Carshalton Park – Road Traffic Order for November’s Firework Event

Bulbs in Carshalton Park by the Grotto

Spring Bulbs in Carshalton Park by the Grotto

Hamish, Jill and Chris have recently received notice of an order that the council wish to put into effect for managing the traffic on Bonfire night, Saturday 5th November 2016.

Dear Councillor,

The London Borough of Sutton are proposing to make a Traffic Order. 

The principal objective of the Traffic Orders is to improve crowd safety and extend management of traffic flows in additional roads within the vicinity of Carshalton Park on days when particular events are being held (e.g Fireworks).

Copies of the statutory documents can be viewed by visiting our web site under “view our Permanent Traffic Order Consultations” selecting “Notices of Proposals” and then reference “TR1027 Carshalton Park”

If you have any comments on this proposal please make use of the on-line form which is available on the web page mentioned above.

Please note that the closing date for receiving comments will be Thursday 8 September 2016.

Denise Thompson, Technical Officer, Technical Operations Team

Highways and Transport, Kingston & Sutton Shared Environment Service

London Borough of Sutton, Denmark Road, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 2JG

Tel: 020 8770 6452020 8770 6452 | Email



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the London Borough of Sutton proposes to make the Order listed below under sections 6 and 124 of, and Part IV of Schedule 9 to, the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended by the Local Government Act 1985, the Road Traffic Act 1991 and the Traffic Management Act 2004.

1. The principal objective of the Order is to improve crowd safety and extend management of traffic flows in additional roads within the vicinity of Carshalton Park on days when particular events are being held (e.g. fireworks).

2. The general effect of The Sutton (Traffic Restriction) (Carshalton Park Area) (No. *) (Amendment No. *) Order 201* will be to add additional roads to the existing prohibition of vehicular traffic; Brookside, Carshalton Place, Rotherfield Road, The Square, Woodstock Road, and extend to the full lengths of Ruskin and Talbot Road.

3. A copy of the proposed Order, of the Council’s Statement of Reasons for proposing to make the Order (and of the Orders that would be revoked or amended by the proposed Order) and a plan showing the locations and the effects of the proposals may be inspected at the Council’s Civic Offices at St. Nicholas Way, Sutton and at the Environment, Housing and Regeneration Offices at 24 Denmark Road, Carshalton between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Alternatively, a copy of this statutory public notice of proposals and a copy of the plan can be viewed by visiting our web site under “view our Permanent Traffic Order Consultations” under “Notices of Proposals” and “Reference TR1027 Carshalton Park”.

4. If you wish to object to the proposed Order you should send a statement in writing, including the grounds for your objection and quoting the Reference TR1027 Carshalton Park to Caroline McGlynn, Highways and Transport, Sutton and Kingston Shared Service, London Borough of Sutton, 24 Denmark Road, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JG by Thursday 8 September 2016. Further information may be obtained by telephoning Highways and Transport on 020 8770 6455.

 Warren Shadbolt

Executive Head of Safer and Stronger Communities

Dated: 18 August 2016

Note: Persons responding to the proposed Order should be aware that the Council may be legally obliged to disclose the information provided to third parties.


Carshalton Park – Gate Pier by Ashcombe Road mended

After some chivvying by your local councillors, the council officers have got the brick pier to the Ashcombe Road south-east gate mended (right hand pier in the picture). Thanks officers! The pier in question was knocked over by a vehicle.  The gate itself will be refixed in place once the mortar to the new brickwork has strengthened sufficiently hence the temporary hoarding in place.

Local residents may recall that many brick piers have been rebuilt in the park in recent years following requests by the Friends of Carshalton Park and Carshalton Central councillors for the work to be done – funded by the Council’s Public Realm allocation and agreed by the Carshalton & Clockhouse Local Committee.

The south-east gate to Carshalton Park next to 4 Ashcombe Road

The south-east gate to Carshalton Park next to 4 Ashcombe Road

Carshalton Park’s New Cycle Path gets underway

Cllr. Hamish Pollock reports: “The construction works in Carshalton Park are getting underway for the new cycle path from the Ashcombe Road gate (quite near the junction with Park Avenue) to the main gate in Ruskin Road.”

Carshalton Park's new cycle path looking south

Carshalton Park’s new cycle path looking south

Looking south towards Ruskin Road with the children's playground on the right

Looking north towards Ruskin Road with the children’s playground on the right

Local councillors pay Carshalton Park a visit

Local councillors Alan, Jill and Hamish visited the historic, romantic and beautiful Carshalton Park a few days’ ago.

They are pictured at the top of the famous Carshalton Park “grotto” roof area, that’s overlooking the end of the long (now water filled) canal that leads down from Ashcombe Road to Ruskin Road and beyond down to Carshalton High Street.

Alan, Jill and Hamish

Alan, Jill and Hamish

Carshalton Central’s Street Tree Planting Schedule 2013

Cllr. Hamish Pollock who is a tree enthusiast asked the council’s tree expert for a list of the newly planted street trees recently and here it is. Sorry that it is such a long list but it demonstrates the council’s commitment over recent decades to improving our all-important street scene in Carshalton Central ward and indeed through the borough of Sutton.

