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Additional P12 services will run from 26th September 29 September 2015

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Transport for London reports that from Saturday 26 September additional buses will be used on route P12 during the daytime on a daily basis specifically designed to improve reliability for customers and ensure that service keeps to the timetable whenever possible.

Route P12 runs between Surrey Quays Shopping Centre and Brockley Rise, Honor Oak Park.

Proposed changes along the A20 between New Cross and Lewisham 29 September 2015

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This is a little far from Forest Hill, but may affect you if you drive up around New Cross, particularly to the Municipal Waste site at Landsman Way.

TfL are proposing a package of improvements along the A20 between New Cross and Lewisham, which aim to improve safety and reduce the potential for delays to journey times for all road users.

For more details, please see the consulation site, and have your say: A20 consultation.

Parliamentary hustings cancelled #se23 23 April 2015

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Unfortunately, the parliamentary hustings organised by the Forest Hill Society and the Sydenham Society organised for Friday 24th April has been cancelled. The reasons for cancellation are given here.

Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Lewisham West & Penge, Alex Feakes, said: “I am disappointed that the hustings has been cancelled, as I think it is important for the public to meet and be able to question their parliamentary candidates. I would have been happy to proceed with the hustings in either of the line-ups suggested, but believe the original panel of five candidates suggested by the Forest Hill and Sydenham Societies was a reasonable plan.

Unlike the tremendous mess of the leaders’ TV debates, however, I believe it is up to the hosting organisations to make their own decisions about who to invite, as long as this meets Electoral Commission guidelines. Consequently, I respect the decision of the two Societies to cancel the hustings.”

There will be another opportunity to meet the candidates at the Penge Forum hustings next Wednesday 29th April.

Alex Feakes: one of the ‘Top 10 PPCs to watch’ say @dodsmonitoring 2 April 2015

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DODS PPCs to watch 2015 - Alex Feakes

I’ve been picked out by @DODSmonitoring as one of the ‘Top 10 PPCs to watch’ in financial services at this General Election!  Let’s go #LWP http://www.dodsinformation.com/top-10-ppcs-watch-financial-services (sign-up needed)

The local team who gets things done for #ForestHill residents 21 May 2014

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Our priorities for the elections:

A green and growing Forest Hill
Campaigning to get more trees planted locally – putting the Forest back into Forest Hill – any to protect and improve our public services.

A prosperous Forest Hill
Working with traders to regenerate our high streets and bring jobs to our area, and working for better facilities for young and old alike.

A connected Forest Hill
Achieving improvements to public transport services and provision for cyclists, and action to alleviate parking problems and repair substandard road surfaces.q

Level access at last for residents of #RoundHill #se26 22 March 2014

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It’s great to see one of our long-standing campaigns finally come to fruition with the installation of an access ramp in the Round Hill estate. A number of the residents if the lower part of the estate have had difficulty negotiating the steep steps to reach their front doors. Forest Hill ward Lib Den councillor Alex Feakes has been pushing for an access ramp for some years. “Many residents there have a physical impairment which makes using steps tricky and dangerous. First with Lewisham Council, and then with London & Quadrant when it transferred to them, I have been calling for a safe access ramp to be installed. Thank you to L&Q for heeding this call.”


Resurfacing of Dartmouth Road, #se23 13 March 2014

Posted by Alex Feakes in Forest Hill, Lewisham Council, Streets, Transport.
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Lewisham Council will be resurfacing Dartmouth Road, SE23 between Thursday 20th March and Wednesday 26th March (but no Saturday and Sunday).  The works will be carried out between 9pm and 5.30am, so there will be noise and traffic disruption for residents and businesses at night during that period.  The Council have asked that any parked cars be moved elsewhere before works start each evening.

For more details, please contact Bala Balaskanthan at LBL on 020 8314 2588.

#ForestHill Police drop in sessions #se23 11 March 2014

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Despite a strong local campaign against closure, Forest Hill ward has now lost its local police station. The ward’s police team now work out of a building on Catford Hill, and provide drop in sessions for residents there and at the Bell Green Sainsbury’s.

Although the local police team do hold regular, if infrequent, surgeries at Forest Hill Library (the next one is 6-7pm, 19th March), your Lib Dem councillors believe that the Forest Hill police team should be holding a regular drop in session in the ward. We will take this up with the police’s borough commander and through the GLA.

Lighting repairs at London Road / #HonorOak Road junction #se23 completed 2 March 2014

Posted by Alex Feakes in Forest Hill, Streets.
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The malfunctioning Belisha beacon lighting the pedestrian island on London Road opposite the Esso petrol station has now been repaired. New cables and controllers have been installed. Hopefully this should make it safer for pedestrians crossing the road

More substantial changes to junction of a London Road and Honor Oak Road should start soon, following the recent consultation.


#HonorOakPark station works update #se23 22 February 2014

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Works to improve access to Honor Oak Park station continue apace. The contractors confirm that they will be complete in ‘a couple of months’ but the new lifts should be complete sooner.