Park Lane and Boundary Road: Road Works….

Local councillors have learned that an urgent gas main replacement is required in Boundary Road from the roundabout at Stanley Park Road to Grosvenor Avenue.

Again these works have been negotiated to take place during the school holidays, but due to the urgency – a number of leaks have occurred – it cannot be put off any longer. The Gas Company started work on Wednesday 23rd July and run through to 29th August. There may need to be some restricted weekend working to ensure that the work is done within the agreed timescales.

The Council’s Traffic & Highways Work team do not expect these two sets of works to impact on each other, but it does represent the potential for traffic disruption in Wallington throughout the summer.

Carshalton & Clockhouse Local Committee

Chairman Councillor Hamish Pollock says: “Do come along to our meeting of the Carshalton & Clockhouse Local Committee on Tuesday 21st January 2014 from 7.30pm.

We’ll be meeting at Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church, Banstead Road, Carshalton, which is quite near the shopping parades.”

Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church
Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church

Please come and hear about:-

Sutton Residents’ Survey Results.

Healthwatch Sutton.

Sutton Shares.

Environmental Improvements in your area.

Carshalton High Street’s Recycling Centre.

School Expansion Programme Proposals.

Traffic and Parking Schemes in Grosvenor Avenue and elsewhere.

Public Realm Improvements and Neighbourhood Grant Applications.

Carshalton & Clockhouse Local Committee to be held on Tuesday 10th September 2013 at Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church from 7.30pm

Chairman Councillor Hamish Pollock says: “Do come along to our meeting of the Carshalton & Clockhouse Local Committee on Tuesday 10th September 2013 from 7.30pm. We’ll be meeting at Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church, Banstead Road, Carshalton, which is quite near the shopping parades.”

Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church
Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church

The agenda items will include:

LOCAL TRAFFIC AND PARKING SCHEMES for Grosvenor Avenue Traffic Calming Measures; Environmental Improvements Programme Report, then Stanley Park Road; Park Lane/Ruskin Road Traffic Lights/Crossing; Woodmansterne Road Pedestrian crossing;  Butter Hill Traffic Management proposals; Bandon Hill Primary Woodfield School Pedestrian Crossing- Stanley Park Road; Woodcote Road/Woodcote Green Traffic Management update for noting

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT: Local Councillor Jill Whitehead is to give an update on Future Plans for Sustainable Transport in Sutton.

HEALTHWATCH SUTTON: Doris Richards is to introduce the new organisation

PUBLIC HEALTH: Sue Tree, Senior Public Health Commissioning Manager to talk about new local Public Health Functions.

THE WANDLE TRUST: Tim Longstaff, Development Officer to talk about The Wandle Trust’s projects including riverside improvements by Mill Lane etc.

USE OF STANLEY PARK RECREATIONAL GROUND: To note the decision of the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee.

PUBLIC REALM: There will be an update on Public Realm Projects.

Applications for Neighbourhood Grants will also be considered.

The next meeting will be held on 19th November at the same venue with the same start time. SEE YOU THERE!

Carshalton & Clockhouse Local Committee to be held on Tuesday 10th September 2013 at Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church from 730pm

Chairman Councillor Hamish Pollock says: “Do come along to our meeting of the Carshalton & Clockhouse Local Committee on Tuesday 10th September 2013 from 7.30pm. We’ll be meeting at Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church, Banstead Road, Carshalton, which is quite near the shopping parades.”

Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church

Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church

The agenda items will include:

LOCAL TRAFFIC AND PARKING SCHEMES for Grosvenor Avenue Traffic Calming Measures; Stanley Park Road; Park Lane/Ruskin Road Traffic Lights/Crossing; Woodmansterne Road Pedestrian crossing;  Butter Hill Traffic Management proposals; fBandon Hill Primary Woodfield School Pedestrian Crossing- Stanley Park Road; Woodcote Road/Woodcote Green Traffic Management update for noting

HEALTHWATCH SUTTON: Doris Richards is to introduce the new organisation

PUBLIC HEALTH: Sue Tree, Senior Public Health Commissioning Manager to talk about new local Public Health Functions.

THE WANDLE TRUST: Tim Longstaff, Development Officer to talk about The Wandle Trust’s projects including riverside improvements by Mill Lane etc.

USE OF STANLEY PARK RECREATIONAL GROUND: To note the decision of the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee.

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT: Councillor Jill Whitehead to give an update on Future Plans for Sustainable Transport in Sutton event.

PUBLIC REALM: There will be an update on Public Realm Projects. Applications for Neighbourhood Grants will also be considered.

SAFER NEIGHBOURHOODS TEAM: There will be a report.

Grosvenor Avenue Traffic Issue Update

Local councillors Alan, Hamish and Jill have received a copy of the highways officers’ recent letter (dated 22nd July 2013) to residents in Grosvenor Avenue and Park Avenue. The officers have confirmed that the letter went to residents last week and that they have not heard any response from any resident since. We have not heard from any resident since either….as yet!

Grosvenor Avenue Carshalton in quieter times...

To Residents of Grosvenor Avenue and Park Avenue

Dear Residents/Occupier,

Grosvenor Avenue – Proposed Traffic Islands and Flashing Speed Signs

I would like to thank all local residents for their representations, including two petitions, with respect to the proposed islands in Grosvenor Avenue. It is clear from the responses received that residents are deeply concerned about the proposed islands for various reasons.

