Do any of you park in C2 area (around great suffolk street)?
If so, how are you managing? It's tough enough anyway, but a couple of months ago, they blocked off a whole load of spaces near the Gladstone pub for no discernable reason, and I've just got home from work to find they have suspended parking on Great Suffolk Street from tomorrow to the 5th May to replace water mains.
I totally understand that the victorian mains need to be replaced, but given parking in the C2 area is already reduced, what are we all going to do? Can we legally park in another area whilst the work is being done?
Any advice or info would really be much appreciated!!
There was a similar thread a recently discussing the same problems around Bermondsey street-it seems to be a problem all round-the council issue more tickets than there are bays and it is pot luck if you can get parked-now they are going to make you pay a great deal more for not being able to park to boot!!
And yes in a ideal world none of us would have cars as we live in central London but many people need cars for work etc and local buses re not very reliable.
Thanks to you both. Yes, I did read that other post. My point was (possibly rather optimistically) that since well over 50% of residents' parking is temporarily unavailable, can we legally park anywhere else?
I take the point that the parking permit doesn't guarantee you a place, but whilst half of it is out of action, do we temporarily have a right to park in neighbouring areas?
I suspect the answer is no, but given my only alternative is to leave my car in a free zone in Zone 2 until mid-May, I thought it was worth asking.