The Council is planning to distribute a Consutation Document to all residents on Saturday 3 December covering the proposed extension to the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ).
The roads included in this consultation are:
Ambleside Close Keats Road
Bob Sullivan – veteran campaigner
Ayerst Court Kings Close
Beaumont Road Lake Road
Burchell Road Manor Road
Byron Road Pardoe Road
Campion Road Park Road
Capworth Street Primrose Road
Church Road Ryder Avenue
Clyde Place Skeltons Lane
Farmer Road Sophia Road
Grange Park Road Vicarage Road
High Road Leyton Tennyson Road
Bob Sullivan says:
All residents are encouraged to complete and return the consultation paper to the Council, whatever your views to ensure that your views are represented when proposals are finalised.
Please don’t miss the chance to have your say!
A plan of the proposed CPZ extension can be accessed here: CPZ Plan
Residents gathered outside the Town Hall to protest about road closures in the ‘Mini Holland’ scheme
Residents protest ignored!
The recent protest by over 1,200 residents against the road closures in Walthamstow and Leyton showed that the Council’s Mini Holland plans, including closing local roads, does not have the support of all residents despite the Council saying that they had.
Protesters not against the scheme or cyclists, but against road closures
The protesters went out of their way to say that they were not against the scheme or cyclists, but against the road closures. The Council’s plans have succeeded in causing division and anger across the Borough. The closing of roads has forced vehicles onto the already congested main roads like Lea Bridge, Hoe Street, and Leyton High Road and has resulted in a massive slow down of traffic, increased congestion and increased pollution.
Bob Sullivan addressing protesters outside the Town Hall
Congestion and pollution bad for all
All of this is detrimental to residents, cyclists, pedestrians and bus users. Focus Team member Bob Sullivan, who was in the Town Hall listening to the Mini Holland debate, was appalled by the Labour Council restricting residents from hearing the debate, as they only allowed 12 protesters in, although the chamber can hold over a hundred. He was shocked by the arrogant, illiberal attitude with which Labour Councillors treated residents’ concerns. They were not prepared to review the Mini Holland plans despite residents’ requests and their own Labour MP’s request.
Council continues to ignore residents
They are, in fact, going to ignore residents and continue to put in similar divisive plans across Leyton, Leytonstone and Chingford!
All the tube ticket offices across Waltham Forest have, or, are going to be closed.
This follows the London Mayor’s decision to close all ticket offices bar six in central London. Leyton was the first to close.
Many people will be shocked about these closures.
Focus will be monitoring that staffing levels will not be put at risk in Leyton and Leytonstone.