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.