Wanstead pay-and-display to go ahead on 18 Feb

Sites of where parking notices will be placed.

The controversial parking scheme for pay-and-display on Wanstead High Street and residents’ only parking on many surrounding streets is to go ahead on 18 February, Redbridge Council has announced.

The decision will mean a maximum stay of three hours for parking on the High Street, between Monday and Saturday, 8.30am to 6.30pm. Though not in the report released yesterday, the initial consultation document said free 30-minute tickets would be available for very short stays.

Residents only parking restrictions will be added on the following roads, between Monday and Friday, 8.30am to 6.30pm.

Resident permits will apply one per vehicle, with no limit on numbers of permits per address. They can be for six or 12 months. Disabled badge holders will receive the permit free of charge. But otherwise the costs will be:

First permit

  • 6 month permit £22.50
  • 12 month permit £45.00

Second permit

  • 6 month permit £41.00
  • 12 month permit £82.00

Further permits

  • 6 month permit £54.00
  • 12 month permit £108.00

The full summary of the consultation and decision is available here, but this is the summary.

Key findings of the parking study:

The decision comes after a lengthy campaign against the idea. We Want Say campaigners who have opposed the proposals say they are based on a faulty consultation which meant many people’s views were not included. Others have accused the council of wanting to introduce the measures simply to raise revenue. The council denies both claims.

10 thoughts on “Wanstead pay-and-display to go ahead on 18 Feb”

  1. Typical of the council to ignore everyone who lives in wanstead and just continue to enforce the pay and display just to make more money from us.

    1. Erm, I and many others want this and said so on the consultation papers that came through.

      You don’t speak for Wanstead.

        1. And where did I say I do? My opinion counts no more or no less than anyone else. I just call out people who claim to speak for ‘everyone’.

          1. Ps before trying to use big words to insult people you may wish to look them up. The only ‘entitlement’ in this story is people expecting to drive and park for free where they like.

            Restricting a free-for-all for the benefit of everyone, not just the tiny minority who drive to our high street is the opposite of entitlement.

  2. At long last, after a ten year wait, I’ll be able to park outside my own house in Redbridge Lane West, rather than five minutes walk away, because commuters will no longer be able to use the public parking spaces. Hooray. Mike

  3. Councillor Athwal promised gold standard consultation on parking – what we got was gold standard contempt of our views, with parking restrictions that nobody wants being imposed on us.

    You will have a opportunity to show your contempt for a Council that dictates to people and cuts services at the local elections in May

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