Cllr Martin Tiedemann has written to Sadiq Khan regarding dangerous junctions on the A23 Brixton Hill following another accident last month that has left a cyclist with serious injuries.
Three years ago, Cllr Tiedemann wrote to the previous Mayor, highlighting the junctions of Brixton Hill with Brixton Water Lane/Trent Road/Lambert Road/Josephine Avenue. These junctions, which comprise part of London Cycle Network Route 25, were originally prioritised for action but were subsequently dropped from Boris Johnson’s plans. Now, with a new Mayor and further accidents, Brixton Hill’s councillors are calling for urgent action. Continue reading
Last Friday, Councillor Martin Tiedemann was one of several local residents to report a major leak on Lambert Road at the corner with Bonham Road. Thames Water responded to say it was aware of the leak and it would be attended shortly.
By Saturday, there appeared to have been no action and large holes had appeared in the road surface. Lambert Road is on the London Cycle Network and heavily used by cyclists, so water-filled potholes are especially dangerous. Water was streaming down both Lambert and Bonham Roads and even down along Brixton Hill. Cllr Tiedemann continued to press Thames Water to take action, to keep residents informed and to screen off the dangerous road surface. He contacted Lambeth Council’s out-of-hours team and the emergency services as well. Continue reading
Brixton New Testament Church of God on Lambert Road is celebrating its 60th anniversary this coming weekend. In 1956, the NTCG took over the former Anglican church of St Saviour’s, making it one of the oldest of the 130 congregations the NTCG has today.
All are welcome to join the celebration on Saturday 12th November 2016 – doors open at 4pm and the service commences at 5pm.
Due to popular demand, new bike hangars are to be installed in various locations across the Brixton Hill ward. The bike hangars are operated by Cyclehoop and allow residents to rent a secure and dry space for their bicycle.
Hangars are to be installed at the following locations:
- Baytree Road (by Effra Court)
- Beverstone Road – one outside No. 11 and another outside Nos. 10/12
- Branksome Road – one outside 15/17 and another outside No. 88
- Lambert Road – one outside No. 36, another by No. 45 and another outside No. 55
- Lyham Road – outside Nos. 7/8 Clapham Park Terrace, and outside Nos. 13/14 Clapham Park Terrace
- Mandrell Road – to the side of 110 Strathleven Road
- Strathleven Road – outside No. 40, another outside No. 56, and another outside Nos. 69/71
Once the hangars are installed residents will be able to rent a space via the cyclehoops.rentals website. Continue reading
Thanks to money allocated to road improvement from the sale of Council buildings, several roads and pavements have been resurfaced in the area in recent years, including Beverstone Road, Kingswood Road and Lambert Road in just the last few months. This is despite huge cuts in the Council’s funding by the Government.
The Council is now running a quick consultation to nominate the next set of roads to be treated in 2016/7. Councillors will be able to suggest three roads in their ward by 11th February- but we want to hear residents’ ideas for their top priorities.
Please let us know by email or Twitter if you know a road in Brixton Hill that needs its carriageway or pavements resurfaced.
Local Councillor Martin Tiedemann has welcomed the response from the Mayor of London Boris Johnson to his December letter calling for junctions and pedestrian on Brixton Hill to be improved.
As Cllr Tiedemann’s letter set out, the junctions with Brixton Water Lane/Trent Road and with Josephine Avenue were listed by the Mayor’s office as among the 100 requiring improvement but the Mayor has only allocated funding to 33 of those junctions. Cllr Tiedemann wrote to Boris Johnson and local Assembly Member Val Shawcross CBE asking for funding to be allocated to Brixton Hill to address road safety issues. Continue reading
Brixton Hill’s Safer Neighbourhood Team are holding another set of street briefings where residents can raise issues with the local police and community support officers.
- Friday 14 February, 12 noon – 12.30 outside Lidl on Acre Lane
- Monday 17 February, 4 pm – 4.30 pm at the corner of Brixton Hill and Lambert Road
Sainsbury’s have been granted planning permission for a training centre at the rear of their store on Brixton Hill at the corner of Lambert Road. This will comprise five training rooms and associated facilities for managers in the region.
The good news for local residents is that this will enhance cycle parking at the site and reduce unauthorised parking by shoppers at the store – something that councillors and residents have been calling for since the start of the year. Councillor Martin Tiedemann had made numerous complaints about the store not doing enough to prevent parking on the pavement and damage to the trees as well as the lack of cycling provision. Local resident Erin Gill created a petition calling for cycle parking at the store.
The proposals now are for six cycle stands on Lambert Road, which are intended for staff receiving training but will be able to be used by customers. Bollards will be placed along the edge of the private land to prevent parking to the side of the store. The development will be ‘car-free’ with a green travel plan to outline how Sainsbury’s will help its staff coming from further afield to use the excellent transport links in our area.
Cllr Martin Tiedemann commented, “I am pleased that Sainsbury’s and the Council took on board my concerns about parking on the pavement and the lack of cycle parking and will put measures in place. This will make for a more pleasant and safer environment for local residents and customers.”