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 Village – Focus Team’s Actions

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) Preserving and Enhancing our Heritage. We designed and obtained funding for a new Carshalton Second World War Memorial to be completed this year. We are also deep cleaning all the borough’s war memorials.

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

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

5) Improved Leisure Facilities. We refurbished and modernised Westcroft Centre including a new Carshalton Library.

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) Listening to You. Carshalton Council buildings including The Lodge and The Grove House: We consulted extensively with local residents and Friends Groups over re-use of the redundant council buildings whose future re-use is now assured.

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

9) Safer Roads 1. We installed safer crossing facilities at the junction of Ruskin Road and Park Lane following the All Saints School expansion nearby. We got pavement bollards installed at the junction of Ruskin Road and Woodstock Road.

10) Safer Roads 2. We successfully campigned for TfL to install new railings around Carshalton Ponds.

11) Carshalton Park. We installed marker posts to protect the air raid shelter discovered in 2012 and various brick piers to the park railings rebuilt/repaired. We have got the “Ornamental Garden” between Talbot Road/The Square junction and Ruskin Road improved.

12) The Grove Park. We install a new waste bins and a new multi-gym at the award winning park.

Ruskin Road and Park Lane Crossing/Traffic Lights Scheme Completed

The roadworks have been completed recently at this busy junction.  These road works are based on the scheme that was agreed by the council’s Carshalton Local Committee after the local residents’ consultation earlier this year. 

Cllr. Hamish Pollock chair of the Carshalton & Clockhouse local committee that was responsible for the scheme said: “Jill Whitehead, Alan Salter and myself as your local Lib Dem councillors originally asked for this safety improvement scheme because the nearby All Saints’ Primary School off Rotherfield Road was being expanded from 35 to 60 pupils each year (from last year), and there would be many more parents with young children wanting to cross the road.”

The scheme is promoted by Transport for London (TfL) for road safety reasons. Also, TfL have put in place a new innovative type of crossing (with “countdown” crossing clocks) which they are trying out here. So far, so good!

Ruskin Road / Park Lane Traffic Lights / Pedestrian Crossings Junction

The roadworks have been underway for the last few days at this busy junction with temporary traffic signals in place.  Local councillors Jill, Hamish and Alan have been advised the road works should be completed for the Park Lane/Ruskin Road junction signal modification works sometime in October.  These road works are based on the scheme that was agreed by the council’s Carshalton Local Committee after the local residents’ consultation earlier this year.

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Cllr. Jill Whitehead reports: “Local councillors originally asked for this safety improvement scheme because All Saints’ Primary School was being expanded from 35 to 60 pupils each year (from last September), and there would be many more parents with young children wanting to cross the road. The scheme is being promoted by Transport for London (TfL) for road safety reasons. Also, TfL are putting in a new innovative type of crossing which they are trying out here”.

 Cllr. Alan Salter says: “Residents may have questions regarding these works, so if you wish to discuss further, please contact Sutton Council’s project engineer on 020 8770 6455”.

Sutton Council will be placing yellow line restrictions in nearby parts of Park Lane to improve safety near the pedestrian crossing points on Park Lane north and south of its junction with Ruskin Road.  The yellow lines will prevent obstructive parking in Park Lane.

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.

Ruskin Road/Park Lane Junction

Local councillors Jill, Hamish and Alan have been advised the designs are almost complete for the Park Lane/Ruskin Road junction signal modification works. These are based on the option agreed by the Carshalton Local Committee after the local consultation earlier this year.

IMG01801-20120406-1238Cllr. Jill Whitehead reports: “Local councillors originally asked for this because All Saints’ Primary School was being expanded from 35 to 60 pupils each year (from last September), and there would be more parents with young children wanting to cross the road. The scheme is being promoted by Transport for London (TfL) for road safety reasons. Also, TfL are putting in a new innovative type of crossing which they are trying out here”.

Cllr. Hamish Pollock adds: “The works are currently planned to take place in August and September this year, and are anticipated to take about 4 to 5 weeks to complete”. 

 Cllr. Alan Salter says: “Residents may have questions regarding these works, so if you wish to discuss further, please contact Sutton Council’s project engineer on 020 8770 6455”.

Sutton Council is also proposing to introduce yellow line restrictions in nearby parts of Park Lane to improve safety near the pedestrian crossing points on Park Lane north and south of its junction with Ruskin Road.  The yellow lines will prevent obstructive parking in Park Lane.

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!

Ruskin Road & Park Lane junction

IMG01801-20120406-1238A message is in from the highways engineers about the improvements for pedestrian crossing facilities at the busy Ruskin Road/Park Lane junction in Carshalton.

Dear Councillors

I am pleased to say that TfL have confirmed that they are happy with the proposed junction signal modifications with pedestrian phase.  They have advised that they will be looking to install pedestrian countdown units as part of this scheme, which is also good news. 

TfL must still confirm a date when they will be carrying out the signal modification works on site, but it is anticipated to be September 2013.  We will be programming a Contractor to start on site in advance of this date (2-3 weeks) to carry out the required civils works (kerbs, tactile paving, ducting etc.).

To improve visibility at the pedestrian crossing points north and south of junction with Ruskin Road and to prevent obstructive parking which may occur after removal of refuge island on south side of Park Lane, I am proposing Double Yellow Line ‘At Any Time’ waiting restrictions on the east side of Park Lane.  I would like to proceed with the Statutory Consultation for this Double Yellow Line proposal next week.  Could you please let me know, as soon as you can, if you have any concerns/objections to this proposal before the Statutory Consultation begins?

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards

David Waugh

Project Engineer, LB Sutton Tel: 020 8770 6431 Mobile: 079 2836 9752

 

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.”