09 December 2016

Lambeth launches new cycle and greenway consultations in Vassall

Lambeth council have this week launched two new consultations affecting local roads in the Myatts Field Park area aimed at improving the neighbourhood for pedesterians and cyclists.

Both consultations close on the 18 December, and seperately look at:

  • Two-way cycling in one-way streets: Part of a broader consultation on improving cycle routes in the borough, this consultation proposes turning Tindal street from a one way street into a two way street. Read more about this here.

  • Greenway consultation: Again part of a broader plan from Lambeth, this proposes several greening and calming projects on rounds around Myatts Field Park. The key proposed changes, which wont result in the loss of parking spaces, are listed below - more detail and how to respond to this consultation can be found here.
Calais Street/ Cormont Road/ Halsmere Road Junction 
  • Proposed raised table at the junction to reduce general traffic speeds on Calais Street and Cormont Road 
  • Footway build out to increase the footway width by the park entrance allowing the removal of the pedestrian guard railing 
  • New right turn cycle filter from Calais Street to Cormont Road
Cormont Road/ Brief Street Junction 
 
  • Proposed raised table at the junction to reduce general traffic speeds on Cormont Road and Brief Street
  • Footway build out to increase the footway width by the park entrance allowing the removal of the pedestrian guard railing
Knatchbull Road/ Lilford Road/ Minet Road Junction 
 
  • Proposed raised table at the junction to reduce general traffic speeds on Knatchbull Road, Lilford Road and Minet Road
  • New give-way markings on all four arms of the junction to encourage drivers to be more cautious

08 December 2016

Campaign launched to save Stockwell resource centre

Local councillors have launched a new campaign to against the proposed closure of the Stockwell Resource centre operated by Hyde Housing.

The petition calls on the housing association to reconsider its plans for the community centre which is popular with many residents in the area, including Vassall. The online petition - which can be found here - says:


The Stockwell Centre on Studley Road (just behind Stockwell tube station) is a well used community centre created for local residents.

Unfortunately, Hyde Housing - the housing association which runs the centre plan to get rid of the centre and lease it to another group, with no guarantee it will stay open or provide the same services to local residents. They are also getting rid of community centres in other areas including the Kennington Park Estate. More details here
The Stockwell Centre hosts a wide range of meetings and events - resident association meetings; support groups for drug/alcohol recovery; police engagement; Councillor and MP surgeries; digital training; support for elderly; training and advice for those getting back into work; social events; the Stockwell Forum; kids' sports activities like judo/taekwondo and much more.
This is a crucial resource which Hyde Housing recently refurbished and said they would support for long term. This is an incredibly well used community centre, in an area that has the 5th highest child poverty in London. It really is crucial that it stays open.

Local Vassall councillors Jacqui Dyer, Paul Gadsby and Annie Gallop are supporting this petition. Residents are also encouraged to respond to Hyde's consultation about the future of the centre here.

07 December 2016

06 December 2016

Tfl opens new consultation on bus route through Vassall

Transport for London (Tfl) have opened a new consultation on the routes of a number of buses passing through South London, including the number 3 journey through Vassall.

The porposed changes do not affect the route itself through Brixton, meaning passengers using current stops in the area will still be able to board the bus at the usual locations whatever the outcome of the consultation. However. modifications are being made to the bus' journey once it enters central London.

The full consultation can be read here, and a detailed breakdown of the changes can be looked at here. The consultation runs until the 29 January.

02 December 2016

30 November 2016

Vassall councillor surgeries in December

Vassall councillors Jacqui Dyer, Paul Gadsby and Annie Gallop will be holding their regular surgeries in December which will be held on the following dates :

Tuesday, 6 December
Myatts Field Park Depot
Cormont Road
SE5 9RA
1pm - 2pm

Saturday, 17 December
Myatt's Field South Community Hall
Burton Lane
SW9 6QG
10am-11am

Thursday, 29 December
Myatt's Field North Community Centre
Crawshay Road (off Cowley Road)
6.15pm-7.15pm

If these dates are inconvenient for you or you have a problem or issue that requires immediate attention please contact the Vassall Labour Councillors directly:

Councillor Jacqui Dyer - 07500 971619 -jdyer3@lambeth.gov.uk

Councillor Paul Gadsby - 07814 567 690 - pgadsby@lambeth.gov.uk

Councillor Annie Gallop - 07920 560175 - agallop@lambeth.gov.uk

29 November 2016

18 November 2016

Join local councillors at December coffee morning

Vassall councillors are organising a coffee morning at the Reay school in Vassall on Saturday, 3 December.

The event, open to all residents, will take place between 10am and noon, and offer residents the opportunity to talk to local elected representatives about any issues they have in the local area.

No RSVP needed!