Welcome to the website of the Buckhurst Hill Residents' Society. The aims of the Society are:
• To support & protect the unique character & heritage of Buckhurst Hill
• To campaign for improvements
• To offer advice to members on Planning and other local matters
• To organize social events for members and the wider community
The Society is non-profitmaking and non-political. Representatives attend relevant meetings of the Parish and District Councils, Buckhurst Hill Village Forum, as well as working alongside other organisations.
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We are delighted that the disused entrances at the southern end of Buckhurst Hill Underground Station are to be re-opened.
TfL announced on 29th June that six further stations on the network will get step-free access and that the first of these will be Buckhurst Hill, with work starting before the end of 2017, and completed on all six by 2020.
This follows a long period of lobbying by, among others, former Chairman Tony Oliva, Jenn Page, Cllr Steven Neville, other Councillors, and local MP Eleanor Laing.
An article, together with a photograph of Cllr Neville with current Chairman Jenn Page, was published in the Guardian on 6th July
Opening these entrances will substantially improve the accessibility to the Underground for those needing step-free access, making life easier for older and disabled people, as well as parents and carers with children and buggies. It will give a greater choice of travel options for everyone and it will particularly benefit residents in south Buckhurst Hill, for example in the Lower Queens Road and Princes Road areas, and commuters who use the Queens Road car park.
Nevertheless, the particular station layout at Buckhurst Hill means that whilst these entrances will provide step-free access, they are a long way from the bus stop and taxi rank at the main entrance, so it remains to be seen what difficulties those with disabilities may continue to face when using the Underground.