Temporary Olympic CPZ sign
When the Council and the ODA decided to implement the temporary Olympic Controlled Parking Zone, it was clearly stated that it would be withdrawn on the 9thSeptember following the closure of the Paralympic Games.
The Council also stated that they would be undertaking a consultation with the residents to find out if, in the light of their experience during the Games, they wished to make the Controlled Parking Zone permanent.
The Lib Dems have now discovered that the Council has already published a Traffic Order allowing them to extend the temporary provision for 18 months. It also states that the Council will be considering ‘in due course’ whether the provisions of the experimental orders should be continued in force indefinitely by means of permanent Orders.
Liberal Democrats feel very strongly that there is no need for permanent parking restrictions in most of the roads in areas GO1 – GO10, as they do not have a history of parking problems.
All residents are urged to send in written objections to both the temporary 18 month extension and the permanent CPZ to the Council at:
Environment and Regeneration,
London Borough of Waltham Forest,
Argall Avenue, London, E10 7AS
quoting reference: Traffic Orders T20.
Closing date for objections: 8th February 2013
The Council’s consultation on a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in Leyton has finished and we are waiting for the results.
We now hear that there will be an Olympic CPZ from June to September next year, covering Leyton and Leytonstone, running from Lea Bridge Road down to the Olympic Park.
There will be no charge to residents and businesses and those roads that already have a CPZ will get a one month free extension to their permits when they renew.
Over 60 Leyton residents packed the meeting room at the Score Complex on Oliver Road to attend our first Leyton Ward Residents’ Forum meeting on 19th May 2011. This was the first of such meetings following the Labour Councils scrapping of the Community Council meetings.
Items on the agenda included presentations from Council Officers regarding works in the area in preparation for the Olympics and from the local Safer Neighbourhood Team; further information on how to elect a representative from the area onto the Leyton Cricket Ground Management Committee; Suggestions on how to spend £10,000 in the area and an open Q & A session where you could ask your local councillors about anything you like!
Local Councillors Winnie Smith, Bob Sullivan and Naheed Qureshi were delighted by the huge turnout (much higher than in other wards in the borough) and the positive response from Leyton residents.
Residents should note that we are in the process of collecting YOUR ideas on how to spend £10,000 in the area! If you think you have an idea on how the money can be spent to improve the area or the lives of those living in it and would like to let us know – please contact us immediately!! or collect some forms at Leyton Library and Seddon Centre Clyde Place/Beaumont Road.
We will be discussing this matter further and giving you the opportunity to comment on suggestions received at our next meeting in September!
Finally, if there is anything you would like to see on the agenda of our next meeting please let us know. These meetings are for your benefit and any input from you will be welcome!!
Click below if you want to see the minutes of the meeting –
Leyton Ward Forum Minutes 19-5-11
HURRY – two day left to give your views on City Airport expansion plans
Are you affected by flights from London City Airport? Many Leyton and Leytonstone residents have told the Liberal Democrat Focus Team that they have noticed a difference in the number of noisy flights passing overhead. The flight paths from the airport were changed last year to direct more planes over our area.
Liberal Democrat Cllr Bob Sullivan and the Leyton FOCUS Team are reminding local residents that there are just two days left to complete the London Assembly’s survey into the environmental impacts of the expansion of London City airport. The survey won’t take long to complete but will help ensure that local people’s voices are heard by the London Assembly and Mayor of London.
You can fill in the survey here:
The survey will close on September 30.
Click here (www.london.gov.uk/city-airport) for more information about the investigation into London City Airport being carried out by Lib Dem Assembly member Mike Tuffrey (www.tuffrey.com) and other members of the London Assembly Environment Committee.