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TFL | Road Freight Bulletin, 20.9.18

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

Advanced notice

Woolwich Ferry closure

From 6 October until late December 2018, the Woolwich Ferry will be closed while an upgrade programme is underway. Vehicles should use alternative crossings and as they are subject to a number of height, weight and width restrictions, please check before you travel. You can also check the traffic conditions on tfl.gov.uk/trafficnews or follow @TfLTrafficNews on Twitter.

A4 Ealing Road to Clayponds Avenue

From 8 October until mid-December 2018, the A4 will have a series of closures underneath the elevated section of the M4, due to works being carried out by Highway’s England. Single lane closures will be in place from 05:00 and 22:00 Monday to Friday, while full closures will be in place from 22:00 until 05:00 each night. Over the weekends, there will be full closures from 22:00 on Friday until 05:00 on Monday, when diversions will be in place.

If you have any further questions about the works, please contact info@highwaysengland.co.uk or call 0300 123 5000.

Road closures

Rotherhithe Tunnel

Due to new height restrictions, some drivers may not be able to enter the Rotherhithe Tunnel. The maximum permitted height for goods vehicles will now be set at 2m, with a maximum weight of 2 tonnes. Goods vehicles are advised to use Tower Bridge, as these vehicles will not be allowed to use the Rotherhithe Tunnel. However, Tower Bridge will also be closed from 23:00 to 05:00 each night until Saturday 22 September, while The City of London Corporation undertake safety critical works on the structure.

Westminster

From 12:00 until 18:00 on Thursday 20 September, there will be a series of road closures from Marble Arch and Great Cumberland Place to Richmond Terrace including Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket, Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall and their approaches. This is due to a procession beginning at 14:00.

Another procession will make its way from Hyde Park to Holland Park Avenue via North Carriage Drive and Bayswater Road westbound. North Carriage Drive will be closed from 14:30, and there will also be a phased road closure of Bayswater Road westbound. Traffic will be held at the Cycle Super Highway on West Carriage Drive and Bayswater Road.

Westminster

From 11:00 until 17:00 on Saturday 22 September, there will be a series of road closures from Hyde Park to Richmond Terrace including Park Lane, Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly, St James’s Street, Pall Mall, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall and their approaches. This is due to a procession.

Greenwich

From 06:00 on Saturday 22 September until approximately 00:01 the following morning, there will be a series of road closures in Greenwich Town Centre. King William Walk and College Walk will be closed, Nelson Walk will be converted into two-way traffic and Creek Road will be closed westbound between Welland Street and Greenwich Church Street. Greenwich Church Street will have a reverse traffic flow and Greenwich High Road will be closed northbound between Norman Road and Nelson Road. This is due to a car-free event. If you plan to travel into Greenwich this weekend, you can get the DLR to Cutty Sark.

Chelsea

From 08:00 until 17:00 on both Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September, Chelsea Bridge Road will be closed in both directions at the junction of Ebury Bridge Road. This is due to road resurfacing works.

Wembley Stadium

From 15:00 until 23:59 on Saturday 22 September, traffic levels are expected to increase in the Wembley area as the stadium hosts a boxing match between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin. Roads likely to be affected include the A406, A1, A40, Harrow Road, Wembley High Road and roads around the stadium. We recommend anyone attending the match to get the Jubilee line or Metropolitan line to Wembley Park.

Chiswick

From 22:30 on Wednesday 26 September until 05:00 the following morning, there will be a full southbound closure of Chiswick High Road. There will also be lane closures on the outer ring of Chiswick Roundabout and lane one will be closed on the westbound slip road from A4 Great West Road. This is due to overnight carriageway patching works.

Tunnel closures

 

 

A12 Green Man Tunnel will be closed in both directions from 00:00 until 05:00 on Friday 21 September

 

Blackwall Tunnel Northbound and Southbound will be closed from 01:00 until 08:00 on Sunday 23 September

 

A101 Rotherhithe Tunnel will be closed in both directions from 22:00 on Monday 24 September until 05:00 the following morning. Tower Bridge will also be closed from 23:00 to 05:00 each night until Saturday 22 September, while The City of London Corporation undertake safety critical works on the structure

 

See the latest status update on road travel

TFL | Road Freight Bulletin, 31.8.18

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

Advanced notice

Tour of Britain

From 03:00 until 23:00 on Sunday 9 September, Regent Street St James’s (Lower Regent Street) will be closed in both directions for the Tour of Britain. In addition, from 08:00 until 20:00, Regent Street between Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus, Piccadilly from Hyde Park Corner (including Piccadilly underpass eastbound), Shaftesbury Avenue westbound, Haymarket, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street, The Mall, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and approaches, Whitehall Place, Northumberland Avenue and the Strand will all be closed.

