The council's guidance on parking is here: [www.southwark.gov.uk
] I have provided the link in case it is updated but as the moment it reads:
Coronavirus: Parking restrictions and controlled parking zones
Parking restrictions and controlled parking zones (CPZ’s) play an important role in keeping traffic moving and ensuring that deliveries (especially essential medical supplies) reach their destinations on time. This is of paramount importance to the emergency services and key workers, who are providing essential services during this difficult period.
What we are doing for Key Workers:
key workers are providing us with their vehicle registrations and their vehicles are being given a virtual parking permit that allows them to park in permitted parking bays across the borough
single yellow line parking for key workers (who have registered with the council) only is allowed
parking on double yellow lines, disabled bays and the footway is not allowed
What we are doing for our residents from 27 March 2020:
we are only enforcing the most serious contraventions and doing it by mobile officers only
no enforcement of the council run car parks in Peckham. There will also be no enforcement by the council in our recreational parks.
housing estates continue to be enforced as usual to ensure continued access for waste and emergency services
vehicles are not being removed but a small amount of relocations may take place if they are causing an obstruction.
Peckham West (PW) New parking zone in Peckham is due to start on 30 March 2020 will have an extended period of warning notices
Southwark Controlled Parking Zone (CPZs) permits are being recognised in neighbouring CPZs as valid and no enforcement is taking place
To respond to your questions:
first mate - no, it's not saying that if a street does not have a CPZ then traffic will be unable to flow; it's talking about potential risks if parking restrictions are removed from places where they are in effect. For instance, if there was no longer reserved places for parking and deliveries near critical places. This statement does not refer to East Dulwich CPZ or Peckham West CPZ, neither of which are in place.
Rockets - has anyone been told to move their car during the isolation period? If so then please let me know and I will look into it ASAP. The intention is that a warning period is in place for much longer for Peckham West, so no one is fined or needs to move their car, and enforcement is limited to only the most serious instances in any case.
I hope this helps with your questions. Have a good weekend and please stay safe everyone.
James McAsh - Labour Councillor for Goose Green ward
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