Following the consultation last autumn whether residents wanted a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in the last three unrestricted roads in the ward, namely, Delamere Road, Elgar Avenue and St Paul’s Close, the results came in just before Christmas.
Residents can find the results here:
Since then, Cllr Joanna Dabrowska had a meeting with highways officers in January to ascertain (read: negotiate) the next steps and deliver what residents want.
Ealing Council’s new CPZ policy is to aim to introduce new zones as all day zones although they now seem to have moved away from this autocratic approach (for now).
However, the Council will no longer accept one hour morning/afternoon enforcement slots, even though it is argued that CPZs should resolve or at least alleviate parking problems and not be a money-making machine. Joanna stated that the issues are primarily commuters and holidaymakers (which any CPZ enforcement will eliminate) and the university students ‘lecture time’ parking.
In order to keep it to a part time zone permit charge, the total control period cannot be more than 4 hours.
Officers are proposing either a 2-hour slot in the morning and a 2-hour slot in the afternoon, or a single 4 hour block.
So we are now at the final hurdle to deliver the CPZ. Joanna would be grateful if you could do a poll of which hours are most favoured. As it is short and sweet, the response deadline is 28th February 2020.
LINK to the ‘enforcement hours’ poll: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NW5RZRG
For more information on permit prices: