Putney Bridge Closure…

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/putneybridge Vitally needed repairs to Putney Bridge mean it will have to close to all vehicle traffic on Monday July 14. It is expected to reopen in October.The decision to fully close the bridge to all traffic – rather than have a partial closure – was backed by a clear majority of both residents and businesses during the public consultation late last year. The public’s preferred option was getting the job done in the shortest possible time and at the lowest cost to taxpayers.

The original six month timetable has been drastically reduced. The council’s contractors will be working extended hours to get the £1.5m of repairs completed as quickly as possible.

The vast majority of the works will now be carried out during the school summer holidays when traffic levels are at their lightest. This timetable should also ensure that the bridge will reopen in plenty of time for businesses to take advantage of the busy festive shopping period.

While the works are ongoing pedestrians will still be able to cross the bridge, as will cyclists, although they will need to dismount.

Buses will operate a shuttle service from both ends of the bridge. This means that passengers will need to cross it on foot to continue their journeys.

To achieve a faster turnaround it has been agreed that the permitted hours of working will be as follows:

  • 6am to midnight Monday to Friday 
  • 10am to 4pm at weekends

However the contractor has been told to schedule the repairs so that no excessively noisy works are carried out at unreasonable times.

The works schedule has been arranged in close consultation with Transport for London, neighbouring highway authorities, local amenity groups, business representatives and other partners to ensure a high level of co-ordination with other major roadworks in south and west London.

The programme has also been drawn up to avoid impacting on the Wimbledon tennis championships, while the works have been scheduled so that August’s Ride London cycle event, which attracts thousands of professional and amateur bike riders, can still be accommodated.

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia said: “These works are absolutely vital to protect the internal fabric of the bridge and ensure it lasts another 100 years.  Our primary concern is to get this important job done efficiently and quickly so that there is the least amount of disruption to residents, businesses and the wider travelling public.

“Unfortunately a repair job on this scale to an important river crossing means that some degree of disruption is unavoidable, and we are of course very sorry for the inconvenience it will cause, but we have worked very hard to keep this to the absolute minimum.

“And we are giving people as much advance warning as we can so that they have plenty of time to plan alternative routes or look at using other forms of transport to get across the river.”

 

 

 

 

 

Voting URGENTLY required – Have Your Say…

If you haven’t already voted please vote on the following things TODAY is the last day…

Installation of Bicycle Racks on Schubert Road…https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SZ23CPV

Installation of a Motorcycle Bay on Schubert Road…https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SGCMH5Z

Force the council to replace our ‘unloved’ pavements…
www.wandsworth.gov.uk/WLF

Please remind your neighbours when you see them!

Thank you

Schubert Road Neighbourhood Watch

REMINDER – URGENT VOTING REQUIRED – Motor Cycle Bay on Schubert Road

Please can you all click on the Survey link below and complete this by 5th February 2014…

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SGCMH5Z

We’ve had quite a few reports about problems incurred by Motorcycles parking on the street.

Pros For Motor Cyclists:

Improved Security because owners are able to chain their vehicles to a Ground Anchor Point.

Damage to Motorcycles is minimised.

Pros For Vehicle Owners:

although a space has to be designated solely for the use of motorcycles, they are considered to represent a net increase in available space for car users. This is because a greater amount of space is lost when motorcycles are parked in the standard bays at various locations along a road.

Damage to cars and to motorcycles is minimised.

Please can you all click on the Survey link below and complete this by 5th February 2014…

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SGCMH5Z

Many Thanks

Schubert Road Neighbourhood Watch

Heathrow Night Flight Expansion public meeting on Thursday 6th February 2014 at 7pm

Council leader Ravi Govindia will address a public meeting in Putney next week examining the potential impacts of the Airports Commission’s proposals for expanding Heathrow and allowing more night flights.

John Stewart of aviation campaign group HACAN will also be there as well as local MP Justine Greening.

The meeting will be held at St Mary’s Church, Putney High Street on Thursday 6 February at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

For further information please click on…

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/12185/heathrow_public_meeting_next_week?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wandsworth+Borough+Council&utm_campaign=3623686_Putney+Local+Leaders&dm_i=XWH,25O1Y,6MU7GJ,7SN5L,1

AND

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/heathrow

 

Help us improve the state of the pavements on Schubert Road

The council is asking local people how money raised from a charge on developers should be spent.  The Wandsworth Local Fund (WLF) can be spent on neighbourhood projects.

Take the survey at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/WLF. Alternatively you can request a paper copy of the form by ringing (020) 8871 6084.

Neighbourhood projects it could be used to fund include:

Improving roads, pavements and parks, including installing safety improvements like new lighting.

  • New secure cycle parking
  • Better public transport.
  • New bus shelters and countdown information.
  • Building new schools or expanding existing ones

But it cannot be used for projects which require on-going spending.

The council is consulting local residents, neighbourhood groups and associations, school pupils and students, local businesses and those who work in the local area.

