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Thursday 12 February 2004 10.06am
Reading the thread about Waterloo Traffic, it occurred to me that SE1ers might be interested in a public meeting being held in Kennington on March 8th about the buses. There will be representatives from both Southwark and Lambeth although I am still waiting to hear if Simon Hughes will be able to join us. Anyway, here are the details:

PUBLIC MEETING
Buses in Kennington
7pm on Monday, 8th March
St Anselm's Church Hall
Kennington Cross SE11
(286 Kennington Road, at the junction of Kennington Road and Kennington Lane)
Is crime a problem on your bus route?
Are buses safe?
Do driving standards concern you?
Is a new bus route needed?
Is a new bus stop needed?
Should buses be more frequent?
Does the wrong type of bus serve your area?
Are there any other issues you want to raise?
Guest panellists include:
Andrew Boag, Service Change Advocate, London Buses, TfL
Belinda Danino, London Buses, TfL, Borough Liaison - Lambeth
John Stewart, Transport Users Group, Lambeth Council
Trevor Wilding, Transport Group Manager, Southwark Council
And we will be joined by:
Kate Hoey, MP for Vauxhall
Cllr Caroline Pidgeon, Deputy Leader, Southwark Council
Cllr Andrew Sawdon, Executive Member for Transport, Lambeth Council
Valerie Shawcross, London Assembly Member for Lambeth & Southwark
Come along and have your say!
Northern line tube: nearest stations - Kennington or Oval
Buses: 3, 59, 159, 322, 360
Walking (or 1 to 2 bus stops) distance from:
Tube stations: North Lambeth, Vauxhall, Elephant & Castle
Buses: 36, 436, 133, 185, 155, 333
Organised by Kennington Association in conjunction with
Kennington, Oval & Vauxhall (KOV) Forum
For further information contact Kennington Association at KenningtonAssn@aol.com
Thursday 12 February 2004 10.49am
Funny, but I wasn't aware that driving standards applied to buses. It would be nice if they were to be introduced.
Thursday 12 February 2004 11.04am

Just different standards - 5 pts for a squishing a cyclist, 10 for passing by a bus stop and not stopping etc etc..
Thursday 12 February 2004 11.40am
and if I ever lose my job, I now know that there's a rich seam of ridiculously named posts at tfl. "Service Change Advocate" anyone?

[or would taking all these people and putting them to work actually driving or maintaining buses be a better idea??]



...there's plenty more c**** in the cup.

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