Harrow Road and Oxford Road Junction – Emergency Gas Repairs

An important message has just been received about the emergency gas repairs at this junction.
Dear Councillors
This is just a quick note to inform you that emergency gas repairs are taking place at the junction of Harrow and Oxford Roads.
The work is expected to be completed by 7th July.
For safety, and traffic management, there is a temporary right and left turn ban into/out of Oxford, and a set of two way lights.
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 6426020 8770 6426 (General Streetworks enquiries only)
07736 33834607736 338346

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 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

Obstructive parking/Yellow Line Schemes in Carshalton Central neighbourhood

Cllr. Hamish Pollock says: “Sutton Council will be advertising proposals for yellow line schemes at junctions as part of the on-going Environmental Improvement Programme. We’re advised that the Notice of Proposal will be advertised in the Sutton Guardian and London Gazette and will also be displayed in the relevant roads on Thursday 14th November 2013.”

The list of affected roads is below.
  • Fairview Road, Sutton
  • Croft Road, Corrib Road and Meadow Road, Sutton
  • Croft Road and Ringstead Road, Sutton
  • Harrow Road and Oxford Road, Carshalton

Please address any observations on this proposal to traffic.postbook@sutton.gov.uk the consultation ends Thursday 5th December 2013. The officer dealing with these schemes is Denise Thompson, Technical Support Officer, Highways, Transport and Smarter Travel, Environment and Neighbourhoods Directorate, London Borough of Sutton, 24 Denmark Road, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 2JG. Her E-mail is:denise.thompson@sutton.gov.uk

Sutton Council Tax unchanged since 2010



Sorting out Oxford Road/Harrow Road Drainage:

Cllr. Hamish Pollock reports: “As Thames Water has just completed a dredge of drainage outlets in the Westmead Road area, we have asked them to do the same at the junction of Oxford Road and Harrow Road where flooding has occurred in the dip of the hill. Please let us know if you have been experiencing flooding or water incursion in the recent bad weather.”

Streetcare Survey

Local Cllrs. Jill Whitehead and Hamish Pollock undertook a street care survey of some roads on Friday morning, 28th June 2013 and we have reported the following matters:-

Cllr. Jill Whitehead at the Kings Lane south bridge where the pavement was widened by Sutton Council recently

Cllr. Jill Whitehead at the Kings Lane south bridge where the pavement was widened by Sutton Council recently

1) Waterloo Road, Sutton:  Yellow lines very worn at junction with Sutton Grove and white parking bay lines very worn outside 20-22 Waterloo Road.
2) Junction of Waterloo Road and Sutton Grove: the white lines and Give Way signs painted on road are very worn.
3) Kings Lane bridge (north) asked that the council clear weeds on the east side near Weihurst Gardens junction.
4) Kings Lane bridge (south) to clear weeds and renew double yellow lines worn on both sides approaching bridge from the Warren Park side.
5) Kings Lane southbound lane heading towards the south bridge a “SLOW” sign is required on road. We observed speeding cars at this point.
6) Next to no. 19 Kings Lane by the alleyway entrance the “No cycling” sign is very worn away and the supporting pole is very rusted away – could this be replaced?
7) Hawthorn Road: Lots of weeds in the gutter outside no. 24.
8) Harrow Road: we noted lots of excessive basal growth to street trees outside numbers 54/56 and 58/60, and also outside 62/64. We asked the council to please try to keep hollyhocks at the latter location!
9) The junction of Harrow Road on the west side junction with Carshalton Road. Could the area by the advert sign be tidied- TfL responsibility perhaps? Lots of long grass and weeds which are very unsightly!
10) Ringstead Road: Please could the broken kerb be mended by the street tree near to 14 Ringstead Road, north of the junction with Croft Road.
 11) Outside no. 75 Westmead Road lots of weeds noted on pavement outside the QVS depot/yard entrance.
12) Harold Road: The hedge by the pavement on the west side of road leading to Benhill Recreation Ground needs clipping back to the chain link fence line.  

Carshalton Road/Harrow Road Junction Road Works 19th November

Jill, Alan and Hamish have just received a letter from the council’s Highways Department.

Map of Harrow Road/Carshalton Road

Dear Councillor,

In order to facilitate electricity cable maintenance works in Carshalton Road at its junction with Harrow Road, Sutton a Temporary Traffic Management Order will be made.

There will be a public notice and plan in relation to temporary restrictions / prohibitions.

Further information on the temporary restrictions / prohibitions which will come into operation on Monday 19th November 2012 and with works expected to take 1 night to complete, can be obtained from David Waugh (tel. 020 8770 6431).

Kind regards,

Wendy Groves

Smarter Travel Sutton, London Borough of Sutton

24 Denmark Road, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 2JG

 Tel 020 8770 6465; Fax 020 8770 6298

Highfield Hall, 320 Carshalton Road

We are hoping that plans will come to fruition soon for a much-needed refurbishment of Highfield Hall, Carshalton Road, Carshalton.

It’s quite near the junctions with Oxford Road and Harrow Road. Local residents may know the building as the local polling station.  The building is currently let by the Council to the charity, British Polio Association, specifically we believe that it is used by the British Polio Fellowship Sutton, Merton & District Branch.

Highfield Hall which has seen better days... and hopefully will be refurbished in coming years...

Ward Walkabout

The FOCUS team did a walkabout around the ward with senior officers of Sutton Council last week to look at environmental matters.

Jill and Alan with Council Officers at Shorts Road having inspected the repairs to the railway bridge

We discussed and looked at local matters such as the Westcroft Leisure Centre redevelopment (as reported previously), a visit to The Grove Park (where some trees may need to be inspected by council officers if they’re decaying/dead along the northern boundary), the recent painting of one-way arrows to the roads of the Carshalton Railway Station Approaches (in the wrong direction), the footpath between West Street and Shorts Road (where there have been problems with dog fouling of the footpath), the issues relating to traffic diversions etc. for the repairs to the railway bridge at Shorts Road and the imminent repairs to the railway bridge in Carshalton Road (near Harrow Road) as well as issues concerning the development of the 44 new flats at 229-245 Carshalton Road.

Carshalton Road: Temporary One-Way at the Railway Bridge at end of April/early May 2012

Jill, Alan and Hamish received the following letter from the Council highways officers recently:-

Dear Councillors,

In order to facilitate highway kerbing works on the railway bridge in Carshalton Road, Sutton (A232), and because of the likelihood of danger to the public arising from the said works, a Temporary Traffic Management Order will be made.

Further information on the temporary restrictions / prohibitions which will come into operation on Monday 30th April 2012 can be obtained from David Waugh (tel. 020 8770 6431). It is anticipated that the works will take ten nights to complete.

The Order will come into effect on Monday 30 April 2012 with works taking place at night between the hours of 8.30 p.m. and 5.30 a.m. Mondays to Fridays and are expected to take 10 nights to complete. However, the Order will remain in force for 18 months to be re-introduced should further works be required.

When the works are taking place and the appropriate traffic signs are displayed the Order will temporarily close:-

(a) Harrow Road at its junction with Carshalton Road; and

(b) the southern footway in Carshalton Road between its junction with Harrow Road and the eastern property boundary of Weihurst Court, Carshalton Road.

Whilst the Order is in force, an alternative route for through vehicular traffic will be suitably signed.