Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Roadworks in Combe Road New Malden

These roadwork’s are at the junction of Combe Road and Lime Grove in New Malden. They are being carried out by EDF Energy and are causing traffic congestion and pose a significant hazard to both drivers and pedestrians.

They have been in place since 2009 with no sign of them being completed in the near future. My concern is that English heritage may designate them of historic interest and make them permanent.

Friday, 26 February 2010

SWT sacrificing passenger safety and security for profit

This is a case paying more for less and sacrificing passenger safety and security for profit, which stations will be next ???

"Quieter" Kingston offices to close under South West Trains

South West Trains (SWT) has announced plans to close ticket offices at Kingston’s quieter train stations during the weekends.

Under the proposals, customers will no longer be able to buy tickets during the weekend at Malden Manor or Berrylands. Motspur Park’s ticket office will be shut on Sundays.

The consultation period will last 28 days, meaning the changes could take effect as early as April.

Ian Johnston, customer service director for SWT, said: “People’s buying habits for rail tickets have changed in the same way as many other products, with more and more customers choosing to make purchases over the phone or via the internet.

“The recent introduction of Oyster on our services in Greater London is also having an effect on buying habits.”

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

New Malden's air not clean enough, environmental survey says

Surrey Comet reports
Air pollution in New Malden is too high according to European Union targets, an environmental survey has revealed.

In 2009, the Maldens and Coombe neighbourhood committee commissioned an study into nitrogen dioxide levels in four locations in New Malden, three of which were above the acceptable level set down by a European Union Directive.

The Fountain Roundabout, A3 roundabout and Burlington Infant and Junior Schools were all found to exceed 40 particles per cubic metre.

see Fix My Street for updates

This can result in large numbers of premature deaths

CAMPAIGN for Clean air in London
Clean Air in London’ urges again Environmental Audit Committee to support call for government apology after failing to update, or covering-up of, over 250,000 premature deaths due to dangerous airborne articles over 10 years