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 www.sutton.gov.uk/trafficpublicnotices 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 denise.thompson@sutton.gov.uk

 

RELATING TO STREETS IN THE VICINITY OF CARSHALTON PARK

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 www.sutton.gov.uk/trafficpublicnotices 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.

 

Wentworth Hall – name plate restored

We are pleased to see the Wentworth Hall name plate is now back in position after some considerable time.

The building at no. 80 Ruskin Road on the corner with Woodstock Road is owned by Sutton Council and has been extensively refurbished and extended by the current tenant, the Muslim Cultural Welfare Association of Sutton or MCWAS for short.

Wentworth Hall on Saturday 25th January 2014

Wentworth Hall on Saturday 25th January 2014

Wentworth Hall, 80 Ruskin Road, Carshalton – finished but sign missing….

We have again asked council officers to sort out the important issue of the long-term missing sign saying “Wentworth Hall”  now that the building is seemingly “finished” plus landscaping works/entrance steps rebuilt.

A picture taken this weekend of the building which is at the junction of Woodstock Road with Ruskin Road is below. You can see the two new bollards that we asked to be installed at the junction to enhance pedestrian safety there, following concerns raised by local residents. More in a future posting…

 

Wentworth Hall - finished at last except it's name sign!

Wentworth Hall – finished at last except its name sign!

Wentworth Hall, 80 Ruskin Road, Building Progress

A photo was taken recently of the painfully slow building and landscaping works at the front of Wentworth Hall, to comply with the planning requirements as laid down by Sutton Council.  The building is leased by Sutton Council to the Muslim Cultural Welfare Association of Sutton or MCWAS.

The building is at the corner of Woodstock Road with Ruskin Road. You can also see the two newly-installed bollards that the council installed to make the pavement at the  street corner much safer for pedestrians.

Wentworth Hall in early August 2013

Wentworth Hall in early August 2013

Wentworth Hall, 80 Ruskin Road – Update and Residents’ Complaints about Alleged Excessive Out-Of-Hours Noise

The external works to form steps and a landscaped area etc. are progressing slowly to the front of the hall. A response is in from the Council Officer following recent complaints from local residents about alleged excessive noise “out-of-hours” coming from Wentworth Hall, 80 Ruskin Road, Carshalton at the corner with Woodstock Road.

Dear Councillor

One of my officers Mark Ross visited Wentworth Hall this afternoon Friday 12 July and discussed the complaint about noise with one of the Board Members who happened to be on site. He was not aware that there had been an issue. Mark was invited in and was able to view the internal layout of the hall and the gentlemen said that although they did not keep the doors open, identified a window at the front of the property that may have  been contributing to an escape of noise.  This window has now been locked shut and will remain so.  My officer was also given two contact numbers should there be further problems.

The council does operate an out of hours noise service so would be able to respond to complaints of late night noise.

Yours sincerely

Jan Gransden, Head of Regulatory Services, Environment and Neighbourhoods, 24 Denmark Road, Carshalton SM5 2JG Tel: 020 8770 5550

Wentworth Hall: Continued Monitoring of Completion Works

The lengthy refurbishment of Wentworth Hall, 80 Ruskin Road, Carshalton is nearing completion, and although it appears to be occupied, there are a number of outstanding matters to be completed including the front entrance steps and landscaping.  The building was in any event “opened” by the leaseholder, the Muslim Cultural Welfare Association of Sutton, recently.

A Sutton Council spokesman says: “We are continuing to monitor closely the current building works and we are working with the Muslim Cultural Welfare Association of Sutton or MCWAS as the current leasehold tenant. The  MCWAS are redeveloping this building, and the council is liaising with the MCWAS to resolve various outstanding building regulations matters and discharging of some remaining planning conditions”.

Wentworth Hall on 3rd May 2013

Wentworth Hall on 3rd May 2013

The important point in the background is that there is an intention, at least as local councillors understand it, that once all building regulations matters have been resolved and all planning conditions met, then the freehold of the building will still be retained by Sutton Council.

