One-way scheme rejected
Following the recent consultation about how to spend money from Lambeth for a Neighbourhood Enhancement Programme (NEP) in our streets, the council has now agreed to drop the proposal for an experimental one-way traffic scheme around Albert Square to discourage rat-running through our area. The ward councillors have now agreed to recommend the NEP funds for the following projects and proceed to statutory consultation on them.
New NEP recommendations
– Traffic calming in Aldebert Terrace, St Stephen’s Terrace and Albert Square (maximum spend £30,000)
– Tradescant Road Pocket Park (maximum spend £20,000)
– Claylands Green- Traffic calming and public realm improvements (maximum spend £45,000)
– Bonnington Square- Public realm improvements (maximum spend £45,000)
– Cycle and motorcycle secure parking – Various locations (maximum spend £10,000)
– Heyford Avenue- Traffic calming (maximum spend £15,000).
The agreement also approved money for a communal bin store and implementation of tree planting and greening in various locations (£25,000), Meadow Road- build-out and greening (£10,000), and Play Streets in Ashmole Road and Kibworth Street (as part of a separate process through the council website).
How to spend the £30,000? – Public meeting Tuesday 12 November
In order to pursue the welcome allocation of £30,000 to traffic calming through our streets with as much consensus as possible, ASSA has invited Councillor Imogen Walker and Haibat Abro, Project Engineer for Lambeth Transportation, to a public meeting with residents to discuss options for the optimum use of this money to reduce the speed and volume of traffic through our area. Haibat is an expert on traffic engineering and can advise on the cost and effectiveness of specific proposals. The meeting will also be an opportunity to discuss the format and siting of communal bin shelters, which has been another hot issue in our area.
We want as many people as possible to express their preferences so that we can proceed with proposals that are the most effective and cause the least upset among residents. We appreciate that the meeting is at short notice and may be at a time that is not convenient to you, so we welcome your suggestions and comments through this website or to the ASSA chair Peter Edwards on: email@example.com