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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by Hawley 08 November, 2018 09:19

jamesmcash Wrote:
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> Hi all
>
> Abe_froeman - re the building on CPR, I am fairly
> sure that this is private property and therefore
> the works will be privately funded.
>
Good luck with that.

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by jamesmcash 09 November, 2018 16:58

Hi ElPresidente and DulwichBorn&Bred

Yes indeed, I have been paying very carefully attention to the views expressed on here and elsewhere, and I have discussed it with my colleagues.

The Southwark Labour Group, which comprises the 49 Labour Councillors in Southwark, opposes these cuts to bus services, including the rerouting of the 40. The Council has submitted a consultation response to this effect.

This will be discussed at the next Council Assembly and I will be asking the relevant Southwark Cabinet member about what the Council is doing locally on this issue, in particular with regard to the number 40.

Best wishes
James

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James McAsh - Labour Councillor for Goose Green ward
James.McAsh@Southwark.gov.uk
[www.jamesmcash.com] [twitter.com]

Surgeries: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7pm, East Dulwich Community Centre on Darrell Road

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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by bels123 20 November, 2018 14:42

Hi James - have you been able to find anything out about this?

Thanks

bels123 Wrote:
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> James - with reference to the M&S delivery lorry
> thread, would you be able to find out if this is
> possible for our roads please?
>
> bels123 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > James - I wonder if it's possible for you to
> look
> > into how and whether the roads with issues from
> > lorries could be made part of the London Lorry
> > Control Scheme, or Southwark's own equivalent?
> I
> > don't know too much about it but have in the
> past
> > seen signs like in the link below on other
> > 'rat-run' type roads such as Lyndhurst Grove
> and
> > Wood Vale and think it could really help us in
> > Goose Green ward.
> >
> > We have similar issues on the northern section
> of
> > Melbourne Grove, with loud lorries crashing
> across
> > the speed bumps in the early hours, or private
> > rubbish trucks doing collections between 4-7am.
>
> >
> >
> >
> [www.alamy.com]
>
> >
> on-traffic-signs-for-lorries-england-uk-42050843.h
>
> > tml

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by jamesmcash 22 November, 2018 17:51

Hi bels

I responded to your query a couple of weeks ago. I'll repost it here.

In addition I am also liaising with a group of residents who are making a note of the arrival times of the lorries in the morning to see if this is in violation of the planning conditions.

Best wishes
James

jamesmcash Wrote:
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> Hi bels123
>
> Iíve looked into the London Lorry Control Scheme
> for you.
>
> The LLCS controls the movement of heavy goods
> vehicles over 18 tonnes maximum gross weight, at
> night and at weekends on specific roads on
> Londonís road network. The scheme has been in
> place since 1985 under the Greater London
> (Restriction of Goods Vehicles) Traffic Order 1985
> and is enforced utilising the London Local
> Authorities and Transport for London Act 2003. The
> scheme is in place to help minimise noise
> pollution in residential areas during unsociable
> hours through restricted use of these roads.
> [www.londoncouncils.gov.uk]-
> lorry-control
>
> The above link is to the mapping and information
> for this; in summary:
> The map shows a Yellow shaded area: London-wide
> night-time and weekend Lorry Controls area (all
> roads outside this area have NO night-time and
> weekend controls)
> Roads which are exempt:
> ∑ motorway with junction number
> ∑ primary road
> ∑ ĎAí road
> ∑ ĎBí/ other road
>
> To the best of my knowledge Chesterfield Grove is
> within the control area.
> Lordship Lane and East Dulwich Road as A roads are
> exempt
>
> So this means that any lorries on Chesterfield
> Grove which weigh more than 18 tonnes are already
> in violation of the scheme. It may be that the
> lorries are lighter than this, in which case they
> would not fall foul of the LLCS.
>
> It is possible to put in local restrictions on
> lighter vehicles. However this would mean that
> residents on Chesterfield Groce would not be able
> to receive deliveries from a lorry (online
> shopping etc) which I suspect would be fairly
> unpopular!
>
> I hope that this is helpful
>
> Best wishes
> James

--------------------
James McAsh - Labour Councillor for Goose Green ward
James.McAsh@Southwark.gov.uk
[www.jamesmcash.com] [twitter.com]

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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by THX1138 11 December, 2018 23:50

Can a serious council notice of abandon vehicle have unofficial scribble at the top of the note, No Reference number, no location, no proper signature & inaccurate information regarding number plate?
Our vehicle had this kind of notice. We had to claim ownership (number plate of taxed & moted vehicle is present)but apparently we are not able to speak to anyone in the right department and our e-mails are not being answered to. The notice was 7 days and after...we don't know.

