CLEAN AIR NEIGHBOURHOODS PROGRAMME
The scheme will be trialled for 6-18 months and will gather data to use as the driver to decide whether cameras are kept or removed from their current locations.
The programme is not without controversy but is being implemented by LBH&F with an aim to improve air quality in the local area. It does not prevent access to any areas in the borough but does make traffic use prescribed (arterial) routes to stop out-of-borough traffic using residential streets as cut-throughs. The programme is being policed by a series of five cameras (marked with a camera icon on the map below) and seven monitoring devices (marked with a white circle) west of Wandsworth Bridge Road. Once the scheme is up and running, vehicles passing through one of the cameras could receive a fine of up to £130.
Cars registered in the borough can travel freely through cameras without being penalised. You can find out if this is applicable to you by clicking here and entering your postcode. All out-of-borough traffic to the Club must use the camera-free routes, as shown on the maps and described below, to avoid being fined. With one exception for those travelling across Wandsworth Bridge Road (as described below), there are no routine exemptions for those travelling to and from the Club.
Travelling to the Club via Putney Bridge/Fulham Palace Road and New Kings Road
The map above illustrates with the use of arrows the best roads for you to travel to the Club entering via Main Gate. Anyone exiting Main Gate and needing to travel back via Putney Bridge or Fulham Palace Road is advised to avoid the Hurlingham Road/New Kings Road junction. This will mean you drive through no cameras.
Travelling to the Club via Wandsworth Bridge Road
Those travelling to the Club via the Wandsworth Bridge Road should enter through the Back Gate. However, when exiting the Club via Main Gate one will have to use the roads north of Broomhouse Lane to join New Kings Road.
Travelling to the Club from south of the river via Wandsworth Bridge
Anyone travelling north over Wandsworth Bridge should turn left onto Carnwarth Road and enter the Club via the Back Gate. If you intend to travel home directly, exit via Main Gate, travel along Hurlingham Road, through the camera on Broomhouse Lane and travel back south over Wandsworth Bridge. As there is no possibility to travel back over the bridge without passing a camera, no fine will be processed for this journey. When the Back Gate is closed, pre-8am and post-8pm, guests can drive through the camera north on Broomhouse Lane and enter the Club via Main Gate without fine.
If you travel to the Club via the above route but intend to travel elsewhere after using the Club, you can do so as you please, but be aware not to drive through any of the cameras indicated with a camera on the maps above.
Further information on the scheme with frequently asked questions can be found on the LBH&F website here.