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Herne Hill Flood – Latest news; Carver Road j/w Half Moon Lane reopens; Trader updates 20 August 2013.

You can see the last report here…

Good news – Carver Road j/w Half Moon Lane reopens.

Here is the message from our ward councillors to local residents (From Cllrs Toby Eckersley and Michael Mitchell):

“We attended yesterday one of the regular evening meeting organised by the council and Thames Water, following the flooding in Herne Hill resulting from the bursting of the 36-inch main in the early hours of Wednesday 7 August, near the Stradella Rd junction.  As most will know, the brunt of this incident has been borne by the shops in Half Moon Lane and the residents above them.  We are in the main satisfied that the council and Thames Water are giving appropriate help to them.

This message advises on points of relevance to a wider range of residents:

(1) We were advised at the meeting that Half Moon Lane should fully re-open by Monday 26 August.
(2) To encourage the resumption of trading, efforts will be made to re-open sooner part of the road from the main junction up to Stradella Rd.  The footways are already open on both sides of this stretch. We hope that those who normally use the Half Moon Lane shops will continue to visit and be alert to the re-opening of the shops – at least two are already trading again and the pharmacy is open for dispensing.

(3) Parking restrictions have been temporarily suspended in Stradella Rd, Winterbrook Rd, Carver Rd and Half Moon Lane up to Burbage Rd.   It is expected that the parking situation will revert to normal once Half Moon Lane is re-opened, so car drivers not resident in the CPZ should exercise care if intending to park between noon and 2pm.

(4) The 37 bus is diverting via Herne Hill and Red Post Hill.”

The current status of the Half Moon businesses (20th August 2013) is as follows:

Sainsbury’s – Open for business

Intersport – Open for business

Pizza Express – expecting to reopen next week

McMillan Williams Solicitors – operating as usual

Shah Kazemi Accountants – access via Carver Road

BurnetWare estate agents – open for business

BurnetWare Estate Agents open for business 14 August 2013

BurnetWare Estate Agents open for business 14 August 2013 (S Badman)

Oliver Burn estate agents operating from Clapham Office

Pedders estate agents are operating from other offices

Half Moon Dental Practice – offering an emergency service via Haynes Dental

Brockwell Park Pharmacy – open for dispensing

Oxfam Main Shop and Book Shop – both expected to reopen at the end of October.  “Bookmageddon in the cellar of the bookshop” says Gavin the manager

Duo Dance; Will be open on Saturday 24th August

Mary Russell Newsagents: Owner Viral going through drying and claiming process.

Lombok Restaurant: For more info, contact Lombok takeaway at 141 Half Moon Lane 020 7737 7131

Fringe Hair Salon – open for business

The Illusioneer (Barrie) – no news but has lost irreplaceable items in the basement flood

Merry-Go-Round (Children’s Clothes): Drying and refitting.

Kindred Bakery – open for business     @Kindred_Bakery

Kindred Bakery - Half Moon Lane - Open as usual  (S Badman)
Kindred Bakery – Half Moon Lane – Open as usual (S Badman 18/8/13)

Tales on Moon Lane – hope to reopen soon, in the meantime please shop online at

Bon Velo – hoping to open a workshop soon @bonveloshop

Artemidorus –

Number 22 Restaurant  @No22Restaurant

Just Williams toys – operating from East Dulwich Branch @Toys_JustWill

Mimosa Deli – aiming to reopen beginning of October @mimosa_deli

Fourway Pharmacy reported on 15 August that they were still without power but insurers have approved quote so hopefully access to fusebox can be sorted in the next couple of days. @FourwayPharmacy

Londis, Herne Hill

Half Moon pub – says “Rome wasn’t built in a day…. Try our sister pub The Herne” @HalfMoonHerne

Café Provencal –

Other shops and restaurants are being cleared out for drying and refitting.   Flood relief teams and loss adjusters still on hand.

Further news on  and

Lambeth –  the shops affected are back in business.   Business as usual.  The market was thronged and busy today.

Busy Herne Hill Market - 18 August 2013 (S Badman)
Busy Herne Hill Market – 18 August 2013 (S Badman)

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