Parking bays at Market Place A1

MQT on 2018-07-19
Session date: 
July 19, 2018
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Recently there has been another parking suspension on the parking bays from 20 Market Place to 32 Market Place- even resulting in a car being forcibly removed/ lifted to a car pound- including days where no work has been going on but still the parking restriction remained. The reason for all these works was that they put the original box for the vehicle charging bay in the wrong place. Do you agree that this is a waste of public money and inconvenience causing additional loss of trade to local businesses?


Answer for Parking bays at Market Place A1

Answer for Parking bays at Market Place A1

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I apologise to local residents and businesses who were inconvenienced by this work.

Regrettably, contractors working on behalf of Transport for London (TfL) initially put the feeder pillar for the charging point in the wrong location, and parking restrictions had to be put in place for remedial works to be carried out.

TfL obviously had a duty to ensure that the feeder pillar complied with the approved planning application and was installed in the correct location. The cost of the remedial work was met by the contractor. The new charging point is now working and is already being used.