Vauxhall Society’s bus station petition gathers pace

The Vauxhall Society, who are being supported by VGERTA (Vauxhall Gardens Residents and Tenants Association) in a campaign to retain Vauxhall bus station, reports that their petition at change.org has already attracted over 500 signatures. Currently they are seeking to push that to 1000.

Of the two proposed plans (developed by Lambeth and Mayor of Lambeth) for Vauxhall gyratory neither includes the retention of this facility.

It’s now or never – so speak up if you want to continue to enjoy its convenience and shelter (not to mention its unique design). Adding a comment to the petition always gives it an extra boost, so you are encouraged to put in your two pence worth.

Bear in mind it’s only 10 years old too.

Perhaps it’s worth remembering that Vauxhall is now prime development land…

Kate Hoey, MP is supporting the campaign to retain the bus station and says she has not yet met any constituent who wants to do away with it.

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/kate-hoey-mp-boris-johnson-mayor-of-london-lib-peck-lambeth-council-leader-save-vauxhall-bus-station

 

 

 

Groundsman job in Stockwell – 2-3 hours a week

Groundsman required for prestigious property in Stockwell (Lansdowne Road) for 2 or 3 hours a week, duties include clearing of litter, leaves and debris from flower beds, pathways and parking areas (and any other seasonal tasks), sweeping of all paved areas and keeping them clear of mud, moss etc., keeping drain covers clear, reporting to the management company any general maintenance that is required around the estate. Would suit local person.

Salary – To be agreed

To apply – please email david.whittle@rendallandrittner.co.uk

Closure of Stockwell post office

postofficeWell, the press release aabout the consultation says “merger” but…

I reproduce it here in its entirety again. I am wondering what the good of modern facilities are if you can’t actually get there because of mobility issues.


POST OFFICE TO HOST CUSTOMER FORUM ON PROPOSED MERGER OF STOCKWELL BRANCH INTO FERNDALE ROAD POST OFFICE

  • Customers and interested parties invited to learn about proposed new service at customer forum
  • Forum to be held at the Stockwell Centre on 28 February from 16:30
  • Modern retail environment
  • New facilities would include nine counter positions, two self-service kiosks, dedicated mails acceptance point and screened consultation area
  • Full range of products and services available including cash machine

The Post Office has announced that it will host a customer forum on the proposed merger of Stockwell Post Office into the nearby Ferndale Road Post Office to create a new modern Post Office branch with longer opening hours for customers. The forum will take place at the Stockwell Centre, Main Hall, 1 Studley Road, London, SW4 6RA, on 28 February, running from 16:30 to 20:30.

The intention of the customer forum, which will function as a drop-in information evening, is to inform customers of the details of the proposal to merge the branches. All interested parties are welcome to attend the event to learn more about the proposal, which is subject to a public consultation that ends on 11 March.

The Post Office is proposing to merge Stockwell Post Office, 225 Clapham Road, London SW9 9BG, into Ferndale Road Post Office, 250 Ferndale Road, London, SW9 8BQ, to create one large, modern branch with longer opening hours for customers.

The new-look Ferndale Road Post Office would offer customers the same wide range of Post Office services with longer opening hours, a low-level writing desk and space for wheelchair users, designed to offer greater ease of access for customers.

Subject to public consultation, the branch would offer a total of nine counter positions, as well as two new self-service kiosks, a dedicated mails acceptance point and a screened consultation area where customers can discuss financial services and other products with specialist advisors.

The proposed move is part of a major modernisation programme across the Post Office network designed to ensure Post Office branches are sustainable, profitable and no longer reliant on Government funding. The modernisation programme is making it easier for customers to do business, through longer opening hours and modern, open-plan environments.

The Post Office is now set to host a customer forum at the Stockwell Centre on Friday 28 February to provide more information on the proposals. The forum will be an opportunity for customers to learn more about the proposed new branch, with all interested parties invited to attend.

