Temporary Harrow Road closure at Carshalton Road end from 24th April…

News just in from the council’s streetworks officer….
Dear Councillors
The telecommunications mast at the north end of Harrow Road (Carshalton Road) needs to be replaced. To do this requires a crane, which in turn requires parking suspensions and a road closure.
The closure will only be from Carshalton Road along the frontage of Hillside Motors, up to their boundary with the first block of maisonettes. Residents and the St John’s Brigade hall will not be affected.  (Other of course that the road is closed).
The official diversion will be Wales Avenue and Cambridge Road. But I am sure the locals will not get lost, or probably find their own way. I expect the works to take four days and they are starting about the 24th April.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Kindest Regards
Martin French
London Borough of Sutton Streetworks and Network Manager
24, Denmark Road
Surrey SM5 2JG
020 8770 6426020 8770 6426 (General Streetworks enquiries only)
07736 33834607736 338346


Carshalton Road/Cambridge Road Junction: Road Works Information

News just in from Transport for London…

Dear Stakeholder

A232 Carshalton Road junction with Cambridge Road

I would like to let you know that we have appointed EM Highways (EM) to carry out repair works to the drainage system on A232 Carshalton Road junction with Cambridge Road.

Why are we doing this work?

Work on the A232 Carshalton Road junction with Cambridge Road  is part of the Road Modernisation Plan, the biggest investment for a generation consisting of hundreds of projects to transform junctions, bridges, tunnels and pedestrian areas. Working with London’s boroughs it will make our roads safer and more reliable.

The work is aimed at alleviating flooding problems within this area.

Where and when will the work take place?

These works will take place on two consecutive nights outside house numbers 334-336 Carshalton Road, and will start on Thursday 28 May and Friday 29 May 2015.

In agreement with the London Borough of Sutton, the working hours will be from 21:00 to 04:00 on both 28 and 29 May or until the work is completed.

What we would like you to know

During the works, we will put in some traffic management measures such as three way temporary signals, to ensure the safety of road users using the road junction.

We will make every effort to ensure that noisy operations are completed before midnight but we should explain that vehicle reversing warning beepers are essential safety devices to protect those working nearby. Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times during the works.

Keeping London moving

We have worked closely with LoHAC and the London Borough of Sutton, to reduce the impact of these works on road users, local residents and businesses as far as possible. I hope you will appreciate that a certain level of disruption is inevitable, and I apologise in advance for any inconvenience that may be caused as a result of these essential works.

Should you require further information or an update during the delivery of these works, please contact our Customer Services team on 0343 222 1234 or via the web at tfl.gov.uk/contact.

Kind Regards

Mario Constantinou

Consultation Team

Transport for London

Oxford Road – Yellow Lines Proposals

Sutton Council is consulting residents on a proposal to introduce single yellow lines operating 8.30am to 6.30pm on Mondays to Saturdays inclusive in Oxford Road adjacent to No. 312 Carshalton Road. (opposite No. 80 Oxford Road)

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 plans 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 and Neighbourhood Offices at 24 Denmark Road, Carshalton between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Alternatively, a copy of this statutory public notice of proposals and copies of the plans can be viewed by visiting our web site

www.sutton.gov.uk/trafficpublicnotices under Reference WL994.

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 WL994 to Caroline McGlynn, Highways, Transport and Smarter Travel, London Borough of Sutton, 24 Denmark Road, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JG by Thursday 5th February 2015. You can also email us at traffic.postbook@sutton.gov.uk . Further information may be obtained by telephoning Highways, Transport and Smarter Travel on 020 8770 6455.

Mobile Phone Mast by the BP Garage, at the Carshalton Road/Cambridge Road junction

Message just in from Bobbie Unwin, Mono Consultants Ltd about a mobile phone mast at the junction of Carshalton Road and Cambridge Road, Carshalton…let Bobbie know your views….

E-mail: Bobbie.Unwin@monoconsultants.com

For the attention of the Ward Councillor for Carshalton Central, London Borough of Sutton Council

Dear Councillors,

Telefónica UK Limited, commonly known as O2, has entered into an agreement with Vodafone Limited, pursuant to which the two companies plan to jointly operate and manage a single network grid across the UK. These arrangements will be overseen by Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd (CTIL) which is a joint venture company owned by Telefónica UK Limited and Vodafone Limited. This agreement allows both organisations to pool their basic network infrastructure, while running two, independent, nationwide networks. It will maximise opportunities to consolidate the number of base stations and significantly reduce the environmental impact of network development.

Telefónica  and Vodafone are in the process of progressing a suitable site in the above locality to meet their 4G rollout requirements. The purpose of this email is to consult with you and seek your views on our proposal before any planning submission is made. We understand that you are not always able to provide site specific comments, however, Telefónica and Vodafone are committed to consultation with communities on our mobile telecommunications proposals and as such would encourage you to respond.