From 08:00 until 20:00 Waterloo Bridge and the Strand underpass northbound to Kingsway will be closed to over height vehicles (over 3.6 metres). Over height vehicles will be allowed to continue east along Stamford Street to Blackfriars Bridge.

You can find further information and a map of the closures here

Woolwich Ferry closure

From 6 October until late December 2018, the Woolwich Ferry will be closed while an upgrade programme is underway. During the closure, please use alternative river crossings such as the Blackwall and Rotherhithe tunnels, Tower Bridge or Dartford Crossing. These crossings are subject to a number of height / weight / width restrictions, so please check before you travel

Road closures

Hornchurch

From 21:00 until 05:00 the following morning on both Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 September, there will be various restrictions during bridge replacement works at Ardleigh Green Bridge. The A127 Southern Arterial Road will be closed in both directions from Gallows Corner to Ardleigh Green Road / Squirrels Heath Road.

Find out more about the Ardleigh Green Bridge replacement

Westminster

Until 18:00 on Friday 31 August, A402 Bayswater Road will be closed westbound between Inverness Terrace and Lancaster Gate. This is due to resurfacing works on behalf of Westminster City Council.

Westminster

From 21:00 on Friday 31 August until 06:00 on Monday 3 September, Bressenden Place will be closed southbound at the junction of Victoria Street. It will then be closed from approximately 21:00 until 05:00 each night from Tuesday 4 until Friday 7 September. Victoria Street Westbound at the junction of Bressenden Place will be reduced to one lane. This is due to road resurfacing works.

Farringdon

From 07:00 on Saturday 1 until 23:00 on Sunday 2 September, Fetter Lane will be closed in both directions at the junction of New Fetter Lane. This is due to filming.

A40

From 00:01 on Sunday 9 September 2018, the speed limit on the A40 will change to 40mph from Perivale to west of the Target Roundabout. This change is being made for safety reasons. Updated speed limit signs will be in place.

Tunnel closures

 

A2 hard shoulder London Bound (between Danson and Falconwood) and Hanger Lane Tunnel will be closed westbound from 22:00 on Thursday 30 August until 05:00 the following morning

 

A10 Underpass of the A406 will be closed in both directions from 23:00 on Friday 31 August until 05:00 the following morning

 

Hanger Lane Tunnel will be closed eastbound from 23:59 on Friday 31 August until 05:00 the following morning

 

Blackwall Tunnel will be closed to southbound traffic from 01:00 until 08:00 on Sunday 2 September

 

A101 Rotherhithe Tunnel will be closed in both directions from 22:00 on Monday 3 September until 05:00 the following morning

 

See the latest status update on road travel

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LoCITY Conference

We are holding our third LoCITY conference on 5 September 2018 at Kempton Park Racecourse. This free event will have presentations from leading industry figures, an interactive debate, test drive opportunities and a drop-in surgery. Register here

Where would you like to see rapid charging infrastructure?

LoCITY are mapping commercial demand and presenting that to the Mayor’s new Taskforce in September. We will lobby on your behalf so you get the infrastructure needed to move away from fossil fuels. We are also interested in matching businesses that share similar aspirations for an area. It’s quick, easy and effective. Find out more

London Growth Hub – Meet The Buyer

Are you a small business based in London and keen to sell to big brand retailers or the public sector?

Brought to you by the London Growth Hub and delivered by small business support network Enterprise Nation, Meet the Buyer is a FREE programme that aims to bridge the gap that small businesses face gaining public sector and corporate contracts through mentoring from leading business figures, training and guidance.

The programme will offer successful applicants:

  • training and support with pitching
  • accounting and legal advice on securing contracts
  • the opportunity to meet buyers

Evidence suggests accessing pitching sessions like these can be ‘transformational’ to smaller firms, not only increasing the bottom line, but also awareness of their produce or services.

The programme is focused on five sectors (Please note there are only 20 places available per sector):

  • Food & drink
  • Fashion
  • Beauty
  • Tech & digital
  • Cleantech

The programme starts in September and runs through, with support and events taking place, until April 2019.

To register your interest please fill in the form below and our delivery partners, Enterprise Nation, will be in contact with further details.

