Ahead of the upcoming formal update from Hammersmith and Fulham Council on the future repair plans for Hammersmith Bridge which is expected in the coming weeks, Zac Goldsmith has launched a constituency wide survey of Hammersmith Bridge users’ experiences.
Cllr Aphra Brandreth, Conservative Councillor for Barnes, who has been in discussion with the Hammersmith and Fulham Council, hasraised residents’ views with the Council ahead of their formal response. The Council advised that they are awaiting the results of theiranalysis of the current state of the bridge.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council have indicated to Cllr Brandreth that they do not anticipate a full closure of the bridge within theupcoming few months, although they anticipate there may be some interim works, which would require temporary traffic lighting. They have yet to confirm the dates for the commencement of the interim works. Reassuringly, the Council have advised Cllr Brandreth that full works, requiring closure of the bridge, are unlikely to happen before the second half of 2019.
Zac, who has been liaising with the Conservative Councillors in Richmond, and with Hammersmith and Fulham Council, has assured residents that he will share the anticipated update from Hammersmith and Fulham with them in the coming weeks. In the meantime, Zac has lauched a survey to gather a clear understanding of the usage of the bridge by the different wards across the constituency, to inform his ongoing representations to Hammersmith and Fulham Council on behalf of his constituents and users of the bridge from this side of the Thames.
“Representing the views of my constituents and fellow Hammersmith Bridge users to Hammersmith and Fulham Council is an ongoing task, on which I have been working closely with the Conservative Councillors, including Cllr Paul Hodgins, former Leader of Richmond Council. Our co-ordinated and concerted efforts have involved multiple representations to Hammersmith and Fulham regarding the bridge and I am pleased to hear of the progress Cllr Brandreth has made in her discussions; including a response from Hammersmith and Fulhamon any impending closures of the bridge. I hope the survey will increase the pressure on both Transport For London and Hammersmith and Fulham Council to provide a clear and concrete update on their plans for bridge, and to highlight the provisions required by local residents whilst these repairs take place.”
The Hammersmith Bridge Survey is available at: www.hammersmithbridgesurvey.com