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Handforth_(2).JPGA number of residents have asked us if something can be done to address traffic issues on Handforth Road.  The main issue is cars are unable to pass one another - causing congestion and stand off's.  

We're pleased to say we have now been awarded funding from Transport for London to investigate this issue and look into solutions.

We expect the first phase will be site visits and data collection in order to assess the nature of the issue. After that would come design and resident consultation on any interventions. The funding needs to be spent by March 2018.

Traffic solutions to be investigated to improve Handforth Road

A number of residents have asked us if something can be done to address traffic issues on Handforth Road.  The main issue is cars are unable to pass one another...

Today, Friday 6th January is the launch of a seven-week exercise where we want to hear from you with your ideas about how we should be spending money in the area 

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This money (called Community Infrastructure Levy) comes from a tax paid on new developments and buildings in the area. Prince’s and Oval Councillors are determined that local residents benefit from the income this generates. That is why we have set up a North Lambeth CLIP (Community Local Investment Panel) to enable residents to tell us what outcomes they would like to see from this funding.

We welcome in particular ideas which focus on providing opportunities for young people, promoting jobs, skills and training (in particular for young people and disadvantaged groups), improvements to outdoor spaces in less affluent areas, and initiatives which promote community-building and strengthen neighbourly ties. We will be prioritising projects which tackle inequality, whether that be financial, educational or health. We will also be looking for projects which promise to create a longer-lasting and sustainable impact, and which do not require Council funding for their upkeep, because this is money which the Council simply does not have. By law, we are also unable to use this project money to cover Council cuts or provide Council services.

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No project is too big or too small for us to consider, so please don’t be shy. It could be something physical such as a community food garden on your estate, a street gym or improvements to the public realm area outside Vauxhall Street shops. It could be safer cycling routes so your child can cycle to school. Or it could be used for funding a youth employment worker for the area (though this type of funding, unlike physical projects would be time limited).

So what are you waiting for? Let the Council know your thoughts by: 

  • Completing the short survey here.
  • Talking to your friends and neighbours and encouraging them to complete the survey too
  • Post the link to your Facebook or emailing your neighbours
  • Encouraging young adults and teens to complete the survey
  • Encouraging young people you know to join the Young Lambeth CoOp, who are working with us to ensure young voices are heard: http://www.younglambethcoop.co.uk/

If you have difficulty accessing information or completing the survey, please contact clips@lambeth.gov.uk or call 0207 926 8295. There will also be some information leaflets at the Carmelita Centre for you to read and share. Councillors will also be out over the next seven weeks braving the cold delivering leaflets and speaking to as many households as possible, so look out for us! We can’t get everywhere, unfortunately, but if you would like to speak to us, let us know and we will prioritise your block or street.

A MESSAGE FROM THE WARD COUNCILLORS ABOUT CLIP: SEVEN WEEKS TO TELL US WHAT PROJECTS WOULD IMPROVE THE LIVES OF YOU, YOUR NEIGHBOURS AND YOUR FAMILY

Today, Friday 6th January is the launch of a seven-week exercise where we want to hear from you with your ideas about how we should be spending money in the area ...

Network Rail have written to us councillors to inform us that, as part of our plans to reduce congestion at Vauxhall station, they will be carrying out works around the station at on selected dates throughout 2017 and 2018.

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These improvement works are part of a wider programme to increase capacity into London Waterloo station and as part of this programme works are required at Vauxhall station to reduce congestion during peak periods; particularly around platforms 7 and 8.

The proposed solution involves the construction of a new lift and stair access to these platforms. Construction works will be divided between the platform and concourse levels and are programmed to begin from February 2017. Works at platform level will require the temporary closure of the lift to platforms 7 and 8, followed by the temporary closure of platforms 7 and 8 at times during the summer.Both entrances to the station will remain open.

Network Rail will shortly be contacting neighbours to inform them of these works, and will advise how they will be working to minimise impact on the local community and commuters. We have been told the programme will require some night time and weekend work, including some noisy activities.

You can view more information about the wider programme of improvement works by visiting www.networkrail.co.uk/wcip/.

Vauxhall Station Improvement Works

Network Rail have written to us councillors to inform us that, as part of our plans to reduce congestion at Vauxhall station, they will be carrying out works around the...

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