Roger Gale, Crown Network General Manager, said: “We are committed to maintaining Post Office services in the area. We believe the best way for us to do this is to merge the current Stockwell and Ferndale Road Post Office branches.”

He added: “We understand how important Post Office services are to people in South West London. We want to make it easier for customers to do business with us, and we are confident this new modern branch will meet the needs of customers in the area and help us to secure services for the future.”

The new-look Ferndale Road Post Office would open for an extra three and a half hours every week. Opening hours would be 09:00-18:00 on Monday to Friday, and 09:00-13:30 on Saturdays.

The lease on the building currently home to the Stockwell branch expires in June 2015. This has given Post Office Ltd the opportunity to review services in the area, and the organisation believes that the refurbished Ferndale Road Post Office will have sufficient capacity to serve the additional customers using it following the merger. Subject to consultation, it is proposed that the Stockwell and Ferndale Road branches would merge in June 2014. There would be no compulsory redundancies as a result of this change.

The 12-week consultation on the proposed move commenced on 17 December 2013 and will close on 11 March 2014. During this period, the Post Office welcomes all feedback on the proposal, including:

  • How suitable do you think Ferndale Road Post Office is and how easy it is to get there?
  • Is Ferndale Road Post Office easy for you to get into and is it easily accessible inside?
  • Do you have any other concerns about the proposal?
  • If so, do you have any suggestions that could make it better for you or that you would like us to incorporate into the refurbishment plans for Ferndale Road Post Office?
  • Are there any local issues that you think could be affected by the proposals?

Comments and questions can be submitted through our online questionnaire at postofficeviews.co.uk, by FREEPOST Your Comments to Post Office Ltd, via email to comments@postoffice.co.uk, via the Customer Helpline on 08457 22 33 44 or Textphone 08457 22 33 55.

In all communications, customers are asked to quote branch code 020008.

Issued by:

Post Office Press Office
1st Floor, 148 Old Street,
LONDON
EC1V 9HQ
Tel: 020 7012 3456 (24 hours)
Email: pressoffice@postoffice.co.uk
Twitter: @PostOfficeNews

www.postoffice.co.uk

This change to the Post Office network is being carried out in accordance with the Code of Practice for changes to the network, as agreed with Consumer Focus, the national consumer organisation.

 


Stockwell Post Office information sheet

Stockwell Crown Post Office

Ferndale Road Crown Post Office

Address

225 Clapham Road

London

SW9 9BG

250 Ferndale Road

London

SW9 8BQ

Post Office Opening

hours

Mon

09:00 – 17:30

Tue

09:30 – 17:30

Wed

09:00 – 17:30

Thu

09:00 – 17:30

Fri

09:00 – 17:30

Sat

09:00 – 12:30
Sun

Closed

Mon

09:00 – 18:00

Tue

09:30 – 18:00

Wed

09:00 – 18:00

Thu

09:00 – 18:00

Fri

09:00 – 18:00

Sat

09:00 – 13:30

Sun

Closed

Distance

Approximately 0.6 miles away from the current branch, along mainly level terrain.

Products & Services

The same wide range of products and services would still be available including a cash machine.

Additional Facilities

2 self-services kiosks for mails transactions

Dedicated mails acceptance point

Serving positions

There would be 9 security screened serving positions, which includes a Bureau de Change position which can be utilised for all services during busy periods and a position dedicated to providing the Applicant Enrolment and Identification service.

Accessibility &

Accessibility works

Access and facilities

This branch has access via a wide ramp with handrail or by 2 steps at the entrance.  Internally, there would be a low-level serving counter, low-level writing desk and hearing loops.

Parking

There is limited pay and display parking directly outside the premises, and 3 disabled parking spaces within approximately 25 metres.

 

Buses

There is a frequent bus service from Stockwell branch to Ferndale Road branch, with bus stops within approximately 100 metres of each branch at either end of Stockwell Road.

