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:

OPTION 1
* 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

Cuppa with a Copper - dates for Streatham

Police officers from Streatham Wells, Streatham South and St Leonard’s Wards are holding a number of "Cuppa with a Copper" sessions over the next few weeks. 

You can report a crime, raise an issue that is affecting you or just have a chat at these sessions:

Date:        Friday 21st September
Time:       9-10 am
Venue:    The Rookery CafĂ©, Streatham Common South, London SW16 3BZ

Streatham Peace Procession Saturday 22nd September

This year's Streatham Little Big Peace festival is turning its focus on the unnecessary tragedy of youth-on-youth-violence, with a procession down Streatham High Road at 9am on Saturday morning.

At the heart of this silent procession along the high road is a two-fold commitment: - to stand with families that have been affected by knife violence 
- to stand for our community and future generation of young leaders


Friday, 31 August 2018

Streatham Hill A23 plans - see work in progress

Transport for London are to share their latest ideas for improving the road lay-out of the A23 at Streatham Hill at an evening event in Streatham Library.

When: September 11th
Time: 7pm -9pm
Where: Streatham Library

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Public meeting to raise questions over housing in Lambeth

There is an opportunity to question Lambeth Council decision makers over housing issues at a public meeting to be held on Thursday 20th September.

The council has invited contributions from residents at the Overview and Scrutiny Committee to be held in room B6, Lambeth Town Hall at 7pm.

Issues expected to be covered include:
* Major works
* resident engagement
* private rented sector