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:
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.
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: email@example.com quoting job 210376
Thames water are relining the water main under Leigham Vale after it burst in December and January . The works are expected to be completed towards the May 2017. Road diversions will continue whilst Leigham Vale remains closed for the next few months.
Thames Water will be working Monday to Saturday and Sunday mornings to get this major piece of work done. To find out more you can drop in to Hitherfield Baptist Church, Hitherfield Road SW16 2LN to meet representative of Thames Water on Thursday 16th February between 12.30 to 7.30.
Or phone Thames Water on 0800 316 9800 selection 1 quoting ref: BB 210376.
Local councillors & Streatham MP Chuka Umunna took Steve Robertson, Chief Executive of Thames Water on a walkabout of the houses flooded in December and demanded action to prevent houses flooding in future. Our local MP Helen Hayes will be meeting Thames Water next month to discuss a wide range of water-related issues and the number of serious leaks this winter.
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
Knights Hill Thursday evening
Knights Hill was closed to traffic on Thursday 16th April to allow Thames Water to repair a burst water main at the junction with Wolfington Road. Northbound traffic, including buses , is being diverted via Crown Lane, Leigham Court Road, Streatham Hill, Christchurch Road, Hardel Rise, Norwood Road and Ernest Avenue. Works are expected to take about 5 days. For more details on the road closure please email: XCEDtmcord@lambeth.gov.uk or phone 07940 578 863. Any businesses losing trade due to the closure can ask for a claim form by phoning Thames Water 0800 3167 800
All the public sector agencies have less money to spend and so are cutting down on the number of paid inspection staff.
Residents can help to get problems on our local streets fixed quickly by reporting problems to the responsible agency. The agencies usually locate each incident on a map before actioning so try to get the most precise address possible, preferably with post code!.
There are web sites like http://www.fixmystreet.com/
Or alternatively for:
Leaks – email Thames Water CustomerCentre24hrTeam@thameswater.co.uk
Traffic lights, bus stops, red routes etc – email Tfl firstname.lastname@example.org
Lambeth Living in West Norwood & Streatham area – email email@example.com
Anything else in the Lambeth public realm eg rubbish, lights, trip hazards, potholes etc – email StreetCare@lambeth.gov.uk