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messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by R U IN ED March 26, 04:58PM

Hi James,

As per your message on the 24th of March, I wonder if you had received an update from the council? (re: "R U IN ED - I agree. We need as much stability as possible for the moment. I have pushed for the East Dulwich CPZ to be postponed and Cllr Livingstone is looking into it. I will let you know.")

Tomorrow is the last working day before the CPZ goes live on Monday 30th of March.

Many thanks for your time.

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by dc March 27, 08:41AM

R U IN ED Wrote:
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> Hi James,
>
> As per your message on the 24th of March, I wonder if you had received
> an update from the council? (re: "R U IN ED - I agree. We need as much
> stability as possible for the moment. I have pushed for the East Dulwich
> CPZ to be postponed and Cllr Livingstone is looking into it. I will
> let you know.")
>
> Tomorrow is the last working day before the CPZ goes live on Monday 30th
> of March.
>
> Many thanks for your time.

It is the Peckham West CPZ that is due to go live shortly (not ED).

As the “Coronavirus” section of Southwark’s site (linked to by @Paulo above) explains, many aspects of parking enforcement generally have been put on hold. In that zone specifically (PW) there will be an extended period of warning notices.

[www.southwark.gov.uk]



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messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by scarlettbanks March 27, 08:50AM

James - Warwick Gardens in Peckham is still open, as it should be. The north entrance has a heavy metal gates – each person that enters the park needs to push open the gate with their hands – I think this is dangerous from an infection control point of view. Could something be done urgently to keep the gates open somehow, so that they don’t need to be pushed?



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messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by R U IN ED March 27, 04:33PM

Many thanks for the information dc! One thing to remove from the list of worries at the moment

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by jamesmcash March 27, 05:03PM

Hi all,

dc thanks for answering the question about Peckham West.

As for Warwick Gardens, this is not in Goose Green but I have passed it onto the relevant councillor there. Thanks a lot for raising it.

Best wishes,
James

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James McAsh - Labour Councillor for Goose Green ward
James.McAsh@Southwark.gov.uk
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messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by first mate March 27, 06:00PM

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.

I don’t really understand the thinking behind this statement in regard to the CPZ bit? Seems a little like opportunistic spinning. At a time when we are in lockdown and the majority are not driving how do the above help? Does this mean areas without CPZ will have traffic unable to flow and emergency services and key workers unable to do their jobs and essential medical supplies will not be delivered?

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by Rockets March 27, 06:51PM

The council appears to have lost leave of their senses... if, as it appears from the other thread, that there are roads that are going to be no parking on March 30th so the line painting can go ahead then someone ought to be fired. 1.5m of the most vulnerable people in the country are currently being contacted to tell them not to leave their homes and the council is continuing with insisting people move their cars.

Cllr McAsh, you and your fellow councillors need to step in and stop this right now - it's utter madness...

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by first mate March 27, 06:54PM

James McAsh, I have copied below from another thread on the general section. Surely this cannot be right? Can you please explain why Cllr Richard Livingstone feels it necessary to continue this work at the moment? I believe he is the person who decides?

CROZZA said:
looks like everyone in the effected area needs to move there cars on Monday. Utterly crazy. Not helping the isolation and must affect 100s of vehicles. Surely this can be stopped.

Great to see the parking police out in force too. Surely that’s not essential??

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messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by jamesmcash March 27, 07:37PM

Hi all

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.

Best wishes
James

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James McAsh - Labour Councillor for Goose Green ward
James.McAsh@Southwark.gov.uk
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messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by Rockets March 27, 07:45PM

James,
Check out the thread on the non-Corona part of the forum. No parking signs have gone up for March 30th so the council can paint the lines of the road.

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by first mate Yesterday, 07:39AM

James, on another thread it is stated that Southwark Parking have confirmed that the new CPZ will go live on Monday and that parking wardens will be out to enforce? Is this true?

What was Cllr Livinstone’s response to your suggestion, on behalf of residents, that for now the new CPZ and consultation should be suspended?

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by monica Yesterday, 07:50AM

Hi we received the email below yesterday from Councillor Livingstone

Dear Ms xxxxxx

Further to my previous email, I am writing to update you regarding the East Dulwich controlled parking zone..

In light of the current COVID-19 government advice, we have temporarily suspended the introduction of the East Dulwich CPZ until the current working restrictions are lessened. As I am sure you can appreciate, it is not possible to provide accurate timescales on when works will recommence but we will look to update all interested parties through the relevant page on the council website as soon as possible, which can be found at the following weblink:

[www.southwark.gov.uk]

Best wishes

Councillor Richard Livingstone
Labour councillor for Old Kent Road ward
Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and the Climate Emergency



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messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by first mate Yesterday, 07:55AM

Thanks Monica. Perhaps Southwark Parking have yet to take this advice on board?

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by monica Yesterday, 08:02AM

Hopefully thats the case first mate.
We should start a petition online regarding this issue with the CPZ.
Anyone interested in starting a petition or contacting the local media?



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messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by R U IN ED Yesterday, 10:36AM

As English is not my first language, I do find the sentence "Peckham West (PW) New parking zone in Peckham is due to start on 30 March 2020 will have an extended period of warning notices" rather ambiguous.

Could someone help with translation?

-Is the Peckham West CPZ starting on Monday or not? I assume "yes", hence not postponed and an extra expense in a
moment that many of us have a reduced or zero income.
-What does it mean "will have an extended period of warning notices"? how long is the warning notice for before a
fine is issued?



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messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by colville09 Yesterday, 11:24AM

Such is the priority of the council that they came by last night unveiling the CPZ notices on our street. What planet are they living on. How dare they. Surely they should be redeploying their traffic wardens to deliver to vunerable people and key workers. I feel a howl of rage. We don't even have a car but feel disgust at what they regard as being important at this time.

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by first mate Yesterday, 11:48AM

Not only that, this is meant to be a socialist council- go figure. Think this shows it has always been about the money. If not, why the need to plough ahead when there is so little traffic out there?

I agree, community wardens on scooters could be put to much better use.



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