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Temporary Advise on Speeding Vehicles on Kings Cross Gyratory Roads

9 Sep

TFL has sent us some temporary advise, what people should do to yet again report fast or speeding vehicles. Below I attach their full advise:

“The Mayor of London and TfL are committed to delivering a Vision Zero approach to road danger reduction, which will rid London’s roads of death and serious injury. TfL funds, operates and maintains London’s safety camera network, which includes speed, red light and average speed camera systems. These help prevent a significant number of deaths and serious injuries each year.

Safety cameras are only one of the ways to tackle speed-related deaths and serious injuries on our roads. We work in partnership with the London boroughs to implement physical engineering measures to encourage compliance with lower speed limits. Using this approach, we’re also in the process of reducing speed limits on almost 150km of the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN).

Further information on our Safer Speeds initiative can be found online at:

We’re also working to deliver other speed management initiatives such as the development of a dedicated Speed Enforcement Team and Community Roadwatch, which aims to reduce speeding in residential areas, and gives local residents the opportunity to work side by side with their local police teams and use speed detection equipment to identify speeding vehicles in their communities.

To take part in Community Roadwatch, or to suggest a residential area where there are community concerns around speeding, members of the public can contact:, stating the borough where they live. Enquiries will be forwarded to the relevant local MPS Safer Transport Team, who will be in touch.

The public can report dangerous, illegal, or antisocial road user behaviour directly to the police via their online reporting tool, RoadSafe London. Every report helps the police and TfL to understand where and when bad road user behaviour takes place. Further details about how we are improving compliance with speed limits is available in the Vision Zero Action Plan available at:

Meet Camden’s Waste Collection Manager on Mo 14.9.2020

9 Sep

Camden’s Senior Area Monitoring Officer Manager Fraser Valdez and the Manager of the Collection Service will be on Acton Street on Monday 14th of September 2020 at 11.00 am to learn more about the waste in the area. To meet them and share your experiences simply come to Acton Street at that time.

Waste Policy – Flower /Plants Thefts

20 Aug

There has been another meeting with a senior officer of Camden Environment and local residents on Waste disposal in Acton Street. Results are pending, the notes from the resident’s perspective can be read here.

In the last weeks flower theft occurred on Acton Street, where first roses and then sun flowers were torn out of their flower beds late at night or early morning.

Tube noise on Acton Street

25 Feb

UndergrDear neighbours,

As you have probably noticed, the noise coming from the exposed tube tracks on both sides of Acton Street has materially worsened in recent months. Every time a Circle/Hammersmith & City/Metropolitan tube carriage heads northbound (doesn’t affect southbound tracks) from Farringdon to King’s Cross St Pancras, that is about every 2 minutes, seven days a week from 5:30 am to about 12:30am, we hear a loud and echoing “clickety-clack” noise that lasts a good 5 seconds which seems to come from the tracks just before or underneath the C20 bridge (Acton Street). This noise is new, loud, abnormal, and way above and beyond any other tube noise that we’ve experienced to date in the area. TFL has sent an engineer to make sound measurement in the area on January 28th (Graham Jump) and acknowledged there is indeed an issue to be sorted. His report is pending, but he alluded that the remediation could take anything from a few months to a couple of years (!) depending on how TFL chooses to prioritize the issue. The noise may not be audible indoors from the windows overlooking Acton Street when good double-glazed windows are closed, but bear in mind the summer months when they may be open, in particular overnight – to be woken up at 5:30am including on weekends is not a particularly pleasant experience…

Please join me and complain to TFL so that they prioritize getting the tracks in the area fixed as soon as possible by filling a complaint form at the following web address:, or by calling TFL on 0343 222 1234. The case officer is Derek Wilson.

It did not used to be that way, this degradation is caused by overdue maintenance and this noise is detrimental to the well-being and sleep of the residents, and potentially of properties value. Many thanks in advance, the more complaints TFL receive, the more they will be compelled to act quickly!