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Safer ClaphamSafer Lambeth Business Crime Reduction Partnership is an independent organisation formed with the sole intention of facilitating the reduction of crime within the business community of Lambeth. Safer Lambeth BCRP work alongside local businesses, the Metropolitan Police Service and Lambeth Council.

I joined Councillor Jane Edbrooke, Cabinet member for neighbourhoods; officers from the council; Metropolitan Police and from the partnership to visit venues to talk to them about the benefits of joining the partnership.

Cllr Jane Edbrookes talking to local business managerGenerally the response was extremely good. Some venues expressed concerns over additional costs however we were very clear about the need for them to demonstrate to local people that they were taking action against the minority of their customers who cause problems.

It is great that the Clapham business community is also supporting this initiative. As we discussed with venues on the night there needs to be a clear message that if you come to Clapham and cause problems you will not be welcomed back – any venue who bans a customer, this will be rolled out to all other members – not just in Clapham but across Lambeth.

You can find out more about this initiative on the Safer Lambeth website.

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Clapham Old Town buses

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

PROPOSALS TO BAN VEHICLES (EXCEPT BUSES) FROM ENTERING THE CLAPHAM OLD TOWN BUS STAND AND TO CHANGE A CYCLE LANE ON THE PAVEMENT AND PARKING AND LOADING PLACES IN OLD TOWN AND THE PAVEMENT

[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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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 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.

 

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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.

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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.

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Last summer local people voted enthusiastically for designs to make a better use of The Pavement and Old Town public spaces.

Your Clapham Labour Action Team is delighted work has now started. By spring, bus passengers will alight and board on widened pavements at the edges of a fine new town square. Terminating buses will stand compactly at one end of the square, screened by some of the 80 new trees. Pedestrians and cyclists will enjoy safer, accessible and calmer routes throughout the neighbourhood.

Cllr Haselden said, “The public involvement in shaping this design has been wonderful. We’ve asked the council to reduce the impact of construction as far as possible. There will be named staff on hand to support businesses and residents throughout the project.

Clapham Old Town

Artistic impression of the new Clapham Old Town

The local Conservative’s plan for a bus station in the middle of Old Town is now history and we can celebrate Labour’s success in attracting the £2.5m inward investment to sort out Clapham’s battered and hostile 70s traffic system.”

 

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