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Low Traffic Neighbourhood

Share Your Views about the new Low Traffic Neighbourhood Plans

The Council is holding drop-in sessions regarding the proposed East Sheen Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme on Parkside.  A low traffic neighbourhood is designed to keep through traffic on the most appropriate classified road network and discourage/prevent it using unclassified residential roads. This can however cause some inconvenience for local access, so the Council are keen…

RideLondon returns in August with thousands of cyclists

Three major cycling events, that will see more than 30,000 cyclists pass through the borough and Surrey, are coming this August – be prepared for road closures and increased traffic. The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 involves amateur cyclists, and the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic, involves some of the top international professional cyclists. Also back this year is…

The 209 bus route is back serving Castelnau again

Transport for London’s decision to reinstate a vital bus route between Hammersmith Bridge and Mortlake from 3 August has been welcomed by Chair of the Council’s Transport and Air Quality Committee, Cllr Alexander Ehmann. The decision comes following concerns about the changes to the 209 bus route, raised by local residents at a community meeting…

Climate Emergency declared in Richmond upon Thames

A cross-party group of councillors this week supported a motion to declare a climate emergency in Richmond upon Thames. Cllr Richard Bennett, Leader of the Green Party group put forward the motion at the recent Full Council meeting on 9 July. According to the council’s press release, the motion read: “Council joins the rapidly growing…

Barnes Hospital development

Barnes Hospital Development could get green light despite residents’ concerns

A development with 83 housing units and large underground car park can go ahead on the Barnes Hospital site if the planning committee approves, despite 250 objections from local residents.  The application is for redeveloping Barnes Hospital Site into 83 residential units, mental health facility, GP surgery, SEN school with provision for 81 cars and…

bus 209 route

Buses on newly altered routes in Barnes due to Hammersmith Bridge closure

After the closure of Hammersmith Bridge due to safety reasons on 10 April, Transport for London initially shortened and altered the route of buses that used to cross the bridge to Hammersmith. Now the transport company is making new changes starting Saturday 18th May for bus routes in the area. Routes 72 and 209 previously…

Hammersmith Bridge Closed Indefinitely

Hammersmith Bridge has been closed to traffic ‘indefinitely’ due to safety concerns. Shortly after the annual Boat Race, during which hundreds of pedestrians lined up to cheer their chosen team up the River Thames, the bridge was closed at short notice by Hammersmith and Fulham Council on 10 April. Due to faults found in the…