Kidbrooke Grove parking petition

Over the past year, Greenwich Council has been consulting with residents of Kidbrooke Park Road and Brook Lane about introducing a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ).This is partly in response to projected parking pressure in relation to Kidbrooke Village and also in part due to complaints from residents about increased parking on the street relating to the school and commuters using Kidbrooke station.

These new parking restrictions may be implemented in the autumn, including Kidbrooke Park Road southwards only from the junction with Wricklemarsh Road. Residents in Kidbrooke Grove had already contacted Blackheath Westcombe Councillor, Geoff Brighty, about problems with existing weekday parking which regularly sees heavy parking from commuters and others.

Cllr Brighty said: "It is a number of years since residents in Kidbrooke Grove were consulted about parking in their road and there is a view that, given both the current problems and the possibility of a knock-on effect from the Kidbrooke Village proposals, it is time that arrangements were reviewed."

Kidbrooke Grove residents organised a petition and asked Cllr Brighty to present it to Council at its meeting at the end of June.

As a result of the petition the Council is now indicating that residents will be asked, possibly as soon as September, whether they wish to have controlled parking introduced in Kidbrooke Grove (and other nearby uncontrolled roads). In the meantime, a report is expected to be considered by the Highways Committee in a few weeks' time. Cllr Brighty said: "I am pleased to see Greenwich Council looks set to listen to the concerns of local residents and hopefully act upon them."