Proposed changes to local parking

The council have also decided that the cost of residents’ parking permits will rise from £48 to £70 for the first permit, £80 to £116 for the second permit and £193 to £280 for the third permit. The cost of visitor permits will also increase from £3.40 to £3.70.

These changes will provide little benefit to residents, make it difficult and expensive for family and friends to visit and will have an adverse impact on local businesses and community groups.

Controlled parking was originally introduced to protect residents from commuters who would otherwise use residential streets to park during the day. The current 9am to 5pm restrictions adequately prevent this.

The council claims that an increase in traffic has had an effect on the demand for kerbside parking space. However the Cabinet Member admitted that it would help the council raise an extra £250,000 a year, which is clearly the real reason.

Residents have until the 4th February to object to these proposals.

What you can do:

About Cllr Mark Watson

Mark has lived in Addiscombe for almost 25 years, first in Oval Road and now in Lebanon Road, and was first elected in 2002 as your local councillor. As a founding governor he helped transform Ark Oval Academy into an excellent local school and as a trustee of the Sir Phillip Game youth centre he has worked for better facilities for our young people. Additionally he has campaigned on local issues including support for local businesses, reducing traffic on residential roads, cleaner streets and supported residents opposing inappropriate planning applications. As the Cabinet Member for Equalities he set up of the Family Justice Centre in Croydon, which works to protect families, children and woman from harm.
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