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Extended hours for parking restrictions around Bonnington Square to be made permanent

bonnington1.jpgThe extended controlled parking hours, brought in as a trial to see if it would reduce clubbers parking up on the residential streets, will now be made permanent after resident feedback.

As Councillors we first took up the issue around reviewing the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) hours in the Bonnington Square area because of the large number of complaints from a wide variety of residents on the impact that ASB was having on their lives.

This is because clubbers park up on the residential street and return to their cars throughout the night and early hours – being noisy and turning on car stereos.  We also have issues with drug dealing and people taking drugs away from the busier streets.

We listened to residents stories, and feedback to initial proposals to extend the hours of the CPZ, and also their concerns around how the changes could impact residents having guests in the evenings and the impact on businesses in the area.  We therefore ended up with a good comromise of extending the CPZ 00.00 midnight to 8.30am (when the existing CPZ kicks in) – 7 days a week

The current experimental traffic order is fully enforceable having adequate signs/lines and remain in force till 3rd of March 2017. As local residents are aware, this order include Vauxhall Grove, Bonnington Square, Lawn Lane and Langley lane. Officers have reviewed the feedback and am pleased to inform you that there are no negative feedback from the statutory consultation. Officers have therefore instructed the traffic order maker to convert this order to a permanent order so we can make the permanent order on time before the expiry date. 

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