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Ultra Low Emission Zone proposals

We are consulting on the next stage of the Mayor, Sadiq Khan’s plan to help tackle London’s toxic air pollution, which contributes to thousands of early deaths in our city each year.

To have your say visit tfl.gov.uk/airquality-consultation

From 8 April 2019, the Mayor is introducing the Ultra Low Emission Zone in central London, replacing the T-Charge with an even tighter emission standards for diesel vehicles.

To help further reduce toxic emissions in London, the Mayor is also now proposing to:
• Extend these tighter emissions standards to the whole of London for lorries, buses and other heavy goods vehicles only in 2020
• Expand the ULEZ for all vehicles including cars, vans, motorbikes and minibuses up to the North and South circular roads in 2021
This consultation ends on 21 February 2018.

TFL | Commercial Drivers travel update, 7.12.17

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

South West London
From 10:00 until 19:00 today, Thursday 7 December, roads around Twickenham Stadium will be busier than usual including A316 Chertsey Road. There will also be closures and diversions on London Road, Whitton Road and Rugby Road. This is due to an event.

Central London
From 01:00 on Saturday 9 until 05:00 on Monday 11 December, Tooley Street will be closed in both directions. Tooley Street is currently closed eastbound until next year. Bermondsey Street will also be closed every weekend until 15 January 2018.This is for Network Rail work.

Central London
From 01:00 on Saturday 9 until 23:59 Sunday 10, Horse Guards Avenue will be closed in both directions between Whitehall and Victoria Embankment to facilitate works by UK Power Networks.

Central London
From 09:45 until 13:00 on Saturday 9, Whitehall (A3212) will be closed in both directions between Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square. This is to facilitate an event.

Wembley
From 12:00 until 19:00 on Saturday 9 December, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to an event.

Central London
From 12:00 until 17:00 on Sunday 10 December, there will be road closures and traffic holds on the following roads: Parliament Square via Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket, Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, and Whitehall. This is due to a march.

Central London
From 07:30 on Monday 11 December until 17:00 on Sunday 29 April 2018, there will be a westbound closure of Queen Victoria Street at the junction of Mansion House Street. This is for Urban Realm Improvement works.

A102 Blackwall Tunnel Southbound
We plan to close the tunnel, to carry out essential investigation works and test safety systems, between 23:59 – 05:00 on the following nights:
• Tuesday 5 December – Thursday 7 December 2017
• Tuesday 12 December – Thursday 14 December 2017
• Tuesday 19 December – Thursday 21 December 2017
• Tuesday 2 January – Thursday 4 January 2018
• Tuesday 9 January – Thursday 11 January 2018
• Tuesday 16 January – Thursday 18 January 2018
Blackwall Tunnel Northbound and Rotherhithe Tunnel will remain open except for any scheduled maintenance closures.

Tunnel Closures
• Limehouse Link Tunnel closed from 22:00 until 05:00 on Thursday 7 December
• A406 Fore Street Tunnel closed from 22:00 Thursday 7 to 05:00 Friday 8 December
• A12 Green Man Tunnel eastbound closed from 22:00 Friday 8 to 05:00 Saturday 9 December
• A12 George Green Tunnel westbound closed from 22:00 Friday 8 to 05:00 Saturday 9 December
• Eastway Tunnel closed from 01:00 to 08:00 Sunday 10 December
• A101 Rotherhithe Tunnel closed from 22:00 Monday 11 to 05:00 Tuesday 12 December
• A406 Fore Street Tunnel closed from 22:00 Thursday 14 to 05:00 Friday 15 December
• A12 Green Man Tunnel eastbound closed from 22:00 Friday 15 to 05:00 Saturday 16 December
• A12 George Green Tunnel eastbound closed from 22:00 Friday 15 to 05:00 Saturday 16 December
Advance Warning: A1 Holloway Road
We plan to close the A1 Holloway Road, between Digswell Street and Highbury Corner roundabout, from 01:00 on Monday 18 December 2017 to 04:00 on Monday 8 January 2018. The road will be closed in both directions. Local access arrangements will be in place at all times. This length of closure is necessary to enable us to carry out the complex task of replacing the bridge which is part of the live railway network below ground.

