Streatham Soapbox – Was Hopton Road entrance closed illegally?

Streatham residents have been forced to take long diversions to get to their homes because Transport for London with the support of Lambeth Council may have acted unlawfully.

A Freedom of Information request has revealed that the right-turn entry into and out of Hopton Road from Streatham High Road may have been blocked without the required procedures being followed.

Speeding on the A23

By: Chris Holt, Safer A23 Campaign

A 90-minute speed limit enforcement operation by police during UN Road Safety Week in May caught eleven drivers breaking the 30mph limit on Streatham Hill. 
All the offenders received fines and points on their licences – and one was facing a driving ban. Another motorist was fined for driving while using a mobile phone.

Safer A23 Campaigners Petition Mayor

Campaigners and survivors of road crashes presented a petition to the London Assembly on 8th March calling for action from Mayor Sadiq Khan to end the high level of deaths and injuries on the A23 in Streatham.

Among the petitioners was Michelle Hammond, whose brother Francis was killed at the notorious St Leonard’s Junction in May 2014 and Nicola Wilding who survived a crash on the A23 in May 1999.

Streatham Police Station in threat of being stolen!

It’s not murder most ‘orrible, well not in this case at least, but could be worse over time for our area. We have late-breaking intel from local and outside sources that the Metropolitan Police Service are monitoring footfall at police stations and “front counter facilities” with a view to close the ones that aren’t well used.

Streatham Police Update

Recently Jane and I attended a course on Investigative Journalism with the London College of Communications. One aspect of the course was data journalism and the use of public, open source and government data to support reporting. This issue we will begin to use these shiny new skills in a practical way, both here in the magazine and on our website.

Although we have a superb relationship with out police team at their new Streatham HQ, we will use this space to update you on quarterly reporting and results of the police team in our area.

How Dangerous is the A23 in Streatham?

Transport for London has responded to fierce criticism from residents and elected representatives - by inviting the public to contribute ideas for making the A23 through Streatham safer.

The offer came at a meeting between senior TfL managers and members of the Safer A23 in Streatham Campaign after 5-year collision statistics showed no reduction in serious injuries - and a rise in fatalities.