High Road parking review ordered

Cllrs Keith Prince, Linda Huggett, Michael Stark and Jim O'Shea with Tan Dhillon

Cllrs Keith Prince, Linda Huggett, Michael Stark and Jim O'Shea with Tan Dhillon

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A review has been ordered into parking arrangements following calls for rules to be relaxed to boost business.

Tan Dhillion, new owner of the Village Bookshop in High Road, Woodford Green, said the current charge of 30p for 15 minutes does not give his customers enough time and insisted parking should be free in order to attract shoppers into the area.

After gaining support from Woodford Green MP Iain Duncan Smith, he met council leader Keith Prince and Monkhams ward councillors Linda Huggett, Jim O’Shea and Michael Stark on Saturday to discuss the issue.

Cllr Prince ruled out unlimited free parking, but he did promise to ask town hall officers to look at what could be done to improve the situation.

He said: "Free parking for a certain amount of time is very difficult to police.

"I will be getting my officers to look into where we can put additional parking - perhaps turning some of the residents' bays into dual use spaces."

Speaking after the meeting, Mr Dhillon added: "I understand the council's constraints, but even 30p for 30 minutes is better than it is at the moment."

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2:12pm Mon 4 Mar 13

NDevoto says...

Probably because the police are otherwise occupied policing the latest Council photo opportunity blocking the pavement for pedestrians and shoppers.
Probably because the police are otherwise occupied policing the latest Council photo opportunity blocking the pavement for pedestrians and shoppers. NDevoto
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2:51pm Mon 4 Mar 13

Cornbeefur says...

The Prince is driven around in a
chauffaur driven gas guzzling Jaguar with private number plate and has no problems parking as they leave him alone
The Prince is driven around in a chauffaur driven gas guzzling Jaguar with private number plate and has no problems parking as they leave him alone Cornbeefur
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3:01pm Mon 4 Mar 13

Weggis says...

"But, cllr Prince said the problem with allowing people to park for free in one area of the borough is that it would set a precedent and other areas would want to follow suit."

Like Manford Way Shopping centre?
"But, cllr Prince said the problem with allowing people to park for free in one area of the borough is that it would set a precedent and other areas would want to follow suit." Like Manford Way Shopping centre? Weggis
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3:02pm Mon 4 Mar 13

Weggis says...

Oh, and Wanstead High Street?
Oh, and Wanstead High Street? Weggis
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4:01pm Mon 4 Mar 13

Weggis says...

If you are wondering what the above two comments are about then click the link below to see previous versions of this story.

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blogspot.co.uk/2013/
03/more-on-parking.h
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If you are wondering what the above two comments are about then click the link below to see previous versions of this story. http://redbridgeeye. blogspot.co.uk/2013/ 03/more-on-parking.h tml Weggis
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4:04pm Mon 4 Mar 13

Cornbeefur says...

There are terrified Traders in Wanstead fearing the latest Stalinistic Parking Controls will take them to the cleaners.
There are terrified Traders in Wanstead fearing the latest Stalinistic Parking Controls will take them to the cleaners. Cornbeefur
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9:33am Tue 5 Mar 13

solcomm says...

I't common knowledge now that controlled parking is a cash cow for all local councils at the cost of small enterprise, it brings in so much extra cash that's why Cllr Prince ruled out unlimited free parking. The decision makers are also enhancing the profits for super stores that have free parking, perhaps they have shares in Tescos! High Road Woodford has acres of space for free parking.
I't common knowledge now that controlled parking is a cash cow for all local councils at the cost of small enterprise, it brings in so much extra cash that's why Cllr Prince ruled out unlimited free parking. The decision makers are also enhancing the profits for super stores that have free parking, perhaps they have shares in Tescos! High Road Woodford has acres of space for free parking. solcomm
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12:16pm Tue 5 Mar 13

ruby newbie says...

well nearly every morning i see school run parents driving;no word of a lie 100-200 metres away fron the school gates to drop off their children the parents dont even get out of the car,i am a bit of a fan of parking metres,i dont think that they are that expensive,i feel that they would be very useful in Manford Way as it is now becomming a joke,mainly because of the doctors/shops/libary and the fact it has alot of residential homes around it,meaning it is very popular,i think that parking metres would make people think about walking as for those who are disabled i assume that most have badges that can be used.as for the gallery i have not got an answer for you as i would assume that alot of your custom is not local or within walking distance.but dont think i would ask Mr Prince for his help.....i am not a fan.....
well nearly every morning i see school run parents driving;no word of a lie 100-200 metres away fron the school gates to drop off their children the parents dont even get out of the car,i am a bit of a fan of parking metres,i dont think that they are that expensive,i feel that they would be very useful in Manford Way as it is now becomming a joke,mainly because of the doctors/shops/libary and the fact it has alot of residential homes around it,meaning it is very popular,i think that parking metres would make people think about walking as for those who are disabled i assume that most have badges that can be used.as for the gallery i have not got an answer for you as i would assume that alot of your custom is not local or within walking distance.but dont think i would ask Mr Prince for his help.....i am not a fan..... ruby newbie
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