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Consistent campaigning by Clapham Labour has delivered a host of new improvements to our local area.

Following years of inaction when the Tories and Lib Dems ran Lambeth,  Labour has successfully won millions of pounds from Transport for London which will result in a new town square in Clapham Old Town, adding to the previous development by Clapham Labour in Venn Street.

Councillor Haselden speaking about the development said ‘Despite Tory opposition to the project we have been able to drive through an ambitious project that will transform Clapham that everyone can enjoy.

‘Throughout the project we have worked hard to minimise the impact of the works on local people. However, I have been struck by the excitement of many in the area looking forward to its completion.’

By contrast when the Tories ran Clapham they failed to deliver any major projects and only used Clapham as a cash cow to use for projects elsewhere in Lambeth.

Clapham Labour has a fantastic record of driving investment into the area and that we will continue.

Nigel Haselden and Christopher Wellbelove

 

 

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Labour pledges to Keep Clapham Safe

Clapham Labour have pledged to resist Tory plans to make cuts to vital emergency services after the elections in May. Just months after Labour forced them to abandon plans to close Clapham Fire Station, London Tories are seeking cuts to local police, fire and ambulance services.

Labour’s Linda Bray said: “Labour successfully fought to keep Clapham Fire Station open: now it looks like we’ll need to fight more cuts to our emergency services that would put the lives in Clapham at risk.”

The campaign to save Clapham Fire Station began after local councillors exposed the plan to close it. Local Tories were then forced into a humiliating U-turn after claims about fire engine response times were shown to be false.

Lambeth’s police force has lost a quarter of its officers since 2010 – the biggest cut in all of London – and police are now struggling to respond to increases in car crime and burglaries in the Clapham area.

Saving Clapham Fire Station

Victims of domestic abuse could be forced out of their homes due to the hated Bedroom Tax, according to recent reports in national newspapers.

Many Clapham residents have been hit by the Bedroom Tax – which offers no exemption for people with disabilities, or victims of domestic abuse who have escaped violent homes.

Labour has pledged to abolish the Bedroom Tax if they are voted into power.

You can read more about this at http://tinyurl.com/costoftories1

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Clapham Tories have been accused of ‘trying to pull the wool over our eyes’ after their latest council tax lies were exposed.

Labour is freezing council tax AGAIN this year – the sixth year in a row there will have been no increase at all, saving the average household in Clapham over £400. And desperate local Tories are hoping local people have short memories – and have forgotten that when the Tories ran Lambeth with the Lib Dems between 2002 and 2006 they actually put council tax UP a whopping FORTY PER CENT.

Labour’s Linda Bray commented: “Clapham Tories must think local people are daft if they think they can get away with attacking Labour on council tax. We’ve frozen bills for SIX years now – saving local families hundreds of pounds.”

Lambeth Labour has frozen council tax

Labour in Clapham has a fantastic record for pulling investment into the area – despite the onslaught of Tory cuts.

Your Clapham Labour team is delighted to see residents enjoying resurfaced roads, new paving and greener and better-lit streets – the successful result of our campaign to improve your environment.
Clapham Old TownLabour is committed to attracting further funds for our High Street and stations to add to the record investment in our new library, leisure centre, Venn Street and Clapham Old Town transformation.

 

Please find below details we have received from the council in regards to the Clapham Old Town regeneration project.
 
 
CHANGES TO A ONE-WAY TRAFFIC SYSTEM, PARKING PLACES
AND WAITING AND LOADING RESTRICTIONS
 
[NOTE:  This notice is about removing the one-way traffic system in the western arm of Old Town and part of Clapham Common North Side, banning the right turn from Orlando Road into Clapham Common North Side, changing the layout of certain parking places in Old Town, Grafton Square, Macaulay Road and Orlando Road and imposing “at any time” waiting and loading restrictions in parts of Old Town and Clapham Common North Side.]
 
1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the London Borough of Lambeth on 20th August 2013 made the Lambeth (Prescribed Routes) (No. 7) Traffic Order 2013, the Lambeth (Clapham “C”) (Parking Places) (No. 4) Order 2013, the Lambeth (Free Parking Places) (Disabled Persons) (No. 6) Order 2013, the Lambeth (Free Parking Places) (Limited Time) (No. 2) Order 2013, the Lambeth (Loading Places) (No. 2) Order 2013 and the Lambeth (Waiting and Loading Restriction) (Amendment No. 217) Order 2013, under sections 6, 45, 46, 49 and 124 of and Part IV of Schedule 9 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.  The Orders will come into operation on 27th August 2013.
 
[NOTE: In this notice “the western arm of Old Town” means that length of Old Town which lies on the west side of the bus stand and The Polygon and fronts Nos. 26 to 42 (even numbers) Old Town and “the eastern arm of Old Town” means that length of Old Town which lies on the east side of the bus stand and The Polygon and fronts Nos. 39 to 63 (odd numbers) Old Town.]
 
