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Petitions

To receive petitions (if any) submitted by members of the public/Councillors under the provisions of Executive Procedure Rule 47 (Part 4D of the Constitution).

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To note the receipt of the following petitions which were referred to the Corporate Director of Community for consideration:

 

1.            A Petition presented by Councillor Nitin Parekh and containing 14 signatures with the following terms of reference:

 

We, the undersigned, are concerned about parking congestion and indiscriminate parking by parents of Stag Lane School.  Parents park their cars anywhere on the road and regularly block residents’ driveways.  Quite often they are abusive when told to move their car.  It has reached breaking point.  Parking for residents has become a significant issue.  It is not appropriate or safe for school children as quite often, cars are also parked on double yellow lines and zig-zag lines near the school gates.  We request Harrow Council to address this issue and take appropriate actions.

 

2.            Petitions presented by Councillor Ameet Jogia on behalf of residents of Merrion Avenue and Du Cros Drive, with the following terms of reference:

 

a)            We, the undersigned, request Harrow Council to implement double yellow lines opposite the construction site on Merrion Avenue between the junction of London Road to Sandymount Avenue to restrict parking at all times.  This is to prevent bottlenecks, particularly on event days and on other days when the development is complete.

 

b)            We, the undersigned, request Harrow Council to implement double yellow lines from 141 Merrion Avenue to the junction of Du Cros Drive to reduce bottlenecks at the junction.

 

c)            We, the undersigned, request Harrow Council to implement road safety bumps to reduce excessive speeding along Merrion Avenue.

 

d)            We, the undersigned, request Harrow Council to change the timings of the existing parking restrictions on Merrion Avenue to restrict parking in the morning from 8 am to 9 am.

 

e)            We, the undersigned, request Harrow Council to change the timings of the existing parking restrictions on Du Cros Drive between the bridge and Howberry Road, to restrict parking in the morning from 8 am to 9 am to prevent bottlenecks.

 

3.            A Petition presented by Councillor Nitin Parekh and containing 30 signatures with the following terms of reference:

 

We, the undersigned, residents of Methuen Close, Edgware, HA8, seriously object to the very stringent parking restrictions imposed by yourselves.  We do not believe the majority of residents were consulted properly, did not understand the plan, or responded either way.  Whilst we agree congestion is not a good thing, we would prefer to have these times changed.  8.30 pm is too late and Saturday is very anti-social indeed.

 

4.            A Petition presented by Councillor Nitin Parekh and containing some 300 signatures with the following terms of reference:

 

We, the undersigned, are concerned about the lack of a pedestrian crossing at the junction of Camrose Avenue with Edgware Road.  Crossing this junction is very dangerous and risky, as there is no pedestrian crossing and vehicles come from all directions.  Traffic lights are designed to allow vehicles from different directions into and out of Camrose Avenue.  This leaves no space or time for pedestrians to cross the road and they simply have to take a chance in between changes of lights and risk their life.  This makes it even more dangerous for elderly and less able persons.  We call upon the Council and Mayor of London to give this matter their urgent attention and put a pedestrian crossing at this junction. 

 

5.            A Petition presented by a local resident and containing some 26 signatures from residents of the Highlands with the following (summarised) terms of reference:

 

The Council should implement the following:

 

·           No access should be granted from the A5 through the Highlands.

·           From Park Way to the A5, there should be a one-way system implemented.

·           Width restrictions should be applied to the junction between Park Way and the Highlands.