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    E17_er wrote:
    Jonnykopite wrote:
    E17_er wrote: I did "bother" to read it including if you'd bothered to read my comment the section which indicated exactly what the voting numbers were on a street by street basis. 60% was for the entire area. An entire area which did not get parking restrictions enforced everywhere. Also if you'd "bothered" to read my comments you'd see that I have no problems with differing opinions. My point is very simple. Where your opinion is in the minority where I live why should your opinion get to dictate what happens without me having any say on that matter. I don't care if they remove the parking restrictions on your street. If your street doesn't want them then great. Get all the names together for that street and raise it. Mine does. Stop trying to enforce your opinion on others. I'm not trying to enforce mine on you.
    Your opinion is in the minority where you live because of the way the council have herded us all into one area. Your minority opinion is therefore forced on the majority. The whole point of comment sections on websites is to get your opinion over, if others don't like it they say so. You seem to think others shouldn't be allowed to have an opinion if it doesn't relate to yours! Are you a councillor?!!?!?
    Can you even read? Did you ignore the part where I said your opinion was valid for your street but not for mine? If you're going to comment about how you understand all the data etc. at least show you can read simple text by doing so.
    I thought discussion fora were there to put down discussions and opinions, not personally abuse people who hold different values to yourself. Pity you can't abide by this rule. It makes your argument totally worthless."
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WALTHAMSTOW: 'No plans' to cut CPZ hours

Walthamstow Village

Walthamstow Village

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

PROPOSALS to roll back a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in Walthamstow Village will not go ahead "at this time", a leading councillor has said.

Earlier this week the Guardian reported how disabled couple Dave and Fiona Bradbury, of Summit Road, were concerned at the suggested reduction in the hours of the recently introduced permit scheme.

They fear a cut in its operating times will lead to more cars parking in their street, making it difficult for them to go out.

The proposals included abolishing the CPZ on Saturdays and making it finish at 4.30pm rather than 6.30pm on weekdays.

But now the cabinet member responsible, Cllr Clyde Loakes, said there were no immediate plans to reduce the hours - although it would be kept under review.

He also denied that the council was even contemplating such a move, despite contrary claims from several of his Labour colleagues.

They include ward councillor and fellow cabinet member Cllr Saima Mahmud who said last week that: "reducing the hours is an option that will be considered".

Another colleague, Cllr Mark Rusling, said: "we do have to recognise that most people seem to want the hours reduced.

"As residents do not agree on this issue, the council has to come up with a scheme which everyone can live with, but which maybe isn't the exact scheme that everyone would want. That is what we will be working with officers and the cabinet member [Cllr Loakes] to do."

Mr Bradbury said: "The ward councillors gave the impression that a decision had already been made, but hopefully if we keep up the pressure they will abandon this proposal altogether."

In a statement Cllr Loakes said: "We will as a matter of course continue to review the CPZ to ensure it is working for residents, but there are no plans to make any changes at this time."

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