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Longfield Avenue: Here is what you said as pressure mounts on Ealing Council over £800,000 turning ban

We have compiled your views on Longfield Avenue, a turning ban which made over £800,000 in seven months

Ealing's Longfield Avenue controversial ban has entered the limelight yet again over the past few days.

Just days after an engineer won an appeal against his fine for turning into the road, figures obtained by getwestlondon showed the ban made Ealing Council £813,451 in the seven months since charges began.

Phillip Emsley won his appeal because a judge ruled signage was insufficient, prompting Cllr Alex Stafford to call for driver refunds.

Yet Ealing Council is adamant signage is sufficient, claiming the 21 on show is more than the total seen in Piccadilly Circus.

Longfield Avenue: Calls for driver refunds as figures show turning ban made £800,000 in seven months

So what do you think? Here is what getwestlondon readers have said about the ban:

'They wouldn't make money if people obeyed the signs'

People have offered a range of opinions on Facebook over Longfield Avenue

Roger Sear commented on Facebook:"There is no excuse for not seeing the signs. There are more than enough."

Rob Daniel Hart, however, had other ideas when he responded to the comment: "What about the fact that it just (sic) for the council to make money not bother you?"

Mr Sear was not done yet, replying: "They wouldn't make money if people obeyed the street signs".

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Sanam Khawaja offered his input: " Agreed but the signs are not put in the right place by the time driver sees the sign he has already done the turn and to make U-turn it will cause accident."

'The £800k is just a bonus'

Over on Twitter one person, Glen Barnham, said: "At this rate should soon be able to declare a dividend."

'Council should remove this dodgy no right turn'

A sign warning of the ban in Longfield Avenue

After getwestlondon published Mr Emsley's successful appeal against his ban, Rani Jassar said on Facebook she had also had success in appealing her fine.

She commented: "I had a ticket - appealed and won. Hassle though. Ealing Council should remove this dodgy no right turn."

Meanwhile Robert Barber, commenting on Mr Emsley's successful appeal, said: "This council really are pathetic, well done that man."

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'We really couldn't do more to notify drivers'

Ealing Council has made more than £800,000 in seven months(Image: Google Maps)

In a previous comment, Cllr Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member of transport, environment and leisure for the council, said: "There are more signs here than currently light up Piccadilly Circus, a jaw-dropping 21 in total, so we’ve gone above the extra mile to ensure drivers are made aware of the restrictions.

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"With weeks of warning notices instead of penalty notices, we really couldn’t do more to notify drivers.

"Ealing Labour have a proven track record of prioritising and improving road safety and we’re looking to achieve exactly that at this busy junction after a number of collisions here.

"The appeals service is not a court and adjudicators can and do make different decisions on the same junction and as a result no one case sets a precedent."

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