To remove weekend congestion charge in light of residents who reside within zone no visits

To remove weekend congestion charge in light of residents who reside within zone no visits

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Remi Lincoln- Siwoniku started this petition to Government

We need to get this matter discussed in Parliament as the lockdown measures are reduced and the support bubble expanded.  Did anyone consider those living within the congestion charge zone and the fact that no facility was made for family or friends to visit unless we pay £15 daily until 10pm? In addition the introduction of weekend tariffs, despite knowing for three months London has been in lockdown and unable to see loved ones; many shielding and fighting virus.  We believe those within zone and those elderly or reliant on family members out of zone cannot visit regularly because of inflated and unreasonable charge too late in the week and on the weekend.  

The increase in traffic because of the uncertain risk of Covid-19 on public transport means the traffic is heavier within the zone as a result of this action and yes you may be recouping at a rapid rate funds back that TFL have lost but at the absolute detriment of your constituents and we have written to our local Southwark MP Neil Coyle and had NO reply.  

Residents have written who are fighting serious illness and rely on support, this week vulnerable, disabled residents cannot have visitors and is this actually in anybody’s interest well being wise as isolation mounts, financial pressures mount and your own stress and isolation increases.  The increased toll financially on the British public currently because of issues in funding should not be  taken out on a hub of people who live within the zone that you made no exclusions or eligibility for.  An example like the following could have been included when the introduction of new hours and price began in June - a facility to have a number of registrations (not nominated, just a figure that could allow contact with no charge to households) allocated to visit per household free after the original hours 6-10pm weekdays and weekdays for example.  It currently stands we will have only Christmas Day as an exemption. Nine months of isolation will cause serious ill health and a negative impact on mental health and well being. 

You are penalising those within zone without considering this part of the equation. We ask there be an immediate review and immediate change to the new zone hours especially on the weekend and especially so loved ones can visit.  When the government are aware of how many are out of work, furloughed or on reduced hours how are we to afford these charges?  Also if you forget it inflates and you have not thought of the pride element. Most will not say anything and must be lonely until Christmas Day!

There must be a number of cars that can visit a household living on the zone without charge for everyone residing or caring for people living inadvertently in a zone that has the congestion charge. Please share, sign, support even if you are not affected this is not right and they say it is temporary but once they introduce we doubt it will be removed.  It will not be until you have to visit someone on the zone and are impacted by such an unreasonable charge that it may make you see the position we are in. We all want to reduce emissions the ulez charge alone is enough to pay. The congestion on top for those with non emission friendly vehicles cannot afford to visit and is the Tory due care and diligence for the country or people or the country’s pocket?! 

 

 

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