 

Public transport services are available to and from the surrounding areas

Local Public

Consultation starts

17 December 2013

Local Public

Consultation ends

11 March 2014

Proposed month of

change

June 2014

 

 

Other branches in the area

 

 

South Lambeth Post Office

347 Wandsworth Road

London

SW8 2JH

 

 

 

Clock 2 Opening times

Mon

08:30 – 17:30

Tue

09:00 – 17:30

Wed

09:00 – 17:30

Thu

09:00 – 17:30

Fri

09:00 – 17:30

Sat

09:00 – 13:00

Sun

Closed

 

Transport

There are direct bus services to this branch from Stockwell branch.  Information on routes and timetables can be accessed at www.tfl.gov.uk

 

Distance

 

Approximately 0.6 miles away from the Stockwell Crown Post Office.

 

 

 

Brixton Road Post Office

68-70 Brixton Road

London

SW9 6BH

 

 

 

Clock 2 Opening times

Mon

09:00 – 17:30

Tue

09:00 – 17:30

Wed

09:00 – 17:30

Thu

09:00 – 17:30

Fri

09:00 – 17:30

Sat

09:00 – 12:30

Sun

Closed

 

Transport

There is not a direct bus service to this branch from

Stockwell branch.

 

Distance

 

Approximately 0.8 miles away from the Stockwell Crown Post Office.

 

 

Other branches in the area

 

 

Brixton Road Post Office

68-70 Brixton Road

London

SW9 6BH

 

 

 

Clock 2 Opening times

Mon

09:00 – 17:30

Tue

09:00 – 17:30

Wed

09:00 – 17:30

Thu

09:00 – 17:30

Fri

09:00 – 17:30

Sat

09:00 – 12:30

Sun

Closed

 

Transport

There are direct bus services to this branch from Stockwell branch.  Information on routes and timetables can be accessed at www.tfl.gov.uk

 

Distance

 

Approximately 0.5 miles away from the Stockwell Crown Post Office.

 

 

 

Lambeth Walk Post Office

34 Vauxhall Street

London

SE11 5LG

 

 

 

Clock 2 Opening times

Mon

09:00 – 17:30

Tue

09:00 – 17:30

Wed

09:00 – 17:30

Thu

09:00 – 17:30

Fri

09:00 – 17:30

Sat

09:00 – 13:00

Sun

Closed

 

Transport

There is not a direct bus service to this branch from

Stockwell branch.

 

Distance

 

Approximately 0.6 miles away from the Stockwell Crown Post Office.

DSDHA wins contest to develop ‘Stockwell Square’

The architectural practice DSDHA has won a £600,000 contest to redevelop the area around Stockwell centre.

DSDHA track record includes developing a long-term strategy for the future of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. They are the people behind those big black column things at the ‘entrance.’

The Stockwell project plan includes a new public square outside the tube station, new paving, seating, lighting, canopies and Robinia trees erected on Binfield Road.

There are also plans to get rid of the gyratory road system and pedestrianise the area from Stockwell War Memorial Garden to South Lambeth Road but these discussions are not yet concluded.

It is expected that work on the new Stockwell Square will be completed in summer 2014.

Emergency Stockwell Christmas present?

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Here is the ideal solution!

Order your copy now – for just £8.99 plus £2.75 postage and packing (£3 goes to Friends of Stockwell War Memorial and Gardens).

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Learn about the 574 men listed on Stockwell’s unique World War One memorial – including

* P W Goff, killed on the first day of the Somme
* The 3 Desaleux brothers
* E. T. Skudder – died during bombing training
* E. E. Winter – changed his German name
* B. J. George – died of wounds in a German POW camp

 

Post Office proposes merger of Stockwell branch into Ferndale Road

For your information, I post this email I have received from the Post Office in its entirety.


