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SOTG/RV/CS/FR AREA TRAFFIC MEASURES

CPZ mapThere is considerable discussion being expressed locally about the disparity of traffic measures in the area comprising SOTG/RV/CS/FR and of residents receiving PCNs when passing through Hartington Road.

PROPOSAL

SOTG is one of four CPZ within an area roughly bounded by Sutton Court Road, the A4, the river and the A316. The other three CPZ are CS Chiswick Station (which includes Hartington Road), RV Riverview and FR Fauconberg. Whilst being virtually a self-contained area none of the four have a common traffic policy under LBH's current Traffic Measures:

SOTG cannot use Hartington Road northbound; CS cannot use Thames Road to go to or come from Kew Bridge; RV being between cameras can use both Hartington and Thames Road; and FR can use neither.

None of the four CPZ can exit onto the A4 via Harvard Hill as it is closed off to outgoing traffic.

NOTE: Elmwood Road is historically in the GP zone but would be included under this scheme or if LBH can be persuaded to redesignate Elmwood Road into the FR CPZ.

SOLUTION

SoGA proposes an amalgamation of this area into one benefitting from the same traffic measures and controlled by timed ANPR cameras (red dots) as per the map. With time controlled cameras linked to ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) at the following points: Kew Bridge / Hartington Road / Sutton Court Railway Bridge / Fauconberg Road / Elmwood Road and Harvard Hill, the area becomes one whilst retaining their separate CPZ designations but benefitting from common traffic measures whilst remaining open to visitors, deliveries, taxis and shoppers but closed to rat running and the 'access only' along Strand on the Green and Thames Road would become redundant.

SoGA has put this scheme to LBH Traffic and subsequently discussed it in greater detail on a Zoom meeting. As the existing traffic measures are new to the area, LBH Traffic require time to assess both their impact locally and the overall effect caused from displaced rat running traffic. COVID has had implications on the timing of both the introduction of the traffic measures and the Thames Road cameras and consequently the subsequent review which will now not be before June/July and perhaps later.

Since first publishing this proposal a secondary scheme has been proposed whereby all GP would be included. This would mean one common traffic zone stretching from Hogarth Roundabout to the river bounded by the A4 to the north and the A316 to the south controlled by cameras and APNR. This is a more ambitious scheme but would provide equanimity throughout the area and should be achievable riding off the camera network being installed for the ULEZ. It will be up to residents to make their feelings known to LBH Traffic as and when their review on the current disparate and disjointed traffic measures is published. 

SoGA will keep you updated on developments.

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This website has a dedicated forum for paid-up SoGA members (unlike our FB and Twitter accounts). 

It operates on a similar basis to the chiswickW4.com forum (albeit slightly less contentious).

SoGA members need to register with a username and password. To do so, you need to click the LOG IN tab at the top right hand of the home page. Click "Don't have an account?" and then fill in the required fields of your chosen username, password and confirmation email address. You will receive an email to your designated email address for verification purposes and then your account will be processed by our website administrator.

Once approved, you will find the forum at the bottom of the Association index tab.

Please get posting!

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Reading Volunteers wanted

At Strand on the Green Infants and Nursery we provide children with reading experiences which aim to inspire and ignite an enquiring mind.

We have a number of volunteers from the local community who come in and help us achieve this. We’d love to have more because they do a fantastic job and make a big difference to our children’s lives and experience at school. If you are able to spare a little time weekly or fortnightly to read with our children we’d be delighted to welcome you. We do not expect a long term commitment and are flexible around the time you can give.

If you are interested please call (020 8994 7921) or email the school office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with your details.

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