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Inventing the Future – local and regional events

Here is a series of events to connect a wide range of people to generate better business, particularly the sustainable businesses we need in the 21st century. These are not pitch events but an opportunity to build on local connections and to hear speakers on interesting and relevant subjects.

The three main themes are the Creative Sector, Innovation and The Built Environment, to be held initially in Chelmsford, London and Southend, and at roughly two month intervals.

You can find details (and link to the Eventbrite registration) through the website www.newopus.co.uk

Roger Tull
Independent Financial Adviser

Positive Solutions
Tel: 01702 482021

Website: www.rogertull.co.uk

 

TFL | Road Traffic Update, 17.1.2020

 

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

Road updates

Lambeth – Until 16:00 on Friday 13 March, there will be various lane restrictions on York Road at the junction of Chichely Street. This is due to the redevelopment of the Shell Centre building.

Bromley – Until 15:30 on Tuesday 31 March, Tweedy Road will be closed in both directions at the junction of Sherman Road. There will also be various lane restrictions between 20:00 and 05:00 each night from Friday 20 until Tuesday 31 March. This is due to junction improvement works. 

Soho – Until 18:00 tomorrow, Friday 17 January, Charing Cross Road will be closed northbound between Little Newport Street and Shaftesbury Avenue. This is due to utility works.  
 

Highbury – From 20:00 on Saturday 18 until 05:00 on Monday 20 January, Seven Sisters Road will be closed in both directions at the junction of Rock Street near Finsbury Park station. This is due to Network Rail bridge works.

Westminster – From 08:00 on Monday 20 January until 17:00 on Saturday 15 February, Victoria Street will be closed eastbound between Buckingham Gate and Dacre Street. This is due to roadworks.

Kew Bridge – Until Autumn 2020, Cycleway 9 construction will take place at the junction of Kew Bridge, the A205 Chiswick High Road and the A315 High Street/Kew Bridge Road. Lane closures will be in place 24 hours a day at the junction and its approaches. From 06:00 on Saturday 18 January to 18:00 on Sunday 19 January, there will be no left turn from Kew Bridge on to the A315 High Street/Kew Bridge Road. A signed diversion will be in place. 

Drivers should expect delays while travelling on the A406 on to Chiswick High Road, eastbound on the A315 High Street/Kew Bridge Road, and on Kew Bridge. If possible, consider re-timing local delivery and servicing trips to outside peak periods. Visit our Cycleway 9 travel advice page for updates.

Tunnel closures

  • A12 Green Man Tunnel will be closed in both directions from 22:00 tomorrow, Friday 17 January, until 05:00 the following morning
  • Blackwall Tunnel will be closed southbound from 01:00 until 08:00 on Sunday 19 January
  • Eltham Tunnel Kent Bound will be closed from 22:00 until 05:00 the following morning on Sunday 19 and Monday 20 January
  • A101 Rotherhithe Tunnel will be closed in both directions from 22:00 on Monday 20 January until 05:00 the following morning

See the latest status updates on road travel

TFL | Commercial Drivers Update, 12th December

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

Road updates

Low Emission Zone

New emissions and safety requirements are now in force for certain heavy vehicles operating within Greater London: 

  • The Low Emission Zone (LEZ) standards for HGVs/lorries, vans and other specialist heavy vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW), as well as buses, minibuses and coaches over 5 tonnes GVW, has changed from Euro IV to Euro VI. These vehicles now need to meet the Euro VI emission standard if driving within Greater London, or you need to pay a daily charge. Check if your vehicle meets the new LEZ standards and find out more information
  • The new Direct Vision Standard requires HGVs over 12 tonnes GVW to hold a Safety Permit to operate in Greater London. To qualify for a permit, vehicles must meet a minimum one-star rating for visibility from within the cab, or fit ‘safe system measures’. Check your vehicle’s star rating and apply for an HGV Safety Permit

Rotherhithe Tunnel – Drivers of prohibited vehicles could now receive a fine for each journey through Rotherhithe Tunnel. Vehicles more than two metres (6’6″) wide, two metres high or goods vehicles that weigh more than two tonnes (maximum gross weight) are not permitted. This is to ensure safety and reduce risk of collisions. Please visit our Rotherhithe Tunnel restrictions webpage to learn more.

M25 – Until Friday 20 December, the M25 is closed anti-clockwise between Junction 28 (A12) and Junction 27 (M11) from 22:00 until 05:00 each night. This is due to Highways England maintenance. Traffic is diverted via A12, A406 and M11. 

Chiswick – From today, Thursday 12 December, we will be preparing for the construction of Cycleway 9 at the junction of Kew Bridge, the A205 Chiswick High Road, and the A315 Kew Bridge Road. Main works will be completed from Sunday 22 December 2019 to late Autumn 2020.  Please plan ahead and leave more time for your journey. If possible, consider re-timing local delivery and servicing trips to outside peak periods. Visit our Cycleway 9 travel advice page for updates.  

Twickenham Rugby Stadium – From 10:30 until 19:30 tonight, Thursday 12 December, Twickenham Rugby Stadium will be hosting the Varsity rugby match. Large crowds and increased traffic levels are expected before and after the match. Roads likely to be affected are the A316 Chertsey Road, and all roads leading to Twickenham Stadium and around the stadium. London Road, Whitton Road and Rugby Road will be closed before and after the game to help with crowd control. Diversions will be implemented in the Twickenham area.

Holloway Road – From 08:00 until 18:00 on Saturday 14 December, Holloway Road will have a contra flow in place at the junction of Landseer Road. Left and right turns into Landseer Road will be banned. This is due to Thames Water works.

Dalston – From 07:00 on Monday 16 until 18:00 on Thursday 19 December, Kingsland High Street will have lane restrictions southbound approaching the junction of Dalston Lane. This is due to Cadent Gas works. 

Seven Sisters – From 08:00 on Monday 16 until 16:30 on Thursday 19 December, Seven Sisters Road will have two lanes closed eastbound between Salterton Road and Axminster Road. This is for utility works. 

Borough – From 08:00 on Monday 16 until 16:00 on Thursday 19 December, Marshalsea Road will have lane closures at the junction of Borough High Street. This is due to Southern Gas network works. 

Camden – From 10:00 on Monday 16 until 15:00 on Tuesday 17 December, Camden Road will have a northbound lane closure at the junction of Bayham Street. This is due to Virgin Media works.

Rotherhithe Tunnel – Between 09:00 and 16:00 on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 December, the Rotherhithe Tunnel and the Northern approach to the tunnel will be closed to allow the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to undertake urgent works on a number of trees.

Tunnel closures

  • Limehouse Link Tunnel will be closed in both directions from 22:00 tonight, Thursday 12 December, until 06:00 tomorrow morning
  • A406 Fore Street Tunnel will be closed in both directions from 22:00 tonight, Thursday 12 December, until 05:00 tomorrow morning
  • A12 George Green Tunnel will be closed eastbound from 22:00 tomorrow, Friday 13 December, until 05:00 the following morning
  • Blackwall Tunnel will be closed southbound from 01:00 until 08:00 on Sunday 15 December
  • A101 Rotherhithe Tunnel will be closed in both directions from 22:00 on Monday 16 December until 05:00 the following morning

See the latest status updates on road travel

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