Many thanks

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by Jakido 15 December, 2018 17:37

James

Given the recent car crash into the front of Harris Primary school I wondered whether the labour councillors had any view of road safety measures to protect school children. For example, a safe crossing, or a lollipop person. It would be great to understand if you are, or plan to, make any effort in this regard.

Many thanks

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by pecksniff 15 December, 2018 19:12

Hi James

Both myself and another forumite have raised a similar issue and hoping that you can assist. Do you know whether there are any plans to introduce a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to restrict parking on Jarvis Road once the new Charter ED school is open.

Regards

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by jamesmcash 16 December, 2018 16:12

Hi all

THX1138 - are you the same person who contacted me about this issue by email? If not, can you please email me with more details and a photo and I will look into it.

Jakido - I have been working with the schoolís headteacher and one of the school governors on this matter for some time. The crash over the weekend only confirms for me what I already knew - that we need to improve road safety measures around the school. Thereís a number of different options. Some are more complex than others but I think itís vital that we get the issue right.

Pecksniff -let me look into this for you.

Best wishes
James

--------------------
James McAsh - Labour Councillor for Goose Green ward
James.McAsh@Southwark.gov.uk
[www.jamesmcash.com] [twitter.com]

Surgeries: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7pm, East Dulwich Community Centre on Darrell Road

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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by singalto 16 December, 2018 16:35

With regards to the crash I canít see how you can make anywhere totally safe from accidents. How that car got where it didis a mystery. There isa crossing very near the school so see no need for another crossing. The children go into school at the back where the real danger comes from the parents themselves who park all over the place.

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by Jakido 16 December, 2018 21:54

Thatís good to hear James; if you need any help please let me know.

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by worldwiser 17 December, 2018 15:03

I put it to you that the real danger is caused by having unrestricted traffic flow from LL into and from Whateley Rd. The crossing you mention only gets you from one side of LL to the other, leaving one more street to cross.

I agree, where possible, parents should try and avoid driving and the school does discourage the practice. There is also a traffic warden present most mornings. But since every other school in the area has either Lollipop patrols or pedestrian crossings to or near their entrance, it doesn't seem at all inappropriate to expect this here too.



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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by Sue 17 December, 2018 16:20

Jakido Wrote:
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> James
>
> Given the recent car crash into the front of
> Harris Primary school I wondered whether the
> labour councillors had any view of road safety
> measures to protect school children. For example,
> a safe crossing, or a lollipop person. It would be
> great to understand if you are, or plan to, make
> any effort in this regard.
>
> Many thanks



Given the description of the accident by somebody who arrived on the scene very shortly afterwards, which is now on this thread:

[www.eastdulwichforum.co.uk]

I'm not sure that either a lollipop person or any kind of crossing would have prevented it?

It was very lucky that it happened in the early hours when nobody was standing near the bus stop.

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank youattachment
Posted by Jakido 17 December, 2018 17:17

As noted above, the main problem is the lordship lane whateley road junction.



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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by ed26 30 December, 2018 21:22

Not sure if this should be listed as a new thread or on this "councillors" thread, but it would be great if a councillor could acknowledge that it has been seen.

The following thread details a few incidents that have taken place in Goose Green playground due to the slippy green matting around some of the play equipment:

[www.eastdulwichforum.co.uk]

Today, I saw three people slip over on the matting (2 young kids and 1 adult). No one was seriously hurt this time but the problem is that the matting looks like it is non-slip and gives people a false sense of security. I don't know if it's just growing algae and needs jetwashing, or whether it's completely unfit for purpose and needs replacing, but someone else is going to break a bone before long.