Press Release

17 December 2013

POST OFFICE® PROPOSES MERGER OF STOCKWELL BRANCH INTO FERNDALE ROAD POST OFFICE

  • Modern retail environment
  • New facilities include nine counter positions, two self-service kiosks, dedicated mails acceptance point and screened consultation area
  • Full range of products and services available including cash machine
  • Post Office to host customer forum over coming weeks

The Post Office is proposing to merge Stockwell Crown Post Office, 225 Clapham Road, London SW9 9BG, into Ferndale Road Crown Post Office, 250 Ferndale Road, London, SW9 8BQ, to create one large, modern branch with longer opening hours for customers.

The new-look Ferndale Road Post Office would offer customers the same wide range of Post Office services with longer opening hours, a low-level writing desk and space for wheelchair users, designed to offer greater ease of access for customers.

Subject to public consultation, the branch would offer a total of nine counter positions, as well as two new self-service kiosks, a dedicated mails acceptance point and a screened consultation area where customers can discuss financial services and other products with specialist advisors.

The proposed move is part of a major modernisation programme across the Post Office network designed to ensure Post Office branches are sustainable, profitable and no longer reliant on Government funding. The modernisation programme is making it easier for customers to do business, through longer opening hours and modern, open-plan environments.

The Post Office will host a customer forum on the proposals in the coming weeks, with the date and location of that event to be confirmed soon. The forum will be an opportunity for customers to learn more about the proposed new branch, with all interested parties invited to attend.

Roger Gale, Crown Network General Manager, said: “We are committed to maintaining Post Office services in the area. We believe the best way for us to do this is to merge the current Stockwell and Ferndale Road Post Office branches.”

He added: “We understand how important Post Office services are to people in South West London. We want to make it easier for customers to do business with us, and we are confident this new modern branch will meet the needs of customers in the area and help us to secure services for the future.”

The new-look Ferndale Road Post Office would open for an extra three and a half hours every week. Opening hours would be 09:00-18:00 on Monday to Friday, and 09:00-13:30 on Saturdays.

The lease on the building currently home to the Stockwell branch expires in June 2015. This has given Post Office Ltd the opportunity to review services in the area, and the organisation believes that the refurbished Ferndale Road Post Office will have sufficient capacity to serve the additional customers using it following the merger. Subject to consultation, it is proposed that the Stockwell and Ferndale Road branches would merge in June 2014. There would be no compulsory redundancies as a result of this change.

The 12-week consultation on the proposed move commences today (17 December) and will close on 11 March 2014. During this period, the Post Office welcomes all feedback on the proposal, including:

  • How suitable do you think Ferndale Road Post Office is and how easy it is to get there?
  • Is Ferndale Road Post Office easy for you to get into and is it easily accessible inside?
  • Do you have any other concerns about the proposal?
  • If so, do you have any suggestions that could make it better for you or that you would like us to incorporate into the refurbishment plans for Ferndale Road Post Office?
  • Are there any local issues that you think could be affected by the proposals?

Comments and questions can be submitted through our online questionnaire at postofficeviews.co.uk, by FREEPOST Your Comments to Post Office Ltd, via email to comments@postoffice.co.uk, via the Customer Helpline on 08457 22 33 44 or Textphone 08457 22 33 55.

In all communications, customers are asked to quote branch code 020008.

Ends

Issued by:

Post Office Press Office

1st Floor, 148 Old Street,

LONDON

EC1V 9HQ

Tel: 020 7012 3456 (24 hours)

Email: pressoffice@postoffice.co.uk

Twitter: @PostOfficeNews

www.postoffice.co.uk

This change to the Post Office network is being carried out in accordance with the Code of Practice for changes to the network, as agreed with Consumer Focus, the national consumer organisation.


