Muswell Hill Lib Dem councillor Gail Engert has welcomed action by Haringey Council to extend the hours of the recently installed controlled parking zone (CPZ) in Beattock Rise, off St. James Lane N10.

The CPZ was implemented in July following pressure from Cllr Engert and local residents. It was introduced to prevent cars from outside the estate parking on the small entrance road and blocking access to an estate which contains some sheltered housing.

However residents and Cllr Engert expressed disappointment that the CPZ was not 24-hours a day, seven days a week. There has also been concern over the lack of enforcement of these parking restrictions and Cllr Engert has been keen for Haringey Council to address them.

In new correspondence, Haringey Council has now confirmed that it will make the CPZ round-the-clock and has directed its parking contactor, Wings, to carry out evening patrols on the estate. They have also agreed to investigate the inconsistent recycling and refuse collection on the estate.

Cllr Engert has welcomed the news and hopes that within weeks the problems that she has been campaigning to resolve since her election in early 2004 will finally be resolved.

Cllr Engert (Muswell Hill) comments:

“I am pleased that these issues are being addressed and I am hopeful that this will resolve the current parking misery for residents, many of whom are elderly and disabled, and they will be able to park near their homes. However I will continue to keep a close eye on the situation.”