A councillor in Stanmore said she is furious at plans by Harrow Council to put down more yellow lines on a road in the town.
Marilyn Ashton (pictured), who represents Stanmore Park, said if the plans go ahead, residents of Eaton Close will be left with nowhere to park as the area is already beset with problems from commuters who park on the road to avoid parking charges at Stanmore Station.
Cllr Ashton presented a petition signed by 52 people from Eaton Close and Hall Farm Close calling for the introduction of a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) at a Harrow Council meeting in July.
She said: “As their ward councillor, I encouraged them to object. They didn’t ask for it and I certainly didn’t. I said they should try for a CPZ and then put down double yellow lines – but only if they can park in their road and no one else can. If they put in a CPZ at least residents can have permits – they have accepted that. They can park in their road and no one else can unless they want to get a ticket.
“Hall Farm Close also gets a lot of commuter parking although it is not as bad as Eaton Close.”
Cllr Varsha Parmar, cabinet member for environment, said: “We understand the concerns raised by residents on Eaton Close and have considered their petition, however safety comes first. Double yellow lines to one side of this road means emergency services and council vehicles can access the end of the road without any obstructions.”
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