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 Fireworks 2015

The time: Saturday 7th November
The place: Carshalton Park, Ruskin Road

Gates open at 5pm – Display starts at 7pm
Live music from The Antidote Band from 5.15pm
Bonfire lit at 7.30pm
Also music and entertainment by Radio St Helier

For one of the largest charity firework displays in the South East of England come to our Carshalton Fireworks for our 58th annual bonfire night display. This event is put on by Wallington & Carshalton Round Table. The aim is to provide a safe, enjoyable and exciting event for the local community. All profit from the event is donated to local charities to further support the local community. They are a not-for-profit local organisation and the event is put on by volunteers. They are not connected to Sutton Council.

This year, Carshalton Fireworks presents live music on our stage by The Antidote Band from 5.15pm.—-

The event will be held in Carshalton Park in Carshalton, Surrey.

The main entrance is on The Park which is off Ruskin Road. There are various other entrances around the park.

Arrive early as there will be road closures and parking restrictions in force. No disabled parking facility available. 


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.

The Park – White Lining being Smartened Up

The contractors have been smartening up our white lines in some roads in Carshalton Central.

Here is an example of the work being undertaken in the sunshine (!) by RJ Dance today Sunday, 16th February at about 10am (photo taken by Hamish).  They are at the junction of The Park with Ruskin Road/Carshalton Park Road. As has been reported previously on this web site and in our FOCUS newsletters, the Lib Dem controlled council are investing in the Environmental Improvements Programme throughout the borough this year to “smarten up” the local street scene.


Honours Mead, The Park – now occupied

The main building of the former Carshalton War Memorial Hospital is now completely redeveloped as 13 houses numbered 2-16 Honours Mead and 16B-16F The Park, Carshalton.  The former eight houses are accessed off Corbould Close and the latter five houses are accessed off the entrance road off Ashcombe Court, The Park. Here is a photo taken by Hamish on Sunday, 15th December 2013, 99 years after the outbreak of the war commemorated by the hospital.

Honours Mead now in residential use agaib

Honours Mead now in residential use again

Carshalton Methodist Church’s Ritz On The Park – 7th September 2013

Jill, Alan and Hamish have received a message/invitation from Carshalton Methodist Church:

Carshalton’s Ritz on the Park – Join us for a wonderful afternoon tea with live music

Everything stops for tea at Carshalton Methodist Church, Ruskin Road on Saturday 7th September 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Full afternoon tea with live string quartet and two pianists. Tickets priced at £15.00 per person

Despite these times of national austerity, have you noticed the growing popularity of the English afternoon tea? An array of interesting sandwiches plus scones and cream with naughty but nice cakes accompanied by speciality teas or coffee is quite definitely on its way back. What makes it so special is the quality of service with fine quality linen table cloths, bone china tea pots and plates and traditional music to create the ambience of an occasion that is essentially English. London’s Ritz Hotel offers a lovely top end setting with five sittings a day and a pianist for celebrating those special events – prices start at £45 per person. London riverboats offer afternoon tea with an hour and a quarter cruise with a single pianist starting at £29.50.

On Saturday 7th September Carshalton Methodist Church brings the Ritz to Carshalton with a special afternoon tea marking the end of the summer break. A lovely full afternoon tea is being prepared by Helen Deards for whom such speciality catering is a long held interest. Helen has run very successful afternoon teas for us on a number of occasions including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations with the Thames River Pageant showing on our community cinema screen. Live entertainment will be provided by two pianists AND a string quartet. Tickets priced at £15.00 per person are now on sale from our Church Office open Monday to Friday 9.00am – 12.30pm – telephone 020 8669 3676.

We invite you to bring along those people who are special to you and enjoy a most memorable end of summer afternoon. This is a fund raising event which will help our church continue its work in the community. For more details click on this link to our church web site –

Community Cinema is on holiday

Following a summer break, our popular community cinema will be back with an autumn film programme on Saturday 28th September. Our opening movie, Quartet, follows the musical theme of Everything stops for Tea with a lovely story about mini politics in a residential home for retired musicians. See our community cinema page on the church web site for more details –

Wishing you a wonderful summer

Sue and David Forty

Community Cinema Organisers


“Honours Mead” & War Memorial Hospital Plaque, The Park, Carshalton

Our friend Richard, who lives nearby to the site, has very kindly sent us some photos of the new plaques at Honours Mead, The Park, Carshalton commemorating the former Carshalton War Memorial Hospital.P1020364P1020365  Thanks very much, Richard.

Honours Mead, The Park (War Memorial Hospital Redevelopment)

Progress photos of Honours Mead, The Park, Carshalton (conversion of the former Carshalton War Memorial Hospital built in the 1920s) were taken by Cllr. Hamish Pollock on Monday, 6th May 2013.

There will be about a dozen new homes created out of the original hospital building, the more modern extensions having been demolished.

View of Honours Mead from Ashcombe Court, The Park

View of Honours Mead from Ashcombe Court, The Park