Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

Well Done Nonsuch High School

by Mary Burstow on 24 November, 2014

I was so pleased to hear this story about School Girls from Nonsuch High School, I thought it was worth passing it on. “I was on the X26 today and at the bus stop in Cheam (outside Camerons Hairdressers) a very big group of Nonsuch High School girls got on. “An elderly gentleman sat next […]

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Cash Free Buses due soon

by Mary Burstow on 25 June, 2014

I am willing to bet, I am not the only person to have got this email from TfLDear Mrs Burstow,  I am writing to let you know that from Sunday 6 July, all our buses are going cash free, so you and your child will no longer be able to use cash to pay for […]

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Roadworks misery due to hit Cheam on Monday morning

by Mary Burstow on 11 May, 2014

Cheam is due to be hit by large traffic jams on Monday morning and I am one very unhappy Councillor! We knew that Sutton and East Surrey Water were digging up Cheam Village crossroads on Saturday and that the work was due to be completed on Sunday.  However it is now clear that they did […]

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It is not just Sutton and East Surrey Water who are digging up the Main road, it is also UK Power Networks.  On Friday morning, much of West Cheam was hit by a powercut.  UK Power Network acted with commendable speed and installed emergency generators to cover the affected area.   http://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/ They then set about […]

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Speeding Buses on Malden Road

by Mary Burstow on 8 January, 2014

A constituent raised with me concerns that he has sometimes seen Routemaster Buses speeding along the Malden Road.  I took this up with Transport for London who said: I am sorry to note what had been occurring along this road. I have contacted Go Ahead, the company that operates these routes for us and can […]

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Accident on Malden Road last night

by Mary Burstow on 18 December, 2013

The Sutton Guardian tells us that there was an accident on Malden Road, near Chatsworth road last night http://m.suttonguardian.co.uk/news/10884255.Young_girl_in_hospital_after_being_hit_by_car_in_North_Cheam/ “A young girl is in hospital after being knocked down by a car in North Cheam yesterday. The 12-year-old was thrown along the road by the collision at the junction of Malden Road and Chatsworth Road […]

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I have asked the Royal Marsden Hospital to look at extending the Staff Hoppa Bus which runs from Sutton Station to the Royal Marsden to patients and relatives.   Mary said “Parking in the roads around the Royal Marsden is dreadful.  Residents regularly find it hard to park their car outside their own property, because the […]

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Free Parking in Cheam

by Mary Burstow on 26 November, 2013

  I am very pleased to see that for a third year running, Sutton Council are offering Free Christmas Parking in Cheam Village.  You can park for free, in both the  Cheam Library and Kingsway Road car park on: Saturday 7th December, Saturday 14th December, Sunday 15th December, Saturday 21st December, Sunday 22nd December  . You […]

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Mayor rules out travelcard for part-time workers

by Mary Burstow on 3 November, 2013

Last week at Mayor’s Question Time the Mayor refused to further consider the merits of a travelcard for part-time workers.   Following questioning from Lib Dem Assembly Member, Caroline Pidgeon, the Mayor, who is chair of Transport for London, gave a clear cut reply that he had ruled out any further consideration of the proposal.  […]

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Storm 2013 Monday Morning Travel

by Mary Burstow on 27 October, 2013

You know the weather is going to turn bad, when you see Seagulls in Cheam Rec.  They fly inland, to get away from the worst of the coastal storms. Southern Railway: No early morning train services   http://www.southernrailway.com/your-journey/plan-your-journey/live-running-information/ BBC News reports: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24690552 South West Trains passengers have been advised not to travel on Monday with most […]

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