Ealing Council is proposing changes for 20 roads currently designated as exclusively residents’ parking to be re-designated so that certain spaces would be shared with RingGo parking.
It would appear that this change would be restricted to spaces by “flank walls only” rather than outside residents’ homes. These designated spaces would be shared both by residents holding parking permits and other motorists who purchase RingGo parking by telephone and would apply Monday to Friday 9.0am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday, thus providing all-day parking for £4.50.
The roads affected are: Bayham, Bedford, Blandford, Cunnington, Eridge, Esmond, Evelyn, Fielding, Kingscote, Marlborough Crescent, Priory Road, Queen Anne’s Gardens, Ramillies, Rusthall, South Parade, Speldhurst, The Avenue, The Orchard, Vanbrugh and Wadhurst.
The Bedford Park Society obtained details of the Council’s proposals where you can find the plans for each road listed in Schedule 1, and a document with drawings showing the location of the parking spaces by road, alphabetically.
Response to the consultation
The Society requested further information from the Council including the rationale behind the proposal (which was unclear) and made a formal response on behalf of residents. We have been working hard to influence the Council’s decision on this unpopular proposal and our efforts together with those of our local councillors ensured that effective publicity increased awareness of an issue that most residents think is important . We understand that by the end of the consultation process on 11 June nearly 800 submissions from Southfields Ward had been made.
Once the council officers have finished analysing the many objections, we, together with Southfield Park Triangle and Acton Green Residents’ Associations, will be invited to a meeting with key officers to discuss the concerns raised and to attempt to find a satisfactory solution.
There were very strong and consistent reasons given in the objections submitted, in particular: increased traffic/congestion from commuters taking advantage of cheap all-day parking; increased pollution and worse air quality; safety risks especially around schools; inadequate analysis of the existing pressure on parking and lack of appropriate consultation and dialogue with residents.
Although the deadline for submitting comments was 11 June, we suggest anyone who has not yet submitted a response should still do so.
Please email quoting ORDER 4114 with your questions, an explanation of any concerns and include your postal address to: HighwayServices@ealing.gov.uk with copies to:
email@example.com (Tony Singh, Service Manager)
firstname.lastname@example.org (this will enable us to build a picture of the key issues)
email@example.com (Southfields Councillor)
Or write to: Highways Services, Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road, W5 2HL