Bedford Corner and Bath Road area
The Society has been concerned for some time about road safety issues around the two mini roundabouts at the junctions of The Avenue, South Parade and Bath Road caused by parking between the two mini roundabouts and close to the central pedestrian islands in Bath Road. Hounslow Council recently implemented double yellow lines in those places, which we hope will be effective although residents are reporting continuing problems.
We are also aware that there are insufficient loading and unloading bays near to the businesses in Turnham Green Terrace, and insufficient spaces for taxis and are following up options with the Council to try to improve the situation.
If you have any views on the above, please let us know by email to [secretary@]
Hounslow Council is considering the introduction of double-height bicycle racks at Chiswick Back Common next to the railway bridge. Ealing introduced additional hoops last year. Cyclists should note that each hoop has space for two bikes, not just one.
We would gently remind cyclists that locking bikes to the railings by the Church is damaging the railings and creating an obstacle for pedestrians.
Ealing Residents’ Visitor Parking
We’re continuing to work with the Bedford Park Community Group committee to question Ealing Council’s withdrawal of paper visitor vouchers, which leaves RingGo Pay by Phone as the only option for payment. While residents are generally happy to have access to RingGo as an alternative to the vouchers, the complete withdrawal of vouchers is impractical for many.
We have recently established that paper vouchers can still be obtained for anyone who can demonstrate that the RingGo system is unsuitable for their needs because of age or disability:
“The Council continues to offer a paper-based solution to those who can demonstrate the RingGo system is unable to meet their needs. Customers unable to use the RingGo system may contact Parking Services directly by phone: 0208 825 6677, option 6; by email: ParkingServices@ealing.gov.uk or in writing to Ealing Council, Parking Services, PO Box 46264, Ealing, W5 2UN.”
There is no mention of this concession on the council website and local organisations such as Age UK Ealing were also unaware of it until alerted by us. Please feel free to pass this information on to any neighbours you think might find it helpful.
We will keep you updated on developments and would welcome any comments from residents who may have concerns.
Hounslow Council is also proposing to move to a cashless system of payment to replace Pay and Display. We have submitted a number of queries about the proposals and are waiting for more information.