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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Dialling into history: Charlton’s Grade II-listed telephone boxes

K2 telephone box on Wyndcliff Road, Charlton.

Charlton House might be the first place that comes to mind if someone asks about listed buildings in SE7, but did you know that there are two Grade II-listed telephone boxes in Charlton?

The phone boxes – one located at the top end of Wyndcliff Road and the other on Charlton Road opposite Charlton House – are K2s, designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. They were built sometime between 1926 and 1935.

According to The Telephone Box website, around 1,700 boxes of this iconic design were installed before a slimmed down design (the K3) was rolled out, and 224 examples remain in London today.

Charlton’s examples still seem to work (unlike some more recent models) but could do with a little TLC; the one on Charlton Road in particular is missing quite a few panes of glass. Responsibility for the upkeep and maintenance of public telephone boxes lies with BT, which plans to scrap half of the payphones it manages in response to the dramatic decline in use since mobile phones gained widespread adoption. Grade II-listed status should hopefully protect these two examples.

See all the listed buildings in Greenwich borough.

K2 telephone box on Wyndcliff Road, Charlton.
K2 telephone box on Wyndcliff Road, Charlton.
K2 phone box on Charlton Road, near Charlton Church Lane.
K2 phone box on Charlton Road, near Charlton Church Lane.
K2 phone box on Charlton Road, near Charlton Church Lane.
K2 phone box on Charlton Road, near Charlton Church Lane.

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