I was reading the Chronicle last week (November 13) and was very interested in the story 'Tackling rugby scrum' and I've got to say it's about time local councillors were getting involved in this issue on Ivybridge, but what about some of the smaller streets surrounding the rugbyground that have to put up with people parking in their streets?
I live in Weavers Close, which is a few minutes' walk to the rugby ground through Mogden sewage works, and every match or concert day we get people parking in our street to avoid paying and parking in Tesco or a school car park.
A few years ago I raised this with the RFU and was told our street was too far from the ground to have the CPZ scheme but our street is closer to the stadium then other streets that have this scheme. Why should we who live in Weavers and Oak Lane have to suffer for the rugbyground, which makes hundreds of thousands of pounds every match?
Also Tesco and certain schools depend on the revenue from charging people to park in their car parks and if everyone found a street near the stadium with no CPZ then they would lose money.
We have several elderly residents in our street who can't park outside their own homes on match days.
I urge the local councillors and the RFU to think about residents in streets like mine who have no CPZ. We should not suffer for the RFU's gain.
SIMON ANDERSON Weavers Close, Isleworth.