Friday, November 30, 2007
Indeed Brenda Jones knew what she was doing when she called it a Winter Celebration. It was a lovely occasion despite the continuous heavy rain . About 40 children from St Judes assembled outside the station at 4.30where carols were sung to the accompaniment of a brass band
Along with parents and a few stalwarts we all went to the new piazza outside the Pizza Shop and WiSH.
Tim Healey (WISH) kindly provided the changing facilities for Rasta Santa and his helper ( but don't let on it really was Santa). Pizza for all the children drinks mulled wine mince pies were all laid on.
The lights were switched on by DWL lighting on the dot of 6.
Many thanks to Brockwell Art Stationers, Pullens, Kindred Bakers the Pizza SHOP and others who organised and provided the refreshments.
Traders and guests repaired to the Hoot'nany for refreshments ( quite appropriate as it is St Andrew's day.
UMBRELLAS WERE ORDER OF THE EVENING
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Thursday, November 29, 2007
NEW ROUTE 415 TULSE HILL ELEPHANT AND
REROUTING OF 333.
This has been put back till March due to delay in delivery of new
There will be no access to or exiting from the VICTORIA LINE
at VICTORIA ONLY from 22Dec- 6January
A bus service between Victoria and Pimlico
201 BUS ROUTE and P13
New schedules to be introduced to improve reliability
59 bus NOW LINKS BRIXTON TO BRUSSELS
extended to St Pancras
IBUS- 120M replacement of he Countdown facility has already started.
148. Using Satellite technology real time information on bus locations
will permit better route management and accurate arrival times.
Buses will also provide visual and audio information on route/ next stops. and latest camera equipment.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
THAMESLINK IMPROVED SERVICES
Thanks Richard for pointing out that theSunday Services are much better running
till 20.57 Southbound and 21.42 Northbound.
I think these used to finish about 6pm.
Monday, November 26, 2007
TRANSPORT ISSUES IN LAMBETH
Has anyone got issues they would like me to raise with transport operators in Lambeth Wednesday.
CHANGE AT KK THAMESLINK
ALL CHANGE AT KINGS CROSS THAMESLINK
All the information is actually up there on First Capital Connect web site, see
Among other things is an option to order your new timetable by email.
If you ask them at Herne Hill Station they will give you a leaflet entitled "Transforming your journey", which gives you the same information in printed form along with a credit card sized summary with a map.
If you want more specific information you can email them at
Hope that is of help.Mike Colvin
KINGS CROSS THAMESLINK STATION DUE TO CLOSE
8TH DECEMBER TO NEW INTERCHANGE AT ST PANCRAS
Friday, November 23, 2007
water supply interruption
Fawnbrake Ave mains supply was turned off sometime over night. The residents were not warned.
I complained to an engineer outside. He contacted Thames Water, who then offered to go to the supermarket and buy what ever quantity of water I thought I might need till it was turned on again. They brought me back 40 litres. I didn't let them off the hook because one of children has a tummy bug so no water is a health hazard.
Their claim of notice and minimum disruption didn't happen.
Jean 23rd Nov
norwood road congestion
RECENT CONGESTION AT HH JUNCTION LAMBETH RESPONSE
Thames Water have been carrying out renewal of the Victorian mains in Norwood Road. The final section of this work was the connection at the junction of Croxted Road requiring 4 way temporary traffic lights.
This work was carried out after consultation and agreement with the Police and Bus Operators. The lights were operating on a timed sequence, a number of different adjustment were made to try to maintain the flow of traffic and minimise delays. This did not substantially improve the situation. After a further meeting on site, Thames Water agreed to appoint an operative to manually control the lights from 7am to 7pm daily. Additionally Thames Water extended working times enabling the work to be completed ahead of schedule. Throughout this work Bus Operators, through Jason Thomas of TFL, were kept informed of progress.
All work at this junction are now completed. Be assured we do monitor major works at intervals throughout the day, working closely with all stakeholders and taking every action possible to minimise disruption.
Please accept my apologies for the delays caused by these essential works.
Monday, November 19, 2007
NO RISK TO BROCKWELL HLF
19 November 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TESSA JOWELL SECURES REASSURANCES ON PLANS FOR
BROCKWELL PARK AND HERNE HILL JUNCTION
Tessa Jowell has secured a reassurance through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) that plans to improve the junction at Herne Hill will not have an impact on HLF funding for the restoration of Brockwell Park.
Tessa Jowell, the local Labour MP for Dulwich & West Norwood, said:
'I am pleased to report, after discussions with the Director of the HLF, that plans for improving the junction near the gates at Dulwich Road/Norwood Road will have no impact on the funding of improvements to the park itself.
'The uncertainty that has been generated by the Project Monitor has been unhelpful and unsettling for all those involved in these two projects.
'The plans for the junction are well thought through and have been the subject of a long and detailed consultation process stretching over a number of years.
'Plans to restore and improve the park using HLF funding are very exciting and we have already seen some of the improvements being delivered. I now look forward to these two projects progressing to the benefit of those living in Herne Hill now and for generations to come.'
