Announcements

View our latest announcements, from meeting and events, to community development initiatives, updates impacting land use, and planning applications or roadworks affecting the area. Be sure to check the page regularly to stay updates with our latest news.

 

30 June, 2017

TfL Proposal | Removal of Waterloo Roundabout

Proposals have been developed by Transport for London (TfL) and Lambeth Council to create a new greener public space and an upgraded bus station by the removal of Waterloo roundabout and a wider pavement on Waterloo Road to improve the area and encourage more people to walk and cycle and use public transport. We are proposing:

  • A new public space at Waterloo, created by removing the roundabout, to reduce the dominance of traffic and allow people to better enjoy the area
  • A sense of place created by a tree-filled public square
  • A new focal point for Waterloo, helping build on it as a cultural destination and support regeneration and growth
  • Segregated cycle lanes, widened footways on Waterloo Road and more direct accessible crossings for a healthier and safer environment for people to walk and cycle more
  • To keep buses and traffic moving through the area by moving bus stops on Waterloo Road and banning the right turns from Waterloo Road into Stamford Street and from Concert Hall Approach (except for buses)

The proposals form part of the Mayor of London’s plan for Healthy Streets – a long-term vision to encourage more Londoners to walk and cycle and use public transport by making London’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming.

We expect the proposals would result in changes, both positive and negative, to journey times for motorists, bus passengers and cyclists once complete. You can see our plans and have your say on the website at tfl.gov.uk/waterloo-roundabout or at one of these events:

  • Monday 10 July from 12pm to 7.30pm Level 3 Blue Side, Festival Hall (with the exhibition staying until end of Wednesday 13 July)
  • Wednesday 26 July from 12noon to 7.30pm St John’s Church, Waterloo Road, opposite the IMAX (with the exhibition in the Church for that week)
  • Thursday 10 August from 12pm to 5.30pm Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road, near Lower Marsh market
  • Sunday 13 August 10am to 3pm Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road, opposite Southwark tube (with the exhibition in the reception area for the following week)

Subject to the outcome of this consultation, should we proceed with these proposals, we would look to start construction in late 2019 for a period of up to 18 months. We are aware that there is a lot of construction in the Waterloo area and these changes are likely to cause further disruption. TfL and Lambeth Council would work with the local community, SBEG, WeAreWaterloo and surrounding developers to coordinate works and deliveries to minimise this impact as far as possible.

Please submit your views by Sunday 20 August 2017.

28 June, 2017

International Brigade Memorial Trust Event | Saturday 1 July

On Saturday 1 July, the International Brigade Memorial Trust will be holding their annual commemoration event on Jubilee Gardens between 1-2pm.

The event commemorates those who volunteered to defend democracy in Spain from 1936-1939.

The event will include music, speeches, and wreath laying, followed by a one minute silence.

Jubilee Gardens will remain open to the public as usual for the duration of the event.

See leaflet below for further details on the event.

july event

13 June, 2017

Important information | Station Closures Summer 2017

There will be a number of reduced train services across Summer 2017.

The following stations and routes are affected as a result of the Thames Link project works:

No South Eastern trains to or from Waterloo East, Charing Cross or London Bridge between 26th August and 3rd September.

No South Eastern trains to or from Cannon Street on the 26th and 27th August

Reduced Southern service from London Bridge on 26th and 27th August

Further information can be found here.

The following station and routes are affected as a result of the Waterloo International Terminal works:

From Saturday 5 August to Bank Holiday Monday 28 August (23 days), platforms 1–9 close so that platforms 1–4 can be extended to accommodate the longer trains, and platforms 5–8 can be modified.

During this period, platforms 1–9 and Waterloo South Sidings will be closed and platforms 20–24 will be temporarily used by passenger services.

Further information can be found here.

8 June, 2017

Invitation to ITV’s Public Exhibition | 9-10th June 2017

ITV invite members of the public to a public exhibition to view the proposals to redevelop ITV’s head office on the South Bank.

The plans will be available to view at a public exhibition on Friday 9th June and Saturday 10th June at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre.

Opening times and further details of the development proposals can be found in the leaflet attached.

ITV Public Exhibition - ( 157 kB )
7 June, 2017

Station Approach Road Closures | June 2017

As part of the ongoing Waterloo Capacity Improvement Programme, there will be periodic planned closures of Station Approach Road in June.

The closure dates and timings are as follows:

Starting at 22:00 on Friday 2nd June and concluding at 06:00 on Monday 5th June

Starting at 22:00 on Friday 9th June and concluding at 06:00 on Monday 12th June

Starting at 22:00 on Friday16th June and concluding at 06:00 on Monday 19th June.

 

These works necessitate the closure of both carriageways to permit a safe working environment on Station Approach Road.

Access to the station will be maintained for taxis, deliveries and emergency vehicles via Spur Road with a suggested diversionary route via Westminster Bridge Road and Baylis Road.

Please note that this route may not be suitable for buses or articulated vehicles.

5 June, 2017

Love Lambeth Air Meeting | June 14th

On 14th June, St John’s Church will be hosting the Love Lambeth Air Meeting to discuss local air quality monitoring and idea sharing around tackling the problem in the local community.

Full event details can be found in the invite attached.

Please share with your wider communities.

LLA Event Poster (2) (002) - ( 2 MB )
25 May, 2017

Message from Lambeth Borough Commander

The below is a public release from the Lambeth Borough Commander regarding the Manchester terror attack, and provides details of the Lambeth Police response:

Topic: Manchester attack

Details of incident

Following the horrific terrorist attack in Manchester, in which 22 people were killed and tens of others injured, the Met has increased the number of officers on duty across the capital.

While all policing operations in London are currently planned to the backdrop of a severe threat level from terrorism, officers from our event planning teams and protective security experts are now reviewing in detail all the plans for upcoming events.

This includes smaller events which may not have had a police presence now seeing a greater focus, an increase of armed and unarmed officers on highly visible reassurance patrols around key locations and crowded places and work with event organisers.

The Met is reaching out to event organisers through our licensing officers to ensure that they are given the latest protective security advice to keep their music events as safe as can be. Using our well-established local and London-wide briefing systems, we are ensuring that refreshed advice is given to all those venues hosting events.

A full review of the security and policing operations for the weekend’s sporting events – the culmination of the football and rugby seasons at Wembley and Twickenham – is also underway. This will include the deployment of extra armed officers.

The Met will continue to do everything possible to protect London, not just through the use of armed officers, but also through the ongoing work by specialist detectives in the Counter Terrorism Command, working with partner agencies and gathering community intelligence.

Across the city and in Lambeth, local officers are also out engaging with a range of communities. Safer Schools officers are working closely with their schools to make sure that young people understand what the Met is doing to protect the capital.

Please do contact my staff office or me if you have any questions or wish to discuss any further aspect of this incident with me.

 

Regards,

Richard Wood

Chief Superintendent

Borough Commander – Lambeth “LX”

 

Please be vigilant: members of the public should always remain alert to the danger of terrorism and report any suspicious activity to the police on 999 or the anti-terrorist hotline: 0800 789 321.

18 May, 2017

South Bank Patrol Praised By Lambeth Borough Commander For Response To Westminster Terror Attack

On Tuesday 15th May, South Bank Patrol were paid a special visit by Borough Commander Richard Wood to say thanks for their response during the attack which took place on Westminster Bridge on 22nd March 2017.

Details of the event can be found in the attached press release. watermaked

South Bank Patrol Rewarded by Lambeth Borough Commander - - ( 121 kB )

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