As part of Telefónica’s and Vodafone’s continued network improvement program the operators seek to upgrade existing base stations wherever possible that will accommodate provision for both operators with 2G, 3G and 4G technologies. In this regard please find attached a copy of the draft planning drawings, in which your comments would be welcomed.

Where available the Local Planning Authority mast register and our records of other potential sites have already been reviewed, the policies in the Development Plan have been taken into account and the planning history of the site has been examined.

Mobiles can only work with a network of base stations in place where people want to use their mobile phones or other wireless devices. Without base stations, the mobile phones and other devices we rely on simply won’t work.

All Telefónica and Vodafone installations are designed to be fully compliant with the public exposure guidelines established by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). These guidelines have the support of UK Government, the European Union and they also have the formal backing of the World Health Organisation. A certificate of ICNIRP compliance will be included within the planning submission.

In order to give you time to send your comments or request further information, we commit to allow at least 14 days before an application is submitted to the Local Planning Authority. This 14 day period starts from the date of this email.

We would also be grateful if you could please advise of any local stakeholders or groups that might like to make comments.  We look forward to receiving any comments you may have on the proposal.

Kind Regards,

Bobbie Unwin | Technical Administrator | Mono Consultants Ltd

Steam Packet House. 76 Cross Street, Manchester M2 4JG 

The Wales Avenue Estate Improvements

In recent years we have been fully involved amongst many other matters with the following activities:-

1) More School Places. We successfully worked with Carshalton All Saints C of E Primary School and with local residents to bring a new form of entry.

2) Flood Prevention. We asked the Council to dredge blocked drains and gullies in Oxford Road.

3) Preserving and Enhancing our Heritage. We  liaised with the tenants over proposals to improve Highfield Hall, Carshalton Road.

4) Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour. We worked with local police to ensure that anti-social behaviour is minimised and local parks kept safe.

5) Heritage Centre. We refurbished the Heritage Centre at Honeywood Walk, Carshalton Village with improved displays, using Lottery Funding.

6) Invested in our High Street. We secured funding for new Carshalton village signs which will be installed soon, introduced the Carshalton Christmas lights and brought the new Frost Fair to help local businesses thrive.

7) Better Transport. We successfully campaigned with Tom Brake MP and other Lib Dem councillors to save the cross London Thameslink loopline trains service.

8) Safer Roads. We successfully campigned for TfL to install new railings around Carshalton Ponds.

9) Street Trees. We planted 81 street trees across the ward including many roads in the Wales Avenue Estate.

More and More Housing…

A lot of new housing and special care/residential developments have been completed in Carshalton Central ward in recent years:-

1) Coleridge Avenue, Poets’ Estate (4 detached houses) replacing one 1920s detached house.

2) Carter House/Denny House/Jennings House, 229-245 Carshalton Road/1B and 1c Shorts Road, Carshalton (44 flats) on site of a former terrace of 9 shops with flats above.

3) Nicole Lodge, 2 Carshalton Park Road (on the site of former Texaco Garage) (12 flats in a new “conservation-area-sympathetic” neo-Georgian block, plus 2 flats at no. 33 Pound Street).

4) Doric House, Carshalton Grove (11 flats).

5) Hillside, 163 Carshalton Road (3 new roof top flats above a 1970s block of flats).

6) Lakin Close/2-4A Rotherfield Road (6 new houses in the close, 3 new houses in Rotherfield Road replacing 4 inter-war detached houses/bungalow).

7) The Park/Corbould Close (conversions/alterations of former 1920s Carshalton War Memorial Hospital) (13 houses). In the Carshalton Park Conservation Area.

8) Ashcombe Court, The Park (10 new flats replacing former nurses’ care home).

9) Corbould Close (8 new residential care flats in grounds of Carshalton War Memorial Hospital).

10) Cedar Close off Salisbury Road (9 new mews style houses replacing former special health care bungalows/houses).

And there’s more to come:-

1) Cowper Avenue/Byron Avenue/Kingsley Avenue/Westmead Road (74 bed care home and some 2 storey houses on former Westmead House site). Now under construction.

2) Former Trolleybus Depot site, Westmead Road. Redevelopment/construction work still to start.

Parker Close as completed April 2014

Cedar Close as completed April 2014

Streetcare: Pot holes and yellow and white lines, road name plate report


Cllr. Jill Whitehead has reported some pot holes due to the wet weather and has asked council officers if they could be attended to please?

 1) A very deep and large pothole in the road at the bottom of Colston Avenue close to the West Street roundabout and railway bridge.

 2) Two deep potholes in Shorts Road close to the alleyway between St Mary’s Infants School and St Philomena’s School.

Additionally, some yellow and white road linings have faded including in Carshalton Place, Carshalton at its junction with Talbot Road. Could this be repainted please?

