Frost Fair, Honeywood Walk, Carshalton 3rd December and Yule Fest, Banstead Road 2nd December Road closures

News just in regarding road closures in the run up to Christmas 2017….
HONEYWOODDear Councillors
A very Good Day to you. I trust that you are all well.
I would like to bring to your attention a couple of Christmas events that will have some effect on roads in your respective Wards.
Yulefest on Friday 2nd December. (15:30 – 21:00).
Banstead Road from the viaduct to Willis Avenue is going to be closed, along with the Banstead Road ends of Downside and Waverley.
Barrow Hedges, Hill and Willis will be one way to assist traffic flows.
Parking will be suspended by the shops.
Carshalton Frost Fair, Saturday 3 December (08:00 – 20:00)
Honeywood will be closed to all traffic and parking suspended.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Kindest Regards
Martin French
London Borough of Sutton and Royal Borough of Kingston
Streetworks and Network Manager
24, Denmark Road
Surrey SM5 2JG
020 8770 6426 (General Streetworks enquiries only)
07736 338346

Carshalton Beeches Viaduct/Banstead Road

Alan, Jill and Hamish have just received this message from council officers:
This is just a brief note to inform you about a road closure in Banstead Road to allow Network Rail engineers to inspect the viaduct.
The road will be closed from 00:00 to 06:00 Hrs on the 3rd and 4th of February 2016.
Diversions will be put in place and properly signed.

Land Rear of and Part of 39 Park Hill, Carshalton – Planning News


The Council’s Planning Committee met on Wednesday, 11th June 2014 and approved a planning application (no. C2013/68638/FUL) for the erection of a detached 4-bedroomed bungalow with roof accommodation, with refuse and cycle stores, two car parking spaces and access on to Hill Road. 

There were concerns expressed by residents who addressed the committee in terms of the narrowness of the access onto Hill Road (some 73 metres long), alleged over-development and worries about waste collection arrangements. The committee were advised that the bulk of the amended planning application had been reduced so that the roof ridge line was about 6 metres above ground level. The proposed building was more than 40 metres from the rear wall of theproperties to the east in Park Hill, more than 50 metres from the rear wall of properties in Hill Road and at least 27 metres from properties to the west and north in Banstead Road.  It was felt however by the planning committee that there no sustainable reasons for refusal at any planning appeal should the planning application have ever been refused permission.

The proposed dwelling would be finished with rendered walls, brick detailing and some hanging tiles, white uPVC windows, with a plain tiled roof.

Hanging Baskets – Proposals for Carshalton

tumblr_msb89w3y3d1rsswhpo1_500Sutton Council’s current allocation of 17 hanging baskets in shopping areas in our Carshalton & Clockhouse local committee area (which is chaired by local Cllr. Hamish Pollock)  is as follows:-

Westmead Road (3),

High Street Carshalton (3),

Banstead Road (4),

Stanley Park Road (3), and

Clockhouse Estate (2).

Cllr. Jill Whitehead says: “We are reviewing these allocations and would be grateful to hear from local residents on your views, bearing in mind the total allocation of 17.”

Local School News and School Crossings Latest

Camden Junior School, Carshalton

Camden Junior School, Carshalton

Local school governor and Cllr. Jill Whitehead reports:

“Transport for London (TFL) have started work on the new crossing in Stanley Park Road in south Carshalton

 ready for the opening of the new Bandon Hill – Woodfield Primary School, on the site of the old Stanley Park High school. This new four form entry school (150 pupils per year) will be running alongside the existing Stanley Park Infants School, and is being opened to accommodate the large increase in the birth rate locally. 14 pupils from the Carshalton Central neighbourhood/ward will be joining the reception year at the new Woodfield campus and 16 at the existing nearby Stanley Park Infants in September. TFL have given this crossing priority due to the large numbers of pupils at these two primary schools.”

Cllr. Alan Salter says:

“When this work is complete, TFL will be installing a new crossing in Ruskin Road in late September to cater for the expansion of All Saints Primary School in Rotherfield Road. (now a two form entry school, 60 in each year).  16 pupils from Carshalton Central will be joining the reception class at All Saints school in September which for the first time is opening its doors to a small percentage of non C. of E. pupils who live locally (15% or about nine per reception year).”

Later on in the year, a crossing will be installed in Woodmansterne Road to cover the expansion of Barrow Hedges School in south Carshalton, now a three form entry school (90 in each year). 15 pupils from Carshalton Central will be joining the reception year at this school in September.

Consultation is currently taking place on traffic calming needed in the area of this crossing, and this will be discussed at the next Carshalton and Clockhouse Local Committee on Tuesday, 10th September chaired by Cllr. Hamish Pollock.  The local committee is held at Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church, Banstead Road from 7.30pm

More reception pupils in Carshalton Central will be going to Victor Seymour School (29 pupils) than any other school, but concern has been expressed  by parents where they should continue their education now that Harris has been appointed as the sponsoring Academy for Camden Junior School rather than the preferred Greenshaw School.

Alan, Jill and Hamish as your ward councillors joined parents in fighting this decision.

Banstead Road and Beeches Avenue – protecting nesting birds in overgrown hedges…

This is a picture of the nicely trimmed hedges in Banstead Road earlier this year! Following our recent request for the now- very-overgrown hedges in Banstead Road and Beeches Avenue, Carshalton Beeches to be attended to, action will take place soon, as is explained in a letter in from the council officer:-

Dear Cllr Pollock

thank you for your enquiries regarding the hedge cutting in Banstead Road and Beeches Avenue. 

We do not start hedge cutting in Parks or on the Highways until the last week of July and it normally takes about two weeks for completion. The reason we do not start hedge cutting before the end of July is that we try to follow the RSPB guide lines (attached);(please click on: Nesting birds) I will ask the Councils verge contractor to prioritise these two roads and to make them the first to be cut.

I hope the above has been of some help and if you have any further quires please do not hesitate to contact me, if you wish to talk to me directly my contact number is 020 8770 4637.

Kind Regards

Mick Ede

Senior Contract Supervising Officer

Street Care Matters in Carshalton Central neighbourhood

Carshalton Central ward Cllr. Hamish Pollock has reported a few street care matters in the Carshalton Central neighbourhood recently for the attention of council officers:-

1) Oxford Road – flag pole street sign needing extensive mending at the junction with Carshalton Road (it has probably been hit by a lorry and is bent/broken).

2) Banstead Road – street sign opposite the junction with Cambridge Road – the name plate sign needs repair and repainting as it is in a very poor state.

3) Much mud and debris along the roadway to the west side of Oxford Road between Wales Avenue and Carshalton Road.