After a year of campaigning, countless site visits, and continuous work alongside the residents of Anglesey Drive, this week saw a huge victory for residents. During the summer residents teamed up with Jon Cruddas MP and his Havering Coordinator Fay Hough and handed a petition to the council calling for better parking enforcement.
Havering Council have now informed residents that new parking measures will be put in place to stop dangerous parking, implementing several restrictions on the road such as bays, and double yellow lines on the corner. Previously commuters had been parking on the corner, creating a situation that would impede emergency services accessing the road.
Over the years curbs and lamp posts have been damaged due to cars mounting the curb to exit Anglesey Drive, and many accidents have occurred due to not being able to exit the road safely.
Jon Cruddas MP said: “This situation has been going on for years and residents rightfully had had enough, many were struggling to access their own driveways on a regular basis, and the limited access was becoming increasingly dangerous. I am extremely happy that Havering Council have seen sense and listened to the residents of Anglesey Drive. Residents had worked extremely hard to find a resolution, and this is a great way to end the year’s campaign.”
Fay Hough said: “We have a great track record of solving parking dilemmas in Rainham, and I’m over the moon, as I’m sure the residents are, that we were able to deliver a successful outcome on this.”