Cllr. Hamish Pollock has asked the council’s highways officers to reinstate the missing street name plate in Pound Street at the “Windsor Castle” junction that used to be fixed to the high brick wall around St. Philomena’s School.

Please let us know if you see something that needs mending or replacing on the “street scene”.  Thanks!

Highfield Hall, Carshalton Road: Future Improvements

Following the recent agreement by Sutton Council to offer the lease of Highfield Hall in Carshalton Road to the Sutton Family Church (SFC), the SFC is applying for planning consent for the change of use of the Social Club area. Cllr. Jill Whitehead says: “This will allow SFC to make improvements to the whole building, including attending to the leaking roof which will be repaired and renovated. The refurbished hall will provide good quality activity and meeting spaces for the use of the local community too, especially those near the BP Garage on the Carshalton Road”.


Carter House, Denny House and Jennings House, corner of Carshalton Road and Shorts Road – Update

Carter House flats as viewed from the north in Shorts Road

Carter House flats as viewed from the north in Shorts Road

News in from Metropolitan Housing about residents concerns over management issues…this was sent to councillors prior to the meeting that is to be held on Wednesday 4th September 2013 between 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Windsor Castle Pub function Room, 358 Carshalton Road, Surrey SM5 3PT.

Dear ……

I’m sorry for the delay in replying to you on this. I’ve now looked at the case and my updates are below.


Residents’ meeting

A meeting has been arranged for the residents of Carter House. We delayed in holding this meeting as we were told that several residents were away until 02 September 2013. We have invited the local Councillors who previously attend meetings at this site.

Anti-social behaviour

A block letter was sent to all residents of Denny & Jennings House regarding the complaints made of children playing ball games in the communal garden which could potentially damage cars and allegations of kids scratching cars by riding bikes and scooters in between the cars in the car park. Following receipt of this letter a number of residents contacted our housing services officer and identified the properties the children live in. We have interviewed and warned two households of their children’s behaviour and rearranging an interview for another household.

All tenants of Denny and Jennings House are signed up to a Good Neighbourhood agreement and are being reminded of implications if this continues to be breached.

Security of the car park

It was initially reported the vehicle gate was vandalised, an urgent repair order was raised to have this repaired. The contractors who attended reported someone had used a manual override key causing the gate to remained open and not close. We have spoken to a number of residents and no one can identify who did this. The incident which involved someone attempting to steal a motorbike from the car park area was reported to the police. However, by the time the police attended the individual/s had already left the site.

The emergency button which leads from the car park and communal garden opens a gate which leads to the side main entrance door to Carter House. If an unknown person enters this area they are still unable to gain access into the block as they would need a fob. Fobs have only  been issued to the residents of Carter House.

This development was signed off by local Police, with a Secured by Design certificate issued by the police confirming no security concerns caused by the design or access arrangements.  We have also carried out a joint visit with a Fire Safety Inspecting officer from the London Fire Brigade and the set up of the fob / release button system was not a breach of fire regulations as the gate leading on to Carshalton Road would only need to be changed if is classed as a fire exit. They did say this could be changed to a snipe lock to exit instead of a code. We are investigating the feasibility of this.  


Lux calculations were carried out to ensure the development met the required light levels.  In the area in question, there is illumination from bulkhead lighting, bollard lighting, street lighting column. In addition, Carter House is a fully glazed door, with the stairwell lighting being emitted from the block. This area has been checked at night and we feel  the area is sufficiently lit. We will discuss this with the residents at the meeting.   

Please let me know if you have any questions on the content of this email.  I will be on leave until 09 September 2013, but my emails will be checked during this time.


Daniel Thurlow | Head of Housing | Housing Services (South)
e: daniel.thurlow@metropolitan.org.uk
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Residents’ Meeting to be held on 4th September re: Carter House/Denny House/Jennings House Flats at Carshalton Road/Corner with Shorts Road

Jill, Hamish and Alan took up local residents’ further complaints recently about their on-going management concerns of the 44 newish flats at Carter House/Denny House/Jennings House at the corner of Carshalton Road with Shorts Road.  An initial meeting was held a few months’ ago as we reported.

A message and invitation has just been received from Metropolitan Housing Association.

Carter House flats as viewed from the north in Shorts Road

Carter House flats as viewed from the north in Shorts Road

Dear ….

Following below concerns raised by the residents of Carter House, Metropolitan has arrange a residents meeting with the Carter House residents to address the issues raised and any further concerns they have regarding the scheme.

The meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 4th September 2013 between 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Windsor Castle Pub function Room, 358 Carshalton Road, Surrey SM5 3PT.

Please confirm if you are able to attend.


Karla Powell |  Housing Services Officer | London South

t: 020 3535 3535

e: contactus@metropolitan.org.uk

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