IN REPLY to the letter regarding the West Harrow CPZ (Harrow Observer, July 2), there are some points that need to be made clear.

Not everyone is opposed to the CPZ (controlled parking zone). Indeed, there are many people in the immediate area of West Harrow station who welcome the proposal. We have been campaigning for three years for a restricted zone to come into force. We have become hostages

to commuters from many areas and it is impossible to go out during the day and find a space for the car anywhere when we return.

West Harrow station is the only station on the Metropolitan line and the nearby Piccadilly Line to have unrestricted parking in the area.

As regards the council meeting of June 17, we too were at that meeting and witnessed the proceedings rather differently from Mrs Mills.

Contrary to Mrs Mills' claim, the chairman of the panel did allow reference to alleged discrepancies in the voting figures that were put forward by Rabia Rasheed of the West Harrow Residents' Group.

The explanation was that other people had phoned in and emailed in at the last minute. There was still a clear vote in favour of the CPZ in The Gardens area. Still the councillors were labelled as dishonest by Rabia Rasheed and Councillor Brian Gate.

There are no underlying motives by the council and Susan Hall regarding this matter. Why should there be, when they are only following through on our petitions, letters and phone calls over three years?

The last point is that regardless of the now very restricted CPZ, the double yellow line restrictions on dangerous bends and corners, of which the area has plenty, will come into force soon. Indeed that is how it should be, regardless of any other arguments.



TERRY RANDALL The Gardens West Harrow