PLANNED BUS CUTS SLAMMED BY SOUTHWARK COUNCIL  – “Passengers will be booted off regular bus services at Waterloo and the Elephant”

TfL’s plans to cut seven of Southwark’s bus routes will leave passengers on the 45, 48, 53, 171, 172 and 388 buses dropped well short of their central London destinations, say Southwark council. "TfL’s plans to cut short and remove all of these bus routes will take away a direct and affordable means of getting … Continue reading PLANNED BUS CUTS SLAMMED BY SOUTHWARK COUNCIL  – “Passengers will be booted off regular bus services at Waterloo and the Elephant”

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BAKERLOO LINE – SOUTHWARK WELCOME REPORT BUT SAY THIRD STATION IS A PRIORITY

Southwark council have responded to a TfL report about the Bakerloo line extension, welcoming the Mayor’s commitment to the plans but expressing disappointment that only two stations have been put forward for Old Kent Road. Cllr Johnson Situ, cabinet member for growth, development and planning, said: “I am pleased that the Mayor of London remains … Continue reading BAKERLOO LINE – SOUTHWARK WELCOME REPORT BUT SAY THIRD STATION IS A PRIORITY

MOTORISTS WARNED OVER SECOND-HAND TYRE SAFETY

Motorists are being warned to check when they buy second—hand tyres after trading standards visits uncovered illegal sales. Croydon council officers carried out six covert test purchases in June on a random selection of retailers across the borough, and when tested all six tyres were illegal. Three were dangerous: • One had a long cut … Continue reading MOTORISTS WARNED OVER SECOND-HAND TYRE SAFETY

IN PARLIAMENT – WRITTEN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON STEP-FREE ACCESS AT STATIONS IN DULWICH AND WEST NORWOOD / GRENFELL DISASTER

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's Inclusive Transport strategy published on 25 July 2018, what plans he has to support the introduction of step-free access at all rail stations in the Dulwich and West Norwood constituency. Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department … Continue reading IN PARLIAMENT – WRITTEN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON STEP-FREE ACCESS AT STATIONS IN DULWICH AND WEST NORWOOD / GRENFELL DISASTER

‘BACK THE BAKERLOO EXTENSION’ CALL BY LEWISHAM AND SOUTHWARK COUNCILS – Line could be extended to Lower Sydenham

  Lewisham and Southwark councils are asking people to back the planned extension of the Bakerloo line from Elephant and Castle to Lewisham via Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate. A further extension of the Bakerloo line beyond Lewisham has also been proposed, which could potentially bring the tube to Ladywell, Catford and Lower … Continue reading ‘BACK THE BAKERLOO EXTENSION’ CALL BY LEWISHAM AND SOUTHWARK COUNCILS – Line could be extended to Lower Sydenham

‘DRIVERLESS’ VEHICLES HAVE ARRIVED IN BROMLEY AND CROYDON – but data-gathering experiment has humans at the wheel

A UK company developing technology for driverless vehicles has begun gathering data in the Bromley and Croydon boroughs this week to develop its venture to trial a shared driverless passenger service in London by 2019. Up to ten Five AI’s vehicle’s will be driven in for 10 months by fully trained, human safety drivers in … Continue reading ‘DRIVERLESS’ VEHICLES HAVE ARRIVED IN BROMLEY AND CROYDON – but data-gathering experiment has humans at the wheel

CRYSTAL PALACE PARADE: YOUR VIEWS SOUGHT

Live, work or travel on Crystal Palace Parade? Take Southwark's survey and help us plan for healthier streets http://bit.ly/2tZPnTL Southwark council are asking for peoples views on Crystal Palace Parade following changes to pedestrian and cycling routes by the junctions with Fountain Drive and Sydenham Hill. "We are conducting this survey to find how people … Continue reading CRYSTAL PALACE PARADE: YOUR VIEWS SOUGHT

BLUE BADGE FRAUDSTER TOLD TO PAY £5,000 COSTS (and fined £1,500 on top)

A fraudster who used someone else’s blue badge to park his £120,000 Porsche and a Mercedes in privileged positions has been ordered to pay more than £5,000 in costs - with a £1,500 fine on top. The driver admitted five counts of fraud after displaying a blue badge in his black Porsche when he parked … Continue reading BLUE BADGE FRAUDSTER TOLD TO PAY £5,000 COSTS (and fined £1,500 on top)

RAIL SERVICE NOT UP TO SCRATCHCARD

Dulwich and West Norwood MP Helen Hayes posted the following posted the following with a photo of her holding up a Labour party scratchcard: As many of my constituents face yet another stressful and uncomfortable Monday morning because of the chaos on our trains, we are launching @UKLabour plans to ensure reliable rail services throughout … Continue reading RAIL SERVICE NOT UP TO SCRATCHCARD

MICROWAVE THAT POTHOLE!

Croydon council have cooked up a new idea to deal with potholes on the borough's roads: Microwave them! They say new thermal technology allows contractors to heat the existing damaged road material until it is soft enough to be reshaped as a partial filling for the pothole, speeding repair times by up to 40per cent. … Continue reading MICROWAVE THAT POTHOLE!