Advance Warning: Baker Street Two Way
Works to convert Baker Street and Gloucester Place to two-way traffic started on 24 July 2017 and are planned to continue until early 2019. Phase one is scheduled to be completed in December 2017.

Phase two is due to start on 8 January and last until late May 2018. During this period, one lane in each direction will be closed along Marylebone Road, between the junctions with Balcombe Street and Baker Street. During peak hours, motorists can expect delays of at least 20 minutes on the approaches to the works.

Oxford Street
We would like to hear your views on the second stage consultation for transforming Oxford Street, which contains revised proposals. The consultation closes on 17 December and further details can be found here

Direct Vision Standard (DVS)
Have your say on proposals to introduce a new Safety Standard Permit Scheme as part of DVS which widens our approach beyond direct vision and includes a safe system approach to allow us to address a broader range of road danger risks. The consultation closes on 24 January and further details can be found here details can be found here

Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and Low Emission Zone (LEZ)
We would like to hear your views on proposals for two further initiatives to improve London’s air. These are introducing tougher emissions standards for the LEZ from 2020, so that they affect heavy vehicles London wide and expanding the ULEZ from central London up to, but not including, the North and South Circulars in 2021 for light vehicles. The consultation closes on 28 February and further details can be found here

For the latest status update on road travel, please click here

For more traffic information, visit tfl.gov.uk/trafficnews

If you have any queries, require further clarification or wish to unsubscribe from these bulletins, please email freight@tfl.gov.uk

GDPR guide for SME’s and Clubs

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on 25 May 2018 there are a vast array of commentators, who all seem to say much the same “nothing useful” and merely reflect a management responsibility without any practical suggestions on what anybody needs to actually DO. Apart from stating the obvious, which they often do, they lack implementation guidance.

Click here to download the Essential Guide.

* The information contained in this GDPR guide is for general information purposes only. Redbridge Chamber of Commerce assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in its contents. In no event shall Redbridge Chamber of Commerce be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tort, arising out of or in co nnection with the use of the Service or the contents.

FREE Networking event: Reach & Connect

Reach & Connect

FREE Networking event

14 December 2017 5.30pm-7.30pm
Can’t decide what to get yourself and business for Christmas?
How about some new contacts?

Reach and Connect is a friendly networking event which provides plenty of opportunity to meet other  local business owners, hear from key  note speakers and find out what’s happening locally.

Event Speakers:
Maurice Sardison, specialist in Business and Corporate FinanceGurdip Singh, specialist in Retail Security

Don’t forget to check out the new Library Digital Marketing Media Project! and the Fundamentals of Bookkeeping and Finance workshop in Hub Central.

Reach & Connect: Networking
Enquiries: Jacqueline Hall, admin@dale-coaching.com

TFL | Hammersmith Bridge Closure Notice

From 17:00 on Saturday 21 until 05:00 on Sunday 29 October, Hammersmith Bridge will be closed in both directions to all traffic, to enable the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham to complete maintenance works.
Travel advice

Roads in and around the area will be busier than usual, especially during peak times. Buses will be delayed, diverted or stop short of their normal destination. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. Cyclists will need to dismount and walk across or cycle via Chiswick or Putney Bridge.

Please plan ahead and allow more time for journeys. For full details and to know your travel options, visit tfl.gov.uk/hammersmith-bridge

TFL | Information for commercial drivers, 12.10.17

Here is your weekly commercial drivers travel update, which sets out changes and events that could affect your planned operations.  
 
 
  Advance Warning: Hammersmith Bridge
Hammersmith Bridge will be closed from 17:00 on Saturday 21 October until 05:00 on Sunday 29 October for essential maintenance work.

