Saturday 3 December 2011 5.16pm
No, I don't work for Southwark, but I can see why there is a need for parking control on that street.
It goes through what is effectively an industrial estate with large numbers of people working in the area - including Saturday when the postmen and women are at work. I don't suppose the staff car parks have enough spaces for all the employees, so if parking on the street was unrestricted, then the street would likely be clogged with their parked cars. The result: inconvenience for everyone and problems for lorries getting through.
JGarcia, I think there is free parking on Page's Walk
on Saturdays if you must drive, but the idea that the car is only way someone with children can get to the sorting office doesn't really make sense. The vast majority of families in this part of London don't have cars. Perhaps you could pay £1.50 to have your post redelivered to a local post office. Cheaper than a parking ticket.