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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by tiddles July 07, 06:22AM

James - can you please acknowledge that you have seen the photos posted regarding the road closures. I suspect you are paying lip service to peopleís genuine concerns to the impact to us normal folk that the road closures are having.

I know you have to probably have to tow the line and I personally feel the council really donít give two hoots about how they impact us little people once they have an idea in their head but it would be nice if you could understand (and maybe go and have a look for yourself)

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by Alan Medic July 20, 11:30AM

Hi James,

two and a half months after doing the job on the zebra crossing, Conways are going over their previous work with tarmac. This looks like an awful waste of our money. How is it justified?

Alan Medic Wrote:
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> Hi James. The guys (Conway) who started working on
> the new zebra crossing this morning on Crystal
> Palace Rd, moved our car and maybe others. There
> was no prior notification that it was too close to
> the crossing. The only indication that work was
> going to proceed today were notifications on two
> lampposts and a couple of marking made on the road
> last week.
>
> I spoke with the driver who moved the car and he
> said I should speak with the site manager, and
> admitted to saying to him before moving the
> car(s)that there was very little notification for
> car owners. I didn't bother speaking to the site
> manager as it wouldn't achieve anything and the
> car appears undamaged.
>
> However, as Conway is presumably employed by the
> Council and I pay my tax, how the hell can they
> get away this this cowboyish behaviour?

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by rahrahrah July 20, 01:27PM

Hi James,

May I ask why Heber hasn't seen an accelerated 'School Street' scheme put in place under TFLs StreetSpace initiative (like Goodrich and others)? Is there anyway that Heber Road could look to be included?

There has been a camera installed since a road traffic incident earlier in the year, but closing the street to traffic would be more effective in preventing such things.



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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by Abe_froeman July 20, 01:27PM

Did they put down new tarmac when they did the zebra crossing a few weeks ago?!

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by jamesmcash July 20, 01:31PM

Hi all,

Let me look into the zebra crossing issue - agree that it's very odd.

As for Heber School, I'd be happy to get school streets put in place on Heber Road if the school wants this. I know there are currently plans to adjust the road layout on the street to make it safer, but school streets would be good too.

Best wishes
James

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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by Rockets July 20, 08:33PM

Cllr McAsh, are you at all concerned by the significant increases in traffic congestion in and around your ward since the introduction of the closures in Dulwich Village and Melbourne Grove?

You seem to be avoiding direct questions on the matter and seem to have lost your ability to access the Healthy Streets thread since the measures were implemented...shall we speak to Admin on your behalf? winking smiley

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by KidKruger July 20, 09:12PM

The Crystal Palace Rd zebra crossing and tarmacking around (as part of the bigger junction works a few weeks ago) were laid fine and has not been crumbling or broken from what I've seen, on foot, several times a day since.

The obvious question is WHY is the tarmac being re-laid ?
Next is, WHO authorised this ?!

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?attachment
Posted by Mrs D July 20, 09:25PM

They have done work to this junction at least three times. First time they moved the curb by 10cm at each corner (took weeks for so little work!) of the junction.... then they did the crossing and today they extended the ramp (god knows why and why they couldnít do it properly the first time)

Edited to say that itís great they did the crossing but would be a lot better if there was a crossing the other way over Whately or Underhill too to help kids cross and dodge the traffic & P13 bus on their way to school



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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by rahrahrah July 21, 09:12AM

I believe the school applied to be made a school street some time ago.

jamesmcash Wrote:
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> Hi all,
>
> Let me look into the zebra crossing issue - agree
> that it's very odd.
>
> As for Heber School, I'd be happy to get school
> streets put in place on Heber Road if the school
> wants this. I know there are currently plans to
> adjust the road layout on the street to make it
> safer, but school streets would be good too.
>
> Best wishes
> James

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by fishbiscuits July 26, 07:30PM

James - as "Mabaker" also commented a few weeks ago, lots of people have paid their garden waste subscription, but received no sticker. Myself included. Meanwhile, garden waste is piling up in the bin (including fruit fallen from trees), it is rotting and it stinks.

If there is a known problem with getting garden stickers sent out (i.e. staff unavailable due to covid), maybe they could just... you know.. take the bloody bins once in a while?? Or at the very least send an email letting us know what's going on. This is incredibly poor service.