If you are experiencing problems when registering for this programme, please contact Enterprise Nation.

Click here for more information.

TFL | Road Freight Bulletin, 13.7.18

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

Advanced notice

From 6 August until mid-September 2018, there will be no access to Victoria Embankment for westbound vehicles beyond Southwark Bridge. This is to allow Cadent Gas to undertake investigatory works on a gas main. Delays are expected. If your journey would normally use Embankment for destinations beyond the Westminster Bridge, you will need to use an alternative route such as the Inner Ring Road north towards Euston Road or south towards Vauxhall Bridge. If you do not need access to central London, using routes such as the A406 North Circular, the A205 South Circular or the M25 could mean a quicker journey.

Road closures

Central London

On Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July, South Carriage Drive and West Carriage Drive will be closed from 11:00 each day. Between 21:00 and 23:45, Park Lane will be closed between Marble Arch and Hyde Park Corner, as will the eastbound up-slip from Knightsbridge to Hyde Park Corner. This is due to an event.

Westminster

On Friday 13 July, there will be road closures along Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket, Cockspur Street, Pall Mall East, Whitehall and their approaches. This is due to a march taking place from Portland Place, to either Parliament Square or Trafalgar Square.

Central London

From 12:00 on Saturday 14 July, there will be road closures from Nine Elms to Whitehall via Vauxhall Gyratory, Albert Embankment. This includes Lambeth Palace Road, Westminster Bridge, Victoria Embankment and Horse Guards Avenue. From 13:00, there will be road closures from Old Palace Yard to Whitehall via Milbank and Parliament Square. This is due to marches.

Twickenham Rugby Stadium

From 14:00 until 23:59 on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July, traffic levels are expected to increase in the area around Twickenham Rugby Stadium. Roads likely to be affected are the A316 Chertsey Road and all roads leading to Twickenham Station and around the stadium. London Road, Whitton Road and Rugby Road will be closed before and after the concert to assist with crowd movements and diversions will be implemented in the Twickenham area. This is due to an event.

Westminster

From 05:30 until 18:00 on Sunday 15 July, there will be road closures around Victoria Street, Aldwych, Regent Street and Piccadilly. From 05:30, Piccadilly will be closed in both directions between Hyde Park Corner and Piccadilly Circus. From 06:00, Whitehall will be closed between Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square. All remaining closures will be implemented at 07:00 and will be removed by 18:00. This is due to an annual event.

Charlie Brown’s Roundabout

From 21:00 until 05:00 every weekday until Monday 23 July, works will take place to improve the roundabout to minimise traffic disruption. From 21:00 until 05:00 every day until Thursday 12 July, the A406 will have lane closures clockwise/eastbound and the Southend Road off-slip will be closed between the junction and Lechmere Avenue. Chigwell Road (north) will be access only between Broadmead Road and Raven Road junctions with no access to the A1400. There will be no access to or from Latchett Road and Maybank Road from the A1400 Southend Road. Alternative diversion routes will be sign-posted on the site.

Tunnel closures

 

A406 Fore Street tunnel closed in both directions from 22:00 today, Thursday 12 July, until Friday 05:00 on Friday 13 July

 

A12 George Green tunnel closed eastbound, from 22:00 on Friday 13 until 05:00 on Saturday 14 July

 

Blackwall Tunnel closed southbound between 01:00 and 08:00 on Sunday 15 June

 

Eltham Tunnel Lane 2s closed in both directions, from 22:00 on Sunday 15 until 05:00 on Monday 16 July

 

A101 Rotherhithe Tunnel closed in both directions from 22:00 on Monday 16 until 05:00 on Tuesday 17 July

 

See the latest status update on road travel

News

LoCITY Roadshow

LoCITY is hosting a second series of half-day roadshows, to help commercial vehicle operators explore a wide range of established and emerging ultra-low emission technology. The first of four free-of-charge events will focus on urban distribution HGVs. You’ll hear from fellow operators already trialling alternative fuelled delivery vehicles across their fleets, as well as experts on clean refrigeration, telematics, eco-driving and routing technology. And if you want to explore the vehicles themselves, there will be a wide range on display aimed at the urban distribution sector. It is free to attend, but you must register in advance.

Date: 18 July

Time: 09:00 – 13:00

Address: Twickenham Stoop Stadium, Langhorn Drive, Twickenham, TW2 7SX

TFL | Road Freight Bulletin, July 5th

 

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

Advanced notice

From 6 August until mid-September 2018, there will be no access to Victoria Embankment for westbound vehicles beyond Southwark Bridge. This is to allow Cadent Gas to undertake investigatory works on a gas main. Delays are expected. If your journey would normally use Embankment for destinations beyond the Westminster Bridge, you will need to use an alternative route such as the Inner Ring Road north towards Euston Road or south towards Vauxhall Bridge. If you do not need access to central London, using routes such as the A406 North Circular, the A205 South Circular or the M25 could mean a quicker journey.

Road closures

Wimbledon Tennis Championships

Until 23:00 on Sunday 15 July, there will be increased traffic levels and pedestrian activity around Southfields, Wimbledon Village, Wimbledon town centre and the area around the Wimbledon tennis Complex on Church Road and Wimbledon Park Road. These are likely to be affected by traffic delays and parking restrictions. Parking restrictions will be in force and traffic delays can be expected in these areas for the duration of the tournament.

Hyde Park

On Friday 6, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July, South Carriage Drive and West Carriage Drive will be closed each day from 11:00. From 21:00 until 23:45 each day, Park Lane between Marble Arch and Hyde Park Corner and the eastbound up-slip from Knightsbridge to Hyde Park Corner will be closed. Expect larger than normal numbers of pedestrians in the area. This is due to an event.

A201 between Ludgate Hill and Stamford Street

From 05:00 until 12:00 on Sunday 8 July, temporary traffic holds will be in place for a 3 minute duration, 4 times an hour. From 05:00 to 23:00, Queen Victoria Street will be closed in both directions. This is to facilitate filming.

Charlie Brown’s Roundabout

From 21:00 until 05:00 every weekday from Monday 9 until Monday 23 July, works will take place to improve the roundabout to minimise traffic disruption. From 21:00 on Monday 9 until 05:00 on Thursday 12 July, the A406 will have lane closures clockwise/eastbound and the Southend Road off-slip will be closed between the junction and Lechmere Avenue. Chigwell Road (north) will be access only between Broadmead Road and Raven Road junctions with no access to the A1400. There will be no access to or from Latchett Road and Maybank Road from the A1400 Southend Road. Alternative diversion routes will be sign-posted on the site.

Westminster

From 18:00 on Tuesday 10 July, there will be various road closures in the St James’s Park area. This will include the following roads: Constitution Hill, The Mall, Birdcage Walk, Marlborough Road and Victoria Street between Artillery Road and Parliament Square. The outside lane on the western side of Parliament Square will also be closed. This is due to an event.

 

Tunnel closures

 

A406 Fore Street tunnel closed in both directions from 22:00 today, Thursday 5 July, until 05:00 on Friday 6 July

 

A12 George Green tunnel closed westbound, from 22:00 on Friday 6 until 05:00 on Saturday 7 July

 

Eltham Tunnel Lane 2s closed in both directions, from 22:00 on Sunday 8 until 05:00 on Monday 9 July

 

A13 Underpass closed in both directions between Prince Regent and Movers Lane underpasses, from 23:59 on Sunday 8 until 05:00 on Monday 9 July

 

A101 Rotherhithe Tunnel closed in both directions. From 22:00 on Monday 9 until 05:00 on Tuesday 10 July

 

See the latest status update on road travel

News

LoCITY Roadshow

LoCITY is hosting a second series of half-day roadshows, to help commercial vehicle operators explore a wide range of established and emerging ultra-low emission technology. The first of four free-of-charge events will focus on urban distribution HGVs. You’ll hear from fellow operators already trialling alternative fuelled delivery vehicles across their fleets, as well as experts on clean refrigeration, telematics, eco-driving and routing technology. And if you want to explore the vehicles themselves, there will be a wide range on display aimed at the urban distribution sector. It is free to attend, but you must register in advance.

Date: 18 July

Time: 09:00 – 13:00

Address: Twickenham Stoop Stadium, Langhorn Drive, Twickenham, TW2 7SX

TFL | Road Freight Traffic Information, 29th June 18

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

Road closures

Highbury Corner

From today, Thursday 28 June until late 2019, roads in and around Highbury Corner will be busier than usual. This is due to construction work to introduce two-way traffic and build a new cycle route.

Community Festival, Finsbury Park

From 09:30 Friday 29 June until 23:59 Sunday 1 July, parts of Seven Sisters Road will be closed as pedestrian levels increase. From approximately 22:00 until 23:15 on 29 and 30 June and 1 July, and from approximately 21:30 until 22:45 on 1 July, Seven Sisters Road will be closed between Hornsey Road and Green Lanes, as well as some adjoining roads. Stroud Green Road will also be closed between Upper Tollington Park and Seven Sisters Road.

