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.


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-Talbot Ornamental Garden Improvements

We had asked a little while ago for Sutton Council to improve the state of the flower beds in the so-called ornamental garden in between Ruskin Road and Talbot Road, Carshalton (path leading to Carshalton Park from The Square).  As councillors we have assisted the Friends of Carshalton Park in bulb planting in years gone by. The new spring bulbs are at last poking their way through the very, very wet ground!

We are pleased to report that things seem to have started to improve recently.  (Picture taken by Hamish on Sunday 9th February 2014.)

The Ornamental Garden gets a bit of a make-over

The Ornamental Garden gets a bit of a make-over

Streetcare: Pot holes and yellow and white lines, road name plate report


Cllr. Jill Whitehead has reported some pot holes due to the wet weather and has asked council officers if they could be attended to please?

 1) A very deep and large pothole in the road at the bottom of Colston Avenue close to the West Street roundabout and railway bridge.

 2) Two deep potholes in Shorts Road close to the alleyway between St Mary’s Infants School and St Philomena’s School.

Additionally, some yellow and white road linings have faded including in Carshalton Place, Carshalton at its junction with Talbot Road. Could this be repainted please?

Cllr. Hamish Pollock has asked the council’s highways officers to reinstate the missing street name plate in Pound Street at the “Windsor Castle” junction that used to be fixed to the high brick wall around St. Philomena’s School.

Please let us know if you see something that needs mending or replacing on the “street scene”.  Thanks!

Please Adopt A Street Tree, Talbot Road, Carshalton

Street Tree opposite 18 Talbot Road as seen on Sunday 10th March

New Street Tree opposite 18 Talbot Road as seen on Sunday 10th March

Cllr. Hamish Pollock asked the council to replace the missing street tree opposite 18 Talbot Road, Carshalton and the replacement has recently been planted thanks to Mr. Ben Morris, the borough’s hard working arboricultural officer (tree man!). Here is a picture taken last weekend. 

It would be appreciated by the council tree officers if any local residents could adopt this tree and keep an eye on it and give it a bucket of water it when needed in dry spells!



Ornamental Garden, Ruskin Road-Talbot Road

The Council have been carrying out more improvement work to the flower beds to the Ornamental Garden which runs between Ruskin Road and Talbot Road after many years of seeming gradual “decline” in appearance. New planting is expected soon.

The Ornamental Garden as viewed from Ruskin Road

The Ornamental Garden as viewed from Ruskin Road

Cllr. Hamish Pollock, chair of the Friends of Carshalton Park whch includes the Ornamental Garden in its remit,  took some photos of the garden in it current state, with shrubbery having been given a major haircut and a number of diseased or dead trees and branches having been removed as requested by local residents and local councillors alike.  Soon the bulbs planted by the Friends of Carshalton Park should start to appear!

The Ornamental Garden as viewed from Talbot Road

The Ornamental Garden as viewed from Talbot Road

Ornamental Garden, between Talbot Road and Ruskin Road, Carshalton

Cllr. Hamish Pollock reports as Chair of Friends of Carshalton Park & The Ornamental Garden: ” The Council have recently given the trees, shrubs and bushes a bit of a hair cut which had become very necessary in this strip between Ruskin Road and Talbot Road, which is used a cut-through to the Carshalton Park main gates up from the Village. I met officers from the Council’s very busy parks department on a very cold Friday morning to discuss this garden and many other parks-related matters throughout the borough. An awful lot of dead wood has been removed recently. The council have recently ordered a significant amount of new plants for “filling the gaps” in this century-old garden including myrtle, paeonies, bee buckthorn, leycesteria, pittospoum tenuifolium and berberis. Last autumn the Friends of Carshalton Park planted a huge number of bulbs in the garden and hopefully these will appear soon after the long cold weather snap.”

Ornamental Garden, Ruskin Road on 8th February 2013

Ornamental Garden, Ruskin Road on 8th February 2013

Carshalton Park: Bulb Planting

Two sessions of bulb planting have taken place recently by the Friends of Carshalton Park, of which Hamish Pollock is the newly-elected chairman. A lovely sunny day earlier today, Sunday, 18th November saw about 11 people turn up, young and old alike!   Once again, Carolyn the hard-working Secretary of the Friends organised the bulb planting and thousands of bulbs, provided by the Council’s parks department, have been planted by volunteers in this park over the last five years or so.

Richard, tackling bulb planting under the trees by the entrance

Today, we planted masses and masses of bulbs in the grassland by the main entrance gates area to the park for future visitors to enjoy for many years to come.

Last weekend on Saturday,10th November, we did a very similar exercise along the narrow strip of the open space between Talbot Road and Ruskin Road called the “Ornamental Garden” although the weather then was rather damp…

Ernie, a very keen advocate of bulb planting

Bulb planting in Carshalton Park

Carshalton Place Canal

Carshalton Village and its surroundings can be truly beautiful at any time of year, even on a very soggy November morning….

Two pictures were taken by Cllr. Hamish Pollock on Sunday morning, 4th November of Carshalton Place Canal from the ornate bridge at Talbot Road.  It was actually, momentarily, sunny!

Carshalton Place Canal looking towards Ruskin Road

The wet weather has certainly left its mark.

Carshalton Place Canal looking towards the High Street