The Rookery, Streatham Common

MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I have recently been contacted by the Friends of Streatham Common, who would like to get a brown tourist-type sign erected on the A23 pointing out the Rookery. This would need to be at the junction with Streatham Common South outside Sainsbury's. I support this idea, would TfL be amenable to this?


Answer for The Rookery, Streatham Common

Answer for The Rookery, Streatham Common

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I know that TfL receive many requests every year for additional signage on the TLRN for a whole range of reasons which if permitted would create a plethora of signs across London. TfL is working hard to minimise the number of signs and other street furniture as part of my Better Streets initiative and so they apply a strict criteria when considering any new request for additional signage on the TLRN, generally only giving approval to those signs directing road users to strategic destinations visited or used by very large numbers of people (in excess of 100,000 visits per annum)

TfL does have an application process and whilst recognising The Rookery is an important local venue, it doesn't appear likely it would meet TfL's criteria in terms of the number of expected visitors requiring specific directional signage to this visitor destination.