A MEETING to discuss residents parking in the Flowers Estate, South Ockendon will be held this Thursday.
The meeting will be part of the South Ockendon Residents Association meeting on Thursday (27th) at 7.30pm in the South Ockendon Social Club, Canterbury Parade.
Portfolio holder, cllr Anji Gaywood has written an open letter to residents.
Cllr Gaywood said:
“I have made it a priority to introduce residents only parking on the Flowers Estate to resolve the issue of commuter parking– but wanted to make sure we could make the permits free of charge before consulting with residents.
I want to dispel any fears over future parking permit charges:-
I give my full assurance that under this Labour-run Council, we have pledged that residents will not bear the price for being unable to park near their homes and promise that the first two permits per household in these parking zones will be free and will continue to be free under our administration.
This is our chance to do something positive to change this problem – I am still shocked that in the six years the conservatives ran Thurrock Council -with Cllr Johnson as a cabinet member for much of that time – they failed to do anything to address this. I am also very disappointed that not one single conservative councillor voted to support this action when the council agreed it in February. I guess that tells Ockendon residents all they need to know about their local Tory councillors.
It is really important that local people make their views clear on this.
I am keen to hear what residents think and will be attending the
I would also be grateful for residents to respond to the consultation in writing and responses should be sent to Thurrock Council by no later than Friday, 28th June 2013.
Cllr Angie Gaywood (LABOUR)
Portfolio holder for Public Protection & Parking