Category: CPZ

  • UPDATE: All Saints* CPZ consultation – finally coming to a doormat near you!

    Residents will be aware that the long-awaited CPZ consultation has suffered several setbacks since the funds were approved last autumn. After several iterations, and several mistakes, the consultation documents have been finally been…well, finalised! Assuming no hiccups on the printing (of the documents), the creation of the consultation online (apparently, the biggest determining factor), and the actual…

  • Durham, Sunderland and Cherry residents get more parking capacity

    Residents in the most southwesterly corner of Ealing Common ward, namely, Durham Road, Sunderland Road and Cherry Close, currently in CPZ* zone S2 , will be ecstatic to hear that they have a few more parking bays to hand. A handful of bays on the western side of Olive Road are becoming dual-zone, meaning that…

  • CPZ Zone D – are you happy with the current parking restrictions?

    Over the past year, Cllr Joanna Dabrowska has received many complaints from residents about their parking restrictions, namely, Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ). Residents in Zone D* have commented to feeling overwhelmed by commuters and holidaymakers as well as university summer students who from 1st July embark on parking in one of the last remaining free…

  • Ealing “Pay & Display” machines under threat

    In an earlier post, Cllr Joanna Dabrowska mentioned she has been trying to find out information from the Council if it had any intentions of removing Pay&Display machines (or equally inaptly named Pay&Park). The current count as of today, there are 196 such machines in the Borough. Council parking officers are currently deciding whether to…

  • Ealing Council’s parking department messes up

    Ealing Council’s Parking team sent out an email late last night, however, it seems that the local authority is confused and not sure what it is doing. Firstly, the communication states that residents will only be able to use the new parking system to book visitor permits for vehicles over 1.83m in width or over…

  • Gunnersbury Drive Residents – Don’t park on the front drive

    Residents on Gunnersbury Drive will be soon receiving warning letters that enforcement will start in two weeks. Local residents over the last decade or so have been occasionally parking on the section between the public highway and the pavement especially if there is more than one vehicle in the household. Call it a ‘long dropped…

  • Wolverton Gardens Residents – Did you get a PCN that wasn’t your fault?

    Whilst the headline suggests a television advert selling PPI services, it is far from it.  Cllr Joanna Dabrowska has received a few enquiries where residents have received Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) and unsuccessfully challenged them. The following sign was erected at the end of February 2019 suspending three bays outside 1-3 Wolverton Mansions (3WM) which…

  • All Saints CPZ – update

    Cllr Joanna Dabrowska would like to update residents on the forthcoming Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) consultation. Following on from my postcard survey (link) last October/November, Cllr Dabrowska communicated the results to residents. Funds for the CPZ consultation were approved in December. As nothing was happening, Cllr Dabrowska chased up the highways engineers and nothing had been progressed.…

  • Gunnersbury Park CPZ – amendments

    Following last Spring’s shambolic introduction of the Gunnersbury Park CPZ*, there were many concerns raised by residents. CllrJoanna Dabrowska, together with a CPZ highways engineer, spent four hours last August going round the zone analysing every road, corner, road marking and parking bay, not mentioning minding the hedges. After such a hot summer, it was…

  • Ealing Council misleads whilst doubling parking prices

    Residents and visitors alike have noticed that the parking charges advertised on the Warwick Road Extension (the stretch of highway across Ealing Common) are not the fees charged when paying via RingGo (the parking app/system). As per the yellow signage it states that it costs £2.20 (plus 20p transaction fee), yet when you try to…