Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Update on Brixton Hill/ Acre Lane Road works

At 6am on Sunday 15 November Brixton Hill will become a two-way road. The one-way system around St Matthew's Church in Brixton will be closed as part of works by Transport for London (TfL) to improve Brixton town centre.

Brixton Hill will be widened to accommodate two-way traffic and Effra Road will be closed to all but local traffic. This and other slight changes will improve pedestrian access to and from St Matthew's Peace Gardens and the new Windrush Square.

Key details of the changes are:
  • One-way system to become two-way along Brixton Hill
  • The left turn from Brixton Road into Coldharbour Lane will be closed permanently and a new 'green man' traffic signal for pedestrians will be introduced across Coldharbour Lane
  • Permanent U-Turn ban from Brixton Hill into Effra Road
  • The pedestrian crossing on Brixton Hill from Lambeth Town Hall to St Matthew's Church will be reinstated.

For more information visit TfL's website to view a new road layout or to find out more about other improvements: www.tfl.gov.uk/windrushsquare. Contact TfL street management by emailing londonstreets@tfl.gov.uk or telephoning 0845 305 1234 (8.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Friday).

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Snow Camp Everest Challenge - show your support

Mark Browne, Director for the Roupell Park Estate in Brixton Hill ward will be participating in the Snow Camp Everest Challenge to raise money for the organisation.

Mark will be participating in the challenge with his daughter and the Brixton Hill Labour Councillors wish them luck.

Snow Camp offers skiing, snowboarding and Life Skills sessions to disadvantaged young
Londoners. Their aim is to remove kids from the often inactive or dangerous lives that
befall many on London’s urban estates, by providing them on‐going access to develop
their social and professional future through skiing and snowboarding. A number of young people from the Roupell Park estate have already participated and enjoyed the Snow Camp activities.

For more information and to support the challenge by participating or sponsoring please log onto: http://www.snow-camp.co.uk/everestchallenge/#

Fixed penalty notices for utility companies

From 15 November, the Traffic Manager’s Team at Lambeth will be implementing Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN’s) as a tool to improve the management and control of utilities’ activities on Lambeth’s highways.

The use of FPN’s is a new power and supplements the power to prosecute offences. In practice Lambeth along with the majority of local highway authorities has rarely made use of its powers to prosecute, for the reason that they are cumbersome, expensive, and take too long to be truly effective.

Offences for which FPN’s are available include failure to serve notices of works, commencing works before approved start date, failure to serve notice of completion and it is hoped that the use of FPN’s will achieve a significant improvement in behaviour by the utilities, to the benefit of Brixton Hill residents and road users alike.