Friday 25 March 2011 11.21am
Thank you for your input. I do agree that this is a subject that would attract many different valid views. I personally have lived in Bermondsey for forty years and have seen the area change a great deal in that time. I would rather not have to pay to park outside of my home but I do think that it is a better option than having to park in the next street.
A lot of the homes covered by this proposed CPZ are now privately owed, having been purchased in the late 80’s and sold off (for big profits) under the Conservative’s right to buy scheme. If you walk around the area you can see the BMW’s and Mercedes outside of theses homes, so two pounds a week should not be too much of a burden (less than the price of a Starbucks
My understanding is that most of the social housing ie. the Longields, Rouel Road and Lucy Way estates are already covered by estate parking schemes so they would not be adversely affected by the proposed CPZ.
Many of the newer houses (built within the last 10-20 years) off of Rolls Road
, Catlin Street and St James Road either have off street parking (within their back/front gardens) or have allocated residents parking spaces so once again they should not be too badly affected.
As much as 10am to midday scheme would be ideal to deter commuters, if the proposed scheme does not match the surrounding CPZ’s, the new scheme would be useless.
The parking problems in the area have got much worse since the start of this year as the likes of B&Q , Argos/Currys and Tesco have introduced automatic camera controlled parking fines, so this has resulted in increased parking in the area.
The above are just my view so it would be good to hear from others in the area.