Carshalton Park – Road Traffic Order for November’s Firework Event

Bulbs in Carshalton Park by the Grotto

Spring Bulbs in Carshalton Park by the Grotto

Hamish, Jill and Chris have recently received notice of an order that the council wish to put into effect for managing the traffic on Bonfire night, Saturday 5th November 2016.

Dear Councillor,

The London Borough of Sutton are proposing to make a Traffic Order. 

The principal objective of the Traffic Orders is to improve crowd safety and extend management of traffic flows in additional roads within the vicinity of Carshalton Park on days when particular events are being held (e.g Fireworks).

Copies of the statutory documents can be viewed by visiting our web site under “view our Permanent Traffic Order Consultations” selecting “Notices of Proposals” and then reference “TR1027 Carshalton Park”

If you have any comments on this proposal please make use of the on-line form which is available on the web page mentioned above.

Please note that the closing date for receiving comments will be Thursday 8 September 2016.

Denise Thompson, Technical Officer, Technical Operations Team

Highways and Transport, Kingston & Sutton Shared Environment Service

London Borough of Sutton, Denmark Road, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 2JG

Tel: 020 8770 6452020 8770 6452 | Email



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the London Borough of Sutton proposes to make the Order listed below under sections 6 and 124 of, and Part IV of Schedule 9 to, the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended by the Local Government Act 1985, the Road Traffic Act 1991 and the Traffic Management Act 2004.

1. The principal objective of the Order is to improve crowd safety and extend management of traffic flows in additional roads within the vicinity of Carshalton Park on days when particular events are being held (e.g. fireworks).

2. The general effect of The Sutton (Traffic Restriction) (Carshalton Park Area) (No. *) (Amendment No. *) Order 201* will be to add additional roads to the existing prohibition of vehicular traffic; Brookside, Carshalton Place, Rotherfield Road, The Square, Woodstock Road, and extend to the full lengths of Ruskin and Talbot Road.

3. 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 a plan 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, Housing and Regeneration Offices at 24 Denmark Road, Carshalton between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Alternatively, a copy of this statutory public notice of proposals and a copy of the plan can be viewed by visiting our web site under “view our Permanent Traffic Order Consultations” under “Notices of Proposals” and “Reference TR1027 Carshalton Park”.

4. 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 TR1027 Carshalton Park to Caroline McGlynn, Highways and Transport, Sutton and Kingston Shared Service, London Borough of Sutton, 24 Denmark Road, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JG by Thursday 8 September 2016. Further information may be obtained by telephoning Highways and Transport on 020 8770 6455.

 Warren Shadbolt

Executive Head of Safer and Stronger Communities

Dated: 18 August 2016

Note: Persons responding to the proposed Order should be aware that the Council may be legally obliged to disclose the information provided to third parties.


Mayor officially opens park gates

The Mayor of Sutton Cllr. Sean Brennan officially opened a new set of gates on Sunday (8th July) after a successful partnership exercise between the local Round Table, Friends of Carshalton Park and the council’s Carshalton and Clockhouse Local Committee.

The new gates were the final part of the £31,000 refurbishment of Carshalton Park funded by the council’s public realm fund for community projects, which also included repairing 17 crumbling stone pillars. The Round Table also raised £5,000 towards this project.

Cllr. Jill Whitehead, Chair of the Environment and Neighbourhoods Committee, said: “This is an excellent example of people working together to provide a value-for-money solution to a local problem.

“The park looks smart now and is a superb resource for the community and a great venue for special events.”

The popular park is used for events including the Carshalton Carnival in June, the Environmental Fair on August Bank Holiday and the fireworks in November.

Cllr. Hamish Pollock, Chair of Carshalton and Clockhouse Local Committee added: “The pillars which stand at the perimeter of the park had fallen into disrepair, and had been damaged by falling trees, but now the improvements have greatly enhanced the park. We thank the Friends of Carshalton Park and the Round Table for bringing this project to fruition.”

Among the improvements the gates were widened from 3 metres to 4 metres and a pedestrian gate was added.

And Phil Blake, of the Round Table, said: “The old gates were so narrow that lorries found it very difficult to get through.

“Now they can get in and out easily and the pedestrian gate makes like simpler for everyone to use the park whenever they like.” New gates Carshalton Park