Outcome of EGRA & TFL Silvertown Tunnel meeting
Two representatives of TfL met with us for informal discussions about the proposals to double the capacity of the river tunnel crossings from the Peninsula. TfL updated us, especially about the results of their most recent consultation, and discussions followed. Further discussions are planned; we hope to hold an open public meeting with TfL in May. Current Issues: 78% of Greenwich respondents were in favour of a Silvertown Tunnel, but... 58% were against tolls or user chargi
How Healthy is Our High Street?
How Healthy is Our High Street? Over a fifth of businesses are closed. High streets have been in the news for a while. Our High Street runs from the Woolwich Road flyover to Romney Road. 22% of the 170 business premises on the street were vacant at the end of 2014*. This is nearly three times the London average of around 9%. And this was before the recent closure of the cycle shop in Trafalgar or the earlier closure of the excellent Manchester’s florist. What’s wrong wit
EGRA to meet with TFL on Silvertown Tunnel
As part of their consultation, TfL have invited EGRA for an informal meeting this Thursday 26th March. EGRA have grave concerns about the plans for the Silvertown Tunnel and said so in our submission to the initial consultation. We will be pressing TfL for clarity on the following: Peak time capacity of the Blackwall Tunnels Combined peak time capacity of all tunnels Current peak time flow; what is predicted flow in 2021 – 2026 a. Without/With Silvertown Tunne b. Without/Wi