Redbridge Council issued a press release on Monday saying that the council had agreed a number of steps with National Grid to alleviate the problem of traffic congestion on Blake Hall Road caused by roadworks to repair the gas main.
These measure include:
* National Grid agreeing to increase the number of “site operatives” and to have for longer hours, including Saturdays
* Introduction of temporary signs at the junctions of Belgrave Road /Blake Hall Road, Windsor Road/Lake House Road and Richmond Way/Lake House Road indicating ‘No Through Access’ to either Lake House Road or Blake Hall Road.
Gasworks on Blake Hall Road have made the traffic there even more of a pain than usual. There’s no shortage of venting on Twitter and elsewhere, and lots more to come after it was announced that the roadworks would go until October.
But it’s not all bad news.
Another thank you to the readers of Wansteadium who help to keep this site on the road by making their Amazon purchases through the box on this page. Every purchase you make earns us a few pennies – nothing that’s going to make us rich, but enough to help pay our web hosting and software costs (and also enough to encourage thoughts about Wansteadium’s long term sustainability).
There’s another similar way you can now help, especially if you’re intending to buy foreign currency to pay overseas bills. You can get a quote – which seems pretty competitive to us – through the Currency UK box on the right. If you like the deal, we will get a very modest sum for introducing you. (If you’re after holiday cash you can pick up the actual euros/dollars/roubles at an office in Covent Garden).
Our thanks again all round.
Early warning to Wanstead folk. As part of this year’s Wanstead Fringe there will be a Wanstead-wide Jumble Trail, where you set up stalls outside your house for people to come and buy the things you don’t want any longer. Make sure the date is in your diary – and for more details see the flyer below.
From Geoff Wilkinson on Wanstead Daily Photo.
The elegant little garage on Church Path, I&K Brown, shut its doors for the final time on Friday evening, after 40 years serving Wanstead motorists. Wansteadium reader Faisal Nisar was probably their last customer – he was having his MoT done – and recorded the moment in these photographs.
Messrs Brown and Brown are retiring, and Wansteadium wishes them very well. The plan is for the site to be redeveloped into three new houses – one four-bedroom and two three-bedrooms. The designs had caused some consternation – some living nearby objected to the modern design. Planning permission was however granted at the end of June this year.