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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.

Working for Carers, 689,000 reasons to care.

Working for Carers is a London-wide project that supports unpaid, unemployed carers, aged 25 or over, to move closer to employment. The project is led by Carers Trust and delivered by its network of 24 partners across London. Working for Carers is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

  • One-to-one support and advice with a dedicated Employment Personal Advisor.
  • Group activities and training workshops.
  • Support with writing CVs and interview techniques.
  • Help with job searching.
  • Access to employment, volunteering and training opportunities.

Upcoming events:

CGL employability session: 8th April.

A look at necessary skills needed for increasing your employability.

Newham CGL Centre, 3 Beckton Rd, London E16 4DE

WFC Coffee Morning: 30th April.

a chance to socialise with fellow carers and engage with your EPA for advice and queries.

Ilford Central Library, Clements Road, IG1 1EA   – 30th April.

Employability Skills Workshop:

Covering confidence building, returning to employment, CV writing and interview skills

City and Hackney Carers Centre, 1C Mentmore Terrace, London E8 3DQ – 9th & 23th May.

Here’s what some of our Participants had to say about their time on the project.

“It’s like WFC staff wakes up every morning with one goal in mind, how can we best support our Carers today?”

“I am in a full-time employment because of the projects support.”

If you believe you are eligible, you can call us on 020 8514 6251 to gain further information or if you would like to enquire or book onto one of our workshops.

https://carers.org/workingforcarers
https://www.rcss.uk/services/working-for-carers

TFL | Road Freight Bulletin, March 14th

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

Advance notice
To help improve air quality, an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be in place in central London from 8 April 2019, replacing the T-charge. Most vehicles will need to meet new, tighter exhaust emission standards (ULEZ standards) or pay a daily charge to travel within the area of the ULEZ.
The daily charge runs from midnight to midnight, seven days a week, every day of the year, within the same area as the current Congestion Charging Zone. Your vehicle may not meet the ULEZ standards even if it meets the current Low Emission Zone standards. The ULEZ charge will be in addition to the weekday Congestion Charge and the London-wide LEZ charge.
Check if your vehicle is compliant.
For more information, visit our ULEZ web page.

A40 at Acton – From 8 April to late 2019, the A40 will be reduced from three lanes to two lanes for westbound traffic, 24 hours a day, and the speed limit will be reduced from 40mph to 30mph for safety reasons. This is for works to construct walking and cycling improvements between Acton and Wood Lane. Drivers should expect delays while travelling westbound, especially during peak periods (weekdays 14:00 to 18:00). Please consider re-timing your journey outside afternoon peak periods. For more information, visit our A40 travel advice page.

Highbury Corner – From 20:00 on Friday 5 until 05:00 on Monday 8 April, A1 Upper Street will be closed to all traffic at Highbury Corner. The A1 Holloway Road will be southbound only while carriageway resurfacing works are completed. These works are to prepare for the switch to two-way traffic at Highbury Corner on the Easter bank holiday weekend. If you would normally use the A1 to travel into / out of central London, using the A5, A10 or A41 could mean a quicker journey during the works. For more information, visit our Highbury Corner travel advice page.

Road updates   Rotherhithe Tunnel – Cameras are now in place to enforce restrictions 24/7. Any vehicles entering the tunnel that do not comply could be fined up to £130. Vehicles more than two metres (6’6″) wide, two metres (6’6″) high or that weigh more than two tonnes (maximum gross weight) are not permitted. This is to ensure safety and reduce risk of collisions. For more information, visit our Rotherhithe Tunnel page.

A501 Euston Road – From 22:00 until 05:00 on both Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 March there will be closures in both directions on A501 Euston Road at the junctions with Judd Street and Midland Road. These junctions will be closed eastbound on Monday 18 and closed westbound on Tuesday 19. Lane closures will be in place up to two hours before these directional closures. Traffic will be diverted but delays are expected. You are advised to seek alternative routes where possible. These works are to complete the Judd Street cycle route scheme.

Marylebone – From 09:30 on Friday 15 until Monday 18 March, lane three westbound on Marylebone Road will be closed between Luxborough Street and Chiltern Street. This is for Cadent Gas works.

Westminster – From 11:00 until 16:00 on Friday 15 March, there may be various road closures or traffic holds between Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square via Whitehall. This is due to a demonstration.

Central London – From 12:00 until 16:00 on Saturday 16 March, there will be two marches and a demonstration through central London, both ending at 16:00. Up to 3,500 people will form up at Park Lane and at 13:00 will march to Richmond Terrace via Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly, Haymarket, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street and Whitehall.
At the same time, up to 1,000 people will march from Paddington Green to Richmond Terrace via Harrow Road, Edgware Road, Marble Arch, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Haymarket, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street and Whitehall. Both marches will end at approximately 14:30, and a rally will be held at Richmond Terrace until 16:00. Some bus routes will be diverted along the marching route or stop short of their destination.

