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TFL | Road Freight Announcement, A406 Closure

From 22:00 on Friday 25 until 05:00 on Monday 28 October, the A406 will be closed westbound near Tottenham at the Angel Road flyover. Eastbound traffic will not be affected.

From 22:00 on Friday 1 until 05:00 on Monday 4 November, the A406 will be closed eastbound at the Angel Road flyover, with one lane closure westbound. This is for safety work. 

Directional closures will also be needed on the weekends of 15 to 18 November and 22 to 25 November to complete the joint replacement and resurfacing works. 

During the works, all main approach roads and surrounding local roads will be extremely busy. Significant delays are expected. Using the M25 may mean a quicker journey for trips across London. Local access will be maintained via the slip roads.

Local businesses should speak to their suppliers about retiming their deliveries and servicing trips to avoid the closures. We also recommend streamlining your suppliers and the number of visits they make to your premises, and reducing personal deliveries to your employees.

Visit our A406 closures page for more information. To find out how other businesses have changed the way they make or receive deliveries during major works in London, visit our Freight page.

TFL | Road Traffic Bulletin, 17-10-19

Here is your weekly commercial drivers travel update, which sets out changes and events that could affect your planned operations.

Advanced notice

A406 near Tottenham – Between 22:00 on Friday 25 and 05:00 on Monday 28 October, the A406 will be closed westbound near Tottenham at the Angel Road flyover. Eastbound traffic will not be affected. From 22:00 on Friday 1 until 05:00 on Monday 4 November, the A406 will be closed eastbound at the Angel Road flyover, with one lane closure westbound. This is for safety work.

Directional closures will also be needed on the weekends of 15 to 18 November and 22-25 November to complete the joint replacement and resurfacing works. Visit our A406 travel advice page for updates.

Road updates

Central London – Until Saturday 19 October, a group is intending to protest continuously at 11 locations across Westminster. Impacted locations include Trafalgar Square, Parliament Square, Whitehall, Westminster Bridge, Horseguards Road, Horseguards Avenue, The Mall, Millbank, Broad Sanctuary, Marsham Street/Horseferry Road, Dean Bradley Street and Lambeth Bridge (both roundabouts). Expect delays in these areas.

Hackney – Until 05:00 on Friday 1 November, Kingsland Road will be reduced to a single lane in both directions between Englefield Road and Dalston Lane. This is due to urban realm improvement works.

Hounslow – From Friday 18 until Sunday 20 October, there will be overnight directional closures of the Hope & Anchor flyover on Country Way. From 22:00 on Friday 18 October until 08:00 the following morning, the flyover will be closed eastbound and reduced to two lanes westbound. 

From 22:00 on Saturday 19 October until 08:00 the following morning, the flyover will be closed westbound and reduced to one lane eastbound. This is for essential maintenance works. Please check before you travel and allow plenty of time for your journey.

Westminster – From 10:00 until 18:00 on Saturday 19 October, a group will gather at Park Lane and Piccadilly and march to Parliament Square. This is for a demonstration. Road closures and diversions will be in place from 10:00 in and around Westminster, and central London will be extremely busy. Plan your journey in advance and allow extra time. On the day, check if your route is affected on our status updates page.

Westminster – From 12:00 until 15:00 on Sunday 20 October, a group will gather at Marble Arch and march to Park Lane before returning to Marble Arch. This is for a procession. Delays are expected.

Westminster – From 13:00 until 18:00 on Monday 21 October, a group will gather at the junction of Marble Arch on Edgware Road. This is for a religious procession. Delays are expected.

Tunnel closures

  • A12 George Green Tunnel will be closed eastbound from 22:00 tomorrow, Friday 18 October, until 05:00 the following morning
  • Blackwall Tunnel will be closed in both directions from 01:00 on Sunday 20 October until 08:00 the following morning
  • A101 Rotherhithe Tunnel will be closed in both directions from 22:00 on Monday 21 October until 05:00 the following morning

See the latest status updates on road travel

TFL | Road Freight Bulletin, 11-10-19

Here is your weekly commercial drivers travel update, which sets out changes and events that could affect your planned operations.

