The Crossrail2 Project Team have released their response to the Summer Engagement events and they still expect that the level crossing in Elm Road will need to be removed due to the number of extra trains. This will affect all of Coombe Vale Ward, but especially those living in the Groves and Dickerage Lane.
Your local Ward Councillors have worked behind the scenes for over two years to ensure that the council planners, engineers, designers and contractors incorporated your ideas into the design of the Triangle.
However, we are not complacent, and acknowledge that there is further work to be done. We are looking at the North Parade and reviewing the road layout in order to improve access — watch this space. If you have suggestions on further improvement or would like an updating on this, please email one of the councillors.
A plaque commemorating the life of Cyril Barton VC has been placed on the railings of Barton Green. Later in the year we hope, with the help and support of the Royal British Legion, to hold an official unveiling ceremony.
In 2014 the Barton Green Pavilion was demolished and the site was marketed for community purposes. Three bids were received and, at the Growth Committee in June, a proposal for a day nursery, which was also offering community usage, was formally accepted. The building will require planning approval and your local Ward Councillors will ensure that any concerns or questions you have raised are heard at the Planning stage. If you would like further information, please email us.
Improvements to The Triangle have taken some time to sort out, but are now agreed and funded.
Changes to parking on the south side of The Triangle (the Post Office side) have been planned for some time, and problems which had arisen because of cables under the road have now been cleared. This is not just about extra parking, it is also about making The Triangle an attractive place to visit. The opening of The Willow Tree pub in the spring will also improve the area. Changes to the north side of The Trangle are also planned in due course - watch out for a consultation with local residents.