Improved rail service for North Dulwich and Tulse Hill

The new rail timetable, from 12 Dec 2010, contains good news for users of East Dulwich, North Dulwich and Tulse Hill regarding Monday to Saturday evening services from London Bridge. The half hour evening frequency after 2018 hours is replaced by a 15 minute service until 0003. On Sundays the half hour frequencies are also increased at times to quarter-hourly.
These are major improvements in service for all 3 stations especially at North Dulwich which lost 2 services a year ago.
As always, service times published in these columns are subject to reconfirmation: actual schedules MUST be checked via the appropriate timetables or via the website

Lambeth Parking charges set to rocket in 2011

Lambeth's Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) charges are in many cases set to go up by 30% (and occasionally more!) next February.
Four years ago the flat charge was £60 (a charge which had not been subject to inflation percentage rises for the previous six years, thus £80 would have been more realistic).
From February an average car will pay from £135 to £149 annually (more if paid quarterly or half-yearly), and the emissions-based charge for the largest vehicles will be £234.
Doctors will pay £400 instead of £107, and teachers £330 instead of £255. The daily visitor pass (for 2 hours only in Herne Hill Ward) will rise from £3.70 to £5.00 (£4.40 if bought in books of 5 passes). Business permits will rise from £525 to £600.
Motorcycle charges will also go up.
Bearing in mind that there will soon be a CPZ re-consultation in parts of Herne Hill Ward, not currently in the zone covering Ferndene and surrounding roads, and the streets around Hinton and Cambria roads, it is likely that these rates will have a considerable bearing on the consultation.

Lambeth spells out its welcome to visitors with designer bike racks


One of the controversial 'Welcome to Lambeth' signs installed last summer at a cost of about £1,000 has been removed from Waterloo Road and replaced with a new designer bicycle rack.



Herne Hill Neighbourhood Plan public meeting and EGM

What is your vision for Herne Hill over the coming years? 

What does it need; housing, transport, environment, amenities, planning, economy?

Herne Hill is developing a Neighbourhood Plan that will be the blueprint for how development can take place in the local area. The Neighbourhood Plan is written by the local residents and traders who live in the area, thats you!

The meeting on the 27th is the start, getting your ideas, priorities and contributions that will make up the Neighbourhood Plan. It will be a hands-on event, everyone able to contribute. 

Southwark Public Transport Consultative Forum - minutes

At the recent meeting of the Transport Consultative Forum the issues about transport services to Herne Hill were discussed, as well as many other places. The fuill minutes can be downloaded here.

The next meeting is on May 30th and on the agenda is the future of Thameslink services and how it may affect Herne Hill. Download the agenda here.

Dr Bike Season Ending

You're probably all aware that there have been free bike check sessions in Brockwell Park every Wednesday just outside of the Lido, all summer long. These have been put on by Lambeth Sustainable Travel (LST) in Brockwell Park, Clapham Common South Side, Kings College Waterloo and West Norwood. Sadly, even though the weather seems to have perked up again, there are no more scheduled for Brockwell Park this year. Unless the one LST member who gave it a go last winter decides to brave it again, which is unlikely. If it happens we'll try to let you know. But the good news is that there is one more bike check session scheduled in two days' time, on Sept 28th, at Streatham Common South Side. Which is within reach! Get one in while you can! For more info see LST's FB at:


Herne Hill zone 'N' Controlled Parking Zone Extension - consultation underway

The following link contains details of the consultation underway to extend the existing zone 'N' from Poplar Walk, Heron Rd. down to Herne Hill Station within the Lambeth boundary.  It has been posted to all residents/businesses in 14 streets.

The deadline for responses is : Friday 17 June 2011


---The design includes:

   ---Yellow line (no parking) restrictions around street corners

   ---Parking bays mostly for residents with some available for visitors / pay-and-display.


Direct Trains May End: Thameslink Programme

It appears from information provided by the Thameslink Programme that there are plans afoot to terminate all trains from the Wimbledon loop at Blackfriars from Decemeber 2018. See below.

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