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by Alan Medic August 01, 02:11PM

Alan Medic Wrote:
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> Hi James,
>
> two and a half months after doing the job on the
> zebra crossing, Conways are going over their
> previous work with tarmac. This looks like an
> awful waste of our money. How is it justified?

Just reminding you James to please look into this.

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by LordshipLaneResident August 01, 03:49PM

When are the noise team returning? The situation with noise has become unbearable in ED. We are trying to work from home with kids literally screaming in gardens and people playing all day. Then itís finally time for the weekend and the same, but so much worse - I feel like I havenít slept properly in weeks. Iíve just asked the charming new neighbours (Landcroft Road) if they can turn the music down (Ed Sheeran on repeat, been this way for 3 hours and I can hear it in the front of the house - I canít use the rest or the garden as itís too loud - and got laughed at before they turned it up). Whenever I call the noise team they say no-one can come up but theyíll ring me within three days. What on earth is the point in that?



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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by roywj August 01, 04:21PM

Hi James,

Pleased to see the East Dulwich CPZ will be going live on 14th September, work recommencing 10 August. Thanks for your work and support which will improve congestion and air quality in this area.



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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by monica August 01, 08:35PM

Hi James
I have emailed both Charlie and Victoria regarding CCTV for the lordship lane and East Dulwich area. We the community need CCTV due to the increased thefts in the area
Can you help please?

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by first mate August 02, 08:09AM

Is there really a pressing need for this at the moment?

roywj Wrote:
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> Hi James,
>
> Has a date been set for introduction for the East
> Dulwich CPZ or has the project been abandoned?
> There doesnít seem to be any work taken since
> lockdown to complete the road markings or signage.

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by roywj August 02, 08:22PM

Iím not asking for your input thanks

first mate Wrote:
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> Is there really a pressing need for this at the
> moment?
>



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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by Alan Medic August 09, 07:36AM

Alan Medic Wrote:
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> Alan Medic Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Hi James,
> >
> > two and a half months after doing the job on
> the
> > zebra crossing, Conways are going over their
> > previous work with tarmac. This looks like an
> > awful waste of our money. How is it justified?
>
> Just reminding you James to please look into this.

I'd still like to know James.

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by slarti b August 11, 12:21AM

James,
This is not directly within your ward but affects it and I am raising this since you seem to be the only local Councillor who(sometimes) responds on this forum. :-)

An organisation has been organising weekend events at the closed off junction of Calton Avenue, Court Lane and Dulwich Village, in contravention of Govt Covid guidelines. In my opinion this is totally irresponsible in the current situation.

Can you tell me whether this sort of event in a public space needs authorisation from the council and\or the Metropolitan Police and, if so, whether that authorisation was granted?

Also, is there a department in teh council responsible for ensuring compliance with Covid regulations to which I can raise a complaint?

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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by rahrahrah August 11, 02:41PM

Hi James,

Any update on this? Is it likely that plans might be progressed for a school street at Heber?

rahrahrah Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I believe the school applied to be made a school
> street some time ago.
>
> jamesmcash Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Let me look into the zebra crossing issue -
> agree
> > that it's very odd.
> >
> > As for Heber School, I'd be happy to get school
> > streets put in place on Heber Road if the
> school
> > wants this. I know there are currently plans to
> > adjust the road layout on the street to make it
> > safer, but school streets would be good too.
> >
> > Best wishes
> > James

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by Serena2012 August 11, 06:06PM

James

Please can we have an update on the East Dulwich CPZ. Iíve seen that work on the road markings has commenced and that the proposals to turn Melbourne North, Tintagel, Elsie and Derwent roads into exclusive gated communities refer to the CPZ coming into effect in August. [moderngov.southwark.gov.uk]

However, there is no reference to this elsewhere on Southwarkís website, see for example, which still suggests that this is suspended: [www.southwark.gov.uk]

Given that itís 11 August, if this is to be implemented before the end of the month, youíre not giving residents very long to sort out permits. Please please can we have clarity and guidance on this. Iím fairly sure that when the CPZ was initially suspended, the council explained that all residents would be notified prior to its reinstatement. I see no evidence that this has happened, despite the fact that we are a third of the way through August.



