Update on Charlton Road Bridge Railing Repairs

Several Months after a car accident that left serious damage to the railings on Charlton Road Transport for London (TfL) have erected more secure temporary railings.

Since December last year Conservative Candidate for Blackheath Westcombe Thomas Turrell has been working with Conservative member of the London Assembly Gareth Bacon to put pressure on TfL for a repair date. TfL had previously replied that they were investigating how to make long-term repairs to the railings.

New temporary fencing have now been erected on the Old Dover Road and Charlton Road Bridge. Cllr Geoff Brighty has now confirmed with Greenwich Council that these have been put up by TfL as the damage to the Charlton Road railings was more serious than first thought. This means the repairs are taking longer to complete.

Thomas commented “I’m pleased to see that TfL are preparing to make long-term repairs to both the railings on the Charlton Road and Old Dover Road Bridges in order to prevent a similar accident and large scale damage taking place again. I hope TfL will move swiftly to complete the works”.