South East London
Until mid-January, Lewisham High Street and Rushey Green between Mount Pleasant Road and Wildfell Road, will have various lane restrictions / closures in place overnight from 19:00 until 05:00.

Central London
Until 4 November, between 21:00 and 05:00 Monday to Friday, the westbound off-slip on Marylebone Road, at the junction of Marylebone Flyover will be closed. This is for crane work.

Wembley
From 12:00 until 19:00 on Saturday 14 October, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to an event.

Central London
From 14:00 until 15:30 on Saturday 14 October, there will be short traffic holds on the following roads: Ambrosden Avenue, Francis Street, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Neathouse Place, Bridge Place, Belgrave Road, Eccleston Street, Belgrave Place, Belgrave Square, Chesham Place, Pont Street, Sloane Street, Brompton Road and into Brompton Oratory. This is due to a march.

Central London
From 05:00 until 23:00 on Sunday 15 October, Pall Mall East will be closed. There may also be lane closures on the east side of Trafalgar Square. This is due to an event.

Central London
From 16:00 until 20:30 on Tuesday 17 October, there will be road closures and short traffic holds on the following roads: South side of Parliament Square, Richmond Terrace, Parliament Square via Whitehall, Parliament Square, Broad Sanctuary, Great Peter Street and Millbank. This is for a march.

Tunnel closures

The following tunnels will be closed for maintenance works over the next week:
  Limehouse Link Tunnel closed from 22:00 Thursday 12 October to 05:00 Friday 13 October
  A406 Fore Street Tunnel (Park Royal) closed from 22:00 Thursday 12 to 05:00 Friday 13 October
  A12 Green Man Tunnel eastbound closed from 22:00 Friday 13 to 05:00 Saturday 14 October
  A12 George Green Tunnel eastbound closed from 22:00 Friday 13 to 05:00 Saturday 14 October
  A13/A200 Rotherhithe Tunnel closed from 22:00 Monday 16 to 05:00 Tuesday 17 October
 

Hanger Lane gyratory (W5 /NW10)
Until 05:00 1 November, Hanger Lane (North Circular Road) gyratory and its approaches will have overnight restrictions (22:00-05:00) in place Monday to Fridays, excluding 26 and 27 October. This is to facilitate maintenance works.

 
Temporary changes planned for the next two weeks:
  Lane Closures on Hanger Lane gyratory and approaches and A4005 Hanger Lane exit closed on the nights of Thursday 12 and Friday 13 October
  Lane Closures on Hanger Lane gyratory and approaches for 5 nights between Monday 16 to Saturday 21 October
  Lane Closures on Hanger Lane gyratory and approaches for 3 nights between Monday 23 to Thursday 26 October
 

Advance warning: Closure of A1 Holloway Road – December 2017/January 2018
We are planning to demolish and replace the main section of bridge over the Christmas and New Year period 2017/2018.

A 20-day closure will be needed on the A1 Holloway Road from mid-December to early-January 2018 to carry out this work. This length of closure is necessary to enable us to carry out the complex task of replacing the bridge which is part of the live railway network below ground.

Cycle Superhighway 9
We’re consulting on proposals for Cycle Superhighway 9 which goes from Kensington Olympia to Brentford town centre. The consultation closes on 31 October and details can be found here

Cycle Superhighway 4
We’re consulting on proposals for Cycle Superhighway 4 which goes from Tower Bridge to Greenwich. The consultation closes on 19 November and further details can be found here

For the latest status update on road travel, please click here

For more traffic information, visit tfl.gov.uk/trafficnews

If you have any queries, require further clarification or wish to unsubscribe from these bulletins, please email freight@tfl.gov.uk

TFL | Commercial Drivers Travel Update, 28.9.17

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

South West London
From 23:59 on Friday 29 September, until 23:59 on Sunday 1 October, South Lambeth Road between Miles Street and Parry Street will be closed. This is for crane work.

