Reopen Great Dover Street/Trinity Street/Falmouth Road

This petition is to register our objections to the previous temporary and now permanent closure of Great Dover Street/Trinity Road/Falmouth Road Junction. We have been informed by our local Liberal Democrat Councillors that Southwark Council has agreed with TFL to close the road after consultation with residents. We have evidence to prove that a number of residents did raise objections but that these objections were overruled at the community council meetings. Therefore, the Council whose previous decision was to only close Trinity Street has now included Great Dover Street and Falmouth Road Junction. Southwark Council’s decision was made based purely on flawed information and a predetermination to close these roads to satisfy the residents of Trinity Street against the wishes of the Rockingham Estate residents by whatever means necessary without due consideration for residents and businesses on the Rockingham Estate. The closure is being objected to on the following grounds 1) The consultation process did not take into consideration the fact that for most residents on the Rockingham English is not their first/second language and therefore the consultation should have focused on translations into Urdu/Somali and Spanish 2) The initial decision was made in a climate before the introduction of the Congestion Charge which has changed the way vehicles use the roads and the intensity of use between 7am and 6 pm 3) The data that was used to validate the claims for closure was at best inconclusive but at worst without integrity and due regard for the residents of the Rockingham Estate. 4) The decision was taken without any consideration of the delivery of Social Services to the residents of the Rockingham estate including care service deliveries. 5) The decision was taken without due consideration of an impact assessment on the residents of the Rockingham Estate and access by the Emergency Services. (Anecdotal evidence suggests an increase in estimated times of arrival for the Police and the Fire Brigade) 6) There has been limited publicity of the wrongful closure contrary to the Council’s policies on social inclusion. Based on the above points we call on The Mayor of London, Transport for London, Simon Hughes MP, Valerie Shawcross, London Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark, Labour Candidate, Liberal Democrats and the Government, to immediately reverse the decision without which will surely affect the residents of the Rockingham Estate. We further implore you to seek judicial review on the decision to close Great Dover Street/Trinity Street/especially Falmouth Road Junction, which is a vital access route for local residents and businesses of entry to the Rockingham Estate.

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    Sophia Choi, United Kingdom

    4 years ago Comments: -
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    Farouk Ali, United Kingdom

    4 years ago Comments: I wasn't consulted about the closures.
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    anam hussain, United Kingdom

    5 years ago Comments: me and my family always travel a lot specially my wife with our kids and the road closure means we have to go all the way round borough station to come back to county street and we think its not fair seeing we live there and we also did not know at the time that it was permanently being closed. we would be very grateful if this road junction was re-opened along side many others. we also think that when it was closed many people did not know about it and they still don't know about this online petition, so if there was another way to let the residents of Rockingham know about this petition and get them to sign it. i am a Bengali and majority of the Bengali community don't know maybe because they do not understand English.
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