Olympic Games parking questions for Finsbury Park residents

14:12 20 February 2012

Cllr Richard Wilson:

Cllr Richard Wilson: 'Negative' reaction to further parking restrictions.


The idea of increasing parking restrictions during the Olympic Games has been floated, to protect residents’ parking spaces from spectators commuting to Tube stations.

Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) in Finsbury Park and Stroud Green currently operate a two-hour restriction in the middle of the day, but this might not deter those attending afternoon events in Stratford, nor the 10-day Jamaican Olympic Village in Finsbury Park itself.

Cllr Nilgun Canver, cabinet member for the environment, said there are no current plans in place to increase parking controls during the Olympics, but the council has asked councillors for their opinion on any mitigating measures that might be needed.

Cllr Richard Wilson, leader of the opposition Liberal Democrats, asked some residents in his Stroud Green ward about extending the CPZ.

He said: “So far we’ve had a pretty negative reaction, I think people are pretty sceptical about how much worse the traffic will be.”

He raised concern about bringing in day-long restrictions until 8.30pm around Finsbury Park CPZ during the Games, adding: “People are going to lose a big chunk of Finsbury Park for half the summer. How the disruption is managed around this event will be important.”

Anyone with concerns or suggestions should contact their local councillor.


Latest News Stories

Mon, 17:42
Deborah Willemen said she felt like she had 'lost a limb' after the bike was stolen at 3am on Saturday morning (Picture: Deborah Willemen)

‘It was like losing a limb’: A Tottenham single mum needs your help after her life-altering cargobike was (ineptly) stolen by a thief in the dead of night.

Mon, 15:14
Mario Madeo has been jailed

A teenager who carried out two armed robberies on fast food outlets in Willesden and Cricklewood on the same night has been jailed for seven years.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
One Direction fans queue in the rain to see their idols later this evening. Picture: Twitter/@sweetlarryhugs

One Direction fans proved they will do almost anything to be first in line to see their popstar idols – even wait for hours in the rain on a gloomy day in Camden.

Sunday, September 20, 2015
This message was posted outside of Tottenham Hale station (Photo: Shulem Stern)

The Victoria Line was closed this evening between Walthamstow Central and Seven Sisters after a woman was hit by a train at Tottenham Hale.

Most read news


Amazon: Everything you want to buy all in one place!

With £1,500 to spend online at Amazon, there’s really nothing you can’t buy.

You'll be stocked up on toiletries  for a while!

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more.

Digital Edition

Read the Tottenham Journal e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder