Thursday 1 May 2003 5.38pm
Can anyone help me as I am pulling my hair out over the congestion charging zones and resident discounts.
I recently moved into Bermondsey Street
and in December last year, I was informed that I was inside of the conjestion charging zone and therefore would qualify for the residents discount. To access my flat by car I have to cross the 'Big Fat C' on the road at the Long Lane
end because this part of the street is one way traffic only.
To cut a very long and boring story short - the congestion charging bods say that only half of the street (from 179 Bermondsey St) is in the zone and the lower numbers are out side of the zone. I am now on my fourth application, after dozens of calls to the conjestion charging office, where half of the staff agree that I live in the zone and the other half disagree. Most staff admit they are not aware that this part of the street is one way and say that is why it has been marked up as outside of the zone. Then they send me a standard letter telling me that I am not in the zone, even though they said I was!
Has anyone living in the lower property numbers of Bermondsey Street
managed to get a residents discount? Or can anyone point me in the right direction to get this sorted!
Post edited (30 Jun 03 15:39)