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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Keep Knights Hill in West Norwood!

This weekend is the last chance to comment on the proposal Knights Hill ward moving to Streatham & Mitcham.

The Boundary Commission has received a huge number of comments objecting to Knights Hill ward splitting away from the other West Norwood wards . They are now asking for comments on the comments!

https://www.bce2018.org.uk/node/6485?postcode=SE270HY

Deadline for this secondary consultation is this Sunday 26th March

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Gipsy Hill new secondary school


There is a chance to see the building plans for the new Gipsy Hill secondary school and rebuilt primary school at Glenbrook before the planning application is submitted. Drop in to Glenbrook school in Clarence Avenue SW4 8LD this Friday 10th March between 3.30pm and 8pm or on Saturday 11 March between 10am and 1pm .

Despite best efforts to find a temporary site the new Gipsy Hill secondary school will not be opening this September 2017. new opening date will be agreed as soon as possible. For details see: http://www.gipsyhillschool.london/357/about-us/welcome-from-our-headteacher

See our earlier posts: 3/1/17 & 17/10/16 ,

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School funding

school-meetingFair Funding for All Schools – Lambeth is holding a public forum on Wednesday 15th March 7pm at Sunnyhill School SW16 2UW . Parents, teachers, school governors are opposed to the government’s real terms cuts to the education budget which could be £485 per Lambeth pupil per year.

The event will be chaired by parents of Fair Funding for All Schools – Lambeth who are building a local coalition of parents, teachers and leaders against these devastating cuts. Lib Peck, leader of Lambeth council , local MPs Chuka Umunna &  Helen Hayes  and  Kevin Courtney from the NUT will be speaking.

For more information on school cuts see:

The Independent

The Standard

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SE27 to lose its parcel pick up point

Sorting office in Windsor Grove

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

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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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