Author: Hector Denfield

  • Tooting Triangle public inquiry

    The date for the Tooting Triangle planning application public inquiry has been set for 7 June 2022. See image below for further details.

  • Delay to Tooting Bec Road consultation

    Sadly we’ve heard that following the consultation on the proposed changes to Tooting Bec Road (further details here) which were due to be implemented last year, TfL have announced that this has now been put on hold. Whilst TfL have restarted some of the investment projects they had developed before the pandemic, they will need […]

  • Contra-Flow Cycle Measures – Cloudesdale Road – Have your say!

    Contra-flow cycle measures have been introduced on Cloudesdale Road in Balham under experimental traffic orders. What this means in practice is that as Cloudesdale is a one-way street, the trial measures provide a more direct route for cyclists to be able to use the road in both directions. The required changes include: • New cycle […]

  • Public inquiry for Tooting Triangle development

    The Government’s Planning Inspectorate intends to hold a public inquiry into the development of Tooting Triangle – as noted here by the Friends of Tooting Common https://twitter.com/TootingCommon/status/1420339179179941890 A public inquiry enables people/organisations to speak in front of the Planning Inspectorate for or against the application. It appears that only those who are invited may participate, […]

  • Balham in Bloom

    Beautify Balham is holding its first ever Balham in Bloom competition next month in June! For more details see this flyer or visit their website at beautifybalham.org/balham-in-bloom Closing date for entries is 1 June and presentation of prizes by the Mayor of Wandsworth is on Saturday 26 June at 2pm in Bedford Hill Place. Beautify Balham […]

  • Parkrun’s back!

    Tooting Common parkrun is back! Time to dust off those trainers…

  • Community Roadwatch events in 2021

    Community Roadwatch is where the police use a mobile speed gun to measure the speed of vehicles on a road and issue warnings where vehicles exceed the speed limit. In Bedford ward the following three events will be held this year: Montana Road on 28 May 2021 from 0900hrs to 1000hrs. Ritherdon Road on 25 […]

  • Parkrun’s return to Tooting Common

    Like many hundreds of you, we are all looking forward to the safe return of Parkrun to Tooting Common. We asked the council what the status of this was and this was their response: The Council and its partners on the Safety Advisory Group are working to ensure the safe return of Parkrun to the […]

  • Toilet provision and rats on Tooting Common

    We’ve been contacted a lot recently about the condition of Tooting Common, and more specifically about the area around the lake and the problem with rats. We raised with this council officers as we believe one way this could be tackled is more toilet provision on the Common so that the bushes are not used […]

  • Survey on mental health

    South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) have launched a new community survey as part of South London Listens to help find the solutions to the impact Covid-19 has had on the mental health of our communities. Share your feedback via the survey here.  4,700 people from across South London have […]