Following years of inaction from the Lib Dem-run Council, thanks to pressure from newly elected Conservative councillors and Paul Scully MP, a consultation to improve traffic flow on Central Road in Worcester Park has opened today.
The Cheam North and Worcester Park Local Committee on Sutton Council, which has a majority of Conservative councillors sitting on it, has agreed to consult residents and traders in Central Road Worcester Park on proposals to improve the flow of traffic and improve the environment for residents, traders, pedestrians, cyclists and users of public transport. Funding for this scheme is available from Transport for London.
This year there is funding available from Transport for London to introduce measures along the length of Central Road. They are also currently investigating the options available to improve the flow of the traffic through the two traffic signalled junctions under the railway bridge and this will be included in a future phase of improvements.
Conservative Councillor for Worcester Park, Tom Drummond, said: "I am pleased that we are one step closer to finding a solution to the issue of traffic on Central Road in Worcester Park.
"After years of inaction from the Lib Dem-run Council, Paul Scully MP took up the case and finally got Sutton and Kingston Council together with Transport for London (TfL) to discuss the issue. Now we, as your newly elected Conservative councillors in Nonsuch and Worcester Park, have joined the campaign and managed to get the Council to consult with residents on possible solutions.
"After just a few short months as councillors, Conservatives in North Cheam and Worcester Park are already delivering for local residents.
"I encourage everyone who lives, works or travels through the area regularly to take part in this consultation and have their say, so we can finally get a solution that the community wants to see."
You can access the consultation and have your say here.
In addition, on the Tuesday 13th November there will be a consultation event between 17:00 - 20:00 at the Royal British Legion where you can see plans for improvements as well as talk to the relevant council officers.
Make sure you have your say!