Liberal Democrats welcome much overdue Crouch End parking plan

The time taken by Haringey Council to help residents in Crouch End besieged by parking problems has been branded “unacceptable” by local Liberal Democrats. This week’s announcement of plans for two new controlled parking zones (CPZ) in Crouch End were welcomed but Liberal Democrats have highlighted that residents first raised the issue with Haringey Council in Summer 2007 – eighteen months ago.

Cllr Lyn Weber, Crouch End, comments:

“This has been a tortuous process. It took Haringey Council many months to even realise that there was a parking problem in Crouch End and when they did recognise that action was needed, it took the best part of a year to make any progress at all. Residents were pleading with Haringey Council to take action.

“Whilst help for local residents is welcome, leaving residents in parking limbo for seventeen months is unacceptable. The amount of stress it has caused is incalculable.

“This is not the end of the road for this issue. There are many worried residents who have indicated that they too may want a parking review.It is vital that the effects of the new CPZs are closely monitored. Haringey Council must listen and respond to what residents have to say about the roads in their area.”

Lynne Featherstone MP, adds:

“It was back in the summer of 2007 when residents in Crouch End were besieged by parking chaos. It is astonishing how Haringey Council are unable to act quickly to help their residents. Any new parking measure should be fully consulted, but there can be no excuse for the snail pace of dealing with this problem.”

Note: Crouch End CPZ A will be operational 10am – noon and Crouch End CPZ B will be operational 2pm – 4pm.