Twickenham Stadium – From 16:00 until 22:00 on Saturday 16 March, Twickenham Stadium will host the Six Nations rugby match between England and Scotland, with kick off at 17:00. Large crowds and increased traffic levels are expected in the Twickenham area. Roads likely to be affected include the A316 Chertsey Road, all roads leading to Twickenham station and roads surrounding the stadium.

Westminster – From 07:00 until 22:00 on Sunday 17 March, there will be various road closures and restrictions across the Westminster area. From 07:00 until 22:00, the east side of Trafalgar Square will have a single lane closure and Pall Mall East will be closed. From 09:30 until 14:30, Piccadilly eastbound will be closed between Hyde Park Corner and Half Moon Street.
From 11:30 until 20:00, Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Shaftesbury Avenue westbound from Cambridge Circus, Haymarket, Regent Street St James’s, Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square and approaches, Whitehall and Whitehall Place will be closed. This is due to the St Patrick’s Day Parade.

Fulham – From 08:00 on Monday 18 until 18:00 on Friday 22 March, Fulham Palace Road will be closed in both directions at the junction of Beryl Road near Charing Cross Hospital. A contra-flow will reduce the carriageway to a single lane in both directions. This is due to Thames Water works.

West End – From Monday 18 March to Thursday 11 April, sections of Tottenham Court Road will be reduced to one lane while carriageway resurfacing works are completed. These works are to prepare for the switch to two-way traffic on Tottenham Court Road on the Easter bank holiday weekend. Sections of the new southbound lane on Tottenham Court Road will be for buses and cyclists only following the traffic switch. For more information, visit our travel advice page.

Old Street – From Wednesday 20 March until mid-May, work to remove four traffic islands on the approach to the roundabout will take place every night between 20:30 and 05:30. This is in advance of main works to restore two-way traffic to Old Street, which are scheduled to start in late May. Delays are expected on approach to the roundabout.

Tunnel closures A406 Fore Street Tunnel will be closed in both directions from 22:00 tonight, Thursday 14 March, until 05:00 the following morning A12 George Green Tunnel will be closed eastbound from 22:00 tomorrow, Friday 15 March, until 05:00 the following morning Blackwall Tunnel Southbound will be closed southbound from 01:00 until 08:00 on Sunday 17 March A101 Rotherhithe Tunnel will be closed in both directions from 22:00 on Monday 18 March until 05:00 the following morning

See the latest status updates on road travel

Consultation meeting – Community Hub on the Seven Kings Car Park and Lorry Park

TUESDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2019

Meeting with Ryan Doyle, who is consulting on Car park development.

It will be an informal gathering for stakeholders and residents to talk to Ryan about what they want in the Community hub.

Please come and please circulate to the Business and Community Partnership members and anyone else you think will be interested

5.30 – 7pm at
CHAPTERS COFFEE CORNER
833-835 High Road, Goodmayes IG3 8TD
(corner of High Road and Eastwood Road)

TFL | Road Freight Bulletin, 6-2-19

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

Advance notice

From 8 April 2019, vehicles driving in central London will need to meet new emission standards set by the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). The standards will be Euro 4 for petrol vehicles and Euro VI for diesel vehicles.

The ULEZ will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year, within the same area as the current Congestion Charging Zone as well as the Congestion Charge and London-wide Low Emission Zone. It will replace the Toxicity Charge.

This follows action taken by the Mayor on tackling the most polluting cars. For more information, visit our ULEZ web page.

Baker Street – From 20:00 on Thursday 21 until Sunday 24 February, Gloucester Place, Baker Street and sections of Oxford Street and Park Road will progressively close before re-opening to two-way traffic. Delays are expected on the A5 and A41 in both directions. You will not be able to travel southbound on Park Road from the junction with Gloucester Place. Use alternative routes where possible and leave extra time for your journey. You are advised to schedule local deliveries outside of the closures as access will be limited. For more information, visit our Baker Street two-way works page.

Road updates

Rotherhithe Tunnel – Cameras are now in place to enforce restrictions 24/7. Any vehicles entering the tunnel that do not comply could be fined up to £130. Vehicles more than two metres (6’6″) wide, two metres (6’6″) high or that weigh more than two tonnes (maximum gross weight) are not permitted. This is to ensure safety and reduce risk of collisions. For more information, visit our Rotherhithe Tunnel page.

North Greenwich – Until Monday 11 February, increased traffic levels are expected around Millennium Leisure Park, with Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 expected to be particularly busy.

We are closely monitoring the network for congestion and will implement strategies to manage traffic flow if needed. Roads likely to be affected include the A102 Blackwall Tunnel northbound and southbound, major junctions on Blackwall Lane and Woolwich Road and the Bugsby’s Way dual carriageway. Use alternative routes and check before you travel for a quicker journey.

