Friday, 28 August 2020

Covid-19 Advice from the Streathan Safer Neighbourhood Team

Please ensure you follow the latest Government guidelines.  This will help the NHS and other key workers stay as safe as possible so they can continue their amazing work to keep us safe.

Due to Neighbourhood Teams being unable to do Community Contact sessions (Cupper with a Copper), they have compiled a survey for all Streatham Residents.   This can be accessed by the following link:  https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/D6IZTI/


Continue to follow Government guidance and take precautions to protect yourselves and others:

 

1        wash your hands – keep washing your hands regularly or use hand sanitiser if you cannot do this.

2        cover your face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in shops, on public transport and anywhere else where social distancing is difficult.

3        make space - follow social distancing rules (2 metres distance from anyone outside your household, and, where this is not possible, at least 1 metre).

4        get a test - if you are feeling unwell or have symptoms of coronavirus, get a test.  If you have a positive test result, isolate immediately with members of your household for 10 days.  Visit the NHS website to book a test or alternatively call 111 for advice.

 

You can read about all the latest changes to guidance that may have taken place this week on the UK Government coronavirus web pages

 

The contact details for the four Streatham Safer Neighbourhood Teams are below:

 

Team

Telephone

Email

Twitter

Streatham Wells

0750 098 2773

streathamwells.snt@met.police.uk

@MPSStreathamWells

St Leonards

0792 023 3841

stleonards.snt@met.police.uk

@MPSStLeonards

Streatham South

0792 023 3834

streathamsouth.snt@met.police.uk

@MPSStreathamSth

Streatham Hill

0792 023 3842

streathamhill.snt@met.police.uk

@MPSStreathamHill

 

Friday, 21 August 2020

Helping local families to stretch budgets further during the summer

 

The West Norwood Community Shop on Vale Street is offering a free £15 food voucher, per child, per week, for the equivalent of six weeks. This totals £90 to spend on food and products of your choice, all of which are up to 50% off the usual retail price. Additionally, this can be backdated, meaning whenever you redeem the vouchers during the summer holidays, they will cover the full 6 weeks. ​

This scheme is open to families with children in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) or any mean tested benefit. All you need to do is head down to your local store and show proof of FSM or Government support, and then you can redeem your vouchers and shop. 

The shop's full address is Community Shop West Norwood, Vale Street, Gipsy Hill, London, SE27 9PA.

 

If you have any questions, please email:

communications@companyshopgroup.org.uk 

Introduce a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in the north of St. Leonard's ward

 

Councillors are working with residents in the north of St.Leonard's ward to urgently ask for a Low Traffic Neighbourhood to be implemented in our local roads. There has been a dangerous increase in the level of traffic and resulting pollution since the lock down with more and more vehicles using these residential roads as rat runs and short cuts. We need the council to act now to introduce traffic calming measures which prioritise residents, visitors and delivery vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.

Call on the council to introduce a 'Streatham Woods' * Low Traffic Neighbourhood to stop drivers using our residential roads in the north of St. Leonard's ward as 'short cuts' and 'rat runs'.

* Streatham Woods is the name of the bit of Tooting Common between the railway line and Garrad's Road.

During the recent lock-down as a result of covid-19 we were able to enjoy quiet, virtually car and pollution free streets. But more recently speeding cars and aggressive drivers have returned in greater numbers than ever before.

Our local residential roads (bounded by Garrad's Road, Tooting Bec Gardens, Drewstead Road and Streatham High Road) have been increasingly used by drivers as 'rat runs' and 'short cuts' for years, endangering residents and contributing to our already dangerously high air pollution levels.

Wandsworth Council and TfL are introducing road closures and traffic restrictions to nearby roads in Balham and Tooting that are already having a devastating impact on our neighbourhood as even more drivers are driving through Streatham. Our roads, many narrow and residential, are getting even busier at a time when we are being discouraged from using public transport and to walk, cycle or travel by car instead.

We urgently call upon Lambeth Council to bring forward plans to introduce a Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) in our 'Streatham Woods' area, before there is a very serious accident.

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods provide access only roads that prioritise walking and cycling - creating a peaceful, safe and people-friendly environment. One suggestion, outlined in the map above, is that Prentis Road, Becmead Avenue, Woodbourne Avenue, Woodfield Avenue and Abbotswood Road are all made access-only from Garrad's Road, with camera enforcement at the junctions with Streatham High Road.

That way, nothing would change for local residents but the 90% of through-traffic looking to rat-run their way to the Streatham High Road will be made to stick to the main roads.

More information on LTN's can be found here: 

o    https://londonlivingstreets.com/low-traffic-liveable-neighbourhoods/

o    http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2020/06/railton-road-area-in-brixton-herne-hill-gets-low-traffic-neighbourhood-in-june-2020/

https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/co-lambeth-transport-strategy-consultation-draft-mobile-version.pdf

Please use the link below to sign the petition:

https://www.change.org/p/lambeth-council-end-rat-running-and-short-cutting-in-our-local-roads