Shortlands Residents Association
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Updated April 18
Westmoreland Road Roadworks start Monday
The major road works at Westmoreland Road which were originally planned to go ahead earlier this year have now been rescheduled to start on Monday 23/04/2018. The works include remodelling the new entrance into St Mark’s Square and the permanent traffic light signals will also be replaced/upgraded.
Whilst the roadworks are in place, traffic will be managed under lane closures, before changing to temporary traffic lights at a later stage. It is expected that the works are likely to take between 6-8 weeks overall to complete.
The traffic that will be the most affected will be motorists travelling on Westmoreland Road towards Bromley Town Centre/Bromley South Rail Station as there will be a lane restriction in place for the whole works duration, this means that traffic will be taken down to one lane, rather than having its two usual running lanes. Traffic travelling the opposite direction (towards Pickhurst Lane/Langley Park) will still have both lanes open at all times so this direction is expected to run mostly as normal.
Advanced warning signs have been put in place to pre-warn motorists and I will request for some information to be made available on our website and social media tomorrow to pre-warn the public of the works starting.
Bromley Council says that hese works are being started now as Westmoreland Road is due to be resurfaced in June and it would be good to get these works done prior to the resurfacing, which will avoid parts of the road needing to be dug up after it’s been resurfaced.
See update below
Shortlands Ward Dedicated Ward Officers (DWO)
Question No: 2018/0719
Will you honour your pledge to have at least two DWOs in each ward and reverse the decision to reduce this to one in the Shortlands Ward in Bromley?
I am committed to ensuring that all 629 wards in London have at least two Dedicated Ward Officers (DWOs) and a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO).
The Mayor's Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) has raised your concerns regarding Shortlands ward with the new South Area Basic Command Unit (BCU) Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe.
Mr Boothe has given his assurance that he is committed to maintaining two DWOs on the Shortlands ward and that a recruitment process is underway to fill the current vacancy. I understand that Mr Boothe has met with you directly to discuss the matter and provide reassurance.
As with any human resource there will inevitably be vacancies due to normal personnel turnover. A post may be temporarily vacant due to retirement, resignation, sick leave, maternity leave, promotion or redeployment to another part of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). When this happens the MPS has committed to refilling these posts as quickly as possible.
SRA A.G.M. and Hustings - 26 April
This year’s A.G.M. takes place on Thursday 26 April at 8.00 p.m. in St Mary’s Church hall. Members will be receiving their A.G.M. notice and reports with this newsletter. As the AGM falls shortly before the local elections – see above – we have again invited each political party fielding candidates to nominate one of them to come to our A.G.M. We will invite anyone standing as an independent to join us once their details are available.
Once we have dealt with the formal business of the A.G.M. we will invite each candidate to set out their priorities for the area and how they propose to ensure that the issues facing voters in Shortlands are addressed and to answer questions from the floor.
We ran a similar event before the last local elections – the first time any residents’ association in Bromley had taken this sort of initiative – and members commented that it had been a very worthwhile session.
SRA wins bus route improvement
One key theme of our Parking Review was the difficulties 367 bus drivers had experienced because of the parking problems in negotiating roads like Kingswood Road . At the end of the Review we flagged our concerns up to Transport for London (TfL), who agreed with us, and met with Council Officers. The result is that there will be new 367 bus stop markings in St Mary’s Avenue to prevent other vehicles from parking at or too close to existing bus stops, and the Council have also agreed to look at existing bus stop markings in Kingswood Road close to Mays Hill Road, with a view to possibly extending them. This would provide extra clearance for buses to pull in and out safely.
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