Petition: new bus route for South Circular linking Clapham South to Tulse Hill

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A group of local residents have started a change.org petition calling on Transport for London to introduce a direct bus service along the South Circular between Tulse Hill and Clapham South. This would serve Brixton Hill residents near to Christchurch Road and Streatham Place.

Campaigners say that, currently, travellers (especially children going to school) need to take two buses via congested Brixton or Streatham, or walk along polluted main roads. Others choose to drive on what are relatively short journeys.

Over 100 people have already signed the petition and residents have put together a video about the campaign.

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NHS England consulting on future of Streatham Place GP Surgery

streathamplacesurgeryMainNHS England is currently consulting on the future of Streatham Place GP Surgery. Healthcare provider Hurley Group has had a temporary contract to run the surgery since the previous GPs were suspended. Hurley’s contract will end on 31 August 2015 and there have been mixed reviews of its services there but patients now have the opportunity to express their thoughts in full.

Today (8 December) is the final day of the online consultation – councillors were only just informed. Patients should have been sent details and invited to consultation meetings, with paper questionnaires available from the surgery reception. Continue reading

Streatham Place McDonald’s refused permission to open 24 hours by Lambeth

McdonaldsFollowing representations by local residents and Brixton Hill councillors, Lambeth’s Licensing Sub-Committee turned down an application by McDonald’s to extend the opening hours of their restaurant on Streatham Place (the South Circular) to 24 hours a day.

Local residents including the residents association complained that 24-hour opening would mean that bright floodlights lit up the houses backing onto the site at unacceptable times of night. There would be a potential increase in noise nuisance, including from drivers and deliveries, and in litter, which are both already matters of concern during ‘normal’ hours in the area. Continue reading