Sutton Council officers met with the Chair of the Local Committee and your three local Ward councillors on 16 July to review the proposed measures in the light of residents’ responses. It was agreed to abandon the original proposals for traffic islands as residents have totally rejected them and it was also agreed that residents be informed of this decision at the earliest opportunity to alleviate their concerns.

They also agreed that Sutton Council officers consider alternative ideas including a 20mph speed limit in the road with speed tables at its junction with Park Lane and Glebe Road. The 20mph proposal will be tabled at the next meeting of the Local Committee on 10th September 2013, to be held at Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church, Banstead Road, from 7.30pm, subject to it being feasible and acceptable to Transport for London. Local residents may wish to attend this meeting. There will be an opportunity for residents to take part and ask questions at the meeting.

Some residents have requested a public meeting to discuss the proposals. However, because of the holiday season it would be difficult to find a date before the next Local Committee meeting

Mohamad Kabash

Highways, Transport and Smarter Travel

Grosvenor Avenue/Park Lane Junction works finished on 13th July

Cllr. Hamish Pollock had asked the council’s highways officers on 9th July when the road works would be completely finished off.

The bollards to the new refuge islands had not been installed – these are the illuminated bollards to the new northernmost refuge which are missing along with the tarmac (?) finish after several weeks after the other “wet trades” building work was all finished. 

We have been told that the bollards will be installed tomorrow (11 July) and the missing tarmac to the refuge islands will be completed on Friday 12th July 2013.

Update 13th July – Job Done!

Grosvenor Avenue Traffic Calming Update

 

Grosvenor Avenue Carshalton in quieter times...

Grosvenor Avenue Carshalton in quieter times…

The Council is conducting a consultation about traffic calming proposals in Grosvenor Avenue: all households in that road and Park Avenue are being consulted on these proposals. 

Transport for London has provided Local Implementation Plan funding of £30,000 for traffic calming measures in Grosvenor Avenue. They have agreed to fund three traffic islands, two speed indicator signs and double yellow lines at the islands if these are also required. TfL do not encourage the use of road humps, cushions or any other form of vertical deflection as a method of controlling speeds.  Subject to consultation it is proposed to install traffic islands outside Numbers 34, 84 and 98 Grosvenor Avenue and flashing speed signs outside Numbers 19 and 74.

A letter and plan showing details of the proposals were distributed 10 June, to all residents in Grosvenor Avenue and Park Avenue. The consultation finishes on 5 July 2013.

The results of consultation will be discussed with the Chair of the Committee, Cllr. Hamish Pollock and the other local councillors.

If residents don’t wish to have the currently-proposed traffic calming measures put in place, then all they need to do is to say so in the current consultation.  There is no proposal for 20MPH or road closures or anything else on the table for Grosvenor Avenue, only the proposals being consulted on.

The six councillors on the Carshalton & Clockhouse local committee will then make a decision accordingly at the next local committee meeting. Residents can also make their detailed points of view known on the enclosed consultation form and also by actually attending the next local committee on 10th September 2013 when this matter will be discussed.  The meeting will be held at Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church, Banstead Road, Carshalton Beeches. You are welcome to attend and take part in the discussion.Local residents were indeed consulted about previous traffic calming options a few years’ back (in around 2009/2010 when a more expensive scheme was then proposed) when the committee was under a different chairmanship.
 
Many residents have asked a number of local councillors for some measures to be put in place for some years… This demand for traffic calming goes as far back as around 1991 or so when something called the Glebe Residents Association (which covered the three roads that abutted Glebe Road, namely Grosvenor Avenue, Gordon Road and Blakehall Road) was founded by residents primarily concerned about traffic issues.

Grosvenor Avenue / Park Lane scheme – Build-out and improved pedestrian refuge completed

Carshalton & Clockhouse local committee chair Cllr. Hamish Pollock reports: “The recently-publicised road safety improvement works at the junction of Grosvenor Avenue and Park Lane have just been completed. The works followed a local consultation about safety measures at this busy junction. Councillors asked officers to improve sightlines for motorists exiting Grosvenor Avenue into Park Lane, and improve safety for drivers exiting Grosvenor Road into Park Lane also.”

Carshalton & Clockhouse Local Committee meeting 11th June 2013 at Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church, Banstead Road

Local committee chairman, Cllr. Hamish Pollock says: “Today’s Carshalton & Clockhouse Local Committee meeting is being held from 7.30pm at Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church, Banstead Road, Carshalton Beeches, quite near the shops.  The meeting is held in public and you are most welcome to attend and to take part.”

We will be discussing Tramlink (the proposals for connecting Sutton to the Tram system from Wimbledon), the local health services scheme called “Better Services Better Value”, local public realm improvements and local neighbourhood grants, some reports from the police’s safer neighbourhood teams, and quite a number of highways and safety improvement schemes.

Topics affecting the Carshalton Central ward in particular include updates on the Butter Hill traffic scheme near Mill Lane, the pedestrian crossing scheme at the traffic lights at Ruskin Road/Park Lane, and the proposed traffic calming/safety measures in Grosvenor Avenue.

Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church

Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church