Once the results are in they will be shared with ward councillors, local voluntary and community organisations, council departments, Transport for London and other agencies. They will be invited to help shape proposals that would meet your priorities.

These proposals will then be assessed for cost and feasibility and late this year local people will be asked which of the proposals they would like the WLF to support.

Take the survey at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/WLF. Alternatively you can request a paper copy of the form by ringing (020) 8871 6084.

You have until the end of March 2014 to tell the council your views.

For further information please click on the following link…

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/12188/help_shape_your_neighbourhood?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wandsworth+Borough+Council&utm_campaign=3623686_Putney+Local+Leaders&dm_i=XWH,25O1Y,6MU7GJ,7SN5L,1

Installation of Bike Racks on Schubert Road

There is not adequate space for tenants to lock up their bikes safely. It is evident that many people use bicycles and there is limited space in which to keep them, especially as bikes are no longer allowed to be taken through communal hallways – this is due to the following reasons:

1)  Damage caused to communal hallways – carpets, walls etc.

2)  Health & Safety Regulations – Bikes can cause a trip hazard in the event of people attempting to exit a property in an emergency (such as a fire).

Both of these issues affect blocks of flats AND whole houses.

Please can you all click on the Survey link below and complete this by 5th February 2014…

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SZ23CPV

Many Thanks

 

Schubert Road Neighbourhood Watch

Motor Cycle Bay on Schubert Road

We’ve had quite a few reports about problems incurred by Motorcycles parking on the street.

Pros For Motor Cyclists:

Improved Security because owners are able to chain their vehicles to a Ground Anchor Point.

Damage to Motorcycles is minimised.

Pros For Vehicle Owners:

although a space has to be designated solely for the use of motorcycles, they are considered to represent a net increase in available space for car users. This is because a greater amount of space is lost when motorcycles are parked in the standard bays at various locations along a road.

Damage to cars and to motorcycles is minimised.

Please can you all click on the Survey link below and complete this by 5th February 2014…

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SGCMH5Z

Many Thanks

Schubert Road Neighbourhood Watch

20mph Speed limit for Schubert Road…

Don’t forget – Deadline 30th January 2014 – in order to get the speed limit reduced to 20mph for the whole of the East Putney grid, covering the following roads: Schubert Road, Oakhill Road, Galveston Road, Mexfield Road, Cromford Road & Santos Road.

You need to do 2 things…

SIGN THE EPETITION: 1. Go to www.wandsworth.gov.uk/moderngov 2. Click on the ‘ePetitions’ link from the Main Navigation menu on the left-hand side. 3. Click on blue link to epetition entitled ‘20mph zone requested’. 4. Click on blue link ‘Log in or register and sign the petition’.

AND

SIGN THE MONKEY SURVEY: 1.  Go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/local20mph

Thank you

20mph slow down heaven is full

20 mph speed limit Oakhill Road - Rat Run

 

 

20mph Speed Limit for the Oakhill Grid – Sign the petition by the 30th January 2014!

20mph Speed Limit for the Oakhill Grid – Sign the petition by the 30th January 2014!

(Oakhill, Santos, Cromford, Mexfield, Galveston, Schubert Roads)

Have your say!

What’s not to like???

  • Safer Streets
  • Less Noise
  • Fewer emissions/less pollution
  • Reminds drivers we are a residential area, not just a convenient rat-run
  • May deter excessive traffic
  • Many streets near Upper Richmond Rd in West Putney already have a 20mph limit

If you agree sign up BEFORE 31st January 2014.  It only takes a couple of minutes.  Your name and details are not published.  30% of residents need to reply for the petition to be considered.

To sign up:

Go to www.wandsworth.gov.uk/moderngov

  1. Click on the ‘ePetitions’ link from the Main Navigation menu on the left-hand side.
  2. Click on blue link to epetition entitled ‘20mph zone requested’.
  3. Click on blue link ‘Log in or register and sign the petition’.
  4. Click on ‘Register as new user’ link or log into council website using your Wandsworth Council website username and password.  You will have created an online account if you have ever signed up for online parking permits etc.
  5. Click on ‘Sign’ box to sign the petition.

It only takes 2 minutes and remember – this is only going to get worse as more people use our roads!20mph slow down heaven is full

20 mph speed limit

Oakhill Road - Rat Run

UPDATE: Boris Bikes – Council Meeting Tuesday 8th October 7.30pm

The planning committee are due to decide on the approval or refusal of the Boris Bikes on Manfred Road on Tuesday 8th October 2013 at 7.30pm at Wandsworth Town Hall.

Should you wish to attend, Louise McMeekin (Schubert Road Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator) will be there from 7pm in order to hear the decision. Any residents who wish to support the refusal of these plans would be very welcome.

Please find attached the covering agenda, please note that our issue is Item 34 and details are located on Page 299:

Public reports pack 08.10.2013 1930 Planning Applications Committee