NEW MALDEN RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION
invites members and non-members to our
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Monday 30th October 2017
The Methodist Church
49 High Street
6.30 for a 7.15 start
Following Association business there will be a
Question and Answer session with our MP
ED DAVEY MP
If you would like further details please use the contact us tab
KINGSTON IN BLOOM 2017 - 2ND PLACE WINNERS - HEATHER AND TERRY IN CAMBRIDGE ROAD
We are sure most people on their way to New Malden High Street will, at some time or another, have passed Heather and Terry’s house and stopped to admire their garden (their back garden is equally pretty). This year, Heather and Terry came second in the Residential Garden section of the Kingston in Bloom competition. So we would like to offer our congratulations on a garden that does make you stop and smile. Heather and Terry have been members of our Residents’ Association since the word go - Well done to you both.
Kingston Rd Rail Bridge -Please don't feed the pigeons
25th September 2017 - UPDATE
The clean up of the Kingston Road Railway Bridge, started in July 2017, could not be completed as the size the problem was much greater than at first realised by Tfl. However, Tfl ( Transport for London) have now met with a Councillor and two Officers of the Council and a plan of work is being drawn up and will be discussed with the Council. For more details, please follow this link:
Further updates as and when we have news....in the meantime we are trying to find the mystery crumb scatterer....this action are just making the situation worse....if you know the person may be a friendly word of discouragement.
Free Wi Fi across the Borough…..read on
Tidying our streets.....
We are always campaigning and taking action on litter.
A further blight on our streets is abandoned cars.
One member has had success in getting abandoned cars
removed. In the past 9 months, 4 have been cleared
from just 3 of his local roads. He has passed on two
easy steps which will get results.
Spot the signs:
Go on line HERE with the registration number
and vehicle make to check the status
of: Insurance - MOT and whether taxed.
If not legal to be on the road go on line HERE
with the vehicle location and you can report.
The removal time will depend on the type of
law infringement - you will have done well
and another eye sore will be removed from our
This last link enables you to report all manner
of highway problems to the Council.
17 to 19 Dukes Avenue
PLANNING APPLICATION FOR 17/19 DUKES AVENUE
Kingston Council Planning Application 17/14193
Planning Application for 17-19 Dukes Avenue was approved at the
Malden & Coombe Neighbourhood Committee held on 12th September.
To see what has been passed read The full application link below.
This development will have absolutely no parking provided as it is
deemed that adequate parking is available and obviously because
it is so near to the station and bus routes. There “might” be a provision,
however, that in the event of a CPZ (Controlled Parking Zone) Scheme
eventually being put in place, owners/tenants would not be allowed to hold a permit.
This will not, of course, prevent people living there owning a car!
The full Minutes of this Meeting are not yet published (24/9/2017)
The full APPLICATION
VEHICLES BLOCKING DRIVEWAYS
UPDATE: We have managed to secure the help of Ed Davey MP
and will report our progress soon.
This is quite a thorny problems, especially, of course, for those people
fortunate enough to have a driveway. No-one at the present time seems
to want to take responsibility for removing offending vehicles.
Our Committee is continuing its enquiries, both to the Council and to the Police,
to find out what redress the owner of the property has if his/her car is blocked in.
For a fuller report, please read our previous entry.
New Malden Future Group
There has been some misinformation about this Group in the past. A full listing of the members of the Group which come from the NM Residents’ Association, The Groves Association, the Community of New Malden Businesses and concerned residents, can be found HERE This Group does not receive any money from the Council and, in fact, pays for printing and any other expenses from members’ own pockets. We have worked with the Council, and residents, over the past two years to ensure that Cocks Crescent does not end up just another “down at heel” town centre, that continues to blight so many of our towns and cities throughout the UK. We, along with everyone else we imagine, hope that the Council does not go back on its word to continue working with residents on this project. It is an opportunity for architecture and the building trade to do something that does not end up being blocks of flats with absolutely no design merits and which could overshadow existing buildings in the centre. New Malden is not the most stunning small town in the UK - but we should be enhancing what we have and not using second rate development that continues to blight our country.
Good design has got to be essential.
A3 - Illuminated Signs on the Malden Roundabout - UPDATE
Success.....persistence has paid off....The Association's Chairperson has received confirmation
from Lal Bahadur of TfL (Transport for London) that these
illuminated signs that have blighted peoples' homes at night
will be turned off between the hours of 10 pm and 6 amSurrey Comet press release
Please read our original article
Please read an article from Chessington Chat on this topic
Go Cycle - Update
GO CYCLE -
NEW MALDEN TO RAYNES PARK CYCLE SCHEME
Another issue that is giving the Council, and residents, somewhat of a headache.
At the present time, there is the New Malden to Raynes Park Cycle/Pedestrian
route and Kingston Road - New Malden to Kingston town.
Two members of the NMRA are meeting with Neil West (Project Manager, Go Cycle )
and Ben Addy of Sustrans on 11th October to discuss the latter route and also Crossrail 2.
A full report of this meeting with be published on our website.
As far as the Kingston to New Malden route is concerned, there will be a stakeholder
meeting in Autumn 2017 and after detailed design work is carried out, a report will
go to committee in Spring 2018.
Go Cycle - The Route
New Malden and Crossrail
So little has been heard about Crossrail 2 for over a year, perhaps you have forgotten about it. The journal Modern Railways for March 2017 contained a good factual article on the intentions. Start of work is not stated, but the complete CR2 is expected to open in 2033. It is considered that CR2 will promote or encourage the building of 200,000 homes, more in the North East, the Lea Valley, than here in the South-West. However Jockey Club Racecourses, which own Kempton Park Racecourse, intends to sell that racecourse to developers who intend building 3000 homes (Guardian and Daily Telegraph 10th January 2017), and Spelthorne Borough Council has expressed itself in favour. Kempton Park is served by the Shepperton trains which also serve New Malden). READ ON....
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