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Monday, 20 December 2010

Maintenance works to Lambeth Bridge

Ringway Jacobs on behalf of Transport for London (TfL) has been appointed to carry out essential night time maintenance works on Lambeth Bridge from the 27 to the 30 December 2010, subject to weather conditions.

The works, which have been scheduled to occur overnight, have been planned to take place between Christmas and new year, when traffic levels are around 20 per cent lower, to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum. These essential works will not only give road users, especially cyclists, a smoother drive, but they will also help reduce carriageway noise and the need for disruptive maintenance closures, benefiting local residents and businesses.

The following work will take place:

27 and 28 December 2010
Essential structural and maintenance repairs will be undertaken to the bridge. Lambeth Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic on the 27 and 28 December 2010 between 8pm and 5am on each day.

To maximise the use of the above traffic management, TfL will also be carrying out other maintenance works on each bridge, including graffiti removal, lamp column maintenance and paving works.

Signed diversions will be put in place to enable vehicular traffic to continue their journey. Buses which use Lambeth Bridge will be placed on diversion during the overnight closure. Passengers should check information at local bus stops for diversion details.

TfL is also currently planning to carry out additional work on Lambeth bridge during early 2011 to replace the expansion joints along the structure, helping to extend the life of the bridge. TfL will work to coordinate these works to ensure that any closures take place during the least disruptive times and do not clash with other works on the nearby road network.

Pictured: Parliament View residents might be affected by the necessary nighttime works

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Juxon Street resurfacing

Lambeth Council have announced they will be resurfacing Juxon Street and Pratt Walk in March 2011.

The works will create a smoother surface for cyclists and motorists.

Letters will be sent to affected residents in two weeks' time - the work is expected to last a week.
Councillors have welcomed the news but are still pushing hard for resurfacing of other local streets in a poor condition - namely Stannary Street, Wincott Street, Reedworth Street, and Chester Way.

Pictured: Ingram Close, with Juxon Street behind.

Newport Street nightclub rejected after residents' objections

Lambeth's Licensing Committee have backed local residents by rejected an application for a nightclub in Arch 145 Newport Street.

18 objections and two petitions against the application were received. Three residents joined Councillor Mark Harrison to speak at the meeting.

The Committee agreed that the pavement area adjacent to the venue was indistinct and inadequate, and was therefore not suitable for the number of people able to attend the venue to queue and go through the security procedures safely.

They also agreed that the arrival and departure of guests would result in noise causing a public nuisance to residents in Newport Street and Lambeth Walk.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Southwark Labour approve plans for swimming pool at Elephant & Castle

A period of public consultation for the proposed new Elephant and Castle leisure facility took place between 23 August and 8 October 2010 when Southwark Council asked local residents and leisure centre users what amenities and services they would like to see in a possible new facility. This resulted in an outstanding 1,300 responses from residents, leisure centre users, schools, and special interest groups.

Six months into the new Labour administration, Southwark is making another major step forward for the regeneration of Elephant and Castle by giving the green light for a new swimming pool and leisure centre.

The consultation on new leisure facilities at the Elephant and Castle has been a huge success. What people said they really want is a new swimming pool. The next most popular facilities were a gym, exercise studio and sports hall.

In the light of the consultation results the Southwark Cabinet has given approval to progress plans for a new leisure facility with a six lane 25m swimming pool, a learner pool, a four court sports hall, a gym, an exercise studio, a crèche and a café.

The regeneration of Elephant and Castle is a priority for Southwark Council and they are determined to keep up the momentum and deliver the transformation that local residents deserve.

To see the full results of the consultation or if you have any questions about the proposed leisure facility please visit www.southwark.gov.uk/elephantleisure

A new pool at Elephant & Castle will be a fantastic facility for residents of Kennington. It will add to the swimming options for North Lambeth residents; who currently can use Brixton Rec, will be able to use a brand new pool in Clapham which opens in November 2011, and who can look forward to a new pool built as part of the Doon Street development on the South Bank. Residents of Vauxhall and the riverside might find that the Queen Mother Sports Centre over the river on Vauxhall Bridge Road is the most convenient swimming pool close by.
Promoted by David Amos and Joanne Simpson of Prince's Branch Labour Party (Vauxhall Constituency and Lambeth Borough) all at 264A Rosendale Road, SE24 9DL