We have asked the Highways Team to take action against speeding cars along Lupus Street. Residents say:
“I’m now finding it really dangerous crossing Lupus Street, even using the Zebra Crossing, as motorists, cyclists and scooter users alike drive straight at you. This dangerous driving has to be stopped. Might I suggest that cameras are installed both ways along Lupus Street, and those who are in breach of the law are fined and prosecuted.”
The local police say: “The Safer Transport Team ran an operation last week following complaints of electric scooters riding on the pavements along Lupus Street. This resulted in three e-scooters being seized and one male being arrested for an unconnected offence. I am hoping that we will be able to run some further operations in the coming weeks.”
Morgan House, Lillington Gardens
We are continuing to support Morgan House residents who have raised concerns about the impact of the proposed redevelopment proposals on residents. They say:
“The problem at the moment is that everything is being debated without us knowing as residents what is really being proposed. I also don’t understand how a design can be put forward which involves the removal of four trees in a conservation zone. And the proposals for noise reduction don’t make sense with the facts on how noise amplifies”
We are assisting a disabled resident living in Sherborne House with their housing transfer request.
We are taking up many issues on behalf of Tachbrook Estate residents, including:
- Harvey House – The sign on Harvey House on the Tachbrook estate telling residents which flat is on which floor has been removed. We have asked Peabody to fit a new sign.
- Malcolmson House – we have asked Peabody when double glazing will be fitted in Block A, when the Community Activities will restart and if storage space can be found for a young people’s group.
- Kent House – we have asked Peabody if residents in Kent House who live by the garden at Founders House can also use the garden. We have also asked Peabody if the space outside Kent House behind Founders House can be swept regularly.
- Individual housing issues – we are also helping a number of residents with their individual housing issues.
Residents tell us that there is regular ASB and drug dealing along Aylesford Street at the entrance to the Tachbrook Estate. There used to be a police car parked there as a deterrent. We have asked the Tachbrook Police team to investigate.
We have written to the Blue Cross Animal Hospital after receiving this message about the filthy pavements outside their premises:
“Years ago, the Blue Cross Animal Hospital on Hugh Street cleaned the pavement outside the length of its building on Hugh Street with a water hose on a daily basis. With recent lay-offs, retirement packages, this task rarely happens, even on a weekly basis. Regardless of the temperature outdoors, the state of the pavement is disgusting with dried urine (and medication) streams covering the pavement. Could you encourage them to be more respective of the neighbourhood and CLEAN the pavement on a daily basis?”
A few days later, residents told us:
“THANK YOU! Less than 24 hours after residents complained to you of the filthy, urine and medicine-stained pavement that persists for over a week at a time outside the Blue Cross Animal Hospital on Hugh Street, it was cleaned! Unfortunately, an hour after the pristine condition, urine stains were in evidence, once again. Hopefully, the management will resume the daily clean with a hose that they used to do. Thank you for such a quick result!”
We have asked the Highways Team to investigate and clean the gullies in Longmoore Street and Guildhouse Street following the recent flooding.
Mary Smith’s Pantry
We have called on the Council to help Mary’s Smith’s Pantry find permanent premises for its Food Bank.
There is also a petition from local residents which you can sign
Mary Smith’s Pantry are collecting clothes for resettled Afghan refugees. If you have any spare clothes, please donate them. The Pantry is based at Bridge House, Ebury Bridge Estate SW1W 8SL and is open 10am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.
Councillor Liza Begum makes her maiden speech
Churchill Ward Councillor Liza Begum made her maiden speech at the Council meeting on 22nd September. You can read her speech here