Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Hillside Gardens Friends meeting 6 Dec

The next meeting of the Friends of Hillside Gardens will be Tuesday 6th December - 7:30pm - St Simon and St Jude Church Hall, Hillside Road, Streatham Hill.

There will be updates on food growing, sport, the nature garden, progress fixing the wall, and a proposal from a local resident who would like to create a mural on the walls between the tennis and football/basketball courts.

Friday, 25 November 2016

The Green Team working with all for a safer A23

Streatham turned out to hear from their MP, Lambeth Council, Southern Rail, TfL, and Network Rail

Getting the message across
Last night's Streatham Transport Question Time saw politicians and influencers of all political persuasions get behind the campaign for a safer A23 through Streatham.

The campaign is calling on Transport for London (TfL), which is responsible for Streatham High Road and Streatham Hill, to balance more equally the needs of moving traffic with the safety of people living in Streatham.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Streatham streets to be made 'Greener'

After four years of campaigning by the Green Team in Streatham, improvements will be made over the next few months to streets in four Lambeth wards, including three in Streatham.

Using nearly £300,000 from the Streatham Hub Tesco's development, money will be spent on traffic calming, street de-cluttering, more public seating, and "greening" of the environment with the planting of trees and raised beds.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Streatham's Transport - have your say

There is a chance to questions decision-makers on Streatham's transport this Thursday 24th November.

Streatham's Transport Question Time will bring officers and elected officials from Southern Rail, Network Rail, Transport for  London, Lambeth Council, the London Assembly and Streatham MP Chuka Umunna to answer questions from the public.

You can submit your question in advance here. or do so on the day.

Doors open from 6.45pm and the meeting starts at 7.30pm. The venue is Immanuel and St Andrew's Church Hall, 452 Streatham High Road (opposite Streatham Common).

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Air quality action plan 'lukewarm and lacklustre'

Monitoring air pollution in Streatham
It's a week since air quality monitors went up in streets around Streatham - with several Green party members volunteering to measure nitrogen dioxide levels over the next six months.

The Lambeth-wide project, run by UCL's Mapping for Change, involves replacing nitrogen diffusion tubes every month - and sending them off for analysis of nitogen dioxide in the air.

Air pollution in London currently causes neearly 10,000 deaths each year and frequently breaks EU legal limits.

Teething problems as Quietway trial begins

Green Councillor Scott Ainslie is calling for better sign-posting as there was some confusion at the start of a trial to close Estreham Road to northbound traffic.

Scott got stuck in directing the traffic on Monday as Lambeth Council and cycling organisation Sustrans introduced a 6-month trial of a safer "Quietway" cycle route through this part of Streatham.