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


Heads of Public Protection in Lambeth

Wandsworth Community Safety Team 
Metropolitan Police Service

Network Rail (Public Affairs manager)




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



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: