Friday, 18 February 2022

RED weather warning Friday 18th February

The Met Office have issued a rare RED warning for wind in the London area between 10am and 3pm today due to fears of storm Eunice causing significant disruption and dangerous conditions due to extremely strong winds.

RED is the highest alert and means there is risk to life. Storm Eunice is the worst to hit London for 3 decades - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60426382

The Mayor of London has urged people to stay at home, not take risks and to not travel unless “absolutely essential”.

The Met Office recommends that you secure any loose objects such as bins, garden furniture, ladders or anything else that could be blown around.

Doors and windows should be closed firmly - particularly those to the windward side of the house - and especially large doors, like those on garages.

Vehicles should be parked in a garage, if possible - if not, make sure they are clear of trees, buildings, and fences.

During the storm, the Met Office advises that you stay indoors as much as possible. Don't go outdoors to repair damage while the storm is in progress.

If you do go out, it says, try not to walk near buildings and trees. The Met Office also recommends that you keep away from the sheltered side of boundary fences and walls - this is the side they will collapse on.

Keep pets inside if you can.

If you need to report storm damage, or a tree has fallen or has a low hanging branch, please call the council trees team on 020 7926 3542.

In an emergency, please call 999.

Monday, 31 January 2022

Open letter: Make Potters Lane underpass safer

 

Streatham St Leonard's Ward Councillors open letter to make Potters Lane, SW16, safe



To:

Heads of Public Protection in Lambeth

Wandsworth Community Safety Team 
Metropolitan Police Service

Network Rail (Public Affairs manager)

 

 

CC: 

Furzedown Ward Councillors (Wandsworth)

Streatham St Leonard's Ward Councillors (Lambeth)

Chair of Streatham Action

Chair, St Leonard’s Safer Neighbourhood Cttee


To Whom it may Concern


We are writing to you following two incidents in this area over the past ten days. We are extremely concerned that people using the two underpasses - Potters Lane/Eardley Road and Potters Lane/Estreham Road feel safe when they do so.


Residents in this area are calling on the public protection teams at Lambeth and Wandsworth Borough Councils, Network Rail and the Metropolitan Police Service to work closely together to swiftly ensure public safety at this borough boundary which crosses Network Rail land.


On Friday, 14 January at 13.10hrs,  a 27-year-old woman, who was jogging, sustained a head injury and remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition, after being severely assaulted in Potters Lane, close to Estreham Road, SW16.  CAD ref: 4408 14January.

 

Another female was assaulted in the Potters Lane underpass that runs between Eardley Road in Wandsworth and Estreham Road in Lambeth on 25th January, 2022 at 17.20hrs. CAD ref: 5725 25jan

 

These two attacks, just a week apart are understandably causing alarm to many of those who use the underpass including commuters, families taking their children to school and nurseries and shoppers.

 

We urge you to come forward with an action plan to set out how these residents can feel safe when using this area. 

 

Streatham St Leonard's Ward Cllrs

Scott Ainslie

Nicole Griffiths

Jonathan Bartley

 

Green Party – Streatham, St Leonard’s Ward

London Borough of Lambeth

 

E: SAinslie@lambeth.gov.uk

T: @GreenPartyScott







Thursday, 27 January 2022

Have your say on TfL’s proposals for a new pedestrian crossing

 Consultation closes today - Thursday 27th January

Transport for London (TfL) are consulting on proposals to relocate a signalised pedestrian crossing on the A23 Streatham High Road, from just south of the junction with Woodbourne Avenue to the junction of the A23 and Gracefield Gardens.

This proposal follows observations that found many pedestrians wish to cross the road at this point and have been doing so informally, which has led to a high number of accidents in this area. In the 36 months to the end of February 2020, there were 14 collisions resulting in personal injury at or close to the junction of Gracefield Gardens and Streatham High Road. Of these 14 collisions, nine (64%) involved a pedestrian and two of these were serious.

You can have your say on this proposal at:

https://haveyoursay.tfl.gov.uk/gracefield-gardens