Bringing People Together
Parking in Station Road is chaotic. I have copies of the Traffic Management Orders for July 2008 and Dec 2007 to try and find out, among other things, at which point the parking bay outside Chino's vanished. People still park in it and are fined by the "Spy Car" as it patrols the area. I suspect I'l have to go back even further to produce the proof.
I don't live in Station Road, so would anyone care to enlighten me as to what form of consultation took place. No matter how it was carried out, it seems to have failed, as my feedback is that what has resulted is strangling the businesses in Hampton and upsetting the residents.
I'm interested in Jay's comment that she sees people driving away from the Station. The "commuter break" in the middle of the day close to the station is designed to prevent that, so now they fill the side streets instead. The local Councillors will not accept that people drive to the station from other areas, but locals seem sure that they do. Moving the travel zone out from Hampton to either Kempton Park or Sunbury would probably make Hampton a far less attractive place for commuters from our west to park. I undestand the difficultites and understand that it has been tried before (for the same good reasons I mentioned).
Facts are important rather than speculation, so I'll be carrying out my own survey, would anyone care to help?