NORWOOD ACTION GROUP VOICES CONCERNS OVER LAMBETH TRAFFIC PLANS: “There are zealots in local government who, without the benefit of the substantial scientific data and analysis, see the current emergency as a way to bring forward permanent traffic reduction at a stroke”…

Norwood Action Group have criticied Lambeth council over moves which appear to make traffic changes permanent with restricted consultations - and decisions being made by a few. (Lambeth council were asked for a response to the following from NAG, which centres mainly on West Norwood, on May 13th. No reply receivced so far - Ed.) … Continue reading NORWOOD ACTION GROUP VOICES CONCERNS OVER LAMBETH TRAFFIC PLANS: “There are zealots in local government who, without the benefit of the substantial scientific data and analysis, see the current emergency as a way to bring forward permanent traffic reduction at a stroke”…

….as pavement widening is introduced in Lambeth – “emergency changes will be followed by longer term work”…

Lambeth council say they have become the first local authority in the country to produce an emergency plan focused on making changes to roads and pavements in the borough "to improve road safety and to support social distancing whilst making essential journeys". Pavements will be extended into the road at some of the busiest parts … Continue reading ….as pavement widening is introduced in Lambeth – “emergency changes will be followed by longer term work”…

…which Lambeth then follow up with “six-month emergency sustainable transport programme agreed”…

Lambeth Council: Ambitious six-month emergency sustainable transport programme agreed 15 May 2020 Lambeth Council have unveiled plans to invest up to £4million, to reduce road danger and help residents to socially distance safely, to boost safe and sustainable transport to support the borough’s economic recovery, and to improve air quality. In a statement the council … Continue reading …which Lambeth then follow up with “six-month emergency sustainable transport programme agreed”…

…..and Croydon introduce road closure schemes to help residents keep fit and healthy during Lockdown which could become permanent…

New temporary road closure schemes to further reduce traffic have been introduced across Croydon borough In response to the current Covid-19 pandemic. Croydon council say the new schemes will allow residents to make better use of quieter roads - and could become permanent once the current crisis is over. The temporary schemes, which began at … Continue reading …..and Croydon introduce road closure schemes to help residents keep fit and healthy during Lockdown which could become permanent…

South London Scrubbers on TV…Parking rules to be reintroduced across Croydon as lockdown eases

From Norwood Action Group: South London Scrubbers on TV That’s the tongue-in-cheek title for a crowd of South London volunteer seamstresses... They made BBC London News by charging to the rescue of our local hospitals and hospices with hundreds of the scrubs, gowns, tie-back caps and laundry bags desperately needed by our wonderful medical workers.  … Continue reading South London Scrubbers on TV…Parking rules to be reintroduced across Croydon as lockdown eases

TRAFFIC CHAOS ON THE TRIANGLE – Buses ‘turning round’ because of works

Buses from five different routes are having to go via the Triangle to turn round while works take place at Crystal Palace bus station. There were huge traffic jams around the Triangle yesterday (Monday) - the area bordered by Westow Street, Westow Hill and part of Church Road - as a result. The bus station … Continue reading TRAFFIC CHAOS ON THE TRIANGLE – Buses ‘turning round’ because of works

Kids at Crown Lane primary find the ‘creative way’ to school……as pupils at Cypress primary get a ‘Safer Street’……..and young people at Rockmount give their views to ‘idling’ drivers

Kids at Crown Lane primary find the 'creative way' to school... Pupils at Crown Lane primary school close to Crown Point have designed a colourful walking to school route to encourage more walking - and less pollution from cars. Working with community engagement group Street Space in 2019, Year 5 children from the school audited … Continue reading Kids at Crown Lane primary find the ‘creative way’ to school……as pupils at Cypress primary get a ‘Safer Street’……..and young people at Rockmount give their views to ‘idling’ drivers

Motorist convicted for submitting false appeals to dodge Lambeth parking tickets

A motorist who tried to avoid paying parking tickets by submitting false appeals has been successfully prosecuted by Lambeth council. The woman motorist was found guilty of three offences of fraud by false representation, following a trial at Camberwell Green magistrates court earlier this month. The charges included falsely claiming that her vehicle had broken … Continue reading Motorist convicted for submitting false appeals to dodge Lambeth parking tickets

LAMBETH ACT OVER OMBUDSMAN’S REPORT ON DYSLEXIC DRIVER….who offers council future help on issues if needed

Lambeth have acted following the Local Government Ombudsman's report of the treatment of a dyslexic driver who challenged a parking fine - with the motorist involved offering his services on simil;ar issuers if needed, says a report to a council committee. As News From Crystal Palace reported* on November 14th, in a hard-hitting judgement the … Continue reading LAMBETH ACT OVER OMBUDSMAN’S REPORT ON DYSLEXIC DRIVER….who offers council future help on issues if needed

COMPANY FINED £50,000 FOR ILLEGAL KNIFE SALE TO 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL

A national tool hire firm has been ordered to pay £50,000 after a 15-year-old girl was sold a knife during a Lambeth council test purchase operation. Camberwell Green magistrates court heard that on April 9 this year a knife was sold, with no questions asked of the 15-year-old, at the company's Waterloo branch. The legal … Continue reading COMPANY FINED £50,000 FOR ILLEGAL KNIFE SALE TO 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL