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8 May, 2017
Southbank Place Newsletter April 2017
The latest construction update from Southbank Place for April 2017 has been released. 50% of the concrete pour is now completed and works progressing well with steelwork, floors and external cladding now visible. Since the programme began the site has had 5 apprentices, 14 graduates and 13 trainees working on site.
The Southbank Place construction website is now live and can be found at southbankplaceconstruction.com You can also follow Southbank Place @CWCSouthbankPl
Southbank Place April Newsletter - ( 2 MB )
19 April, 2017
Road Works | Parliament Square
From Monday 24th April until early August, Westminster City Council is carrying out utility works on the roads in and around Parliament Square at Westminster.
There will be temporary changes to the road layout, including various lane and road closures. Roads in and around the area will be busier than usual, especially during peak times. There will also be turning restrictions and closed roads around Parliament Square.
For further information and affected bus routes please click here .
19 April, 2017
Virgin Money London Marathon Sunday 23rd April 2017
The Virgin Money London Marathon – Sunday 23rd April – is expected to be the biggest event this year; it is therefore strongly advised that journeys are planned in advance as road closures and bus diversions will be in place across London. For the immediate South Bank area Westminster Bridge will be closed from 06:30 until approximately 19:00 on the day of the event. The RV1 route will be altered, from 07:30 until 19:00 where there will be no service between London Bridge and Tower Gateway.
Journey times entering or leaving South Bank might be longer than usual.
For TfL’s travel information guide visit: tfl.gov.uk/marathon. Real-time travel information will also be provided through TfL’s social media channels throughout the day available at tfl.gov.uk/socialmedia
See attached the road closures and traffic impact map.
Marathon Road Closures and Traffic Impact Map - ( 429 kB )
10 April, 2017
Westminster Bridge South Works New Start Date
Planned improvement works were due to start on 29th March 2017 to improve the area for cyclists and pedestrians.
TfL now plan to start small-scale works South of Westminster Bridge on Tuesday 11th April 2017. No traffic lane restrictions will be in place initially or during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.
Temporary changes near the roundabout on Addington Street, York Road and Westminster Bridge Road will be in place during the works starting from Tuesday 11th April. Click on the attached document for further information.
Westminster Bridge South Works Update - ( 4 MB )
5 April, 2017
CSSC London Protect Message – Westminster Update
CSSC have issued the following London Protect Security update for April. This edition focuses on the Westminster attack which took place on Wednesday 22nd March 2017.
Please click on the attached document for the full message.
London+Protect+Edition+3+April+2017+FF (002) - ( 2 MB )
4 April, 2017
Southbank Place Neighbourhood Co-ordination Group Minutes
The latest minutes from the NCG meeting held on Monday 5th December 2016 and are now available for download.
The minutes include information on working with ‘Lambeth Working’ whereby 45 vacancies have been advertised and 5% of the workforce are Lambeth residents.
The next meeting is scheduled to take place on Monday 3rd July 2017. Whilst this meeting is not open to the public, public questions can be sent to email@example.com prior to the meeting.
NCG Minutes 5th December 2016 - ( 369 kB )
3 April, 2017
Station Approach Road Closure
As part of the ongoing Waterloo Capacity Improvement Programme, there is a planned closure of Station Approach Road on Thursday 13th April 2017.
This will commence at 23:00 on Thursday 13th April and conclude at 06:00 on Tuesday 18th April 2017.
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.
There will be no restriction to pedestrian access for House of Vans staff and patrons on Station Approach Road during our works.
For the full traffic management plan see the attached documents.
Station Approach Road Closure Map - ( 716 kB )
Station Approach Road Closure TM Plan - ( 260 kB )
31 March, 2017
7th Round of Community Chest Funding Announced
The South Bank Community Chest is an initiative funded by the London Eye s106 in partnership with the Visitor Management Group and WaCoCo, making £57,500 available to South Bank and Waterloo community and voluntary groups. This year the South Bank Community Chest is providing grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to eligible groups.
In 2016, 9 projects were awarded funding which engaged at least 300 children and young people, provided direct support to 26 community groups and opportunities for 3 estates, built a community kitchen at Oasis Farm and contributed to a new building for Roots and Shoots, a Neighbourhood Plan, 8 consultation events and engaged over 82 local volunteers.
For guidance notes and application packs please click here.
The deadline for completed applications is 5pm on Friday 21st April 2017.
Please contact WaCoCo at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
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