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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by roywj August 11, 06:18PM

I received my letter earlier this week, implementation is September 14th. Work restarted yesterday.


Serena2012 Wrote:
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> James
>
> Please can we have an update on the East Dulwich
> CPZ. Iíve seen that work on the road markings has
> commenced and that the proposals to turn Melbourne
> North, Tintagel, Elsie and Derwent roads into
> exclusive gated communities refer to the CPZ
> coming into effect in August.
> [moderngov.southwark.gov.uk]
> me.aspx?IId=50023482&Opt=0
>
> However, there is no reference to this elsewhere
> on Southwarkís website, see for example, which
> still suggests that this is suspended:
> [www.southwark.gov.uk]
> public-health/for-the-public/coronavirus/impact-on
> -council-services/coronavirus-parking-restrictions
> -and-controlled-parking-zones
>
> Given that itís 11 August, if this is to be
> implemented before the end of the month, youíre
> not giving residents very long to sort out
> permits. Please please can we have clarity and
> guidance on this. Iím fairly sure that when the
> CPZ was initially suspended, the council explained
> that all residents would be notified prior to its
> reinstatement. I see no evidence that this has
> happened, despite the fact that we are a third of
> the way through August.

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by Serena2012 August 11, 06:23PM

Thanks Roywj. Thatís helpful. We havenít received our letter. Implementation on 14 September is better than August. I wonder why the plans to place permeable barriers on Elsie/ Tintagel/ Derwent and Melbourne refer to August instead. The joys of mixed messages!



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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by Rockets August 11, 07:06PM

Can anyone provide rationale as to why the CPZ measures are currently needed, especially given than most of the roads impacted are now going to have permeable filters? Since Covid started, and given this is likely the new normal for well into the New Year, is parking continuing to be a problem?

Surely the money being spent on this could be channelled more effectively elsewhere to have a more positive impact?

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by roywj August 11, 07:09PM

Road closures wont stop people parking - especially when the schools are back and the sixth formers are looking for parking spaces but might have been better off waiting to see the effect of the CPZ before closing roads off.


Rockets Wrote:
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> Can anyone provide rationale as to why the CPZ
> measures are currently needed, especially given
> than most of the roads impacted are now going to
> have permeable filters? Since Covid started, and
> given this is likely the new normal for well into
> the New Year, is parking continuing to be a
> problem?
>
> Surely the money being spent on this could be
> channelled more effectively elsewhere to have a
> more positive impact?



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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by Rockets August 11, 08:45PM

I agree, seems very heavy handed to do both at once without assessing the impact of one. I wonder if the council need to raise all the funds they can due to Covid impact and are desperate to get some cash heading their way.

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by Abe_froeman August 11, 09:13PM

Maybe they are just thoughtless ****s?

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by LordshipLaneResident August 16, 09:06AM

Sorry to bleat on about this but the noise team has returned but only during the hours of 7am and midnight. Most *really* bad disturbances happen during midnight and 7am, when people are trying to sleep. Such was the case last night, when a house on Landcroft road had a massive garden party from midnight to 4am. Please donít underestimate the negative impact the increased noise is having on peopleís mental and physical health. Personally I was trying to recover from food poisoning (on my birthday) and my heart sank when I woke up at midnight after several nights of no sleep. Itís hugely selfish behaviour when most of us are stuck at home - and this service is more useful now than ever. Please reinstate it - properly.

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by boni August 16, 06:36PM

I can definitely back up the entirety of the previous message - last night's party was a very selfish aggression towards the people trying to sleep.

We have a little baby, and are already struggling with having a good night's sleep, and having to endure 4+ hours of literally banging sounds as we're directly opposite to them was extremely frustrating.

This is also not the first time the exactly same people have behaved in the exactly same manner.

I always thought that the "banana republic" I'm originally from is miles behind UK in most aspects, but realising that you can't call the police for this kind of severe disturbance was a shock to me (after googling my options at 2am in the morning only to realise there's not much to do).

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by Lynne August 27, 01:55PM

Can we have the libraries opened, please? Now children are going back to school, they're really needed. Not everyone can afford to buy books.

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by Alan Medic September 02, 01:08PM

It would appear the good councillor has abandoned this thread.

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