Friday, 18 January 2019

Spring dates for Cuppa with a Coppa

If you would like to report a crime, raise an issue that is affecting you or where you live or just have a chat with one of Streatham's dedicated officers, dates for the Streatham Police Community Contact Sessions (also known as “Cuppa with a Copper”) for the remainder of January, February, March and April are: 

Friday, 30 November 2018

Cuppa with a Copper in December

If there is something you wish to discuss with a local police officer, you can meet them at one of December's Cuppa with a Copper sessions in Streatham. You can report a crime, raise an issue that is affecting you or where you live or just have a chat with your dedicated local officers on the following dates:

Date:            Monday 3 December
Time:            2.00 – 3.00 pm
Venue:          Brickwood,  292 Streatham High Road

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Plans to 'green' Streatham Hill receive positive response from residents

Plans to calm traffic, improve pedestrian and cycle safety and add more greenery to residential streets in Streatham Hill have received a generally warm response from residents.

More than 500 people responded to a public consultation carried out between 21st Sept and 4 November - with a significant majority supporting the proposals. Members of Streatham Green Party team have contributed ideas for the plans, which include:

Thursday, 11 October 2018

New data on train delays shows true nightmare of travelling from Streatham stations

The high level of train cancellations and delays at all three Streatham stations is revealed in its full horror in latest statistics supplied in response to a Freedom of Information request we have made on behalf of Streatham Action Transport.

Give your experience of travelling by train from Streatham in this survey.

The rail indsutry target is that less than 10% of trains should be more than 5 mins late and 2% cancelled or severely late. Instead Streatham stations suffered up to 40% of trains delayed and up to 35% cancelled following the introduction of new (reduced service) timetables on 27th May 2018.

According to data supplied by Network Rail, the levels of service at all three Streatham stations were clearly terrible between 22 June 2017 and 25 July 2018:

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

One collision every three days on the A23 in Streatham - and 14 serious injuries in one year

Cllr Nicole Griffiths takes part in Community Roadwatch
Provisional statistics from Transport for London show there was at least one collision every three days on the A23 in Streatham in 2017 - and, on average, every month one collision or more resulted in life-changing injuries.

In total, on Streatham Hill and Streatham High Road between the South Circular and the boundary with Croydon, there were 133 collisions in the 12 months to December 2017; 14 of these were seious - resulting in life-changing injuries. Thankfully, for the second year running, there were no fatalities.

Residents win apology from Thames Water over stingy compensation

Cllrs Jonathan Bartley and Scott Ainslie: emergency supplies
Thames Water have apologised to Streatham residents for short-changing them on compensation when they went without water for up to three days in March.

People affected by the loss of water supply  on 3rd March were entitled for compensation of £30 if they were affected for between 4 and 12 hours, rising to £150 for up to 72 hours.

Monday, 17 September 2018

All change for A23 in Streatham Hill

Straight-across crossings, not staggered

News from Transport for London that they are considering two options for changes to the A23 to improve safety between the south circular and Streatham Hill station:

* one bus lane and one general traffic lane in each direction
* removal of central reservation
* 20mph speed limit
* segregated bi-directional cycle way on western side
* 6 straight-across crossings with countdown signals and raised tables
* floating bus stops for north-bound buses only
* Telford Ave/Arriva bus garage exit converted to signalised junction