A new consultation is launching today (Friday September 22) to gather feedback on the council’s proposals for a new parking strategy.
The strategy sets out the priorities the council will focus on to make it fairer for all road users and make the most out of road space in Croydon. Further, it aims to reduce congestion and manage parking demand while supporting local businesses and residents.
Some highlights include the introduction of virtual permits to improve service efficiency, and better parking controls in areas with high demand for on-street parking.
Any major changes to parking arrangements in Croydon would be subject to their own individual consultations before coming into effect.
The strategy will be developed using feedback from the community and local businesses, as well as parking data, and the council needs to hear form residents before it is finalised.
Residents, businesses, and visitors to the borough can find more information about the priorities and have their say on the council website.
Ten public drop-in sessions have been arranged where local residents and businesses are invited to provide feedback in person, and have questions answered by the team.
Drop-in sessions have been scheduled across the borough on the following dates:
- Central Croydon Library, 27 September, 10:00am – 12:30pm
- South Norwood Library: 28 September, 12:00pm – 2:30pm
- Purley Library: 28 September, 4:30pm – 7:00pm
- Thornton Health Library: 10 October, 4:30pm – 7:00pm
- South Norwood Library: 11 October, 4:30pm – 7:00pm
- Coulsdon Library: 12 October, 4:30pm – 7:00pm
- Purley Library: 18 October, 12:00pm – 2:30pm
- Central Croydon Library: 18 October, 4:30pm – 7:00pm
- Coulsdon Library: 24 October, 10:00am – 12:30pm
- Thornton Heath Library: 24 October, 4:30pm – 7:00pm
The online questionnaire will be open until 11:59pm, 31 October 2023.
Anyone requiring the information and survey in a different format, or for help completing the survey, can email email@example.com or call 020 8726 6000.
“We have listened to residents and businesses, and our new parking policy sets out how the council plans to improve parking in Croydon to help residents and support traders.
“We want to hear from as many people as possible to make sure we are putting forward proposals that reflect the needs of our community, so please do take the time to get involved.”
Jason Perry, Executive Mayor of Croydon