Conservative councillors make Avery Hill CPZ case at London Assembly

Eltham South councillor Matt Clare attended today’s meeting of the London Assembly to present a petition to Boris Johnson, on behalf of residents, calling for the Avery Hill CPZ to be implemented. The petition includes the signatures of over 250 residents living on the Avery Hill estate and Eltham Heights. The implementation of the CPZ has gone to the GLA for a decision following opposition to the proposals from Bexley Council. Conservative councillors in Eltham Matt Clare and Adam Thomas have campaigned hard to get parking protections in place FOR Avery Hill residents.  While these current proposals are not perfect, particularly the bizarre proposal for a Falconwood CPZ, consisting of one road and the fact that Greenwich Council left out Anstridge and Alderwood Roads, getting some protection in place is important.  Cllr Clare said: “It’s sad that we’ve had to get to this stage.  I understand the position that Bexley Council have taken, but we do not believe that there would be parking overspill into Bexley. "The most important thing is that Eltham residents are protected from the huge problems that have been caused by Greenwich Council.  Allowing the university to expand while at the same time enforcing unrealistic ‘Green Travel Plans’ was a recipe for disaster – and we told them that repeatedly.  “This petition presented to the GLA today highlights the anger that residents feel about the situation and that they want to see something implemented now. “