Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Drop-in events for A23 Streatham High Road changes

Three drop-in events have been organised for local residents who want to look at the proposed changes to the A23 - Streatham High Road.

There is currently a consultation on the proposals and you can read more about them here.

The proposals include:
  • 20 mph speed limit
  • Segregated cycle lanes and bus stop bypasses
  • Straight-across pedestrian crossings relocated to be where people want to walk and cross the road
  • Zebra crossings proposed to cross the cycle lane to signalised pedestrian crossings across the main carriageway
  • 2 additional pedestrian crossings
  • Bus lanes maintained or implemented and operational hours extended to between 07:00 - 19:00 Monday to Saturday
  • Changes to side road access including restrictions and closures, redesign and resurfacing
  • Improvements to public realm throughout the route, unlocking areas by removing central brick build planters and planting of new trees and landscaping
  • Changes to parking and loading provision

The drop in events are on:

Thursday 27 February, 10:30 - 18:45, Streatham Tate Library, 63 Streatham High Road

Wednesday 4 March, 15:15 - 20:30, Streatham Space Project, Sternhold Avenue


Saturday 7 March, 13:15 - 16:15, Streatham Tate Library, 63 Streatham High Road

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Keeping Streatham Green clean

  
As part of the community's efforts to keep Streatham Green clean, we have asked for the graffiti on Streatham Green to be cleaned.

There are regular meetings of Friends of Streatham Green, who help look after this important local space, as well as regular meetings convened by local councillors with police and council officers to look at how we can tackle anti-social behaviour on the green, and also make it a space that is more used and accessible to the local community.

If you would like to attend any of these meetings, please do get in touch with your Green councillors Jonathan, Scott or Nicole:

JBartley@lambeth.gov.uk, SAinslie@lambeth.gov.uk, NGriffiths@lambeth.gov.uk

Monday, 10 February 2020

Consultation opens today on A23 changes in Streatham Hill

TfL wants your views on proposals to transform the A23 Streatham Hill, between Sternhold Avenue and Holmewood Road to make it easier, safer and more pleasant for people to cycle and walk.

This is "phase three" in the work to remove the central reservation on the High Road, as set out in the 2009 "Streatham Masterplan".

It is hoped that the changes will provide benefits for all street users in the area, making it easier to cross busy roads, removing through traffic on some residential roads, offering segregated space for people to cycle and will keep buses running on time.

Some of the measures that will come as part of the scheme - such as the planned 20mph speed limit and segregated cycle lanes - are a major breakthrough for local safety campaigners.

It is really important to make your voice heard and take advantage of the opportunity and make sure the opportunities are not lost as they were in the last stage of works a few years ago.

The consultation will be open between 10 February and 22 March 2020.

The proposals include:

  • 20 mph speed limit
  • Segregated cycle lanes and bus stop bypasses
  • Straight-across pedestrian crossings relocated to be where people want to walk and cross the road
  • Zebra crossings proposed to cross the cycle lane to signalised pedestrian crossings across the main carriageway
  • 2 additional pedestrian crossings
  • Bus lanes maintained or implemented and operational hours extended to between 07:00 - 19:00 Monday to Saturday
  • Changes to side road access including restrictions and closures, redesign and resurfacing
  • Improvements to public realm throughout the route, unlocking areas by removing central brick build planters and planting of new trees and landscaping
  • Changes to parking and loading provision


You can see the proposals in full and respond to the consultation here

Friday, 7 February 2020

Streatham Stands Together – Saturday 8th February




Show your love for Streatham this Saturday, by coming down to the High Road and adding your message of solidarity outside the Odeon 10am-4pm,  joining with the choirs meeting at St Leonard's Church 10am, or shopping and eating locally to support local businesses.

This event is organised by many Streathamites including Streatham BID, faith groups, LoveStreatham, HeartStreatham and local councillors. 

We want to promote #StreathamisOpen and all its meanings – from the literal one about the High Road after its part closure Sunday and Monday, to our pride in our community’s diversity and resilience, to the connections with the Mayor’s LondonisOpen post-Brexit message.

Parish Priest, Rev Gregory Verissimo, is also inviting the community to attend a special service to be held at the English Martyrs Catholic Church, 2, Mitcham Lane, Streatham SW16 6NN.

After the sad events of last Sunday’s terror attack in Streatham, they are organising a day of Prayer, of Unity and Peace on Saturday 8th February at 10am.