Advanced notice

A406 near Tottenham – Between 22:00 on Friday 25 and 05:00 on Monday 28 October, the A406 will be closed westbound near Tottenham at the Angel Road flyover. Eastbound traffic will not be affected. From 22:00 on Friday 1 until 05:00 on Monday 4 November, the A406 will be closed eastbound at the Angel Road flyover, with one lane closure westbound. This is for safety work.

Road updates

Westminster – Until 06:00 on Thursday 17 October, St Margaret Street, Old Palace Yard and Abingdon Street will be closed. This is to remove all of the bollards and barriers outside Parliament before an event. Barriers will be reinstalled once the event is complete.

Central London – Until Saturday 19 October, a group is intending to protest continuously at 11 locations across Westminster. Impacted locations include Trafalgar Square, Parliament Square, Whitehall, Westminster Bridge, Horseguards Road, Horseguards Avenue, The Mall, Millbank, Broad Sanctuary, Marsham Street / Horseferry Road, Dean Bradley Street and Lambeth Bridge (both roundabouts). Expect delays in these areas.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – From 04:30 until 18:00 on Sunday 13 October, there will be various road closures in the Tottenham area while Tottenham Hotspur Stadium hosts an NFL game between Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with kick off at 14:30. Large crowds and increased traffic levels are expected in the area around the stadium before and after the game. From 04:30, High Road will close between White Hart Lane and Hampden Lane. Local road closures and parking suspensions will also be implemented including Park Lane, Worcester Avenue and approaches to High Road. 

Westminster – From 06:00 until 14:30 on Monday 14 October, there will be various road closures across the Westminster area. This includes Constitution Hill, Marlborough Road, The Mall, Link Road, Spur Road, Birdcage Walk, Horseguards Road, Spring Gardens, Whitehall, Great Scotland Yard (between Whitehall and Scotland Place), Whitehall Place (between Whitehall and Scotland Place), Horseguards Avenue (between Whitehall and Whitehall Court), Parliament Square, Bridge Street, Great George Street, Little George Street, Little Sanctuary and Broad Sanctuary (between Parliament Square and Sanctuary).

Tunnel closures

  • A12 George Green Tunnel will be closed eastbound from 22:00 tomorrow, Friday 11 October, until 05:00 the following morning
  • Blackwall Tunnel will be closed in both directions from 01:00 on Sunday 13 October until 08:00 the following morning
  • Eltham Tunnel lane two will be closed in both directions from 22:00 on Sunday 13 October until 05:00 the following morning
  • A101 Rotherhithe Tunnel will be closed in both directions from 22:00 on Monday 14 October until 05:00 the following morning

See the latest status updates on road travel

Yours sincerely,

Customer Information Team

Transport for London

Community Christmas Trees – Ambition Aspire Achieve

Dear Friends,

Community Christmas Trees – Ambition Aspire Achieve

I have taken the opportunity of contacting you on behalf of Community Christmas Trees – Ambition, Aspire, Achieve, a seasonal social enterprise, now in its ninth year.

Once again this year we are offering beautiful real Christmas trees that are:

  1. Sourced from sustainable plantations fully approved by the British Christmas Tree Growers Association.
  2. Freshly cut just a few days before delivery to you – ensuring that they hold their beauty and needles throughout the festive season.
  3. Competitively priced and delivered to your door on an arranged date.

The entire trading surplus will be donated to our parent charity Ambition, Aspire Achieve (charity reg no. 1167816) to further their year round charitable activities with over 700 disadvantged, vulnerable and at risk children. You can find out more details about Ambition, Aspire, Achieve and the work at www.theaaazone.com.

We are now open for orders. I attach for your information:

  • Details of the trees/bases available and 2019 prices
  • Selection of testimonials received from customers
  • Order form

To ensure that we are able to provide you with the best quality Christmas trees this year, please return your order no later than lunchtime on Friday 15th November 2019.

If you would like any further details or references, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on 07860 487 727 or via email – kevin@theaaazone.com.

I very much hope that we can provide you with beautiful Christmas trees this year.

Yours Sincerely,

 

Kevin Jenkins OBE

Founder

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND MAKE AN ORDER!

TFL | Road Traffic Freight Update – 16th August 2019

Here is your weekly commercial drivers travel update, which sets out changes and events that could affect your planned operations.

