Lib Dem councillors in Haringey have welcomed progress being made on traffic calming in the Alexandra area. The comments come following a meeting with council officers and the Council’s Executive member for environment, attended by Councillors Lynne Featherstone (Muswell Hill) and Susan Oatway (Alexandra).

The meeting was to discuss the implementation of the road calming measures to Dukes Avenue and the surrounding area, which were backed by residents following two years of consultation. However, Council officers have been presented with a petition from residents of Rosebery Road objecting to ‘pinch points’ on the road of grounds of loss of parking. Similar concerns have been expressed by residents in Muswell Avenue.The Lib Dems says the challenge now is to match residents’ clear preference for traffic calming following the completion of the consultation process in July, with specific and sensible proposals.

Cllr Lynne Featherstone comments: “The working group of local residents associations has worked closely with local people, residents’ associations and Haringey Council over the past two years to ensure the best way of calming traffic in the area. However many residents are still dissatisfied with the details. We will continue to work with them to try to find a solution. If we fail to do so, I fear the money earmarked for this project may eventually be lost to other areas.”