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

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Carshalton Road/Pound Street/High Street: Road Works between Oxford Road and North Street

Alan, Hamish and Jill have only just received a notification regarding imminent roadworks starting today 17th September 2012 along the A232 Carshalton Road/Pound Street/High Street, which is a Red Route and operated by Transport for London, not Sutton Council. The point of the main repairs is to prevent rattling manhole covers, which of course can be very irritating to residents.

Road Network Information

Dear  Stakeholder,

A232 Carshalton Road – Repairing Rattling Ironworks

Transport for London (TfL) has appointed EnterpriseMouchel,  to carry out essential maintenance works on A232 Carshalton Road. To ensure the safety of those using the road, the following traffic management will be put in place:

Why are we doing this work?

The works will bring benefits to road users.  The A232 is an important route for through traffic, and as such is a very difficult route to maintain. We have arranged the work to replace manhole covers and repair damaged chambers, thus reducing the rattling noise being produced from the cover and frame when trafficked.

What times will the work take place?

The works will begin Monday 17 September and will be completed by Tuesday 18 September 2012. In agreement with, the London Borough of Sutton the working hours will be from 20:00 to 05.00. 

What we would like you to know

The works will run from the junction of Oxford Road to the junction of North Street, beside the War Memorial Ponds repairing rattling manhole covers.

As with all works on the Transport for London Road Network, we must balance possible disruption to residents with disruption to traffic. Working at night provides us with the best chance to complete these works as quickly as possible with as little disruption as possible.

Every effort will be made to ensure that noisy operations are completed before midnight but we should explain that vehicle reversing warning beepers are essential safety devices to protect operatives.

All diversions will be clearly signposted locally, during the working times only. This will be indicated via – traffic signs. Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times during the works.

Bus routes using the A1 will need to be diverted, and these diversions will be signed at local bus stops. At certain times there may be a periods where no contractors will be on site; this is to allow the concrete to cure and to prepare for reinstatement of the road.

Keeping London moving

Transport for London is firmly committed to minimising disruption. We have worked closely with our contractor, Amey, and the London Borough of Barnet in order 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 Streets Customer Services department on 0845 305 1234 or via the web at www.tfl.gov.uk/contact.

Yours faithfully,

Mario Constantinou

Consultation Delivery Officer

 www.tfl.gov.uk – Working to deliver a world class Transport system & Road Network for a world class city.

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...