Thursday, 16 February 2012

Let's all move to Ealing where they have a council that listens

New stop and shop proposals

picture credit - Presumably a Stop & Shop shopper. Shop looks nice.
The council is soon to start consultation around extending the period of maximum stay for stop and shop bays at selected locations to allow motorists to stay beyond the current free period.
No decisions have yet been taken and full consultation will be carried out before any changes are implemented.
The proposals are intended to give extra flexibility to motorists and business customers so that they can stay a little longer, while continuing to prevent long stay and commuter parking.
Under the plans motorists would use the pay by phone system to extend their parking period.
The proposal will not make any amendments to the existing free stop and shop time. Motorists will be able to park for the initial free period in the same way as is currently practised. If they do not want to extent their stay they will not have to register for the pay by phone service or make any phone calls or send any text messages.
Motorists wanting to extend their stay beyond the current free period will use the council’s pay by phone service to extend their period of parking for a flat fee of £1.80, plus the service charge of 20 pence, which is applied by the telephone payment provider.
The proposal is to allow motorists to stay for an additional two hours in all cases. This means that in locations where there is currently a free period of 30 minutes the maximum stay will be two hours and 30 minutes, in cases where there is a free period of 60 minutes the maximum stay will be three hours and in cases where the free period is two hours, the maximum stay will be four hours.

A formal consultation will take place where the council will work with and involve the ward forums, local businesses and residents in the areas where it is proposed it might be suitable to trial the scheme. Everyone will have the opportunity to have their say or make any suggestions that they think may improve the scheme’s implementation.
The current proposed locations for consultation are:

  • Lady Margaret Road, Greenford (O/S No. 462), on slip road
  • The Uxbridge Road (Nr Ealing Common Station)
  • Pitshanger Lane, W5
  • Lady Margaret Road, Greenford (O/S No. 462), on highway
  • Singapore Road
  • The Broadway, Southall (O/S Lidl)
  • The Broadway, Southall (O/S Lidl)
  • Crown Street, Acton
  • Horn Lane, Acton (Opposite Stuart Road)
  • Leeland Terrace
  • Alfred Road, Acton
  • Ruislip Road, Greenford (O/S No.3)
What a pity that Barnet Council don't listen to businesses like Ealing do.

Could this be part of the reason why the shops of Ealing Broadway are so numerous?

Yours appealingly

Miss Feezance

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