Kensington – Until 20:00 on Monday 11 February, Kensington Road will have various restrictions and closures in both directions around Kensington Gore, Princes Gate, Queens Gate and Prince Consort Road for the EE British Academy Film Awards. Prince Consort Road will also be closed.

Westminster – From 07:00 until 20:00 on Sunday 10 February, there will be extensive closures in the Westminster area. From 07:00, Pall Mall East, Duncannon Street (between St Martin’s Place and Strand), Charing Cross Road slip (not main Charing Cross Road), Dean Street and Wardour Street (between Shaftesbury Avenue and Winnett Street) will be closed.

From 08:00, Charing Cross Road will be closed in both directions between St Martin’s Place and Shaftesbury Avenue and will be closed southbound between Denmark Street and Shaftesbury Avenue. Shaftesbury Avenue will be closed in both directions between Charing Cross Road and Piccadilly Circus, and also westbound between St Giles High Street and Cambridge Circus. All roads within the Chinatown area will be closed.

From 09:00, High Holborn and Hyde Park Corner junction eastbound on to Piccadilly and Piccadilly underpass may be closed if necessary. Trafalgar Square will be accessible via Cockspur Street, Whitehall, Northumberland and Strand. Cockspur Street eastbound bus only section will be suspended to allow general traffic use. Buses will be on diversion or curtailment. This is due to an event.

Wembley Stadium – From 12:30 until 16:00 on Sunday 10 February, Wembley Stadium will be hosting the Premier League football match between Tottenham and Leicester, with kick off at 13:30. Large crowds and high traffic levels are expected in the Wembley area before and after the game. Roads likely to be affected include the A406, A1, A40, Harrow Road, Wembley High Road and roads around the stadium.

Central London – From 16:00 until 18:00 on Sunday 11 February, there may be delays in the Blackfriars and London Bridge areas. This is due to a demonstration.

Central London – From 13:00 on Monday 11 until 16:00 on Friday 15 February, there may be delays in the Tottenham Court Road and Euston Road Parliament Street areas. This is due to a demonstration.

Tunnel closures

  • A406 Fore Street Tunnel will be closed in both directions from 22:00 tonight, Thursday 7 February until 05:00 tomorrow morning
  • A12 George Green Tunnel will be closed eastbound from 00:00 until 05:00 tomorrow, Friday 8 February
  • Blackwall Tunnel Northbound will be closed southbound from 01:00 until 08:00 on Sunday 10 February
  • Eltham Tunnel London bound will be closed northbound from 22:00 on Sunday 10 February until 05:00 the following morning
  • A13 Prince Regent and Movers Lane underpasses will be closed in both directions from 23:59 on, Sunday 10 February until 05:00 the following morning
  • A101 Rotherhithe Tunnel will be closed in both directions from 22:00 on Monday 11 February until 05:00 the following morning

See the latest status updates on road travel

Your opinion matters – TFL FREIGHT, Have your say…

We have now developed our final proposals to introduce a new Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and Safety Permit for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) following two previous phases of consultation in 2017 and 2018.

We are now seeking your views on these proposals with a particular focus on the HGV safety permit processes. This includes the process of obtaining a vehicle star rating, the safe system requirements, the permit application and administration process and the enforcement and appeals process.

The proposed scheme would require all HGVs over 12 tonnes to hold a Safety Permit to enter or operate in Greater London. As part of DVS, HGVs will be rated between ‘zero-star’ (lowest) and ‘five-star’ (highest). Permits would be available from October 2019.

From October 2020, zero star HGVs would be banned unless they can demonstrate they operate in compliance with other measures in a defined safe system to minimise their risk to vulnerable road users.

You have until 18 February 2019 to let us know your views. You can also write to us at FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS, or by email to consultations@tfl.gov.uk.

Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety. Are you up to date?

I would like to personally invite you to attend our complimentary event for local businesses at 9.30am on Wednesday 23rd January 2019, in conjunction with our partner “Redbridge Chamber of Commerce”.

Join our expert HR and health & safety guest speaker from Peninsula at this brief but invaluable event, which will enhance the way you run your business by giving you the knowledge and advice to resolve any employee challenge.

Topics covered on the day will include:
 
Staff behaviour – such as performance, attendance, attitude
Contracts & handbooks – reviewing your documents of employment
Dealing with – sick pay, maternity leave, harassment and discrimination
Health & safety – risk assessments, fire & safety policies and procedures


Andy McLachlan, Peninsula “Your staff are your most valuable asset and they need protecting – but so does your business. How do you ensure you have everything covered?”
 

 

Book My Place

 

 

EVENT DETAILS
 
DATE: Wednesday 23rd January 2019
               
9.30am | Welcome & refreshments
10.00am | Seminar
12.45pm | Lunch & Networking
 
VENUE:
King George Conference & Banqueting Centre

713 Eastern Avenue, Ilford, London, IG2 7RH

Parking details for this venue: give your registration number to reception, we will cover the cost of parking.