Lib Dems have demanded immediate actionfrom Haringey Council to make Muswell Hill and Crouch End ‘Stop and Shop’ signs clearer after The Department for Transport’s (DfT) damningverdict that parking signs are unsatisfactory.
Following the many direct complaints he had received from confused motorists, Lib Dem councillor Martin Newton took matters into his own hands and contacted DfT directly for their opinion on the offending signs, which have resulted in significant number of parking tickets for residents not understanding the current signs of the four month old scheme.
Cllr Martin Newton Lib Dem spokesperson for Transport and Highways comments:
“Haringey Council’s disregard for the chaos this is causing local shoppers is outrageous.Labour have completely ignored my many pleas on behalf of residents and now even the Department for Transport says this signage is not satisfactory.How long can they ignore this disarray?
“Recent plans by Haringey Council to shore-up current schemes do not go far enough – the signs themselves need changing.”
Lynne Featherstone, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, adds:
“It is local residents and traders who are being hit by these awful signs.Haringey Council must take immediate action to make it crystal clear to people parking what the restrictions are before real damage to done to local businesses though residents being to o afraid to park.”