Beckenham High Street Updates

Work for week commencing 11 September 2017.

Phase 3 works:

  • In front of Kelsey house and the former toilets works will continue to excavate the highway, install additional drainage and the new introduction of new kerbing will continue.
  • The temporary asphalt surfacing on the north-west corner of Thornton’s Corner is being excavated for the laying of the granite paving.
  • Thames Water has had a problem with one of their water mains. At present they are still investigating the problem. As a consequence surfacing work in the section of The High Street between Thornton’s Corner and Beckenham Junction has been temporarily stopped.
  • The construction of the new planters on Beckenham Green will continue.

Beckenham High Street Improvements Update

Work for week commencing the 4 September 2017.

From Tuesday 29th August the High Street from the War Memorial to Thornton’s Corner will be one way. The direction of traffic will move northeast, from the War Memorial to Thornton’s Corner with diversions on Rectory Road. This one way system will be in place until the end of November 2017 when works will be suspended for the Christmas period. In January 2018 temporary one way traffic flow will be reintroduced.

Work to excavate the highway will continue. Additional drainage will be installed and the new kerbing will be installed.

Thames Water has had a problem with one of their water mains. As a consequence surfacing work in the section of The High Street between Thornton’s Corner and Beckenham Junction has been temporarily stopped. Thames Water is dealing with the problem and once corrected resurfacing will resume.

The construction of the new planters on Beckenham Green will continue.

Traffic Management Issues.

Concerns have been raised regarding traffic flow at the junction with Thornton’s Corner. TfL are monitoring this issue and may regulate the green light timings to account for traffic flow at certain times of the day. The left turn from one section of the High Street to the other is, presently much sharper for buses, due to the works outside Kelsey Park House on the opposite corner. Buses are currently slowing to avoid safety barriers therefore forcing vehicles from Manor Road and Kelsey Park Road to wait. As the work progresses along this section of the High Street, the situation will improve.

(For reference some works such as traffic signals and power connections are conducted by outside agencies such as Transport for London and UKPN. The project does not have control of these works).

The High Street from Thorntons Corner to Beckenham Junction has remained one directional. Consideration by the Councils Highways Department and TfL has concluded that this is the best solution during the remainder of the works. It is considered that despite diversions signs some cars would continue to drive south from Bromley Road junction and cause traffic management problems when confronted with the one directional traffic management for the High Street between Thorntons Corner and the War Memorial.

Beckenham High Street Improvements Update

Phase 3 started on Tuesday 29th August.

Phase 3 will consist of work along the High Street between Village Way and Thornton’s Corner.

As of 09:30am on Tuesday 29th the High Street from the War Memorial to Thornton’s Corner will be one way. The direction of traffic will move northeast, from the War Memorial to Thornton’s Corner with diversions on Rectory Road. This one way system will be in place until Mid-November 2017, when the two way traffic flow throughout Beckenham will recommence until January 2018.

 Work for week commencing the 29th August 2017.

The construction of the new planters on Beckenham Green will continue.

 Phase 3 works:

The area from the public toilets to the entrance between Kelsey Park House and The Village Garage will be cordoned off.

Work to excavate the highway will commence. Additional drainage work will start to be laid. The new kerb line will be set in.

For reference some works such as traffic signals and power connections are conducted by outside agencies such as Transport for London and UKPN. The project does not have control of these works.

 Previous completed works

Most of the night surfacing work from Thornton’s Corner to Albemarle Rd is completed.

Work in front of Gallery 17 was completed.

 

High Street Bus Diversions starting 29 August

Bus Diversions during the next phases of the Beckenham Town Centre Improvements, from Thornton’s Corner to Village Way, will commence at 9.30am on Tuesday 29th August.

Buses will run normally for a period around Christmas 2017 – the dates will be posted here when they are confirmed.

Routes 227 towards Crystal Palace, 367 towards West Croydon and N3 towards central London will no longer use Manor Road. They will now revert to the normal route along Bromley Road and will stop outside Beckenham Halls (stop F) as normal.

They will then turn right into the High Street (although they won’t stop at Marks & Spencer, stop C) and turn left at Beckenham Junction down Rectory Road, stopping at the new temporary stop at Beckenham Junction (stop G) and Vicarage Drive (stop W).

Routes 227 and N3 will turn right at the War Memorial resuming their normal routes to Crystal Palace and Central London.

Route 367 will then turn left at the War Memorial and turn right into its normal route at Village Way stop M. It won’t stop outside the Wimpy (stop P) in the High Street.

Route 54 towards Elmers End and Route 354 towards Penge, will remain diverted via Rectory Road, stopping at the new temporary stop at Beckenham Junction (stop G) and Vicarage Drive (stop W).

Route 162 towards Bromley will remain diverted via Albemarle Road and St George’s Road, stopping at the new temporary stop on St George’s Rd (stop Z).

Bus stops at Beckenham Green and outside Rascasse restaurant (stops D and H) will remain closed.

During this phase of the work the bus stop outside Lidl (stop K) will be closed and the stop outside Risto restaurant (stop R) at the bottom of the High Street will be served only by route 352.

Download TfL map .

Beckenham Business Association Workshop

Beckenham Lines Up Day of Networking, Advice, Clinics and Workshops to Boost Your Business

Beckenham Business Association, supported by LB Bromley, is holding a day of business workshops, networking and talks to boost your business. It will be held at Time Night Club Southend Road (near Beckenham Junction Station) on Wednesday 6 September 2017, from 9am to 3pm.

As well as the networking and advice sessions, there will be one-to-one PR, social media and SEO clinics, speed networking and practical talks on hot business topics such as ‘Turning Your Prospects into Leads’, ‘Online Marketing’ and ‘Sources of Alternative Funding’.

Beckenham’s very own “2016 Great British Bake Off” star Jane Beedle will talk about ‘Following Your Dream’ and how a chat over a cup of tea turned into a successful garden design business that led to a place on TV.

All monies raised from the Beckenham Business Day raffle will go to MindCare Dementia Support, part of Bromley & Lewisham Mind. The charity helps provides dementia support across Beckenham, Bromley and Lewisham to help adults with dementia stay in their homes and local communities.

The Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Kathy Bance MBE, will officially open the event, and Kat Webb, who runs the weekly guided tour In Ziggy’s Footsteps – The Walking Tour of David Bowie’s Beckenham, will MC and present the prize for the best dressed stand.

Beckenham Business Day is FREE for Beckenham Business Association Members and just £25 if not, and that includes one year’s membership of BBA. You don’t have to be a Beckenham business to attend – visitors are welcome at a cost of £10, which doesn’t include BBA membership.

For further details and booking visit the Beckenham Business Day page.