Parking permit petition launched for Eastcombe Avenue and Victoria Way

Charlton free parking sign
Parking is currently free in the streets adjoining Eastcombe Avenue

Is parking a problem for you in Eastcombe Avenue or the neighbouring streets? DI GAINES has been in touch about a petition that she and residents in the local area are organising, asking Greenwich Council to introduce a parking permit scheme in the surrounding streets.

The group are door-knocking for signatures at the moment and say they have around 100 signatures already. You can download a copy of the petition here. The petition will be presented to the the full council meeting on Wednesday March 27th by Charlton ward councillor Linda Perks. Here’s what the petition organisers have to say:

Action is needed now and we have formed a residents group to petition the Council to obtain residents’ parking in the current free parking areas from Victoria Way, Eastcombe Avenue, Wyndcliff Road and adjoining roads.

With commuter and school parking we now have the issue of contractors parking for the Victoria Way development. This will only get worse and when the flats are occupied we will have the issue of where they are going to park.

We are one of the few areas in Greenwich borough without residents’ parking and although it is mainly one end of Eastcombe Avenue, Wyndcliff Road and Victoria Way that is currently affected we do not want to “push” the problem further into other roads and that is why we are campaigning for the whole area to have permits.

Permits are not expensive, currently £70 a year and visitors permits are easily obtainable. This works our roughly £1.35 per week, a cost we feel justified for piece of mind

It appears that the only consultation currently proposed by the Council is to existing permit holders. So we are taking action to present this petition at the next full council meeting on 27 March.

We are campaigning in the area but if we miss you and you would like to sign the petition or have any questions please email Permitsforus[at]gmail.com

Thank you for your support

Has has parking got worse in your street recently? Do you think a permit scheme is the answer? If you live in an area with a parking permit scheme in place, does it work? Let us know in the comments below.


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5 thoughts on “Parking permit petition launched for Eastcombe Avenue and Victoria Way

  1. orangeblimp March 18, 2019 / 18:39

    Never had a problem parking on any of these roads apart fromMatch days I’m afraid so would rather spend my £70 elsewhere.

  2. RJT March 18, 2019 / 21:58

    I agree. I live on Eastcombe Avenue – further up admittedly – and have no problem parking so I would certainly resent having to pay £70 for the privilege.

  3. clareb March 19, 2019 / 13:25

    We have had parking permits since 2000 – the problem for our road is that is next to the station and anyone who lives in another area of charlton that have a permit end up using our road for parking (charlton has the same permit zone where ever you live in Charlton) for the station making it difficult for the people who live there to be able to park – I think there should be a different zone for roads around the station that stop this issue.

  4. orangeblimp March 19, 2019 / 16:38

    As I said, never had a problem but I feel this would cause a problem for most and visitors permits are such a pain especially if you’re not in when a family member arrives. I’d rather the council prioritise some over due resurfing works on the local side roads first rather than wasting money and increasing our councils even further. I am under the impression that many in the slopes feel the same.

  5. Dr Jones March 22, 2019 / 23:07

    Permits would only help price out car ownership for those that struggle to the privilege of those that can.

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