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Beckenham High Street improvements update

Friday 30th June 2017

Beckenham Improvements work update

Work for weeks commencing the 3rd July 2017.

  • Kerb laying and new paving will commence north from The Big Breakfast towards Church Avenue. Car parking will be suspended at this location.
  • Installation of granite sett paving in the parking bays at Thornton’s Corner.
  • The paving adjoining Jumping Beans will be completed now that the scaffolding in situ has been removed.
  • The construction of the new planters on Beckenham Green will continue.

Previous completed works

  • Thornton’s corner buildout has been surfaced in temporary surfacing and opened to pedestrians.
  • Strengthening materials in the loading bays at Thornton’s corner have been laid
  • Kerb laying and new paving has been completed outside Pierluigis.

Beckenham High Street Improvement Updates

Work for weeks commencing the 26th June 2017. Provided by Conways.

  • Kerb laying and new paving will commence north from Pierluigis towards Church Avenue. Car parking will be suspended at this location.
  • Strengthening materials will continue to be laid under the new parking bays along The High Street between Rokewood Apartments and Thornton’s Corner.
  • Additional drainage will continue to be installed at Thorntons Corner and new kerbing will be completed.
  • Temporary surfacing will be laid at Thorntons Corner to reopen the pavement and remove the safety barriers.
  • The construction of the new planters on Beckenham Green will continue.

Previous completed works

  • Structural works for the Beckenham Green planters has continued.
  • The crossover to Rokeswood Apartments was completed (1 day earlier than anticipated).
  • Drainage, road strengthening and kerbing has been laid at Thorntons Corner.

Beckenham High Street Updates

Work for weeks commencing the 19th June 2017.

  • New paving will be laid in the crossover to Rokeswood Apartments.

The entrance to Rokewood Apartments will be closed to vehicles for a minimum time from 8:00am on Tuesday 20th June through to Thursday 22nd at 16:30pm. Residents and users of this car park have being notified. Alternative parking will be arranged during this time for authorised users. If you do not need to use your car during these dates it can remain in situ.

If you are affected by this and have not contacted FM Conway’s liaison officer Helen McConnell please could you email Beckenham@fmconway.co.uk detailing your address, car make, model and registration number. Alternatively you can call Helen on 07917 518 529

  • Strengthening materials will be laid under the new parking bays along The High Street between Rokewood Apartments and Thornton’s Corner.
  • Additional drainage will be installed between 94 and 106 High Street. New kerbing will be completed.
  • The construction of the new planters on Beckenham Green will continue. The structures have been designed in consultation with the Councils arboriculturalist. Each root will be boxed in a pipe/chamber to protect it with leverage for growth.
  • Transport for London will continue to carry out modification works to the traffic signals on the corner of Albemarle Road and the High Street.

Previous completed works

  • New kerbs have been laid between the Rokewood Apartments to Thornton’s Corner.
  • Structural works for the Beckenham Green planters has continued.

 

Beckenham High Street Updates

Beckenham Improvements work update – supplied by Conways

 Work for weeks commencing the 5th June 2017.

 ·       Foundation are continued to be laid for the planters on Beckenham Green. The structures have been designed in consultation with the Councils Arboriculturalist. Each root will be boxed in a pipe/chamber to protect it with leverage for growth.

 ·       Preparation works for new kerb alignment between 106 High Street and 62 High Street will continue with trial holes on Thornton’s Corner, to confirm the location of underground services.

·       It is anticipated that Transport for London will carry out modification works to the traffic signals on the corner of Albemarle Road and the High Street.

 Previous completed works

 ·       Kerbing and paving on Bromley Road will be completed.

 ·       Foundations for the planters on Beckenham Green have been commenced.

Purple Flag raised at Beckenham Junction

Beckenham achieved the award in January 2016. The flag was raised on 19 May by PC Russell Edwards and Chloe Ross of CCARA (centre right) outside Beckenham Junction station. Cllr Michael Tickner (third left) made the speech.

The Purple Flag is awarded by the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM). Similar to the Blue Flag for clean beaches and the Green Flag for great parks, the Purple Flag is for towns with diverse and safe evening and night-time economies.

At the time, Beckenham was one of only 42 places in the country to have been awarded the flag. ATCM was most impressed by the collaboration from the two residents’ associations representing local people (CCARA who chair the Town Centre Team and WRBA who provide the secretariat), and wants to use Beckenham as a case study. Usually applications are driven by the council or businesses.

Last Christmas the number of incidents related to late night drinking fell significantly in Beckenham whilst the rest of the borough saw an increase. Purple Flag status lasts for two years and the town will need to maintain and hopefully improve standards in order to re-qualify.

Please help us to re-qualify by completing the survey on your feelings about the town centre on  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7CN3D5J