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In regards to our position as ward councillors, these were set out in the statement we gave to Wandsworth Council’s Planning Applications Committee in May 2020: The same considerations in that speech continue to apply today. Indeed, the value of the common to the local community has significantly increased since the pandemic, which strengthens the argument that to fence off part of the common would be a sad loss to the many people who use the redgra pitch on a daily basis and something we are against.
Community Roadwatch events
Community Roadwatch is where the police use a mobile speed gun to measure the speed of vehicles on a road and issue warnings where vehicles exceed the speed limit. In Bedford ward the following will be held this year:
- Bedford Hill on 11 November 2021 from 0900hrs to 1000hrs.
Anyone is welcome to have a go on the mobile speed gun, including children, so just turn up on the day and find the police and say hello.
Return of Parkrun on Tooting Common
We were delighted to dust off our trainers and join in the weekly parkrun event on Tooting Common recently. Parkrun is free and accessible to all, meeting on Dr Johnson Avenue at 9am on Saturday mornings. If you don’t feel like running why not volunteer to ensure the event runs smoothly for others .
Balham Railway Bridge
We were pleased to see Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP call on Network Rail to restore Balham Railway Bridge and for the bridge to receive its first coat of paint.
Balham Station to remain open
Due to works at Balham Station, the original plan was for the station to be closed and for commuters to be sent to nearby Tooting Bec or Clapham South stations instead. We were delighted to receive confirmation from Transport for London confirming that Balham Station will remain open, just without escalators for commuters. This is vital to stop overcrowding during the pandemic and to ensure a safe journey for all.