Notification by LB Croydon of Road Closures for Crystal Palace Low Traffic Neighbourhood

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Dear London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade),

I should be grateful if you could tell me the date when the London Borough of Croydon informed LFB of the intention to restrict access to the following roads in connection with the Crystal Palace Low Traffic Neighbourhood.

Fox Hill
Sylvan HIll
Auckland Road/Stambourne Way

Please could you also detail the manner in which you were informed, whether the LFB had any concerns and if these were passed to LB Croydon and how this information is then cascaded by the LFB to stations and drivers of appliances.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Lehr

FOX, JO, London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade)

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Dear Mr Lehr

 

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Thank you for email of the 6 August 2020 for information, this will be
considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  Please note, given
the current situation with the Coronavirus, this may be outside of the
normal, expected timeframe for a FOI response.

 

Thank you for your patience, with kind regards

Jo

 

 

 

Jo Fox

Information Governance and Knowledge Manager

Information Management | Corporate Services

 

London Fire Brigade

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FOX, JO, London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade)

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Dear Mr Lehr

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request received on the 6
August 2020 for information on the following Low Traffic Neighbourhood
programme around the London Borough of Croydon. You asked :

 

I should be grateful if you could tell me the date when the London Borough
of Croydon informed LFB of the intention to restrict access to the
following roads in connection with the Crystal Palace Low Traffic
Neighbourhood.

Fox Hill

Sylvan Hill

Auckland Road/Stambourne Way

Please could you also detail the manner in which you were informed,
whether the LFB had any concerns and if these were passed to LB Croydon
and how this information is then cascaded by the LFB to stations and
drivers of appliances.

 

Before I turn to your request I wanted to draw your attention to our
recent press lines on this subject released by the London Fire Brigade. In
May, the Government updated the Traffic Management Act 2004 in response to
Covid-19, which set out the expectation for local authorities to make
significant changes to their road layouts to give more space to cyclists
and pedestrians. The Brigade supports these proposals in order to assist
the recovery from the pandemic and to promote active travel, however we
have written to Transport for London and local authorities to remind them
that our current response standard is to get the first fire engine to an
incident within a London-wide average of six minutes and the second fire
engine within a London-wide average of eight minutes. Whenever there are
road closures or changes to road layout on a station’s ground,
firefighters will inspect whether they will have an impact on their
response. If crews deem there will be a significant effect on them
responding to an emergency, this will be raised with the council.

 

In response to your request I contacted the Group Commander for Croydon
area and they confirmed that there was an initial delay in receiving the
notification from Croydon Council this was due to an administration error
an email had been sent from the Croydon Council to an active email account
that was not being monitored at that time. This was identified and the
issue was quickly resolved and communication has been actively ongoing
with our partners in Croydon. As previously stated firefighters on the
station ground will inspect whether any of the measures will have an
impact on response times, at this time no concerns have been raised.

 

I hope you find this information of use.  Should you have any further
questions please do let me know.

 

This request has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.  If you are dissatisfied by this response you can request an
internal review by writing to the Head of Information Management at the
address below (or email [1][email address]).

 

Further information about your information rights (including how to raise
a concern or make a complaint) is available from the Information
Commissioner’s Office on their website at [2]www.ico.org.uk  or by writing
to them at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

 

Jo Fox

Information Governance and Knowledge Manager

Information Management | Corporate Services

 

London Fire Brigade

169 Union Street  London  SE1 0LL

T 020 8555 1200  x 30324

E [3][email address]

 

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go to [8]london-fire.gov.uk/Safety

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materials. Please read the full email disclaimer notice at
[9]london-fire.gov.uk/EmailDisclaimer

The Brigade is committed to using personal data in a responsible and
transparent way. To find out more visit [10]london-fire.gov.uk/privacy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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