Revoke Parking Restriction From 1st September 2020 In Tower Hamlets

Revoke Parking Restriction From 1st September 2020 In Tower Hamlets

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Hakim Uddin started this petition to Mayor & Councillors of Tower Hamlets

Dear Mayor & Councillors,

The parking permit team are changing their T&C’s ‪from 1st September 2020‬, which will have a major impact on local residents’, who have relied on the flexibility to move within the Borough to find a parking space or visit friends and family, without the threat of receiving a PCN or worse, have your car removed. This means you can only park in your mini zone and other mini zones for 3 hours. Example: if you live in B1 (you can ONLY park in B1 all day) but in the other mini zone B2, B3 or B4 you can only park for 3 hours.

We sometimes have to park 3 or 4 street away from our home in another mini-zone. By introducing this new restriction to our parking permits, you are penalising all residents, who have paid for their annual permit.

The Mayor should introduce a review of all public service permits in tower hamlets. These are permits given to council staff to carry out their duties, but why isn’t the Mayor encouraging council staff to use public transport like the rest of us, or the Santander bicycle scheme or walk. There are staff in many departments within the Council who have a Public Service Permit for their personal vehicle, but never leave the office. If a Public Service Permit is required for a department then get one that officers can share, this will help reduce the number of unnecessary permit holders.

There are over 300 staff who get a public service permit from the Council, which allows them to park in all zones, this even includes tower hamlets homes staff and school staff.

All Councillors are entitled to a free residents permit to use in any zone and this is for a period of five years. Why should they be given an extra privilege than the residents who elected them.

The Head of Parking is not a fair person to implement this policy, as he tried to implement this numerous times in the past. He has not consulted with the local community to get their views. The last couple of years he has been in charge of parking, the service has declined and he has lost large amounts of revenue for permits, debt recovery and PCN’s, which could’ve been used in other areas such as Freedom Passes or meal on wheels.

I would urge the Mayor and Councillors to put a stop to this immediately and think about the community.

Mr Biggs, please reconsider changing your parking proposal back to normal as we all know that is another way of ripping residents off and making large revenue for Tower Hamlets. Your supposed to be the Mayor and consult with the residents instead of proposing something quite ridiculous which will be a nightmare in an over populated Tower Hamlets.

We don’t want the new Parking changes Implemented here in Tower Hamlets so remove the restrictions immediately. 

Thank you and Kind Regards

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