Thursday, May 06, 2010

Lifting the Marathon Siege

Following further representations by the Westcombe Society, the Safer Neighbourhood panel and local councillors, the Council and officers from the Police’s Public Order Operational Command Unit took action on the day itself and the Gibb Memorial junction was opened at 10.45 am to allow vehicles across the junction - but only as far as the Prince Charles / Shooters Hill Road roundabout, where the only exit was towards Blackheath Hill.

Opening the junction 2 hours earlier than the previous year was a very welcome return to the traditional arrangements. The Westcombe Society intends to suggest further improvements, including restoring The Gibb Memorial junction to the published list of crossing points, full information about road closures to be published in Westcombe News and Greenwich Times, and opening the whole of Prince Charles Road as soon as it is safe to do so after the rear command vehicle has passed, to allow access to Blackheath Village and the A102.

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