Val Shawcross, GLA Member, for Lambeth and Southwark also welcomed the news:
'I have been working with Tessa, local Councillors and local residents and representatives from across the community to secure an improved park and an improved junction.
'The proposed new pedestrian crossings will dramatically improve safety and will make the park more accessible and pleasant to users. The current configuration of the junction is congested, dangerous and makes Herne Hill unattractive to visitors. The proposed scheme is the result of great efforts on behalf of many local stakeholders and is the best possible compromise for all concerned.
'I am pleased that Tessa has been able to obtain reassurances on this key local issue.'
Further information: Tessa Jowell's office: (020) 7219 3409 / 2164
HERNE HILL PERMANENTLY WITHIN A WHISKER OF MAJOR CONGESTION AND GRIDLOCK.
As a result of temporary lights at the junction of Norwood Road and Croxted
the change of phasing has caused grid lock for much of the time and particularly for the period 3- 7pm. Even on Saturday there was major impact during the afternoon. and why.
The left filter into Croxted Road has been withdrawn and the red phase
for southbound traffic extended to 2 minutes yes a very small difference has had his major effect.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
ALWAYS A GOOD CHRISTMAS MEAL AT PULLENS
BY HERNE HILL STATION
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Thanks to Mike Colvin forthis
FINAL WATERLOO- PARIS SERVICE.
The last two Eurostars to Paris and Brussels passed through Herne Hill
within 5 minutes of each other at about 6.15 Tuesday evening.
There was a small band of residents there to wave them goodbye. This did not go unrewarded the final train going Brussels gave a most resolute serious of blasts on the horn as it passed through. and this was recorded by Cl Becca Thackray whose house backs on to the rail some distance away from the station
I do have some sound recordings which at present cantbe shown on the site but#
FUTURE FOR WATERLOO, 4 PLATFORMS
59 bus now serves Euson and St Pancras/ Kings Cross
Sunday, November 11, 2007
CAMPAIGN AGAINST IMPROVEMENT OF HERNE HILL
Campaign against the junction seriously flawed and misleading
The atached comments on our article of 5th November .
Graham Moss said...
Good to hear the HHF is independent and no doubt run by honest enthusiasts, which is more than can be said for the so-called "Friends" of Brockwell Park.
I can forgive you for putting across a seemingly one-sided view on the Herne Hill Junction scheme. As witnessed yesterday (Saturday 10th) at the park gates, the so called "Friends" simply misrepresent the appalling lack of road safety at the Herne Hill Junction. They make unfounded and incorrect statements to all the passers-by who are being duped into signing petitions etc.. Not only that, but any attempt to engage in intelligent discussion or email correspondence with FoBP is met with zero response.
I admit the TFL / Lambeth scheme for the Herne Hill Junction is not quite perfect but it seems to me (I have lived in the area for 35 years) to be the best way to get an improvement in safety. Safety is paramount.
FoBP will never win with their alternative plan (inasmuch as it has any clarity or consistency to be called a plan). In the meantime we all have to put up with more months of
* congestion and pollution at the junction
* anger and road rage, car horns at all times of the night
* countless dangerous illegal right hand turns
* very difficult crossing for pedestrians and danger for cyclists
* a horrible toilet block and 'rest area' in the park itself
* the knock on effect on the local traders
All because "Friends" stand in the way of progress in the name of a bit of grass. I hope one day the Friends will turn their energies back to the amenities in the park. Herne Hill is otherwise a great place to live. Brockwell is a very fine park. It deserves better.
Herne Hill Junction Update
Thanls to Jody who wrote in asked that this circular be published
HERNE HILL JUNCTION
Thanks to thos who have already written in.
To support the planning application we are seeking as many expressions of interest as possible..The deadline for formal comments to the planning officer Andrew Byrne has been extended to 12th November.
email is TJSMITH Clr Toren Smith
EMAILS TO CLLR SMITH CAN BE MADE AT ANY TIME UP TO THE
PLANNING MEETING DATE NOT YET FIXED
Andrew Byrne planning officer firstname.lastname@example.org
This site has information on the application enter the
reference number 07/03341/RG3
LAST DATE FOR COMMENT TO PLANNING OFFICER Is
Below is a summary of the scheme
What are the Project's main features?
* Pedestrian priority for the southern end of Railtonand closing it to through traffic.
An open space in the centre of the Junction linking Herne Hill and the Park, providing safer access to the Park and reducing the dominance of traffic in the junction.
Improvements to Brockwell Passage to make it safer, providing direct access to Dulwich Rd.
Removal of double decker buses from the narrow residential side streets.
Simplifying the junction to reduce excess vehiclemovements and providing more public space.
Light-controlled crossings of all roads and an additional pedestrian crossing in Milkwood Road.
Forward cycle stop-lines throughout and safer crossing points for cyclists.
Improvements to road junctions giving more pavement space and direct crossings.
A narrow slip road to improve traffic flow between Norwood Road and Dulwich Road.
