Sick of coming home on the weekend or in the evening and not being able to find a parking spot?
It seems you are not alone – and Tower Hamlets now wants our feedback on some proposals which could see parking restrictions extended for longer, and on Saturdays.
The Fairfield Conservation Area is part of Parking Zone B2 at the moment. It’s residents-only permit parking in this zone Monday-Friday from 8.30am-5.30pm. The council is proposing making this area part of a new zone, B5 (see the image below for details).
And they want us to know what we prefer of the following three options:
Option 1: Parking restrictions extended to Monday to Saturday from 8.30am-7.30pm. Some single yellow lines will be converted to double yellow lines
Option 2: Parking restrictions extended to Monday to Saturday from 8.30am-9.30pm. Some single yellow lines will be converted to double yellow lines
Option 3: No change
The council said that the following issues have been raised (including by our very own residents’ association – see previous posts):
- Lack of parking spaces for residents coming home in the early evening
- Non-residents using parking during the weekend – especially when there are events at the Olympic park
- The restrictions are not long enough each day: people without a permit can park pretty easily if they leave for work by 8.30am and come back after 5.30pm.
The proposed changes will affect everyone in the area, including those of us who don’t own a car, so the council wants to hear from as many of us as possible.
You can respond using the form delivered to households recently. Or if you threw that out (don’t we all?) then you can use the online form: talk.towerhamlets.gov.uk/b1b2parking