As many of you will know, the MCA lobbied Lambeth Council on the issue of parking around Myatt's Fields Park in 2009 and while we successful in getting them to conduct a formal consultation, the result was very disappointing. Since then, we have seen the steady increase in parking and traffic congestion in the MCA area. There were many of us in the MCA who predicted that this would happen, not least because of the redevelopment of the Myatt’s Fields North estate and the decision to increase the use of Camberwell bus station as a pivotal hub for many bus routes. In addition, because we were, and remain, an island of unrestricted parking with controlled parking zones all around us, it was inevitable that we would see dramatically increased congestion in the streets around the park.
Now, the residents of Calais Street have reopened discussions with Lambeth Council and have set up a petition to request that the option of a CPZ here be reviewed once more. You can sign the petition here. We would encourage all residents, and MCA members, to sign it.
For the latest information, please see the campaign website.