2. The general effect of the Orders would be, as part of the Clapham Old Town Regeneration Project, to:
 
(1)​remove the one-way traffic system for vehicles in (a) the western arm of Old Town; and (b) Clapham Common North Side, between the western arm of Old Town and The Pavement;
(2)​ban the right turn by vehicles from Orlando Road into Clapham Common North Side;
(3) ban waiting and loading “at any time” (double yellow lines and kerb markings) by vehicles in the following lengths of roads, except in the parking places and loading places provided there:-
(a) the western arm of Old Town;
(b) Old Town, between North Street/Rectory Grove and the western arm of Old Town;
(c) Clapham Common North Side, between the western arm of Old Town and a point 27 metres north-east of the north-eastern wall of No. 4 Clapham Common North Side;
(4)​revise the layout of parking places as follows:-
(a)​in Old Town: to remove the residents’ parking places on the east side outside Maritime House and on the north-west side outside Nos. 40/42 Old Town and the shared-use residents’/business/pay and display parking place on the north-west side outside Nos. 18 and 20 Old Town; to provide new residents’ parking places on the west side outside Nos. 4 and 6 Old Town and Nos. 10 to 20 The Gables and new shared-use residents’/business parking places on the west side outside No. 8 Old Town and outside Nos. 10 and 12 Old Town; to convert the residents’ parking place on the west side outside No. 16 Old Town into a shared-use residents’/business parking place and extend its length; to convert part of the limited time parking place on the north-west side outside Nos. 30 to 36a Old Town into a loading place (available for up to 1 hour) and allow the remaining limited time parking space to be available for use for up to 45 minutes (currently 30 minutes) no return within 2 hours; to convert the shared-use residents’/business/pay and display parking place outside Nos. 22 to 26 Old Town into a limited stay parking place (available free of charge for up to 45 minutes, no return in 2 hours);
(b)​in Grafton Square:  to convert the two residents’ parking places in Grafton Square on the garden sides into shared-use residents’/business/pay and display parking places; to convert the pay and display parking place on the south side of the northern arm into a shared-use residents’/business/pay and display parking place and extend its length; relocate the motor cycle parking area on the north side of the southern arm to a new position on the south side near its junction with Old Town and shorten it; and extend the length of the residents’ parking place on the north side of the southern arm near its junction with Old Town;
(c)​in Orlando Road:  to provide a new shared-use residents’/business parking place outside Nos. 55/57 Orlando Road and relocate the motor cycle parking area there to a new position nearer its junction with Old Town and shorten its length;
(d)​in Macaulay Road: to convert the existing pay and display parking places outside Nos. 33 and 35 Macaulay Road to shared-use residents’/business/pay and display parking places.
 
(Note: Where a vehicle may be left in a parking place using the pay and display method there is also the option to pay by phone.)
 
3. The Orders, as originally proposed, included the reversal of the one-way traffic system in The Polygon and the closure of parts of that road, exemptions for pedal cycles from the one-way traffic systems in parts of Old Town and The Pavement, changes to the layout of parking places in the eastern arm of Old Town, The Pavement, The Polygon, and Rectory Grove and a ban on waiting and loading “at any time” in the eastern arm of Old Town, The Polygon and The Pavement.  These parts of the proposed Orders are not being proceeded with at this time.
 
4.​All the parking places and loading places described above would operate between 8.30 am and 6.30 pm on Mondays to Fridays except for the residents’ (only) parking places in Old Town which would operate between 8.30 am and 8.30 pm on Mondays to Fridays (none of the parking places would operate on Christmas Day, Good Friday or a bank holiday).  The types of vehicles that may use the residents’ and business parking places and the parking charges for permits and pay and display/pay by phone would be the same as those that currently apply in the Clapham “C” Controlled Parking Zone.
 
5.​The Orders are required to compliment a traffic scheme that will reduce traffic speeds, improve road safety in the area, provide improved pedestrian facilities and meet changes in demand for parking and loading space whilst also enabling the safe and free flow of traffic.
 
6.​If you have any enquiries, please telephone the Council’s Transportation Group on 0207 926 0728.
 
7.​Copies of the Orders and documents giving more detailed particulars of them (including a map) are available for inspection from 9.30 am until 4.30 pm on Mondays to Fridays inclusive (except bank/public holidays) until the last day of a period of six weeks beginning with the date on which the Orders are made, at the offices of the Transportation Group, 2nd Floor, Blue Star House, 234-244 Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9SP.  To arrange inspection please telephone 0207 926 0209.
 
8.​If any person wishes to question the validity of the Orders or of any of their provisions on the grounds that it or they are not within the powers conferred by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, or that any requirement of that Act or of any instrument made under that Act has not been complied with, that person may, within 6 weeks from the date on which the Orders are made, apply for the purpose to the High Court.

Clapham Old Town redevelopmentLooking for more information on what the Clapham Old Town redevelopment will look like when completed.

The take a look at the Lambeth website which includes details of the various phases of the scheme and drawings of the plans.