Road updates

Westminster Bridge – Until 05:00 on Wednesday 9 November, Bridge Street is closed in both directions between Victoria Embankment and Parliament Square. Westminster Bridge is closed westbound to general traffic. Licensed taxis (not private hire vehicles), buses and cyclists can still use Westminster Bridge westbound. Dedicated segregated cycle lanes will be provided over Westminster Bridge and on Bridge Street. This is due to security works. 

Camden Road – From 22:00 tonight, Thursday 15 August, until 05:00 tomorrow morning, Camden Road will be closed at the junction of Royal College Street. This is due to National Rail works.

Westminster – On Saturday 17 August, a group of 5,000 to 10,000 people will gather at Park Lane at the junction of Piccadilly and march to Parliament Square via St James Street, Pall Mall and Cockspur Street. Delays are expected.

Strand – From 08:00 until 18:00 on Saturday 17 August, Strand will be closed westbound at the junction of Lancaster Place. This is for a crane operation.

Regent Street – From 08:00 until 20:00 on Sunday 18 August, Regent Street will be closed in both directions between Mortimer Street and Piccadilly Circus. This is for an annual street festival. Regent Street will remain closed from 22:00 until 06:00 each night until Saturday 7 October for a crane operation.

Abbey Road – From 08:00 on Monday 19 until 16:30 on Tuesday 20 August, Abbey Road will be closed at the junction of Abercorn Place. This is for a crane operation.

Gallows Corner – From Monday 19 until Friday 30 August, Gallows Corner flyover will be closed between 09:30 and 20:00 every weekday. The flyover will be reopened overnight and at weekends. Use alternative routes or retime your journeys to outside the busiest times (15:00 to 18:00) each day. Please check our status updates page for the latest information. This is due to essential maintenance works.

Southwark – Until April 2020, work to create a continuous segregated cycle route between Tower Bridge and Greenwich will take place on Tooley Street, along Jamaica Road and to Rotherhithe roundabout.

Tooley Street and Jamaica Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Expect delays on these roads, as well as when approaching Rotherhithe roundabout from the A101 Rotherhithe Tunnel and from Lower Road. 

Find more information on our Cycleways 4 travel advice page.

Tunnel closures

  • Limehouse Link Tunnel will be closed in both directions from 22:00 tonight, Thursday 15, until 06:00 tomorrow morning
  • Blackwall Tunnel will be closed Southbound from 01:00 until 08:00 on Sunday 18 August
  • A101 Rotherhithe Tunnel will be closed in both directions from 22:00 on Monday 19 August until 05:00 the following morning

See the latest status updates on road travel

‘Entrepreneurs’ well-being’ workshop at King’s College London, 2nd July

Dear Colleagues,

at King’s College London we are organising a well-being workshop on 2nd July which may be of interest to you and your entrepreneur contacts.

The workshop will explore how entrepreneurs can thrive, be resilient and achieve ‘happiness’ both professionally and privately. Participants will take away insights on how to recognize stressors and develop strategies to manage their well-being.  It will mix the latest research insights about entrepreneurs’ well-being with practical ‘tips and tricks’.

Those attending will learn how to spot drains on their well-being early so that they can mitigate them, and build a personalised strategy to help them thrive. There will also be networking opportunities and the chance to share personal experiences of, and strategies for, balancing work-life demands. The workshop is highly relevant for entrepreneurs but also for members of organisations supporting them as they will be able to aid business owners in their pursuit of happiness. We are also open for future collaboration including providing tailored workshops for specific groups of entrepreneurs. 

The event is free of charge, and we would be delighted if you or a colleague could attend.  Please view our event page to register or for further information. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more details. I would also be grateful if you could share the event details with your network either by email or via your organisations newsletter or social media channels, so that as many entrepreneurs as possible can benefit from what should be a very practical and useful workshop.

Kind regards,
Przemek Zbierowski

Mike Gapes from The Change Party attends our Breakfast Meeting

Mike attended Redbridge Chamber for our April breakfast meeting and provided a fascinating insight into his move from the Labour Party, his political home for 50 years, to becoming a founding member of the Change Party.

His move has been greeted with encouragement by many of his constituents. Mike’s talk was well received by Chamber members and there were sown very positive questions and discussion.

Redbridge Chamber keeps Business in touch.