MORE THAN 150 PEOPLE SIGN PETITION TO GET 410 BUS BACK ON TO AUCKLAND ROAD “Replace planters with a gate…”

More than 150 people have signed a petition on change.org calling for a 'bus gate' to be installed on Auckland Road - to get the 410 route back onto it. The petition, started by Marcus Boyle to Croydon Cllr Stephen Mann (Lab, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood ward) reads as follows: Replace the planters on Auckland … Continue reading MORE THAN 150 PEOPLE SIGN PETITION TO GET 410 BUS BACK ON TO AUCKLAND ROAD “Replace planters with a gate…”

New ‘school streets’ planned

Even more pupils are set to have safer and healthier journeys to school when 10 further Schools Streets are introduced in September, taking the total in the borough to 21, say Croydon council. Among the latest to get 'School Streets' are St Joseph’s Catholic junior school, Woodend, Upper Norwood; and Oasis academy Reylands, Oakley Road … Continue reading New ‘school streets’ planned

Rick Wakeman on the Crystal Palace park concert bowl stage…Electric scooters on pavements….all Sainsbury’s lifts out of action this morning…

Rick Wakeman @GrumpyOldRick best outdoor venue in London ...magical...I tried to redo Journey to the Centre of the Earth there, but on inspection , the stage was rotting and dangerous ...would be a great asset if restored. He was responding to the following Twitter post: Pete Johnson #ROSI4LEADER @pedrojuk· Jul 7 @GrumpyOldRick I saw you … Continue reading Rick Wakeman on the Crystal Palace park concert bowl stage…Electric scooters on pavements….all Sainsbury’s lifts out of action this morning…

MP Helen Hayes quizzes ministers on safe social distancing in rail stations, Oyster card peak time restrictions and changing youth fares, and Coronavirus issues

Helen Hayes Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the ability for passengers to maintain safe social distance at older railway stations that have not have platform extensions. Hansard source(Citation: HC Deb, 1 July 2020, cW) Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport) Rail operators are … Continue reading MP Helen Hayes quizzes ministers on safe social distancing in rail stations, Oyster card peak time restrictions and changing youth fares, and Coronavirus issues

NO BUSES UP CENTRAL HILL TODAY (MONDAY)

Thames Water staff were this morning (Monday) repairing a leak in the pavement outside Numidie's by the zebra crossing halfway along Westow Hill, which is currently being resurfaced in a separate operation. Routes 417, 432, 450, N137 and N2 are all affected with routes 417 N137 missing the stops from Tivoli Road to Crystal Palace … Continue reading NO BUSES UP CENTRAL HILL TODAY (MONDAY)

Government decision to hike TfL fares and cut free travel for children is ‘a kick in the teeth’ for Londoners says council leader

Lambeth council leader Cllr Jack Hopkins has hit out at the government for demanding TfL must raise fares above inflation and cut free travel for under-18s as part of its funding package to keep the transport operator running. Cllr Hopkins said it was ‘deeply unfair’ for the government to seek to balance TfL’s books on … Continue reading Government decision to hike TfL fares and cut free travel for children is ‘a kick in the teeth’ for Londoners says council leader

Consultation launched on plans to upgrade both Brighton Mainline and East Croydon station

Residents and commuters are being encouraged to have their say on plans to improve the Brighton Main Line and transform East Croydon station, strengthening Croydon’s excellent transport links and importance as an economic centre for London and the South East. The proposals from Network Rail would mean a more reliable, frequent and faster rail service … Continue reading Consultation launched on plans to upgrade both Brighton Mainline and East Croydon station

Man charged following fatal collision in Orpington

A 20-year-old man has been charged with multiple driving offences following a fatal collision in Orpington on 31 October 2019 in which a bus driver was killed. Metropolitan Police say the man, of no fixed address, was charged on Friday, 20 May with: - One count of causing death by dangerous driving; - One count … Continue reading Man charged following fatal collision in Orpington

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”…