Wentworth Hall, 80 Ruskin Road – Update on planning matters and other matters

Local councillors received this message today 9th April from a planning officer about Wentworth Hall, 80 Ruskin Road (sited at the junction with Woodstock Road) and its planning application related matters and other matters that have been raised by residents and local councillors alike.

Wentworth Hall as viewed from opposite side of Ruskin Road

Wentworth Hall as viewed from opposite side of Ruskin Road

Dear Councillors Pollock, Whitehead and Salter, I am writing to advise you of the planning situation in relation to Wentworth Hall.

(a) Approval of Ruskin Road frontage: On 27th March the Development Control Committee resolved that in principle that the provision of steps rather than a ramp was acceptable, subject to officers approving the details of the steps and landscaping. The officers are still in correspondence with the applicant’s agent in relation to these details, so they have not yet been finally approved.

(b) Use of the first floor: In October 2010 the Development Control Committee granted planning permission (ref no C2008/60587/FUL) for an increase in roof height and provision of an additional floor within the roof space to provide additional community facilities and enlargement of existing flat, involving the formation of six dormer extensions. In August 2012 the Committee granted planning permission (ref no 2012/65722/FUL) for further extensions and alterations including at first floor level to provide for an enlarged storage area and first floor flat. The lawful planning use of the building, including the first floor, is for Use Class D1 Non Residential Institutions use, which includes use by the Muslim Cultural and Welfare Association of Sutton for a meeting place, as well a facility for prayer and worship. The building can be used for other activities, providing they are either ancillary or related to the use of the building by the Muslim Association, or are uses that fall within Use Class D1, which can include uses like day nurseries, medical uses and church halls.

(c) Dormer windows in eastern elevation: The agent advised that these windows will be altered to comply with condition 6 which requires them to be non openable. I have emailed to request he gives the timescale for doing this.

(d) Screening of external staircase to first floor flat: The applicant has submitted details of a 1.8m high rendered and painted blockwork wall to provide a screen; these details are acceptable.

(e) Condition of Ruskin Road frontage area: The applicant’s attention has been drawn a number of times to the condition of this front area by Chris Litchfield, on behalf of the Council as landowners, and I am advised that its condition is now much improved.

(f) Use of no 82: I understand that it is the applicant’s intention to reinstate the boundary fence along the eastern boundary of the site, adjoining no 82, upon completion of building works, as well as returning all that property’s back garden to residential use. I have emailed the agent to ask what the timescale for this is. In my opinion it would not be acceptable for part of the back garden of no 82 to be incorporated into the curtilage of Wentworth Hall on a permanent basis.

(h) Payment of rent: I am advised that the tenants have never stopped paying rent.

Please contact me if I can be of further assistance.

Regards.

John Rawlinson, Area Planning Manager (East Team), Development Services

LB Sutton, 24 Denmark Road, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 2JG

020 8770 6218

Public Rights of Way: Bridle Way Footpath, off Woodstock Road

One of Carshalton’s many hidden historic treasures is the Bridle Way Footpath.

The footpath starts at the green space off Woodstock Road and which runs between Woodstock Road, Park Avenue and Park Close/Blakehall Road running down the back of the houses in Grosvenor Avenue and Ashcombe Road. Here are a few pictures of its current state.

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View of the path behind Woodstock Road houses

View of the path behind Woodstock Road houses

Wentworth Hall redevelopment – latest photos

We took some progress photos of the front of Wentworth Hall, 80 Ruskin Road, Carshalton on Saturday, 12th January 2013.  

Front of Wentworth Hall as viewed from outside no. 78 Ruskin Road

Front of Wentworth Hall as viewed from the corner of Ruskin Road and Woodstock Road

The building works of this still-council-owned building are nearing completion and the re-opening of the building by the leaseholders, the Muslim Cultural Welfare Association of Sutton, is due to take place soon, date to be advised. There seems to be very slow progress on the front of the building and hard landscaping is evident both in front of this building and the next door property which we understand is linked to the site. We have taken up concerns about the seeming lack of soft landscaping at the front (that was expected to be installed) and we have asked the council’s planning officers to look into these matters a number of times. More in a future posting….

Wentworth Hall as viewed from opposite side of Ruskin Road

Wentworth Hall as viewed from opposite side of Ruskin Road