Additional bus lanes and a northbound bus stop in Norwood Road.
Additional parking bays and more short-term parking for local shoppers.
High quality landscape throughout providing visual linkage between the streets and the park.
What are the main benefits?
It will bring a renewed economic and social vitalityto Herne Hill.
Significantly improved park entrance, with pleasanter and safer access to Brockwell Park.
Increased space and safety for pedestrians and cyclists in the junction and surrounding areas.
Environmental improvements which will make the area and park entrance more attractive.
Improved trading environment and encouragement for economic regeneration.
More bus lanes, fewer bus delays and more rational interchanges, reducing journey times.
Rerouting of double-decker buses away from narrow residential streets,
Less pollution, smoother traffic flows and fewer hold-ups.
Retention of the mature maple tree and more tree-planting in the junction and approach roads.
Improved disabled access to the station.
PLEASECOPY THE FORUM INTO TO ANY EMAIL SENT IN.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
STOCKWELL REPORT PULISHED 8TH NOVEMBER 07
JEAN CHARLES de MENEZES
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
north dulwich road bridge closure
NORTH DULWICH STATION ROAD BRIDGE CLOSURE
From Cllrs Toby Eckersley, Nick Vineall and Robin Crookshank Hilton
You may have already heard that Southwark Council and Network Rail propose to close the road (Red Post Hill) over the railway for approximately 20 weeks from January 2008 for purposes of strengthening the unacceptably weak bridge over the railway at North Dulwich Station. At the request of the Councillors, a public meeting to provide information and an opportunity for questions has been arranged, with kind permission of the Rev. Hugh Dawes , for
Monday 19th November at St Faith's Church, Red Post Hill
The meeting will start at 7.30 pm; displays may be viewed from 6.30 pm.
Southwark officers and Network Rail officials will be in attendance from 6.30 pm.
Among topics to be dealt with at the meeting will be
- reasons for the works
- diversions to be proposed, including to bus routes 37 and P4.
- consequences of the removal of the current 7.5te limit
- design and conservation aspects
- pedestrian and general road safety on the renovated bridge.
The works are funded by Network Rail and Transport for London .
It is our current understanding that the 37 will be diverted along Village Way (the road surface having been lowered under the low bridge), with the P4 diverted along Half Moon Lane and Village Way . We are also assured that throughout the works pedestrian and cycle access to the station in both directions will be maintained. We believe there will be three weekend closures of the railway. Details will be given at the meeting.
The ward councillors have requested that a flyer advising of the meeting be delivered to all houses with half a mile of the bridge.
Since neither this message nor the flyer may reach all those with an interest in this matter, please would recipients kindly mention the proposals and the meeting to Dulwich friends and neighbours.
We look forward to seeing some of you on the 19th.
Monday, November 05, 2007
COMMENTS ON THE BLOG FROM PAUL KENNY
(SORRY THE REPLY COMES FIRST)
Thanks for your comments.
The blog spot is promoting the junction project adopted and developed at meetings over the last 5 years .It would not be appropriate for us promote the do nothing option having identified the problems and come up with the council a way of solving this.
We are a residents forum of people from both boroughs.
As regards funding. Lambeth pay for the room hire for our four public meetings and this is stopping after Christmas. Southwark have given us £1,000 this year again for meeting
costs. Lambeth print our posters usually and we pay for distribution. /A couple of local traders make contributions towards this.
The Forum has received no financial support for the very substantial time and admin costs in promoting the Junction project.
Hello again. I e-mailed you a few weeks ago, raising concerns re the one-sided views that regularly appear on your website, particularly in relation to the plans to improve the roads outside Brockwell Park. I notice you now have a message of support from the Mayor in regards to the scheme, yet there's no counter-argument anywhere else on your site. Don't get me wrong, I live in Herne Hill and fully support the road plans, but I just feel that local people logging on to a site called Herne Hill Forum ought to be presented with both sides of any argument when it comes to issues in their own area. I may be wildly off the mark here, but are U in fact funded by the council, and if not who is funding U? Perhaps you should put something on your Home page to clear up just who the Herne Hill Forum represents? After all, we're not living in East Germany circa 1963. Regards. Paul Kenny
CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE JUNCTION SCHEME
JUNCTION NEGATIVE CAMPAIGN BASED ON MISREPRESENTATION OF THE SCHEME AND ITS OBJECTIVES.
COMMENT FROM RESIDENT
I am finding that when I speak to people in the HH
> area, more and more are
> saying that while they have been concerned about the
> alarmist headlines and
> claims from the FoBP, when they read the detail,
> they realise that they have been
> duped! Increasingly, people are supporting our
> scheme and becoming angry at
> the way the FoBP Committee have acted.
Friday, November 02, 2007
Herne Hill Society
HERNE HILL SOCIETY
Wednesday 14 November 2007 at 7.45pm
At: Herne Hill United Church Hall, Redpost Hill
'THE STORY OF BANKSIDE'
By Len Reilly, Lambeth Archives
Doors open at 7.30
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