Thursday, 12 November 2015

St Leonard's Junction - have your say

Aftermath of tragedy at St Leonard's Junction
TfL's proposals for a new pedestrian crossing at St Leonard's junction will be open to public scrutiny at a one-day workshop to be held at Streatham Library on November 21.

The junction - where Streatham High Road meets Tooting Bec Gardens and Mitcham Lane outside St Leonard's Church - is notoriously dangerous for pedestrians, with currently no safe crossing place as it enters "the dip" down towards Streatham station.

After concerted campaigning by the Green Party and others, Transport for London's proposal is to put a new pedestrian crossing a little way down "the dip" near Streatham Green. At the workshop, which will be open from 11am to 4pm on Saturday November 21, various options for this crossing will be presented - and local people's views sought.

When senior TfL managers toured Streatham in September they ruled out an option of phasing crossing times to allow simultaneous Green Man crossing periods across the whole junction - something pedestrians say creates the greatest feeling of safety.

See BBC news report on St Leonard's Junction.

See also for the history at this junction:


Free Futsal course for 14-19-year-olds

Futsal - the fast-paced five-a-side football game that helped world-class players like Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar develop their game - comes to Streatham with a free 12-week course starting Saturday 14th Novemeber.

Futsal, which has 30 million players worldwide, is a non-stop, non-contact version of football, that rewards ball skills and supportive team play.

The 12-week Futsal course in Streatham is free to 14-19-year-old girls and boys.  It kicks off  4-5pm this Saturday, 14 November at Streatham Leisure Centre.

A fast-growing sport, usually played indoors, here are ten reasons to play Futsal.

For more information, contact Mark Wood of Streatham Youth and Community Trust: or call 020 8677 5252.