I'm pleased to see that the playground is maintained regularly - the seesaw disappeared and has returned after maintenance, the arbor has been rebuilt, the rope bridge was repaired quickly and I hope that the low bridge will return soon too. But there's nowhere obvious on the Southwark website to report this problem, so I would be very grateful if this can be brought to the attention of the relevant people.



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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by jamesmcash January 02, 03:20PM

Hi Ed26

Thanks for raising this on here. This is definitely the best place to make sure I see it, alongside email.

The original poster of the thread above also contacted me and I'm looking into what can be done about the issue.

Best wishes, and happy new year
James

--------------------
James McAsh - Labour Councillor for Goose Green ward
James.McAsh@Southwark.gov.uk
[www.jamesmcash.com] [twitter.com]

Surgeries: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7pm, East Dulwich Community Centre on Darrell Road

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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by ed26 January 06, 09:57PM

Thanks for acknowledging :-)

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by goldilocks January 18, 02:36PM

Hi James - wonder if you can provide insight to something for me please.

I'm delighted to see that Southwark is having a week starting on Monday 21st January whereby they're promoting kids getting to school walking or scooting. What I'm less delighted about is that cycling is specifically excluded from this initiative. My kids school is doing this and my children will understandably want to take part. We cycle to school so are now faced with having to walk instead which will substantially increase our journey time.

It seems particularly short sighted in that where kids do live further from school, the chance of them being driven or getting a bus is probably higher and cycling would get past the barrier of the distance.

Surely the thing here is to promote 'active travel' rather than just walking or scooting? Could the initiative be extended via info to the schools that cycling time could be included?

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by singalto January 18, 04:03PM

Goldilocks, surely Ďpromotingí doesnít mean compulsory, surely.

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by goldilocks January 18, 04:13PM

I have a 5 year old. 5 year olds love to get involved in initiatives at school. They're conformists and don't want to be different.

Schools are getting behind this and tracking the time they spend walking or scooting only each day to get to school.

Yes, I can tell her we're not doing it - then every day whilst they're talking about this at school she has to not participate.

Or - I can switch how we get to school, making the school run longer and more painful for all of us - especially on the way home when they're tired.

I think that my main point is that there is no reason to exclude cycling, running, unicycle if you want.... just active travel is what should be promoted with the idea that travelling under your own power is good for us and our environment.

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by jamesmcash January 20, 04:48PM

Hi Goldilocks

I agree that cycling should be equally promoted as a form of active travel. Let me look into this for you and see what I can do.

Best wishes
James

--------------------
James McAsh - Labour Councillor for Goose Green ward
James.McAsh@Southwark.gov.uk
[www.jamesmcash.com] [twitter.com]

Surgeries: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7pm, East Dulwich Community Centre on Darrell Road

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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by Penguin68 January 20, 04:56PM

I agree that cycling should be equally promoted as a form of active travel

Remembering (I would hope) that a significant number of people may be excluded from cycling through age or infirmity - particularly relevant in the ward you used to represent which is hilly and does not replicate the flat plains of northern Southwark. It should not be promoted to the detriment of those who cannot, or choose not, to 'benefit' from it. Keen cyclists I know in SE22 still chose in bad weather (the winter) not to cycle, or may have been scared through bad experiences to stop. After my arm was twice broken (when I was much younger and on two wheels) I chose discretion as being the better part of valour. I doubt whether I would be alone in such a decision.

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by jamesmcash January 20, 05:09PM

Hi Penguin68

Absolutely. We need to encourage a range of different forms of active and non active travel so that there are options available for everyone.

Best wishes
James

--------------------
James McAsh - Labour Councillor for Goose Green ward
James.McAsh@Southwark.gov.uk
[www.jamesmcash.com] [twitter.com]

Surgeries: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7pm, East Dulwich Community Centre on Darrell Road

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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by rendelharris January 20, 05:21PM

Penguin68 Wrote:
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> I agree that cycling should be equally promoted as
> a form of active travel
>
> Remembering (I would hope) that a significant
> number of people may be excluded from cycling
> through age or infirmity - particularly relevant
> in the ward you used to represent which is hilly
> and does not replicate the flat plains of northern
> Southwark. It should not be promoted to the
> detriment of those who cannot, or choose not, to
> 'benefit' from it. Keen cyclists I know in SE22
> still chose in bad weather (the winter) not to
> cycle, or may have been scared through bad
> experiences to stop. After my arm was twice broken
> (when I was much younger and on two wheels) I
> chose discretion as being the better part of
> valour. I doubt whether I would be alone in such a
> decision.

