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.
John of Bon Velo
West Norwood now has its own cycle shop – Bon Velo at 495 Norwood Road SE27 9DJ ( in the former Conservative Association shop) run by John & Karina. The shop sells a range of adult and children’s bikes and there is a cycle maintenance service too. Bon Velo also sells coffee!
Open hours: weekdays 9am to 6pm and Saturdays 10am to 6pm
For details see: http://bonvelo.co.uk, on Twitter and on Facebook
Developers have submitted planning application 16/04089 to widen the access to Knollys Goods Yard. This triangular shaped land is surrounded by railway tracks and has only one access point by Cameron Place SW16 2HQ, off Knollys Road. The plan is to turn the narrow one-way entrance, pictured above, into two-lanes with a raised pavement for pedestrians [see picture right]
For more information and to comment on the planning application quote ref 16/04089 on the Lambeth Planning Portal Deadline for comments is 30th November.
Developers are working on plans to develop a new neighbourhood in Knollys Goods Yard with work spaces and new homes. To attend a workshop discussing this new neighbourhood contact 020 7234 3337. There will be a public consultation event early in 2017.
A water main under Leigham Vale burst on the morning of Saturday 15th October flooding homes & businesses and cutting off the water supply to many homes. The water supply was restored later that afternoon. Anyone with property damaged by this flood should contact Laura Edwards at Thames Water on 07747 644 661.
Leigham Vale from Norwood Road
Leigham Vale will be closed to through traffic while Thames Water repair the burst water main . They expect the repair to take at least two weeks working 8am to 7pm each day. Leigham Vale road is closed between the rail bridge and the junction with Kinfauns Road SW2 3JL. The pavement should re-open for pedestrians by the end of Tuesday 18th October.
For any water supply problems contact Thames Water on 0800 3169 800
Last chance to have a say on the Master Plan for West Norwood before its turned into a report this October. The report will outline plans for the future of shopping, housing and business in West Norwood town centre. Hundreds of people have already input to the Master plan – many online via https://westnorwoodandtulsehill.commonplace.is/
On Thursday October 6th at St Lukes Church SE27 0HS you can see the latest plans and speak to the team who have been working on the Master Plan for months.
There will be other opportunities – at West Norwood Feast on 22nd October and an exhibition in St Lukes Church from 3rd to 17th October.
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