Your conservative team for Earlsfield: Cllr. Angela Graham, James Jeffreys and Lewis Preston

Earlsfield Ward - January Newsletter

The train now arriving at platform 2 is… longer

After years of concerted campaigning by your Earlsfield Conservative team, ten-carriage trains are now able to form peak rail services, relieving congestion.

After campaigning hard over many years, Wandsworth Conservatives have welcomed the arrival of longer trains that are now able to call at Earlsfield Station, delivering people to and from work in greater comfort and helping to relieve congestion, especially at peak times. Ten-carriage trains are now able to be deployed on 28 morning and 29 evening peak services through Earlsfield. Following a letter from the Earlsfield Conservative team last year calling for clarity over issues with ongoing delays and overcrowding, South Western Railway’s CEO confirmed that the number of ten-carriage trains will rise to 30 in the morning and 33 in the evening peak by February. “This means that around two third of all the trains that call at Earlsfield during peak hours will be the maximum ten carriages long,” commented Councillor Angela Graham. “This is a fantastic result for Earlsfield and one that will help relieve the congestion and misery that commuters have previously had to deal with every day.” 

Trees for Winfrith Rd

At least 1,000 new street trees are set to be planted along residential roads across Wandsworth, many of  which are in Earlsfield ward. One of the streets where new trees will definitely be planted in our area will be Winfrith Road, following a successful local campaign to help improve the appearance of this and other streets in our area. 

Paving a way to the future

Conservatives on Wandsworth Council have been campaigning for better infrastructure improvements in Earlsfield, including resurfacing and pavements along local roads as part of a £1.5 million borough-wide project. As part of the council’s investment in Earlsfield’s future, new electric car charging points have been installed on Haldane Place. Improvements are also being made to the Wandle trail, including resurfacing the path along the river and improving the junction of Trewint Street with Summerley Street, with raised tables to reduce vehicle speeds, creating some green areas. 

Listening to small business

During December, Wandsworth Conservatives took to the streets to meet businesses in Earlsfield. James Jeffreys says: “Thank you to all those who talked to us about the challenges and opportunities they’ve experienced. “Garratt Lane is a hub of thriving independent businesses, which we want to promote and protect. Wandsworth is listening and was recently named the ‘Best Borough for Small Business’ at the Federation for Small Business Awards.” 

How to flag up fly-tipping

Local Conservative campaigner Lewis Preston has been out and about, across Earlsfield, reporting cases of fly-tipping and littering and talking to residents about this blight on our borough. Lewis says: “It’s one of the biggest issues I encounter on the doorstep. I’m pleased that Wandsworth only contributes 1.2% of London’s entire fly-tipped rubbish, but that’s still 1.2% too much. I urge all residents to download the Council’s Report It app to report any fly-tipping cases and help keep Earlsfield clean.”


HEATHROW seeking to become even more noisy 

Noise from an expanded Heathrow will inflict more misery in all parts of the borough with many areas set to experience significant annoyance from aircraft for the first time.  This will be most acute for communities in West Hill, Wimbledon Parkside, Southfields, Earlsfield and Tooting.

Road safety boost near two primary schools

The council has unveiled plans to improve pedestrian safety on the approaches to two popular primary schools in Earlsfield.

Work is set to begin shortly to install a new zebra crossing outside Beatrix Potter primary school in Magdalen Road close to the junction with Openview.