The more observant of you may have spotted in the local Guardian (Sutton and Croydon editions) a notice about the Richmond Green Highway / Footpaths.
I spotted it and was frankly confused so, at the end of a meeting with London Borough of Sutton Officers – the Strategic Director of Housing & Regeneration; the Assistant Director of Housing & Regeneration and the Head of Planning – I asked for an explanation. They were unable to provide clarity and so promised to revert to me.
I received a note today that I will abbreviate to simple language – the old footpath, that ran along the front of the bungalows and that has been unusable since the hoardings were raised around the building site, is planned to be officially de-designated as a footpath/highway and an alternate routing is proposed. This is illustrated on the following drawings and if you have any objections then you need to address them in writing to the South London Legal Partnership, Gifford House, 67c St Helier Avenue, Morden, SM4 6HY (quoting reference Ref: VF1219/1236/JRQ).
The more observant of you may already have noticed three additional pieces of street furniture arrive in the past 24 hours – new bins!!
Residents have regularly complained about litter and dog mess especially on the paths to Beddington Park Primary so when there was an opportunity to ask for some Public Realm money, we asked for some more bins.
But having the bins is not enough – people need to use them – we hear complaints, quite justified, about missed bin collections and the flawed waste plan but the state of the streets is down to us and the pride we have in where we live.
Our logo was designed by Reece Tumbridge, a Beddington based graphic artist and is a platform we plan to use to engage everyone especially local schools.
Let’s take pride in where we live, where we work and where we play.
If you’ve finished your takeaway, find a bin and throw your rubbish away.
If you’ve finished your drink bin the can or the bottle and if your dog’s done its business, bag it and
One of the most important issues was included in an insert on those delivered north of the Croydon Road – tomorrow afternoon from 4.00pm to 8.00pm, there is an exhibition at Cricket for Change in Plough Lane about the plans Prologis have for a giant warehouse right next to the incinerator.
Please attend so that you are informed and can understand the implications of their plans.