Formal consultation launched on Controlled Parking Zones for Brixton Hill

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Proposals around Morrish Road

From today residents can respond to a consultation on proposals for new controlled parking zones either side of Brixton Hill up to the South Circular. The council has taken the decision to proceed with the implementation of a Controlled Parking Zone, subject to the outcome of the statutory consultation.

This follows an informal consultation late last year, which showed support for controlled parking in those areas without a CPZ currently. The proposals have been guided by the detailed comments residents made, including the hours of operation. Efforts have been made to have a mix of areas that are residents only as well as metered parking, so that there are options for visitors to the area but commuter parking is deterred.

This follows a great deal of work by residents and councillors to highlight the issue and ensure the Council understood the need for parking controls to deal with increased pressure from commuter parking. Continue reading

Part of Upper Tulse Hill to be closed for works

A road order for a temporary road closure of Upper Tulse Hill has been published today. In order to allow works to be carried out to repair a water main, vehicles will not be able to use a 30-metre stretch of Upper Tulse Hill from the Brixton Hill end from 24th February.

The works are expected to take just three days although the Order allows for up to one month to allow for contingencies.

Do you want a Controlled Parking Zone for Brixton Hill?

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An official but informal Council consultation has opened this week on whether residents want to see new parking controls in streets in Brixton Hill where no restrictions currently exist.

Since being elected as Brixton Hill’s councillors in 2014, we have received hundreds of emails, letters and petition signatures asking for controlled parking to be extended to the roads south and west of Brixton Prison. We have been pushing throughout this period for a consultation to once again be undertaken to see if residents genuinely do wish to see parking controls extended across the ward, and what form they might take.

The new consultation has been set up following the conclusion of Lambeth’s parking stress review, which was launched after lobbying from local councillors and residents. This concluded that a large area north of the South Circular was suffering from high levels of parking stress meaning residents struggle to park near their homes on weekdays when commuters are taking up many of the spaces. We have heard incidents of road rage and danger for pedestrians and cyclists. There is also concern that residents in nearby CPZ areas may be parking their cars in roads without controls.

We are pleased that the Council has taken on board our points in the review and is now proposing a Controlled Parking Zone for all non-estate roads in the area north of the South Circular. It may be that some roads have different requirements or preferences and residents can for instance suggest hours of operation for any proposed CPZ in their area. We will be looking closely at results to ensure any proposals down the line reflect what residents tell us they prefer.

If you do not support any parking controls, we need to hear your voice too! Please make your comments on the survey. Brixton Hill councillors do not want to see controls imposed if the majority of residents do not support them

Residents can find out more about the consultation at www.lambeth.gov.uk/bhcpz and the survey can be accessed at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BrixtonHillCPZ.  The closing date for the consultation is 20th October.

There will be a drop in session with Lambeth traffic engineers at Richard Atkins Primary School on 1st October, 10am-4pm.

This weekend: Tulse Hill Market & Sudbourne School Fair

Screen Shot 2013-12-06 at 13.29.14As we get closer to Christmas, events are popping up around the area. Here are a couple taking place this weekend.

Tulse Hill Arts & Crafts Market
Saturday 7 December, 11-4
Rush Common, Brixton Hill at the corner of Upper Tulse Hill

This month the regular market organised by the Tulse Hill Forum has a special guest – Santa! There are the usual arts and crafts, and home-made goodies.

Check out this video made by local resident Natasha Coleman:

Sudbourne Primary School Winter Fair
Saturday 7 December, 11.30-2.30
Sudbourne School, Hayter Road/Sudbourne Road

There’ll be a santa’s grotto, tombola, Christmas gifts, games, face painting and a craft area. Kids can even get down to writing a letter to Father Christmas. A cafe will be serving homemade cakes, mulled wines, soups and stews.

Entrance is on Sudbourne Road and adults pay 50p for entry, kids go free.