A SHAKE-UP in parking rules and regulations could happen after the fight to get a parking review has been won.
Pinner has been allocated a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) review by Harrow Council, which traders and ward councillors have been calling for for years, and could lead to increased double yellow lines or other restrictions.
Some traders say there is a problem with congestion in the High Street as there is on-street parking on both sides of the road and they believe restrictions could help ease this. The current CPZ in the High Street is from Monday to Friday, 11am to 12pm.
Observer columnist and owner of Friends restaurant in High Street, Pinner, Terry Farr, said: “My biggest concern has always been that somebody will be killed or seriously injured before anything gets done. I have seen numerous incidents and close shaves over the years, which is what my concerns are based on. It is also an inconvenience to people using the High Street, pedestrians and motorists, having to tolerate abusive and foul language because of the high volumes of traffic and a lack of action.”
Pinner ward councillor, Stephen Wright (Conservative) said: “I have really pushed for this review to happen. It is Pinner’s turn and my preference is to get cars off the roads and into the car parks. I have had complaints from fire services and ambulance services about not being able to get through certain roads due to careless parking, this needs to be looked into.”
He added: “I am really pleased people can now have their say on what they would like parking to be like in Pinner.”
A Harrow Council spokeswoman said: “Following requests from members of the public in the past, Harrow Council agreed at the Traffic and Road Safety Advisory Panel earlier this year to carry out a review of the area with existing parking restrictions, and surrounding roads, in Pinner.”
Harrow Council is inviting neighbours, businesses owners and ward councillors to give their views throughout August.
Traders have been sent consultation forms and motorists can access it on the council website or attend public exhibitions on Friday, August 16, from 3.30pm to 6.30pm, and Saturday, August 17, from 11.30am to 3.30pm, at Pinner Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Pinner.
n For more information visit: www.harrow.gov.uk/consultations or request a hard copy by calling 020 8424 1535.