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Time to update fines for parking and moving traffic offences?

02 August 2023

The umbrella body London Councils is reviewing the penalty charges for contravening parking, bus lane and moving traffic regulations in the capital and has launched a public consultation.

Boosting sustainable transport options by 'reclaiming the kerb'

11 January 2023

Parking controls can play an important role in encouraging more sustainable modes of transport. A new report commissioned by the Centre for London makes the case for a more strategic approach to managing parking and the kerbside, and for reallocating street space to uses that Londoners value.

Much to discuss at Palmers Green ward's first forum for 22 months

01 December 2021

Notes from the 23rd November meeting of Palmers Green ward forum, the first since January 2020. Issues discussed included: the one-way system in Windsor Road, Osborne Road, Lightcliffe Road and New River Crescent; continuing failure to stop dangerous rat-running at the bottom of Hazelwood Lane; and consultation on a controlled parking zone.

Plan to extend bus lane operating hours south of the A406

28 October 2021

Enfield Council is proposing to extend the operating hours of the northbound bus lane in Green Lanes just south of the North Circular Road so that it is in force from 7am to 7pm seven days of the week, rather than, as now, in the Monday to Friday evening peak only (4pm to 7pm). Only two parking spaces will be available (in the inset bay next to Zourtos butcher's shop), but the council say there is enough parking available on side streets to compensate.

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Controlled parking zone consultation: Cedars Rd and part of Highfield Rd, N21

16 January 2021

Enfield Council is consulting on the idea of a permit parking scheme (or Controlled Parking Zone) for the Cedars Road area of Winchmore Hill. The consultation is open to people living in Cedars Road and Highfield Road, as well as others who feel they may be impacted by the proposals. The deadline for responding is 22nd January.

Council consulting on changes to residents' tariffs in controlled parking zones

03 January 2021

Enfield Council is consulting on proposals to change the costs of residents' parking permits in controlled parking zones (CPZs).

Government tells councils to reallocate roadspace for walking and cycling 'as swiftly as possible'

11 May 2020

The government has told local authorities that it expects them to take urgent measures to reallocate roadspace away from cars to provide more room for walking and cycling 'as swiftly as possible, and in any event within weeks'. They are to include 'pop-up' cycle lanes with light segregation features, more school streets, lower speed limits, pedestrian and cycle zones that exclude motor traffic, low-traffic residential neighbourhoods, and bus and cycle corridors along key routes into town and city centres. Enfield Council's 'Streetspace Plan', announced last week, will incorporate measures of this sort - residents are able to upload their own suggestions on the council's Consultation Hub.

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Osborne Road CPZ: Statutory consultation begins

09 January 2020

Feedback from a consultation about a possible controlled parking zone (CPZ) in Osborne Road and Windsor Road N13 showed that residents in Osborne Road are broadly in favour of parking controls, 9am - 6.30pm Monday to Saturday. The consultation results suggest that there is not enough support to continue to include Windsor Road.

Council consulting on modifications to parking and loading arrangements along the A105

27 November 2019

After assessing feedback received during the six month-long consultation period, Enfield Council is consulting on some minor modifications to the experimental traffic orders relating to parking and loading restrictions along the A105 adjacent to the cycle lanes. The modifications would provide additional parking and loading points in Green Lanes, Winchmore Hill, and in Village Road, Enfield.

Quieter neighbourhoods on agenda for Wednesday's ward forum

02 September 2019

An officer from Enfield Council will be at the Palmers Green ward forum on Wednesday 4th September to provide an update on the Quieter Neighbourhoods programme and traffic and parking problems.

Some drivers are just utterly selfish...

06 March 2019

A photograph taken on 26th February shows pedestrians, including a mothers with a baby buggy, forced to walk in the road because the pavements outside KFC in Palmers Green were completely blocked by illegally parked cars.

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Controlled parking zone consultation: Osborne and Windsor Roads

10 February 2019

In response to a petition from residents, Enfield Council is consulting on proposals for a controlled parking zone which would take in the whole of Osborne Road and Windsor Road, N13.

Revised Bowes controlled parking zone proposals out for consultation

29 January 2019

Enfield Council is consulting on revised proposals for a controlled parking zone in Bowes ward, to the west of Green Lanes.

Bowes residents to be consulted about proposed controlled parking zone

02 June 2018

Enfield Counncil is planning to consult residents in part of Bowes ward about a proposed controlled parking zone

Controlled parking zone consultation to be held in part of Bowes ward

18 March 2018

Early in the 2018/19 FY Enfield Council will be consulting residents in part of Bowes ward about a possible area-wide Controlled Parking Zone.

Mayor sets out proposals for a shift towards active travel

28 November 2017

The draft London Plan, which will be released later this week, will include measures to encourage cycling and walking while discouraging driving. The proposals are aligned with the draft Mayor's Transport Strategy, which envisages increasing the proportion of trips in London made on foot, by cycle or using public transport to 80 per cent by 2041, compared to 64 per cent now, meaning an average of three million fewer car journeys in London each day. The proposals have been welcomed by Dr Yvonne.......

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Council responds to ward forum complaints about Lodge Drive car park operating hours

15 November 2017

The operating hours of the Lodge Drive car park in Palmers Green are to be extended, probably from this weekend. Cars will be able to enter up until 11.30pm and leave at any time. The failure to extend the car park's operating hours - something promised as part of the Cycle Enfield project - was raised at the September meeting of the Palmers Green Ward Forum. In an email to attendees sent out today, Councillor Mary Maguire wrote: Please also note that following the September ward forum I.......

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Consultation on proposed controlled parking zone - Palmerston Crescent

12 August 2015

Enfield Council are consulting residents about proposals for a controlled parking zone in Palmerston Crescent.  There is current and likely future pressure on parking in this street because of the ongoing "Deadmans Bridge" sewer replacement work, the new flats being built on the site of the former Town Hall and in the grounds of Truro House and the planned increase in the number of buses based at Palmers Green bus garage. For fuller information, see the Bowes & Bounds Connected.......