|Parking Anger From Ealing Cricket Club|
Manager says new arrangements are of major concern
Parking changes near Ealing Broadway Station favour commuters not locals and will be disasterous for Ealing Cricket Club (ECC) - says its manager.
Jason Court has written to Ealing Council's Highways Department objecting to the new 'shared use' parking in Corfton Road (East & West) and Woodville Gardens (North) which means drivers can pay £2 to leave their car from 9-5pm.
Previously these roads in CPZ Zone W had resident only restrictions from 9-10am and 3-4pm.
Mr Court says: ''This was introduced a few years ago to stop the commuter parking issues around the club. Great for us and residents as roads were not clogged up, kids could be dropped off safely and deliveries could be made.''
He says the changes have been brought in without proper consultation and will be a disaster for the club, and the area.
He has listed ECC concerns :
Mr Court says: '' LBE is supposed to have a community and residents led policy in regards to parking. This is not the case here. A community club will now suffer as all parking spots will be filled by commuters who do not contribute to the local area or community.''
A council spokesperson said: '' Changes are being implemented next month in order to ease parking pressures closer to Ealing Broadway. As part of our review of parking in the area we noted that parking bays were being under-used on Corfton Road and Woodville Gardens.
As with all CPZs we will monitor parking use in the area and can review it if the changes appear to be having a negative impact.''
23rd April 2014