Stockwell Post Office information sheet

Stockwell Crown Post Office

Ferndale Road Crown Post Office

Address

225 Clapham Road

London

SW9 9BG

250 Ferndale Road

London

SW9 8BQ

Post Office Opening

hours

Mon

09:00 – 17:30
Tue

09:30 – 17:30

Wed

09:00 – 17:30

Thu

09:00 – 17:30

Fri

09:00 – 17:30

Sat 09:00 – 12:30
Sun

Closed

Mon

09:00 – 18:00

Tue

09:30 – 18:00

Wed

09:00 – 18:00

Thu

09:00 – 18:00

Fri

09:00 – 18:00

Sat

09:00 – 13:30

Sun

Closed

Distance

Approximately 0.6 miles away from the current branch, along

mainly level terrain.

Products & Services

The same wide range of products and services would still be available including a cash machine.

Additional Facilities

2 self-services kiosks for mails transactions

Dedicated mails acceptance point

Serving positions

There would be 9 security screened serving positions, which includes a Bureau de Change position which can be utilised for all services during busy periods and a position dedicated to providing the Applicant Enrolment and Identification service.

Accessibility &

Accessibility works

Access and facilities

This branch has access via a wide ramp with handrail or by 2 steps at the entrance.  Internally, there would be a low-level serving counter, low-level writing desk and hearing loops.

Parking

There is limited pay and display parking directly outside the premises, and 3 disabled parking spaces within approximately 25 metres.

 

Buses

There is a frequent bus service from Stockwell branch to Ferndale Road branch, with bus stops within approximately 100 metres of each branch at either end of Stockwell Road.

 

Public transport services are available to and from the surrounding areas

Local Public

Consultation starts

17 December 2013

Local Public

Consultation ends

11 March 2014

Proposed month of

change

June 2014

 

 

Other branches in the area

 

 

South Lambeth Post Office

347 Wandsworth Road

London

SW8 2JH

 

 

 

Clock 2 Opening times

Mon

08:30 – 17:30

Tue

09:00 – 17:30

Wed

09:00 – 17:30

Thu

09:00 – 17:30

Fri

09:00 – 17:30

Sat

09:00 – 13:00

Sun

Closed

 

Transport

There are direct bus services to this branch from Stockwell branch.  Information on routes and timetables can be accessed atwww.tfl.gov.uk

 

Distance

 

Approximately 0.6 miles away from the Stockwell Crown Post Office.

 

 

 

Brixton Road Post Office

68-70 Brixton Road

London

SW9 6BH

 

 

 

Clock 2 Opening times

Mon

09:00 – 17:30

Tue

09:00 – 17:30

Wed

09:00 – 17:30

Thu

09:00 – 17:30

Fri

09:00 – 17:30

Sat

09:00 – 12:30

Sun

Closed

 

Transport

There is not a direct bus service to this branch from

Stockwell branch.

 

Distance

 

Approximately 0.8 miles away from the Stockwell Crown Post Office.

 

 

 

 

Other branches in the area

 

 

Brixton Road Post Office

68-70 Brixton Road

London

SW9 6BH

 

 

 

Clock 2 Opening times

Mon

09:00 – 17:30

Tue

09:00 – 17:30

Wed

09:00 – 17:30

Thu

09:00 – 17:30

Fri

09:00 – 17:30

Sat

09:00 – 12:30

Sun

Closed

 

Transport

There are direct bus services to this branch from Stockwell branch.  Information on routes and timetables can be accessed at www.tfl.gov.uk

 

Distance

 

Approximately 0.5 miles away from the Stockwell Crown Post Office.

 

 

 

Lambeth Walk Post Office

34 Vauxhall Street

London

SE11 5LG

 

 

 

Clock 2 Opening times

Mon

09:00 – 17:30

Tue

09:00 – 17:30

Wed

09:00 – 17:30

Thu

09:00 – 17:30

Fri

09:00 – 17:30

Sat

09:00 – 13:00

Sun

Closed

 

Transport

There is not a direct bus service to this branch from

Stockwell branch.

 

Distance

 

Approximately 0.6 miles away from the Stockwell Crown Post Office.