Category Archives: Parking Services

Watch out on Greenford Road

I have been highlighting how out of step the Otter Road yellow box junction is on Greenford Road but further digging around shows that it is not just this junction but the whole of Greenford Road which is a bit … Continue reading

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Parking danger zones – August

Since April the council has been publishing information monthly on where it is giving out tickets. This is something I started off when I was in charge and I have persuaded them to resume this habit after a break caused … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from your council

Residents in CPZs today see their parking charges going up by multiples. The prices have not changed for five years due to a manifesto pledge made by the last Conservative administration to leave them unchanged. The changes are so eye … Continue reading

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Parking tickets halve under Tories

Tonight the Evening Standard is covering the story of the release by London Councils of figures for parking tickets across London showing that overall parking tickets are down 11% in a year and 22% in two years. The change in … Continue reading

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All change (again) for our traffic wardens

We had a long, long cabinet meeting last night – over three and half hours. The meeting was dominated by discussion of whether or not we should outsource our Civil Enforcement Officers, these are the people that we used to … Continue reading

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Get out of jail free card

I have just been catching up with some casework (that is what councillors call respondoing to your letters). I have had to write to a lady who is unhappy to have got a parking ticket when transporting her mother and … Continue reading

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Customer services – early morning rush

I had half an hour between meetings this morning so I took the opportunity to do a quick spot check on customer services. It was 9:05 am by my watch when I arrived and it was a bit daunting at … Continue reading

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Cars, cars everywhere …

One of my colleagues, Councillor Colm Costello, has obtained the following numbers from the Department of Transport regarding the number of licensed vehicles in Ealing. You can see that the number of vehicles on our roads has increased 15% in … Continue reading

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Ealing Times goes too far

Yesterday the Ealing Times really went over the top with their front page headline: “Ealing Council could be investigated by police for fraud“. Ealing Times is about to be closed down by their owners and will not be published after … Continue reading

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Yellow boxes at T-junctions

Today I issued the following statement on yellow box junctions: On behalf of the Council I would like to say sorry and offer our unreserved apologies. We will be refunding everyone ticketed at the affected yellow box junctions since 20 … Continue reading

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