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Extended controlled parking zone for the Bonnington Square area

Following support from residents we're pleased to share that the CPZ around the Bonnington Square area will be extended to be overnight.

Residents have argued for some time the CPZ needs to be reviewed and expanded overnight so that visitors to the clubs and bars around Vauxhall can’t park on these residential streets – which is resulting in anti social behaviour.  Not only this but there are concerns around criminal activity due to people being able to park away from the more overlooked Vauxhall cross itself.

Jack, Claire and myself, as Oval Councillors, have lobbied hard on this issue – the delay has not been due to lack of willing but more that there’s a £30k cost for CPZ consultations which wasn’t available in parking’s budget.  As you are aware the Council is having to make exceptionally difficult budget cuts at the moment.

So we are pleased to share that our request regarding a CPZ review on the grounds of community safety was considered and capital has now been allocated to take this forward.  I thank Cllr Jenny Brathwaite, Cabinet lead for Parking, for her support in looking at our request as separate to the issue of reviewing CPZs as a result of parking stress.

An Experimental Traffic Order will be introduced before April next year. It will last for 18 months – at the end of which we would have to decide whether to permanently extend the CPZ hours. 

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commented 2015-12-04 13:22:22 +0000
Any action which lowers traffic movements is progress. Air pollution is at historically high levels, doing permanent damage to children’s respiratory health, indeed impacting everyone’s immune response. Living on the doorstep of a large transport hub, in a city with the highest density of public transport infrastructure in the world would seem to offer little excuse to go about poisoning the air our children breathe.
commented 2015-03-18 11:49:42 +0000
I am a Bonnington Square resident and I strongly oppose the extension of the parking controls. There has never been as far as I am aware any difficulty for residents to park their cars in the square in the evenings or at the weekend. However, my wife and I do often receive visitors from other parts of London and elsewhere for whom travel by public transport is not convenient (my sister with her children for example) – would I really have to use a vistor’s permit for each such visit? If so, would these become less expensive?

I also consider the claim that there is anti socila behavior in the square caused by people parking in the street entirely spurious – in the 8 years that I have lived in Bonnington Square I can remember only one incident (involving indecent behaviour one morning taking place inside a parked car) – however to impose parking restrictions 24/7 to eradicate this (as far as I am aware) single incident is surely using a sledgehammer to crack a nut!!!
commented 2015-03-18 11:49:41 +0000
I am a Bonnington Square resident and I strongly oppose the extension of the parking controls. There has never been as far as I am aware any difficulty for residents to park their cars in the square in the evenings or at the weekend. However, my wife and I do often receive visitors from other parts of London and elsewhere for whom travel by public transport is not convenient (my sister with her children for example) – would I really have to use a vistor’s permit for each such visit? If so, would these become less expensive?

I also consider the claim that there is anti socila behavior in the square caused by people parking in the street entirely spurious – in the 8 years that I have lived in Bonnington Square I can remember only one incident (involving indecent behaviour one morning taking place inside a parked car) – however to impose parking restrictions 24/7 to eradicate this (as far as I am aware) single incident is surely using a sledgehammer to crack a nut!!!

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