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Tower Hamlets Council officers recently sent out an informal survey to some residents in the B1, B2 and B4 parking zones asking for their views about how the current parking system works. This was in response to a number of residents raising concerns about the parking in their local area.
The consultation means if there are particular roads within a parking zone where residents feel there are issues with parking then the Council can consider solutions.
Despite claims from opposition councillors, there is a clear option for residents to support the current arrangements and asking if they are satisfied with the current arrangements.
Mayor John Biggs has said that he does not support extending parking permit hours unless there is a clear need.
Cabinet Member for Environment Cllr Amina Ali said:
“In November last year Cabinet agreed to launch a consultation on parking in the B4 area around Fish Island as residents had raised issues with football fans and visitors to the Olympic Park and Westfield parking in the area. This consultation is ongoing and residents views will be taken into account before a final decision is made.
“Earlier in the year it was also agreed that residents in the B1 and B2 areas be asked for their views on parking following residents raising concerns. To be clear, this is an informal survey seeking resident views including a very clear option for no changes to the current scheme.
“The Mayor has made clear that he would not support extending the parking permit hours unless there is a clear need, which there isn’t at present expect possibly in Fish Island, and following a thorough consultation. The opposition need to stop their desperate scare mongering and apologise for misleading residents.”