But if safe and segregated cycle provision is available, people may be encouraged back onto bicycles, to the benefit of their own health and the environment - I know several people who wouldn't have dreamed of cycling in London ten years ago who are now very happy cycle commuters due to the superhighways.

Each to their own re cycling in winter of course - personally I long ago realised I'd be warmer riding at a good pace with suitable clothing for half an hour than I would be standing still on a windblown railway platform for half an hour waiting for a train to battle its way through half an inch of snow!

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by Penguin68 January 20, 05:36PM

But if safe and segregated cycle provision is available, people may be encouraged back onto bicycles, to the benefit of their own health and the environment - I know several people who wouldn't have dreamed of cycling in London ten years ago who are now very happy cycle commuters due to the superhighways.

Each to their own re cycling in winter of course - personally I long ago realised I'd be warmer riding at a good pace with suitable clothing for half an hour than I would be standing still on a windblown railway platform for half an hour waiting for a train to battle its way through half an inch of snow!


Whilst my second broken arm was caused by an uninsured driver in a stolen vehicle coming out of a side street without looking (and knocking me clear across the Strand), the first was caused when I came round a bend and straight into a pile of rotten fruit dumped in the roadway - I slipped and fell awkwardly. Cycleways would not have helped me there.

Friends who chose not to cycle in the winter do so less because of inclement weather per se but because this leads to adverse road conditions (ice or to pooled water) which can obscure pot holes etc. making cycling more hazardous. Most are robust enough (and have enough bad weather clothing) to cope with rain and chill on its own.



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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by goldilocks January 20, 07:01PM

Thank you James

A quick fix would be a communication to all schools in the borough that any active travel including cycling can be counted. The week starts tomorrow btw. Iím also not alone in finding this confusing initiative from the council, other families I know who cycle to school are equally as perplexed by the specific exclusion! Appreciate anything you can do to help - a) with this week and b) with any future initiatives

jamesmcash Wrote:
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> Hi Goldilocks
>
> I agree that cycling should be equally promoted as
> a form of active travel. Let me look into this for
> you and see what I can do.
>
> Best wishes
> James

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by Sue January 20, 07:18PM

Penguin68 Wrote:
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the first was caused
> when I came round a bed and straight into a pile
> of rotten fruit dumped in the roadway - I slipped
> and fell awkwardly.


Those blooming beds, eh!

big grin

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by Penguin68 January 20, 09:15PM

Thank you, now amended...

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by rendelharris January 21, 10:17AM

Penguin68 Wrote:
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> Friends who chose not to cycle in the winter do so
> less because of inclement weather per se but
> because this leads to adverse road conditions (ice
> or to pooled water) which can obscure pot holes
> etc. making cycling more hazardous. Most are
> robust enough (and have enough bad weather
> clothing) to cope with rain and chill on its own.

Fair points though one of the great advantages of segregated cycle provision is that without motorised traffic they don't develop potholes, or at least I've never encountered any.

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by Penguin68 January 21, 11:15AM

though one of the great advantages of segregated cycle provision is that without motorised traffic they don't develop potholes, or at least I've never encountered any

But to get to, or from, segregated cycleways you will need to cycle on side, and even main, roads - those around us in ED - last year certainly - were in a disgraceful state.

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - hello and thank you
Posted by jamesmcash January 23, 12:19PM

Hi Goldilocks

Could you tell me which school your daughter attends? Feel free to contact me by email if it is easier.

Best wishes
James

--------------------
James McAsh - Labour Councillor for Goose Green ward
James.McAsh@Southwark.gov.uk
[www.jamesmcash.com] [twitter.com]

Surgeries: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7pm, East Dulwich Community Centre on Darrell Road

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