NHS is 70 march, Westminster

From 12:00 until 17:00 on Saturday 30 June, there will be road closures from Whitehall to Trafalgar Square via Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus and Haymarket, as well as their approaches.

Summer Streets event, Regent Street

From Sunday 1 July until Sunday 22 July, Regents Street will be closed from 08:00 until 20:00 each Sunday, between Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Street in both directions and southbound between Mortimer Street and Oxford Street. On Sunday 15 July, this closure will start from 07:00. New Burlington Street will be closed between 05:00 and 21:00 each Sunday during this period.

Wimbledon Tennis Championships

From 08:00 Monday 2 July until 23:00 Sunday 15 July, there will be increased traffic levels and pedestrian activity around Southfields, Wimbledon Village, Wimbledon town centre and the area around the Wimbledon tennis Complex on Church Road and Wimbledon Park Road. These are likely to be affected by traffic delays and parking restrictions.

Tunnel closures

 

Blackwall Tunnel closed northbound from 01:00 until 08:00 on Sunday 1 July

 

Rotherhithe Tunnel closed in both directions from 22:00 on Monday 2 until 05:00 on Tuesday 3 July

 

See the latest status update on road travel

News

LoCITY Roadshow

LoCITY is hosting a second series of half-day roadshows, to help commercial vehicle operators explore a wide range of established and emerging ultra-low emission technology. The first of four free-of-charge events will focus on urban distribution HGVs. You’ll hear from fellow operators already trialling alternative fuelled delivery vehicles across their fleets, as well as experts on clean refrigeration, telematics, eco-driving and routing technology. And if you want to explore the vehicles themselves, there will be a wide range on display aimed at the urban distribution sector. It is free to attend, but you must register in advance.

Date: 18 July

Time: 09:00 – 13:00

Address: Twickenham Stoop Stadium, Langhorn Drive, Twickenham, TW2 7SX

Euro VI retrofit technology survey

FTA and RHA are seeking feedback on members’ interest in Euro VI retrofit technology. To comply with the Ultra Low Emission Zone in London and Clean Air Zones (CAZ) proposed elsewhere in the UK, operators of pre-Euro VI/6 diesel-engined vehicles must choose whether to replace or retrofit their vehicles or pay a daily charge to access the zones (in Scotland non-compliant vehicles will be banned from cities with Low Emission Zones). Your help in completing this survey will assist in identifying the vehicle makes, models and applications where demand for retrofit systems is greatest. The survey may be found here.

Social Cohesion Workshop

The Council is looking at reviewing the way it works with partners to promote community cohesion and integration within the borough. We have commissioned an expert in the field, Ted Cantle from the Institute of Community Cohesion (iCoCo), to look at our approach and practice in a number of different areas. As part of this, we want to have discussion about employment issues relevant to the Council and local employer organisations. Please do come along to be part of the conversation. 

The session will take place on Wednesday 11 July 2018 from 8:30-10:00am at Room 701, Lynton House (255-259 High Road, Ilford IG1 1NN).

 We want to discuss:

  • Local labour market
  • Employment segregation/integration
  • Achieving diversity and equality in the workplace
  • Patterns of integration and segregation
  • Employer role in cohesion

For further information about the event, please contact Sarah Tranter, sarah.tranter@redbridge.gov.uk  tel: 0208 708 2071

 

An evening of Business Networking & World Cup Football

England           v          Belgium 

Date: Thursday 28th June 2018

Venue: The Engine Room, Unit A, Eagle Heights, Lebus Street, Hale Village, Tottenham N17 9FU

3 Minute walk from Tottenham Hale Station.       Parking available on-site (payable)

Event Sponsors: NatWest 

Doors Open: 5:30pm for networking and refreshments

Match Kick Off: 7:00pm

Event Closes: 10:00pm

Ticket Price: NLCCE Members     £15.00*

                       Non-Members          £20.00*

*Ticket price includes Pizza and Salad and one complimentary drink (bottle of peroni beer or small glass of Frappato red or Grillo white wine or soft drink) by LOVENbakery

Payable bar/food also available on the evening

NB: Ticket price is Plus VAT and will incur a small online booking fee

Please invite colleagues and clients

BOOK HERE

I hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you.