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Clapham Old Town buses

Here is a notice we have just received regarding changes to access for Clapham Old Town.


[NOTE:  This notice is about proposals to stop vehicles in the western arm of Old Town from entering the Old Town bus stand (except for buses), to extend the cycle lane on the south-west side of The Pavement which would involve moving a car club parking place with the loss of some residents’ parking space, and the conversion of a loading place in Old Town into shared-use residents’/business/pay and display/pay by phone parking space.  Objections may be made – see paragraph 6.]

  1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the London Borough of Lambeth propose to make the Lambeth (Prescribed Routes) (No. -) Traffic Order 201-, the Lambeth (Clapham “C”) (Parking Places) (No. -) Order 201-, the Lambeth (Car Club) (Parking Places) (No. -) Order 201- and the Lambeth (Loading Places) (No. -) Order 201-, under sections 6, 45, 46, 49 and 124 of and Part IV of Schedule 9 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

(NOTE: In this notice “the western arm of Old Town” means that length of Old Town which lies on the west side of Clapham Old Town bus stand and The Polygon and fronts Nos. 26 to 42 (even numbers) Old Town.)

  1. The general effect of the Orders would be, as part of the Clapham Old Town Regeneration Project, to:

(1)  ban vehicles in the western arm of Old Town from entering the Clapham Old Town bus stand, unless that vehicle is a bus;

(2)  extend the length of the contra-flow cycle lane on the south-west side of The Pavement so that it links up with one of the paths over Clapham Common;

(3)  move the car club parking place on the south-west side of The Pavement further north-west so as to accommodate the extension of the cycle lane described above (this would be achieved by converting 18 metres of residents’ parking space into 12 metres of car club parking space and 6 metres of “at any time” waiting restrictions (double yellow lines));

(4)  convert the loading place on the west side of Old Town, outside Nos. 1 and 18 The Polygon, into shared-use residents’/business/ pay and display parking space.

  1. The proposed Orders are required to improve road safety and facilities for pedal cyclists and to meet changes in demand for parking space.
  1. If you have any enquiries, please telephone the Council’s Transportation Group on 020 7926 0728.
  1. A copy of each of the proposed Orders and documents giving detailed particulars about them (including maps) are available for inspection between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm on Mondays to Fridays inclusive (except on bank/public holidays), until the last day of a period of six weeks beginning with the date on which the Orders are made or, as the case may be, the Council decides not to make the Orders, at: the offices of Lambeth Borough Council’s Transportation Group, 2nd Floor, Blue Star House, 234-244 Stockwell Road, London SW9 9SP. To arrange inspection please telephone 020 7926 0209.
  1. All objections and other representations relating to the proposed Orders must be made in writing and all objections must specify the grounds on which they are made and should be sent to Barbara Poulter, Transportation Group, London Borough of Lambeth, 2nd Floor, Blue Star House, 234-244 Stockwell Road, London SW9 9SP, by 7th November 2014. Any objection may be communicated to, or be seen by, other persons who may have an interest in this matter.

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If you have concerns regarding a local venue you can apply to the licensing authority for a review of a premises licence or a club premises certificate on a ground relating to one or more of the licensing objectives:

  • Preventing Crime & Disorder
  • Public Safety
  • Preventing Public Nuisance
  • Protecting Children from Harm

An application for the review of a premises licence or club premises certificate must be given in writing and be in the prescribed form.

Premises Review Application Form

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The installation of new pavement on Stonhouse Street has transformed the area next to Clapham Manor Primary School.

Previously a scruffy scene of broken and dangerously uneven slabs, the new pavement uses smaller bricks that are less prone to breaking. The work has been warmly welcomed by local people, including parents and children at the School.

Councillor Haselden, Chair of Governors at Clapham Manor, pictured above, helped campaign for these desparately needed improvements. Now delivered, the pavements have dramatically improved the area.

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