Parking Near Southfields During The Next Fortnight?
Watchout - parking changes for Wimbledon tennis
Some parking bays in the area, especially along Wimbledon Park Road, Augustus Road, Victoria Drive and Princes Way will be suspended for the duration of the tournament at the request of the police.
Cars will be essentially banned from parking along these roads, but some other roads will also see parking bays temporarily removed.
All the affected roads will display signs informing residents and visitors of the changes. These signs are prominently displayed on lamposts and at the entrance to each road.
Any vehicle parked incorrectly over the Wimbledon tennis fortnight will be liable to receive a parking ticket and may be towed away.
People using these permits should place them on the dashboard so the face of the permit can be clearly seen. They do not need to be displayed if the vehicle already displays a valid resident, business, resident visitor permit or a disabled person's blue badge.
These free temporary permits remain the property of Wandsworth Council and are not for resale. Anyone caught attempting to sell these permits will face legal action.
Different rules apply for parking on housing estates in the area. The housing department provides its tenants and leaseholders with permits and visitor permits which are unaffected by the changes to the rules on parking on the public highway. Anyone who unlawfully parks their car on an estate without displaying a valid permit will be clamped and could be towed away.
June 19, 2010