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Knife crime and violence in London – what we learned from the public meeting

Metropolitan Police weapons sweep

A few weeks ago, Streatham Action hosted a public meeting on violence and knife crime in London, and particularly in the area around Streatham. In our last issue Streatham Action  said there were three questions the meeting panelists needed to answer – why was there a rise  in violent crime, what were the authorities doing about it and what could we the public do additionally to protect ourselves and our community?

Update on burst water mains in the Streatham area

Thames Water says that it is “taking longer than expected to restore supplies to homes” not only in the SW16 area, but also in SW12, SW15 and SW17. As of this morning, Streatham was being specified by Thames Water as a “priority” for them.

Unfortunately, as quickly as some problems have been rectified in Streatham other new issues have been arising.

Many residents have been severely impacted by no water in their homes since Saturday.  Whilst some see water coming back on stream, others have experienced new cut-offs to supply. 

Streatham High Road roadworks update

Image of disruption and vehicle congestion caused by poorly planned Streatham High Road (A23) roadworks

I was requested to attend – and once again at very short notice – a follow-up meeting at Lambeth Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon, which had been convened by LBL and TfL. Two central Streatham councillors, Cllrs Mohammed Seedat and Saleha Jaffer, were also in attendance. The purpose of the meeting was not only to update us all on the anticipated completion date for the emergency sewage repairs, but also to provide us with detail as to the various stages involved in the upcoming St Leonard’s Junction improvement works.

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