The service will be led by Archbishop John Wilson, the Catholic Archbishop of Southwark. All are welcome to join. The church will be open from 9am until midday to anyone who would like to come in to light a candle for peace or say a prayer.

http://englishmartyrsparish.life/


Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Update on Pathfield Road traffic calming scheme

Council officers have told us that statutory consultation on the Pathfield Road traffic calming scheme will start this month (February) with a view to beginning the work to implement the scheme in March.

A commitment from the council to make changes was won two years ago following the request from residents to prevent rat-running – and in particular to stop cars using Pathfield to “queue jump” eastbound traffic on Greyhound Lane. 

We have been told that the council will be starting statutory consultation on a scheme this month (February) to:

·        Install a new no-entry in Pathfield Road for eastbound motor vehicles east of its junction with Rotherhill Avenue.

·        Provide tactile paving for the informal crossing of Rotherhill Avenue at its junction with Pathfield Road

·        Install new “at any time” waiting restrictions (double yellow lines) at the junction to ensure that all vehicles can make permitted movements safely.

This is a significant change to the scheme that was previously proposed.

Officers previously consulted on a layout to make Pathfield Road no-entry from Estreham Road, Rotherhill Avenue no-entry from Greyhound Lane and to increase the number of road humps on Pathfield Road from one to four.

However following the scheme’s technical and safety audits council officers revised the layout as follows; 

·        The proposal to prohibit eastbound traffic from entering Pathfield Road from Estreham Road was flagged as disproportionate and it was suggested would result in drivers of northbound large vehicles having to reverse into Greyhound Lane should they reach the no-entry in Estreham Road. 

·        The proposed road humps have been removed based on speed surveys undertaken on 2017. They recorded drivers mean speed on Pathfield Road as being 19mph, with 85% of drivers not exceeding 24mph. Under the criteria used to assess the council’s priority for interventions aimed at ensuring drivers adhere to the boroughwide 20mph speed limit, officers say this does not justify any additional speed-reduction measures.

Following statutory consultation this month, officers say they are aiming to construct the scheme in March. 

As your local councillors we are committed to representing and supporting the views of residents to council officers.  If you have any comments or queries in relation to these proposals please get in touch with council officers at healthyroutes@lambeth.gov.uk and please copy us in to your emails (JBartley@lambeth.gov.uk, SAinslie@lambeth.gov.uk, NGriffiths@lambeth.gov.uk)


Tuesday, 4 February 2020


Streatham terror attack: 'Emergency legislation' planned ...We are horrified and shocked by the incident that took place on Sunday afternoon on Streatham High Road. Our thoughts are with everyone that's been effected and our thanks go to the amazing emergency services. 


Our bustling and busy town centre became the backdrop of violence and fear as a young man, recently released from prison, began a random and unprovoked attack on people going about their everyday lives. He attacked two passers-by with a knife before being shot dead by police at the scene. Another person sustained injuries from shattered glass after the police opened fire.

Our thoughts are with those who were injured and their loved ones and we hope for their full recovery.

Lambeth Council is working with the Metropolitan Police to manage support for witnesses and people who require trauma assistance.If you wish to speak to somebody about any personal impact due to this incident please contact:

- Victims support provide a 24 hour victims support line, with access to trauma support, on 08 08 16 89 111


or

- Lambeth council has also put into place a support service for those who wish to speak with us. This can be reached on 020 7926 3057 or alternatively you can email us at Lambethcommunitysafety@lambeth.gov.uk


Streatham is our home and we are all part of this wonderful, diverse and inclusive community. It’s where we shop, socialise and work. At times like these, we have proved time and again that we are stronger working together as an entire community and of that we are extremely proud. We would like to thank everyone who helped the emergency services and looked out for others.

We realise that many people may have been near-by and caught up in the incident at the time and may still be troubled by what you witnessed. If you would like to talk through any concerns you have about yesterday’s attack, please do not hesitate to contact us:


Scott Ainslie.         Sainslie@lambeth.gov.uk.
Jonathan Bartley.  Jbartley@lambeth.gov.uk
Nicole Griffiths.      Ngriffiths@lambeth.gov.uk.


Metropolitan police have said additional visible police will be deployed to the area and made the following requests:

If anyone has any information they wish to share please contact 101 or anonymously call CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 and have made the following requests:
“Anyone with information, images or footage of the incident that this be shared with our investigation team. Image and video can be shared via the UK Police Image appeal website at www.ukpoliceimageappeal.com.
I would also like to reiterate our earlier pleas for common sense and restraint in circulating pictures and videos of this incident – including images of the officers involved and of the victims.
Anyone with information that could assist with the investigation can call police, in confidence, on 0800 789 321. In an emergency call 999. I would also ask the public to continue to remain vigilant and report any concerns they have to police”.