Thames Water report that the reopening of Half Moon Lane is to be delayed to Thursday 29th August. See their letter to local residents here…Half Moon 20 August – letter to residents
As you will see in the letter, the road is taking far longer to repair than was expected, but Thames Water hope to be able to reopen it in the latter part of next week if the reinstatement goes well, with 29th August as the projected reopening date.
It was originally planned to replace 20 metres of the road/footpath surface but as a precaution, the contractors drilled some investigation holes beyond the 20 metre section to check that there were no further damage beneath the surface of the road. The investigation found a further damaged area, so that has extended the section for reinstatement to 30 metres in all.
All of this takes time to reinstate, but the team is working as effectively and efficiently as possible to complete the work and open the road again, both for the businesses and residents alike.
Security guards remain on site for the time being.
All parking restrictions on Stradella Road, Winterbrook Road, Carver Road and Half Moon Lane (up to the junction with Burbage Road) remain suspended until Herne Hill is reopened.
There will be a residents’ meeting with Thames Water at the Herne Hill Baptist Church on Wednesday 21st August at 6pm. All are welcome to attend.
The latest on 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 http://www.pizzaexpress.com/visit-a-restaurant/restaurant/herne-hill
McMillan Williams Solicitors – operating as usual
Shah Kazemi Accountants – access via Carver Road
BurnetWare estate agents – open for business
Photo: 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 http://www.halfmoondental.com/home%20page.html
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 http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/local-shops/oxfam-shop-herne-hill http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/local-shops/oxfam-bookshop-herne-hill
Duo Dance; Will be open on Saturday 24th August http://www.duodance.co.uk/
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 http://www.fringehernehill.com/
The Illusioneer (Barrie) – no news but has lost irreplaceable items in the basement flood http://www.theillusioneer.co.uk/
Merry-Go-Round (Children’s Clothes): Drying and refitting.
Kindred Bakery – open for business @Kindred_Bakery
Photo: 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 www.talesonmoonlane.co.uk/shop
Bon Velo – hoping to open a workshop soon @bonveloshop
Artemidorus – http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/directory/1230/57119.php
Number 22 Restaurant – their catering business Casa continues @No22Restaurant
Just Williams toys – operating from East Dulwich Branch @Toys_JustWill
Mimosa Deli – aiming to reopen beginning of October @mimosa_deli
Fourway Pharmacy report 20th August that they hope to open a temporary dispensary in about 2 weeks @FourwayPharmacy
Half Moon pub – says “Rome wasn’t built in a day…. Try our sister pub The Herne” @HalfMoonHerne
Café Provencal – http://www.cafeprov.co.uk/index.html
Other shops and restaurants are being cleared out for drying and refitting. Flood relief teams and loss adjusters still on hand.
Further news on http://www.southwark.gov.uk/news/article/1316/herne_hill_flooding-7_august_update (note website undergoing essential maintenance on 21st August, due to be restored late afternoon) and http://www.thameswater.co.uk
Lambeth – the shops affected are back in business. Business as usual.