Sutton is great place to live and work

Sutton is a great place to live and work

Ashcombe Road, Carshalton 17 Prunus Sunset Boulevard
Browning Avenue, Sutton 1 Prunus Amanogawa
Browning Avenue, Sutton 13 Prunus Virginiana Canada Red
Browning Avenue, Sutton 42/44 Prunus Amanogawa
Byron Gardens, Sutton 12 Prunus Amanogawa
Byron Gardens, Sutton 3 Prunus Tai Haku
Court Drive, Sutton 20 Malus Trilobata
Croft Road, Sutton GDN 1 Acer Campestre
Florian Avenue, Sutton 07-09 Acer Campestre
Florian Avenue, Sutton 30 Crataegus Monogyna
Florian Avenue, Sutton 43 Acer Campestre Streetwise
Harrow Road, Carshalton 83/85 Prunus Amanogawa
Harrow Road, Carshalton Opp 49(Island) Prunus Sunset Boulevard
Harrow Road, Carshalton s/o 57 Wales Avenue Prunus Unidentified Species
Mead Crescent, Sutton 14 Prunus Unidentified Species
Meadow Road, Sutton 06-08 Prunus Amanogawa
Meadow Road, Sutton 23 Prunus Amanogawa
Milton Avenue, Sutton 27 Prunus Amanogawa
Milton Avenue, Sutton S/O 137 Westmead Road Prunus Amanogawa
Orchard Way 26 Acer Campestre Streetwise
Orchard Way, Sutton 1 Malus Trilobata
Orchard Way, Sutton 30 Crataegus Monogyna
Park Close, Carshalton Opp 13 (Adj fence) Acer Pseudoplatanus
Shirley Avenue, Sutton 14 Prunus Sunset Boulevard
Shirley Avenue, Sutton 71 Prunus Amanogawa
Westmead Corner, Carshalton OS Babyland (Paved Area) Acer Campestre Streetwise
Westmead Road, Sutton 164 Crataegus Monogyna

Blakehall Road

O/S 7-9

Sorbus Aria ‘Majestica’

Byron Gardens


Amalanchii Lamarkii ‘Robin Hill’

Coleridge Avenue


Acer Campestre ‘ Streetwise’

Meadow Road


Crataegus Laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’

Court Drive


Acer Campestre ‘ Streetwise’

Laburnum Avenue

O/S 18

Laburnum X Watereri


O/S 9

Prunus Royal Burgundy

Carshalton Park Rd


Tilia Tormentosa ‘Chelsea Sentenel’ Agreed By Two Properties

Woodstock Road


Sorbus Aucuparia

Woodstock Road


Crataegus Laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’


opp 2  -side of 1

Amalanchii Lamarkii ‘Robin Hill’

Laburnum Ave


Laburnum X Watereri

Laburnum Ave


Laburnum X Watereri


s/o 18 Carshalton Place  (nr 15 Brookside)

Laburnum X Watereri ‘Vossi’

Salisbury Road

O/S 31/33

Prunus Royal Burgundy

Brookfield Avenue

O/S 9

Sorbus Aucuparia

Public Rights of Way: Bridle Way Footpath, off Woodstock Road

One of Carshalton’s many hidden historic treasures is the Bridle Way Footpath.

The footpath starts at the green space off Woodstock Road and which runs between Woodstock Road, Park Avenue and Park Close/Blakehall Road running down the back of the houses in Grosvenor Avenue and Ashcombe Road. Here are a few pictures of its current state.


View of the path behind Woodstock Road houses

View of the path behind Woodstock Road houses

Carshalton Park News

The Friends of Carshalton Park have recently received a letter of thanks, for their generous donation of £700 towards the Park Gates Project, from the Honorary Secretary of the Carshalton Carnival Committee.  The Hon. Chair of the Friends of Carshalton Park Carolyn Parker tells us: “The new gates will be fitted in approx 6-8 weeks time and then the remaining park railings in The Park and Ashcombe Road can be painted.  Personally, I am very grateful to Phil Blake and his colleagues on the Carnival Committee for their hard work in helping the cash-strapped Council improve the park in recent months, working closely with the Friends. When the planned new park gates in Ruskin Road and repainted railings are finished, all will be neat and tidy for the big summertime events in this lovely park.”  Jill, Alan and Hamish agree!

Carshalton & Clockhouse Local Committee Report

Alan, Jill and Hamish by one of the newly-rebuilt brick piers by Carshalton Park

December 2011 Carshalton & Clockhouse Local Committee Chairman’s Report:

Cllr. Hamish Pollock, Chair of the Carshalton Local Committee says: “We’re pleased that at last the brick piers supporting the railings at Carshalton Park have been repaired/rebuilt using the Council’s Public Realm funding that was agreed recently. These piers/railings face Ashcombe Road and The Park.

Local community representatives recently proposed to allocate Public Realm (community improvement) funds of £3,800 to Sutton Ecology Centre in Carshalton for interpretation and notice boards, and £4,800 for fencing to secure the Westmead Allotments off Colston Avenue and repairs to the car park to the same site. Also proposed were some further funding for some new fencing in Warren Park off King’s Lane, in the final distribution of sums for the current financial year. These items were all agreed at the local committee in December.