Central London
From 04:00 until 23:59 on Saturday 30 September, Regent Street will be closed southbound from Mortimer Street to Oxford Circus and both directions between Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus. The following roads will also be closed: New Burlington Street (00:01 until 23:59) and Great Marlborough Street (02:00 until 23:59). This is for an event.

Wembley
From 11:30 until 19:30 on Sunday 1 October, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to an event.

Central London
From 14:30 until 17:30 on Sunday 1 October, there will be short traffic holds and road closures on the following roads: North Carriage Drive, Bayswater Road, Trafalgar Square via Oxford Street eastbound, Regent Street southbound, Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket, Cockspur Street, and Whitehall southbound. This is due to a march.

Central London
From 11:00 until 14:00 on Monday 2 October, Millbank between Parliament Square and Horseferry Road will have temporary closures in both directions. This is for a ceremonial event.

Tunnel closures
The following tunnels will be closed for maintenance works over the next week:
• A40 Hanger Lane Tunnel (Park Royal) westbound closed from 22:00 Thursday 28 to 05:00 Friday 29 September
• A40 Hanger Lane Tunnel (Park Royal) eastbound closed from 22:00 Friday 29 to 05:00 Saturday 30 September
• A13/A200 Rotherhithe Tunnel closed from 22:00 Monday 2 to 05:00 Tuesday 3 October
• A406 Fore Street Tunnel (Park Royal) closed from 22:00 Thursday 5 to 05:00 Friday 6 October
Hanger Lane gyratory(W5 /NW10)
From 22:00 Thursday 21 September, until 05:00 1 November, Hanger Lane (North Circular Road) gyratory and its approaches will have overnight restrictions (22:00-05:00) in place Monday to Fridays, excluding 28 and 29 September and 5, 26 and 27 October. This is to facilitate maintenance works.

Temporary changes planned for the next two weeks:
• No access to Hanger Lane gyratory from the northbound A406 Hanger Lane (coming from Ealing) and lane closures on the gyratory on the nights of Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 October
• No access to westbound A40 Western Avenue (towards Oxford and Uxbridge) from Hanger Lane gyratory and lane closures on the gyratory on Wednesday 4 October
• No access to the Hanger Lane gyratory from the eastbound A40 Western Avenue (coming from Oxford and Uxbridge) and lane closures on the gyratory on the nights for Friday 6 and Monday 9 October
• No access to the Hanger Lane gyratory from the eastbound A40 Western Avenue (coming from Oxford and Uxbridge), lane closures on the gyratory and A4005 Hanger Lane exit closed on the nights for Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 October
• Lane Closures on Hanger Lane gyratory and approaches and A4005 Hanger Lane exit closed on the nights of Thursday 12 and Friday 13 October
Advance warning: Hammersmith flyover westbound closures
There will be a full overnight closure (23:59-05:00) of the westbound Hammersmith flyover on the nights of Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 October, Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 November, and Tuesday 5 and 6 December. One eastbound lane will also be closed during these times. This is due to essential maintenance roadworks.

Advance warning: Closure of A1 Holloway Road – December 2017/January 2018
We are planning to demolish and replace the main section of Highbury Corner Bridge over the Christmas and New Year period 2017/2018.

A 20-day closure will be needed on the A1 Holloway Road, in both directions, to carry this work out. This length of closure is necessary to enable us to carry out the complex task of replacing the bridge which is part of the live railway network below ground.

Cycle Superhighway 9
We’re consulting on proposals for Cycle Superhighway 9 which goes from Kensington Olympia to Brentford town centre. The consultation closes on 31 October and details can be found here

For the latest status update on road travel, please click here

For more traffic information, visit tfl.gov.uk/trafficnews

If you have any queries, require further clarification or wish to unsubscribe from these bulletins, please email freight@tfl.gov.uk