. Meet at the corner of Poppleton and Forest Glade (behind St.Andrew’s Church) . Pickers, gloves, bags, collection etc. provided courtesy of Open Spaces and Constable Ian Greer (Corporation of London) Good Saturday morning workout! and it makes a huge difference to the environment. Just turn up for whenever or for as long as you can spare! We suggest considering sturdy footwear and long sleeved trousers and tops and perhaps a snack or beverage.
Waltham Forest Council carried out a consultation over the implementation of a CPZ (controlled Parking Zone) in the streets around Colworth Road Leytonstone E11. On 15th September residents were sent a letter with the results of the consultation. (see below).
Overall residents rejected the implementation of a CPZ in the area (40% for 60% against) however there were considerable variations in different roads. Some roads voting, albeit from low response rates, in favour by 100%.
The council has decided, in the light of these results, to implement a CPZ in part of the area.
Points for consideration
- Clearly some roads have greater parking pressure than others.
- The council makes considerable money from parking and has aggressively pushed CPZs across the borough
- This is the second time residents have rejected a CPZ in Upper Leytonstone
- Once implemented residents have little power to stop councils increasing residents parking permit fees above inflation
- Non car users will affected too. They will have to buy books of parking tickets if they have family or trades people who might visit them
- Implementing the CPZ partially will place greater pressure on those roads who have voted against the scheme
- Having a parking permit does not guarantee you a place to park in your own road
- Visitors to the hospital park in local roads outside the hours of the proposed parking restrictions
- Implementing a CPZ encourages other areas to adopt CPZs so that over time the majority of roads in the country will have a CPZ. You may therefore find it difficult and expensive to use your car to visit relatives and friends elsewhere
- The introduction of CPZs is part of the wider council policy to reduce car use
- Air pollution is a major problem in London and the south east
- Most car journeys are short (average 0.75 mile)
- Walking and cycling are better for the environment, your health and the health of others
Please let us know your thoughts on the council proposals to partially implement a CPZ in the area by commenting below or getting in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org