As well as pushing to get the surface of Abbotswood Road sorted out (it will now be resurfaced between 18-25 February 2013 according to correspondence we have been sent by Lambeth Council)we also asked for ramp access to be put in at the corner where Abbotswood Road meet Hoadly Road, opposite Streatham and Clapham High School.
As you can see from the picture above, anyone coming along that side of the road using a wheelchair would have been stranded and unable to cross the junction. This is something that really should have been sorted out a long time ago, but seems to have escaped the attention of our local councilors/ the council. But we are pleased to report that following our request in September this has now been done.
This is part of Accessible Streatham Campaign - in which we are working to make the local area more accessible for older people, those with mobility impairments as well as those with buggies and prams.
For other examples of where we have done this see these links here:
End of Riggindale Road
Outside Wellfield Road Community Centre
Thirlmere Road ramp access
Ramps on Tooting Bec Gardens
Pavement widening at the bottom of Tooting Bec Gardens/ Garrad's Road
Or more on our accessible Streatham campaign here.