Category Archives: Parking

Electrifying trip from the tip of England to the top of Scotland

JOHN JEFKINS wants to take you on a journey. Not one of those metaphorical businessspeak ones, but from Land’s End to John O’Groats in an electric car – without paying a penny for charging Nine hundred miles in three days, … Continue reading

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NCP lines up £100 fines for late-payers in Whitgift Centre

Anyone considering driving into Croydon town centre for some Bank Holiday retail therapy* had better beware: NCP have changed the payment system for their car parks on Wellesley Road, with nasty great fines lined up for anyone who fails to … Continue reading

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Tesco plan to use CCTV to remove free parking at Purley

Residents in Purley, Sanderstead, Kenley and beyond are asking for their neighbours to join with them in posting objections on the council’s online planning portal to Tesco’s application for permission to instal two ANPRs – automatic number plate recognition cameras … Continue reading

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Broad Green driver has 12 penalty notices dropped by council

A traffic adjudicator has ruled that some council signs for restricted-access streets are ‘inadequate’ A motorist who accumulated more than £845 in fines for driving into a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Broad Green has had 12 of his 13 PCNs … Continue reading

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Council applies emergency brake on New Year parking hike

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports on how Fisher’s Folly officials have been forced into a sudden U-turn over their money-spinning ’emissions-based’ parking charges New car parking charges, due to come into force at council-run car parks and … Continue reading

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Charges to be introduced for car parking at Farthing Downs

Parking charges are to be introduced on Farthing Downs by the City of London Corporation. Through City Commons, the Corporation manages seven commons and open spaces across Croydon and south London, including large tracts of the new South London Downs … Continue reading

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30% parking fees hike will apply even to electric-powered cars

As George Orwell never wrote, all vehicles are equal, but some are more equal than others. Using environmental policies as an excuse, the council is expected to implement a parking charge hike of one-third from January. JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent, … Continue reading

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Pavements to be widened in South Norwood and Crystal Palace

Seven more Croydon roads, in Crystal Palace, South Norwood and Thornton Heath, are to undergo pavement widening measures next week as part of the council’s Streetspace scheme that aims to make it easier to walk or cycle during the coronavirus … Continue reading

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Psst! Don’t tell anyone: parking restrictions return on Tuesday

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on an announcement sneaked out deviously late on the Friday evening of a bank holiday weekend, probably in the hope that no one would notice the 25% discount on resident parking permits Anyone would think that … Continue reading

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Is Wontford Road Green the worst BxB housing scheme yet?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Even with their very large, in-house team of  architects, council-owned builders Brick by Brick are still creating planning applications that completely fail to comply with the council’s own Local Plan, says GEOFF JAMES Brick by Brick’s planning application … Continue reading

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Wider pavements and slower cars: King makes road changes

The council has announced a range of measures on the streets in West Croydon and Woodside to assist social distancing for pedestrians, improve road conditions for cycling, while suspending parking bays and announcing the intention of enforcing speed restrictions on … Continue reading

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Croydon slips out news that parking charges are suspended

Our motoring correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on another unheralded move by the council for the covid-19 emergency period The council, lagging some days behind neighbouring local authorities, has decided to make all on-street parking free of charge for the duration of … Continue reading

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Anti-social behaviour complaints see CCTV installed in Purley

Temporary cameras are to be installed in Purley and Croydon town centre to help monitor anti-social behaviour, street drinking, drug-taking and fly-tipping. The council’s anti-social behaviour team and Croydon police requested a camera be moved to Old Lodge Lane, in … Continue reading

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£300 residents’ parking tax? Sign up for scrappage fund

If you’ve just been hit with a £300 bill from Croydon Council just for the “privilege” of parking your car near your home, or even if you’ve seen the previous £80 a year residents’ parking permit fee more than double, … Continue reading

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Dombey rules out new SEND school offering 112 extra places

Sutton Council’s plans to build a special school on playing fields at Sheen Way would see them break their own stated policy of protecting green open spaces and playing fields, while avoiding building a larger SEND school at Rose Hill, … Continue reading

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Council forced into speedy U-turn on councillor parking permits

PAUL LUSHION, our environment correspondent, reports on how a decision passed at a Town Hall committee just a few days ago didn’t manage to survive a phone call from the news desk of The S*n Croydon’s Labour-run council leadership has … Continue reading

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£300 parking tax agreed but councillors will keep their freebies

Croydon Council is back in Orwellian mode again. Transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on the latest stealth tax imposed on the borough’s residents, but from which its councillors are spared Croydon residents’ parking permits are to be hiked to up to … Continue reading

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Council fails to write to permit-holders over parking charge hike

Croydon is being accused of deliberately suppressing details of its on-going parking consultation from the people most affected: the 9,000-plus residents who already have permits for on-street parking issued by the council each year. “We’re earning a deserved reputation for … Continue reading

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Parking charge consultation begins as air quality worsens

Our transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on the latest sham consultation from the council intended to justify a £300 per year charge for resident parking permits Croydon Council’s propaganda department – the press office, which operates off a budget of around … Continue reading

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31 schools apply to have car-free zones on nearby roads

Proposals to introduce up to eight more School Streets across Croydon have been widely supported, with 31 of the borough’s schools having applied to have car-free zones on the roads near them during the rush hour. Ten schools at eight … Continue reading

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Plan for 19 flats in Shirley pub car park returns ‘like a vampire’

The developer who wanted to build flats in the car park of what was a previously popular pub in Shirley is back, with very familiar plans. According to one of the residents involved in last year’s successful campaign to save … Continue reading

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Scott puts forward proposals to raise parking fees by 375%

“The problem isn’t with cars being parked, it’s with cars being driven.” Croydon’s Labour-run council is putting forward proposals for £300 per year resident parking permits which will hit the poor and the elderly hardest, as transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON … Continue reading

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Council looking to hike parking permit fees for older vehicles

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, on how Croydon’s air-polluting council is now coming after the elderly and poorer car owners More car-free zones around schools and discounts on resident parking permits for those using low-emission vehicles are among proposals which … Continue reading

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Beware councils bearing gifts: traffic wardens get two days off

Croydon Council called it “an early Christmas present”, after they announced a suspension of car parking fees and pay-and-display charges to “make it easier for residents to prepare for and enjoy the festive season”. The truth, inevitably, is a somewhat … Continue reading

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Transport report for £40m school ‘mysteriously’ disappears

Residents in Belmont go to the polls in a council by-election tomorrow, where Tory candidate Neil ‘Father Jack’ Garratt is expected to win. One factor could be the growing concerns over road safety around a new secondary school. Our Sutton … Continue reading

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