Dartmouth Road Closure [Now Open]



There is an app? This sounds great, can you report uncollected rubbish etc? We are having real problems with rubbish in Longfield Crescent.


Yes - you can report missed collections. More info and links in this topic


I reported some rubbish on Dartmouth Rd via Fix My Street on Saturday. The more of us that report the more pressure can be brought to bear. It is easier if you take a photo before starting to file the report.


Yes you just upload a pic and add comments. I’ve found it the only way to get the council to do things as it’s completely transparent and they have to update when it’s fixed. Good luck.


Dear Maja and all
Just to say the bin men have arrived today on Dartmouth Road. Thanks to a concerted effort by all.


The Tarmac is being laid on the Road at the end of next week, so D Rd will be open for vehicles Saturday 31st March.


Thanks for the update Pauline


Can I drive as far @leafandgroove at the mo. Have bags of books that I would like to deliver.


You can park right outside if you approach from the other direction.


I dropped a box of books off to @leafandgroove the other week. Came down Derby Hill (a bit hairy with works vehicles coming the other way!). Parked outside the @TheArchieParker. Delivered books, had lunch. Lovely.


Yes you can but the parking restrictions are back in place it would seem so you can only park for 30mins.


A resident of Century Yard is finding it impossible to get home by car. They have tried contacting Kier and the Council and are asking ’


Now that everyone is used to the closure can we ask to pedestrianise it?


Who would you ask? I have been trying to research the decision-making process in Lewisham, without success.


If only life were so simple. Not too sure people who require regular vehicle access would like that too much. Nor those who can’t get buses from near their homes etc.


Perhaps just let the buses back but not the cars. The local residential area has benefited from the reduction in commuter and other nuisance parking.


I’m intrigued - how do you define “nuisance parking”? Or indeed, commuter parking?


Nuisance parking on Dartmouth Road is pretty obvious: it’s the cars parked half on the kerb narrowing the road just enough so that buses can’t pass when there is traffic in the oncoming lane.


Nuisance parking - People who drive to Forest Hill from Greater London and Kent, then park for free in residential roads in Forest Hill and get a train to work in central London. They will return once the road is open again. We need CPZ to stop it, then people will be able to park and use local businesses, and stop blocking residents in FH from parking anywhere near their properties.


But how am I going to spend my summers, sat outside Sylvan Post watching buses trying to pass each other with cars parked either side

Hours of entertainment (I drive but not in London). Honestly it would take ages for vehicles to pass and people would have to encourage each other to go for it…