Help make New Park Road safer and better for local residents

11065918_764307080335367_3125684556957302313_nFollowing a number of accidents on New Park Road, parents of pupils at Richard Atkins Primary School wrote to councillors to ask for support for road safety measures.

An exciting project is now coming to New Park Road. DIY Schools will investigate speed, congestion, air quality and pedestrian safety outside the school. Together with traffic calming experts, local residents are being invited to “co-design” temporary interventions to create a safer, cleaner, greener New Park Road around the school entrances.

The project is for seven months and input from the community is needed throughout. People living in and moving through an area are experts in how it works and can tell us what the problems are and design the solutions.  Continue reading

More roadworks coming to Brixton Hill

lightsTransport for London have announced major works from July until September on Brixton Hill as part of its ‘Road Modernisation Plan’. TfL are replacing the traffic lights at the junction of Brixton Hill with Brixton Water Lane/Trent Road and with New Park Road. Both will involve works on the footway and some lane closures.

The works at Brixton Water Lane are planned to start on Monday 6 July and continue for approximately seven weeks depending on weather conditions. At New Park Road they are planned to start on Monday 20 July and continue for approximately six weeks depending on the weather conditions. Continue reading

New Park Road to be partially closed off for a month

New Park Road signA notice has appeared today in the Lambeth Weekender outlining that the Council intend to allow a month-long temporary closure to cars of New Park Park Road at the junction with Brixton Hill, starting 9th December.

The closure is to allow for essential gas works and will not be at all times of day, regulated by signs. Continue reading

Consultation meetings for tenants ahead of new kitchens and bathrooms

Screenshot 2014-04-14 10.07.57Residents in the Central Area who will be receiving kitchen and bathroom improvements under the Lambeth Housing Standard this year (The LHS Year 3: 2014-2015) have been invited by Lambeth Living to drop-in sessions later this week to discuss the improvement works to bring homes up to the Standard. This includes improvements to kitchens, bathrooms and upgrades to the electrical wiring.

The estates receiving LHS works in 2014/15 are Argyll Court on New Park Road; Arlington Lodge on Brixton Hill; the Saxby Road Estate; and a number of street properties managed by Lambeth Living. Continue reading

Kintyre Court & New Park Road residents invited to hear more about Clapham Park

clpahamparkA joint meeting organised by the Clapham Park Neighbourhood Forum and the Clapham Park TRA will take place on next Thursday 30 January from 7-8.30pm. Kintyre Court on New Park Road is part of the Clapham Park development and residents and neighbours are invited.

The topic will be on the Clapham Park Regeneration Programme, led by Metropolitan Housing. The programme will not only have a direct impact on the Clapham Park estate, which has properties in the wards of Thornton, Brixton Hill and Streatham Hill, but also has a wider implication for those who live on the periphery of the estate.

The meeting will be at the Community Resource Centre, corner of Headlam Road & Kings Avenue SW4 8HF (opposite Sainsbury’s), Councillor Diana Morris, Chair of the Neighbourhood Forum, will be chairing the meeting and there will be refreshments.

Rachel Reeves and Tristram Hunt visit Brixton Hill

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We were very pleased that Labour’s new Shadow Education and Work & Pensions Secretaries chose Brixton Hill for their first official engagement.

Tristram Hunt MP, who now leads for Labour on Education, and Rachel Reeves MP, who is the Shadow DWP Secretary following the reshuffle, visited Richard Atkins Primary School on New Park Road last week with Cllr Lib Peck and Cllr Rachel Heywood. They visited the school’s excellent breakfast club and spoke to pupils and teachers.