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Jun 29 2014

Parking Petitions in South Harrow

harrow_council_logoHarrow Council’s Cabinet Meeting this week (June 26, 2014) – apart from being the shortest on record, but that’s a subject for another article – saw three petitions for parking changes in the ward presented:

  • Wyvenhoe Road – Councillor Jerry Miles submitted a petition signed by 36 residents with the following terms of reference: “We the residents of Wyvenhoe Road, South Harrow, are petitioning for a CPZ (Controlled Parking Zone) for Wyvenhoe Road, South Harrow, HA2.”
  • Scarsdale Road – Councillor Jerry Miles submitted a petition signed by 18 residents with the following terms of reference: “We the undersigned sign this petition in support of the application to make Scarsdale Road a permit holders’ only road. This would mean that no person will be allowed to park on this road unless they have a valid parking permit to park. The restricted parking will be for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.”
  • Kingsley Road – Councillor Jerry Miles submitted a petition signed by 11 residents in support of the application to make Kingsley Road a permit holders’ only road. This would mean that no person will be allowed to park on this road unless they have a valid parking permit to park. The restricted parking will be for 24 hours a day 7 days a week.”

These are likely to be interesting to follow. Wyvenhoe Road, for example, which is outside Welldon Park Junior School, is one road, within the South Harrow CPZ (pictured below), which isn’t controlled, and we don’t know why, so, this road gets loads of parking problems.

Scarsdale Road and Kingsley Road wanting a 24×7 controlled parking is also likely to be problematical, as these two roads – which don’t seem to suffer from over-parking – are heavily used by parents taking kids to the nearby Welldon Park Schools. Indeed, if this were to go ahead – and we can’t think of anywhere else in the borough which has controlled parking 24×7 – there is really little other space for parents to park to drop off and collect children, unless they use the Pay and Display availability in Northolt Road, which will get very expensive, very quickly. The schools will possibly point to the car park in Roxeth Recreation Ground, which simply doesn’t have the space to cope with the numbers.

20140629_south_harrow_cpzAny other suggestions? South Harrow already seems to have enough parking problems: restrictions on the latter two roads will likely make it worse, by eliminating a whole host of shopper-spaces, in an area which is already fairly underused during the day.

 

 

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2 comments

  1. Nena

    I live in Scarsdale Road, and don’t remember being invited to sign this petition for 24/7 permit holders only parking. In fact, I wasn’t.

    Also, I don’t agree with it. Yes, we have problems parking on our own road, but that is down to some households having more than one car, we have a large van, nothing to do with us, regularly parking in front of our house!

    And this would mean everytime I had a visitor, they would have to have a visitor’s permit. This would work out costly for me, especially as my friends would then refuse to visit me, and I would be paying over £30 a year for permits!

    I think this is a ridiculous idea, and would love to know who originally petitioned for it? Why was the whole street not invited to discuss this petition?

    It affects all of us, including non drivers.

  2. iharrow.com

    Interesting email from John Nickolay, previously Chair of the Council’s Traffic Panel (TARSAP):

    So far as Wyvenhoe Road is concerned a majority of residents wanted to remain unaffected by the CPZ when they were last consulted in about 2007. It should not be that difficult for them to now be included but most likely means incurring the costs involved by the Council having to consult to ensure the petition really does reflect local opinion.

    Regarding Scarsdale Road & Kingsley Road, it would not only be unusual but very confusing to allow two such roads within an existing parking zone to differ in that way from the rest and there would need to be really justifiable reasons for doing so. Apart from Merton Road, a crescent that links Porlock Road and Shaftesbury Avenue and in a sense stands alone, I am only aware of cul-de-sacs threatened by access problems for emergency and refuse vehicles be treated in that way. (One of the last such situations of that nature I dealt with in Pinner South was Southbourne Close off Village Way and that seems to be working well.)

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