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Public meeting outrage at Lambeth’s
Streatham Wells LTN proposals
For immediate release: 18:00hrs, Friday 9th December 2022
STREATHAM ACTION PRESS RELEASE
Streatham Action - the community forum for Streatham - hosted a packed public meeting of upwards of 300 at St Peter’s Church, Leigham Court Road on Wednesday evening. The purpose of the meeting was twofold:
to make a presentation about Lambeth Council’s design plans for a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) covering “Streatham Wells” – the area bounded by Streatham High Road, Leigham Court Road and Streatham Common North;
to provide local residents with the opportunity to question 5 local councillors, from Labour, Lib Dem and Green parties, about the plans.
Transport officers of Lambeth Council were invited to attend, but declined the invitation, preferring as they do to arrange smaller focus group meetings where all attending would have the opportunity to contribute. A request was made for a Lambeth Cabinet Member to attend, but none was available.
This LTN would follow closely on the heels of a Streatham Hill LTN, which very recently was made permanent, after an 18-month trial period and a subsequent 5-month period when it was temporarily withdrawn.
The meeting was held at short notice. On Monday 21st November Lambeth Council had published design stage consultation on its Commonplace website, which only provides local residents until midnight on 23rd December to respond:
After a presentation about the proposed designs made by Neil Salt, Chair of Streatham Action’s Transport group, the meeting quickly became heated when, under questioning, Cllr. Malcolm Clark, Policy Lead for Transport and Neighbourhood on the majority Labour group, confirmed that local residents are currently being consulted about the design of the LTN, but not about the concept of it. Many were horrified to hear that any opportunity for consultation on whether or not to go ahead with the LTN had passed.
In votes taken at the end of the 90-minute meeting, well over 90% of those residents in attendance made clear that they felt that they had not been consulted and approximately 85% were insistent that they did not want to see a Streatham Wells LTN implemented.
Neil Salt says:
“On the back of the strength of feeling expressed at Tuesday evening’s public meeting, and after liaising with all of my other Streatham Action Committee Officer colleagues, I shall be writing to Cllr. Rezina Chowdhury, the Lambeth Cabinet member who leads on LTNs, insisting that Lambeth Council now backtrack from consulting only on the design of the LTN and ensure instead that letters be sent to all “Streatham Wells” residents very early in the new year to provide them with the specific opportunity to respond as to whether or not a LTN is now appropriate for the area.
Streatham Action’s key objective is to give a voice to the people of Streatham and to reflect their aspirations and concerns. Our stance, on the back of the clear sentiments expressed at the public meeting, is that we must insist that the Council think again and re-consult with all local residents.”
Notes to editors
For more information please contact Neil Salt, Vice Chair, Streatham Action, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The area covered by the Streatham Wells LTN is larger than the new boundaries of Streatham Wells ward, and includes small areas of Streatham Common & Vale and St Leonard’s wards.
Information on meeting
The meeting was introduced by the Robert Hill, Chair of Streatham Action and the presentation given and debate chaired by Neil Salt, Vice Chair and Chair of Streatham Action Transport group.
It was attended and contributed to by:
Cllr. Malcolm Clark, Streatham Wells, Policy Lead for Transport & Neighbourhood
Cllr. Nicole Griffiths, St Leonard's
Cllr. Martin Abrams, St Leonard's
Cllr. Donna Harris, Streatham Hill West & Thornton
Cllr. Matthew Bryant, treatham Hill West & Thornton
Streatham Action Transport group was keen to provide local residents with the opportunity to attend a public meeting about the Streatham Wells LTN at a relatively early stage during the consultation period, which ends on 23rd December.
We began the meeting by providing a brief overview of LBL's proposals for the 7 traffic filters, 3 bus gates and a one-way system on Shrubbery Road and then open up the meeting firstly to discuss the scheme as a whole and then to discuss each of the 7 traffic filters and 3 bus gates in turn.
Panel members were called upon to contribute at various parts throughout the meeting and particularly in relation to the traffic proposals that relate to the wards that they represent.
The public meeting was open to any local residents who use the Streatham Wells area for getting about by foot, bike, bus or car.
We wanted you to come away from this meeting feeling that some value will have been gained from participating in it. We wish to hear from those with strong views either way, and none, on the proposals put forward by Lambeth Council's Transport team.
We will take your views forward to Lambeth Council, and ensure that the councillors present will feed back to the council as well. (Collation of views to follow)
Any future updates will be found on this page HERE:
The survey ends on 8th January, 2023.
Petition to Lambeth Council asking for a delay on decisions on Streatham Wells LTN until all residents are consulted by letter
The Lambeth Wells LTN design consultation closes at 11:59pm tonight (8th January). LINK HERE
Streatham Wells LTN, public meeting
Date: Wednesday 7th December
Time: 7 - 8.30pm
Venue: St Peter's Church, Leigham Court Road, SW16 2SD (at corner with Glennie Road)
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See who won - HERE
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The Streatham Action AGM took place on 30th June 2021 (on ZOOM)
The following people were elected to serve on the committee:
Chair: Robert Hill
Vice Chair: Neil Salt
Treasurer: Robert Doyle
Streatham Action Autumn Public Meeting
and Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 22nd November
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Wellfield Centre
(Streatham Youth and Community Trust)
16 Wellfield Rd, London SW16 2BP
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Two men rushed to hospital after fight in Babington Road on Tuesday Night
Two men were stabbed last night, 27th April 2022, after a fight broke out in Streatham. Police and ambulance services were called to Babington Road just after 9pm where they found a 30-year-old and a 43-year-old with stab wounds after a fight at Babington Road/Conyers Road.
Both men were taken to hospital. The 30-year-old man's condition is said to not be life-threatening and on Wednesday evening the police were still waiting on an update of the 43-year-old man.
Babington Road and Conyers Road were closed off from around 9pm on the Tuesday evening until lunchtime on the Wednesday.
A spokesperson from the Metropolitan Police said: "Police were called at 9.01pm on Tuesday, April 26 to reports of people fighting in Babington Road, SW16. Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and found two men with stab injuries nearby in Conyers Road.
"A 30-year-old man remains was taken to hospital where his condition was assessed as not life-threatening. A 43-year-old was taken to hospital and we await an update on his condition.”
Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 7445/26Apr. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."
It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of one of our newest committee members, Maxine James.
Maxine passed away in King's College Hospital on 19th August after a short illness.
Please find a link to the online book of condolences and a tribute to Maxime
Robert Hill 23/09/2021