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Cllr  Vidhi  Mohan
Cllr  Helen  Pollard
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Update on South End Roadworks
11/07/2014 18:01:00......Posted by Helen Pollard

I have enquired about the work being carried out in South End as it is causing disruption and residents have asked when it will be finished.  The works will finish in November but here is the detailed response which gives information about the timings and the work involved:

We commenced our works on Aberdeen Road junction as planned on Monday 9th. These consisted of setting up the traffic management and using the period before 4pm on Wednesday to take up the old kerbs lay new granite ones in their place, pouring the concrete base to the footpaths and forming a small entrance to TXT bar. The limited working area, the need to maintain a footway and the pedestrian crossing together with the requirement that we minimise traffic disruption meant that we could not safely work any quicker.

Regarding the length of time to the works schedule, the works are still scheduled to finish in November although we are unable to complete the “Restaurant Run” in time for the Food Festival.

This necessitated a re-think of the order in which we construct the scheme, for example:

- Coombe Road Junction – these works were due to commence following the food festival, this section is now 90% complete to date and also included essential maintenance work by TfL to the traffic signals

- Aberdeen Road Junction works were due to commence following the Food Festival; not only have we completed them early but we also enabled Thames Water to repair a leaking water main in the carriageway

- Southbridge Road Junction works were not due to commence until after the Food Festival but have been advanced to start 23/6 and be completed in time for the Food Festival

Elsewhere, new street lighting is progressing as planned with those in the vicinity from Coombe Road to just before your property completed. Due to a re-profiling of the works to the other side of the road, installation of those streetlights will now not start until the main works commence from Monday 21/7 (day after the Food Festival) when, for six weeks, traffic on this section of South End will be one-way-only from Southbridge Road to Coombe Road.

The novel cycle stands in South End are a first for Croydon; we are hoping that they will prove popular with cyclists and may even encourage people to cycle to South End rather than use their car. They will be removed before construction works are complete and relocated to another of the Connected Croydon construction sites where we hope they will fulfil the same function.

Here is the information I received from the Project Manager regarding the preparations for the Food Festival on 20th July:

Please can I reassure you, the area will be restored starting the week prior to the food festival. Programmed works are already scheduled, for example:

Monday 14/7 - Evening work takes place for the resurfacing of the parking bays along with temporary works to the carriageway

Monday 21/7 (following the Food Festival) South End will be placed under a temporary traffic management order in a Northerly direction into Croydon - this will be in place for 6 weeks to complete the works safely to this area.

Monday 21/7 - Pop up bus stops will be included in this area to compensate setting down and pick up points in the restaurant quarter.

Monday 21/7 - Temporary Loading Bays will be included in the immediate area to support businesses goods and services - a logistic plan is being compiled and will be controlled by the contractor

As you can appreciate the joint working with utility companies, the nature of the works, maintaining traffic through this tight area has been a challenge in itself - we are now in week 18 of a 39 week programme.

Progress appears to be slow, but in fact it is not. A traffic logistics group meets weekly with representatives from TfL, LBC, Network, Parking services and Highways. Together we forward plan activities within the programme ensuring accesses to business are operational, traffic runs smoothly, operatives can work in a safe manor and pedestrian health and safety is maintained.

I have enclosed a traffic management plan outlining the traffic flow and diversions during the 6 weeks under a one way system, this will also be communicated with traders, residents and users of the area. This will be communicated via our websites:

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Two car parks closed for works
16/01/2018 18:25:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Two car parks will be temporarily closed to allow some works to take place:

Lloyd Park car park - will be closing on Wednesday 17th of January 2018 for 1 day. There are planned works to re-line markings (weather permitting). The new parking charges/times for the car park will be effective from Monday 22 January 2018.

Spice's Yard car park, South End will be closed on Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th January 2018 for 2 days. There are planned works to re- line the whole car park and to carry out some tree works.




Wandle Road
13/01/2018 19:13:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Spent the morning talking to residents in the area around Wandle Road.  They are concerned about the lack of parking, anti social behaviour and litter.



Sports facilities
11/01/2018 19:11:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Spent the evening discussing plans to improve Croydon's sports facilities.  Local sports clubs are keen to develop the facilities that are available for current and future residents.



Surrey Street
06/01/2018 19:05:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Spent the morning meeting residents in the area around Surrey Street.  They are very concerned about the proposal to put a nightclub in the basement of the Q Car Park which is just off Surrey Street.  The market stall holders are also concerned as they store their goods, vans and stalls in the basement.  



New Addington
16/12/2017 14:52:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Spent the morning meeting residents in New Addington.  They want to see more things for young people to do, and are concerned about the way community groups are being supported.  



John Ruskin College
12/12/2017 14:48:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended a governing body meeting at John Ruskin College.  Discussed various things including meeting demand for apprenticeships.



Civic Carol Service
10/12/2017 14:44:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended the candle-lit Christmas Carol service in Croyon Minster.  A lovely festive event.



Children's Services Briefing
06/12/2017 14:35:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended a briefing about the MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) team in Croydon Council's Children's Services.  All councillors are 'corporate parents' so it's important to get a better understanding of all aspects of Children's Services.



Council Meeting
04/12/2017 14:31:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

Attended Council Meeting in the Town Hall.  Asked the Cllr Butler about what protection will be provided for our green spaces under the local plan.  Not very reassured by her answer as there are likely to be some green spaces with no protection at all.



Lloyd Park litter
02/12/2017 10:29:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard

In Lloyd Park today and was disappointed to see two bins overflowing with rubbish. This seems to be happening more regularly in the last year or so.  I have reported this to the council and will put pressure on the current administration to ensure the parks cleaning contractor does its job properly.  



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