Keep it handy for reference on the day!
Entry to Westcombe Park by car will be from the northbound carriageway of the A102 via Woolwich Road (A206) and then first left into Combedale Road. The exit route is via Charlton Road, Eastcombe Avenue, Victoria Way and Woolwich Road (A206) to the Blackwall Tunnel Approach Road (A102). Details will also be posted on the Council website (http://bit.ly/hK9Dt), and at http://bit.ly/XpIeB (with maps)
Another change will be the presence of a sound stage at the Gibb Memorial from 10.15 till 12.35 (or earlier once the last runner has passed), with loudspeakers 200m closer to, and facing eastwards towards, people’s homes. The Society unsuccessfully pressed for the noise limit to be reduced to 60dB, the same as for the Glastonbury Festival and fairs on Circus Field (for which speakers must face away from houses, and no ‘barking’ is permitted except for emergency announcements). However the Council decided to permit a level substantially louder, though it refused permission for sound stages in the most densely populated areas like Trafalgar Road.
Residents who suffer noise nuisance can ring the Council’s Noise Team on 020 8921 8921, or the organisers on 020 8233 5900. The permit is for a single event and any repeat application next year will be considered in the light of residents’ experience this year, which may also be relevant for the full Marathon.