CAMPAIGNERS are angry after failing in a bid to be consulted on ‘experimental‘ parking restrictions affecting their streets.
The William Morris Car Parking Action Group (WMCPA), whose members include residents of Fleeming, Carr and Elphinstone Road, called for a rethink on the controlled parking zone (CPZ) after spaces
outside their homes filled up with motorists avoiding charges.
But the council has chosen not to include them in another public consultation on the scheme, which covers nearby Winns Terrace and Winns Avenue.
Peter Sudworth, 48, a TV engineer of Carr Road and a member of the action group, said: “I’m very surprised and disappointed - I don’t think the council have listened.
“They aren’t thinking again - they’re fudging the issue.
“It seems bonkers to me that if there’s going to be another consultation it shouldn’t include these three roads - they’re trying to avoid the issue.”
The WMCPA took the unusual step of carrying out its own consultation after being excluded from an official survey in the summer.
The DIY survey found that most residents in the area were in favour of sending the council plans back to the drawing board.
The current CPZ is classified as ‘experimental’ and the latest consultation will exclude Fleeming, Carr and Elphinstone Road until the results are gathered from streets currently included in the
The new official survey will cover streets in the area bordered by Forest Road, Priory Court, Billet Road and Chingford Road and will take about a month to complete.
In an email to WMCPA, assistant director of public realm Keith Hanshaw wrote: “We need to make it very clear in the consultation that we have done our research and we will not be removing the
existing CPZ but we will be reviewing the times of operation.
“I propose that we do not consult with Fleeming, Elphinstone and Carr Roads until the survey results are analysed and include them in a consultation with the whole area.”
A 15-minute permit is also to be reintroduced in the area to benefit parents picking up and dropping off children from the Lloyd Park Children’s Centre but no concession will be made for teacher