Category: Tooting Bec and Balham

  • Barriers in Tooting Commons LTN

    We have been told by the council that the red and white plastic barriers that are currently being used to implement the LTN will soon be replaced by planters. Hopefully these will be too heavy for any one person to lift, so they won’t keep getting moved like the current lot. We hope everyone’s managing […]

  • Community Roadwatch events – November 2020

    Community RoadWatch (ie a police officer with a high-tech mobile speedgun) is coming to the following roads in Tooting: Avoca Road on 3 November 2020 from 9:00 – 9:45am Montana Road on 9 November 2020 from 9:00 – 9:45am Adults and children are welcome to have a go on the speedgun, so come along to […]

  • Diagonal diverter at Elmbourne/Manville junction

    We’ve been asked a few times what this does and it’s easiest to explain with a diagram (see the incredibly professional drawing below). It allows traffic to go from Manville Road to the southern half of Elmbourne Road both ways (see orange arrow) and also allows traffic to go from Dr Johnson Avenue/Hillbury Road to […]

  • Our email on the Tooting Commons LTN

    This afternoon we sent the following email to the many, many people who have emailed us over the last few weeks about the Tooting Commons LTN. Please do send in your feedback on the LTN once it goes live. *** Good evening,  Thank you for getting in touch regarding the local street changes. It is […]

  • Council publishes revised plans for Tooting Commons low traffic neighbourhood pilot scheme

    Drum roll! Full details here:

  • Update on the Tooting Common Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN)

    We met today with the council’s transport officers and with Cllr John Locker, the new Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Transport, who took over from Cllr Paul Ellis on 15 July. Cllr Locker has been understandably settling in and getting up to speed with his new job in the last seven days, which is […]

  • Transport for London Streetspace changes to the A24 (Balham High Road, Upper Tooting Road, Tooting High Street)

    Residents who live near the A24 should have received this letter (pdf) from Transport for London (“TfL”) today. Installation work is set to begin in mid-late July 2020, ie in the next couple of weeks. The changes set out in the letter are part of TfL’s Streetspace for London programme, which will create more space […]

  • Low Traffic Neighbourhoods FAQ

    What is a Low Traffic Neighbourhood/LTN?A Low Traffic Neighbourhood (“LTN”) is, as the name suggests, a neighbourhood (usually residential) that has had various measures installed to reduce the amount of traffic that passes through the neighbourhood. The measures can include no entry signs, one-way roads, traffic flow arrows, lockable gates, and wooden planters (these are […]

  • Let us know your thoughts on the proposed Elmbourne Road Area Trial Low Traffic Neighbourhood

    Residents living on Elmbourne Road and the surrounding roads will have received (or shortly receive) the below letter in the post in the coming days on a Trial Low Traffic Neighbourhood which will commence on 1 July for 6 months. As ward councillors we were not consulted on these proposals and have not had any […]

  • Our comments on the Tooting Triangle planning application

    The Planning Applications Committee of Wandsworth Council (“PAC”) is meeting tomorrow night to decide on an application that will decide the future of Tooting Triangle and the various services and organisations that call it home. The text below is our submission to the PAC which will be read out to the PAC on our behalf […]