Parking signs throughout Haringey will be reviewed after a successful campaign by residents and Lib Dems forced the Labour-run Council to rethink its policy on confusing signs. Cllr Martin Newton cast doubt over the clarity and legality of parking signs last year after incidents resulting in residents being unwittingly ticketed or towed away. Haringey Council has now confirmed that it will carry out a review to ensure parking signs are consistent and compliant with new government legislation.
Confusion arose after parking signs in Muswell Hill and Crouch End failed to show clearly when motorists were allowed to park. In October 2007, Cllr Newton notified the Department of Transport who deemed Haringey’s signs as ‘unsatisfactory’.
Cllr Martin Newton, Lib Dem Traffic and Highways Spokesperson comments:
“Finally Haringey Council has woken up to this problem and has started to take this seriously. They knew from the start that their parking signs were not up to scratch and literally tried to patch it up with a few stickers.
“I am glad that Haringey Council has decided to review parking signs but again it has only been after many residents have had to endure tickets that should have never been issued.”
Lynne Featherstone MP adds:
“I hope this will finally put an end to the parking roulette residents often have to play on streets of Haringey. Parking restrictions should be about sensibly managing limited spaces rather than frankly confusing signs that can lead to people being unfairly caught out. This is a significant victory for local residents.”