The plans for the new pavements, under construction, on Norwood Road & Tulse Hill Station Rise can be seen online at: http://www.streetworks.london/documents. Works are due to be finished by the end of this year.
Cyclists asked for changes near Elmcourt Road and there is an opportunity to see & comment on the revised plans to improve cycling in Norwood Road on Wednesday 21st June between 6pm to 7pm at Bon Velo bike shop 495 Norwood Road SE27 9DJ.
StreetWorks is a community-led project to improve Norwood Road between Robson Road and Tulse Hill station (and in the longer term the one-way system at Tulse Hill) with funding from Transport for London and supported by Lambeth council.
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. Buses from Brixton ( 2, 432, X68 & N2) will divert along Rosendale Road to Thurlow Park Road before turning into Lancaster Avenue . These bus diversions are expected to add 15 minutes to the journey time. A decision is yet to be made on whether the 68 bus should divert via Rosendale Road or end its route at Tulse Hill station. For details check: https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/
Leigham Vale remains closed to traffic. A small section of Palace Road from Perran Road to Norwood Road will also be closed .
Norwood Road northbound will remain open. And pedestrians will have access at all times.
For more information contact Thames Water quoting ref BB 210376 by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone anytime 0800 3169800 .
See our earlier posts: 13/4/17 & 7/2/17
Sorting office in Windsor Grove
Royal Mail wants to close it sorting office at Windsor Grove SE27 9LS for SE27 addresses and move it into the Anerley office at Blenheim Road SE20 8AA. Increase in email means many fewer letters and the increase in on-line shopping means many more parcels are delivered to our homes. So Royal Mail is looking at bigger & fewer sorting offices and selling off the smaller ones.
Our local MP Helen Hayes & Cllr Jackie Meldrum met with Royal Mail to try to persuade them to keep the SE27 sorting office open. Moving it several miles away to SE20 in Anerley is much too far away. Royal Mail says the nearer sorting office at 20 Westow Hill SE19 3RS is just too small to take all the SE27 post.
Most of us use the sorting office to pick up parcels or registered letters delivered when no–one was at home. But Royal Mail do not have to consult us when they make changes to their sorting offices.
Royal Mail do have to consult their staff on changes and are currently talking to the CWU union. The union have set up a petition for people opposed to SE27 losing its local sorting office & parcel collection point. 1500 people have signed already. Online Petition
Works 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.
Cllrs Jane Pickard & Sonia Winifred campaigning
Norwood Action Group have invited representatives of Southern Rail & Travelwatch to a public meeting on Wed 22nd February at 7pm in the Salvation Army Hall, 246 Norwood Road SE27 9AW.
This will be a great opportunity to hear directly from Southern Rail and ask questions about their plans to improve train services .
Labour councillors at West Norwood station
To start off the new year 2017 train fares have gone up another 2.3% since last year. The total increase in rail ticket prices since 2010 is 27% – far in excess of the inflation rate & wage increases.
In West Norwood the train situation is made worse by very poor services from Southern rail causing ever more misery & stress to commuters reliant on trains to get to & from work. For example during an hour this last Tuesday morning’s rush hour commuters said one train was cancelled and another doubly overcrowded as it had only 5 carriages instead of the normal 10 carriages.
The Southern rail situation is exacerbated by the government’s Transport Secretary cancelling plans, at the last minute, to transfer responsibility for running London suburban train services to Transport for London (TfL) and the Labour London Mayor.
Our MP, Helen Hayes, is a founding member of the newly formed All Party Parliamentary Group on Southern rail and campaigning for the government to remove the failing Southern rail service from Govia’s contract. You can help the campaign by recording your recent experiences of using Southern Rail in this short survey .
Transport for London (TfL) is making Oxford Street more friendly for pedestrians and changes to bus routes.
Part of the plan means the No 3 bus will run between Trafalgar Square and Russell Square instead of going via Regent Street. The route between Crystal Palace and Trafalgar Square stays the same.
Similarly the N3 bus will no longer go to & from Oxford Circus but run between Russell Square & Trafalgar Square and then the usual N3 route to & from Bromley North.
For more details see: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/bus-routes-3-137-and-n3/
The deadline for comments on the plan is Sunday 29th January 2017.