A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green
I have decided to reignite the debate on introducing a CPZ on the Enfield side of Bounds Green. As I am sure many of you are aware Enfield Council consulted on the idea around 5 years ago now and since then its my belief that things have got worse.
I live on York Road and on speaking to my immediate neighbors saw that there was an agreement that it would be good if something could be done. I leafleted the majority of York Road on Friday to canvas opinion asking for people to sign there name at the following link http://tiny.cc/bgcpz and have been quite pleased with the response so far.
I conducted a unscientific survey last week along York Road which showed that on Saturday and Sunday at around 1pm, there were 16 and 18 spaces respectively that were available, however at the same time on Monday there were only 2.
It is quite clear that the bulk of the availability of spaces is concentrated during weekdays and the problem is being caused by commuters who use our roads as a car park. As Haringey have a CPZ covering their side it has further pushed more vehicles down into Enfield.
What has happened about Bounds Green CPZ? Are any meetings taking place?
I have been emailing back and forth for the past two months with Councillor Daniel Anderson, who is in charge of this issue for Enfield, in the hopes that he could arrange a meeting with his Haringey counterpart. This meeting has not yet taken place and as far as I know they're is no timetable for it to do so. I suggest you email him directly if you are keen for this meeting to happen - Cllr.firstname.lastname@example.org
I saw the new MP for Enfield Southgate, Bambos Charalambous, on Friday afternoon at his surgery. I raised the issue of parking as I live at the Enfield end of Marlborough Road and it's got a lot worse in recent years. Bambos understands the issues we have with parking in the Enfield side of Bowes Park, and the need to consult on a CPZ for this. He is happy to support with this - Jacob, should I put him in touch with you, or Councillor Anderson?
I also mentioned the community association to Bambos and he was interested to hear about their work. Please could someone remind me who the Chair of the BPCA is, and how to contact them. It would also be helpful to know if there is a sub-group of the committee that works on parking.