Ealing Council wants to introduce shared parking bays in about 40 areas of Southfield. This will allow large numbers of commuters to park within the Controlled Parking Zones where many residents already find it a struggle to park. There was no consultation!
Since the plans were announced over 200 people have written to Ealing Council’s Transport team to complain.
The payment by commuters will only be £4.50. This is likely to encourage huge numbers of drivers from outside London to park cheaply in Southfield and then get to work using the tube network.
Of the 200 or so emails that residents have written to Ealing Council only 2 are in favour of the scheme!
Lib Dem Southfield Councillor Gary Malcolm said: "Carers will find it almost impossible in many locations to find a suitable spot to park so they can help vulnerable residents. This proposal will lead to more car use and air pollution. Ealing Council also wants to increase the price of CPZs - by doing this residents are going to get a double whammy from the Labour-run Ealing Council."
If you live in Southfield and have views on the matter please email the Ealing Council officer Tony Singh (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let him know your views on this matter as you have until 11th June to persuade Ealing Council to cancel their plans.