residents and businesses affected by flooding. They will also consider the longer term plans for maintenance and investment in the water mains network. The meeting will begin with an informal surgery-type session from 6-7pm when members of the public can speak with councillors.

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

http://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=775&MId=10100&Ver=4

This investigation 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.

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Norwood Forum

Norwood Forum is holding a drop-in Open Meeting starting at 6.30pm on Wednesday 19th April at The Old Library 16 Knights Hill SE27 0HY.  There will be several local groups joining the session: including the South London Theatre, Library, Streetworks and the Library of Things to discuss matters of local interest. All welcome. https://www.facebook.com/TheNorwoodForumWestNorwood/

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Beware weed trees

Sycamore seedlings are popping up everywhere this spring time. Pull them up while you can before they quickly turn into trees in the wrong places!

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Chapel Road Site

Current site

Cashco have new proposals to build a cash & carry warehouse, offices to let and 26 homes on the neglected corner site of Knights Hill and Chapel Road. You can see the plans and meet the developers on Wednesday  29th March between 3pm &  8pm at the Fire station  210 Knights Hill SE27 0QA

For more details and to comment online see: www.njlconsulting.co.uk/ norwood

Cashco intend to  submit a formal planning application later this year – this will give another opportunity to comment formally on the plans.

Proposed new development

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Knollys Road closure

Thames Water is spending around £5m relining the Leigham Vale water main  and surrounding works. As the mains are underneath our roads the roads have to be closed to traffic to access the pipes.  Leigham Vale remains closed to through traffic till the end of July 2017.

The section of road from the Leigham Vale – Knollys Road roundabout to Leigham Court Road is now one way and closed to eastbound traffic for the next 4- 6 weeks. So all our east – west streets off Leigham Court Road are likely to have increased traffic , particularly Rosedene Avenue /  Mt Nod Road and  Canterbury Grove.

Thames Water  contact details are: customer.feedback@thameswater.co.uk quoting job 210376

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Upgrading Norwood Road

gyratory-feb-17Works are now under way to repave Norwood Road.  The community-led Streetworks project came up with the  design plans to change and improve Norwood Road following a  series of workshops with local people.

The project is funded by  Transport for London (TfL) who have set aside £7m to upgrade  Norwood Road in West Norwood and the one-way system (gyratory) at Tulse Hill over a period of 5 years.

To find out more about what is happening and the next steps for changing the Tulse Hill one-way system do come along to one of the workshop style public meetings on  Tuesday 28th Feb 6.30-8.30pm at City Heights Academy 3 Abbots Park SW2 3PW  or on Tuesday 7th March

6.30-8.30pm at the Salvation Army 246 Norwood Rd SE27 9AW       http://streetworksN2T.eventbrite.com

See our earlier posts 23/6/16,  9/2/16 and more.

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Tennis club redevelopment

Cllr Pickard at the Tennis Club gates

Cllr Pickard at the Tennis Club gates

Developers want to build 32 new homes on the Tennis Club site at the corner of Cheviot Road & Knights Hill SE27 0SR. Due to the lack of open space and sports facilities locally –  Lambeth’s planning rules mean the tennis club must be retained as part of the new build.

More details of the management arrangements for the proposed new tennis club are now available on the council Planning database – quote ref  16/01650 at https://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/ . 500-700 paying members are anticipated with courts open 10am to 9pm. A gym, squash courts & sports hall are also part of the plans.

Lambeth’s Planning Committee will meet on Tuesday 21st March 7pm at the Karibu Centre, Gresham Road SW9 7PH to make the final decision. THIS MEETING IS NOW POSTPONED.

See our posts on 15/4/16 , 22/7/15 and earlier.

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