Parking Permit Scheme starting soon.

Letters will be delivered this week by Southwark Council informing residents of parking permit scheme and how to obtain permits. The start date will be 26th October, and for 14 days after this date the Council will issue warning notices to anyone parked incorrectly. From 9th November the parking enforcement contractor APCOA will issue live penalty charges notices (parking tickets).

Email from Russell Edwards re parking permit scheme.

From: Edwards, Russell
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2015 4:20 PM
To: ‘Peter Davis’
Subject: FW: estate parking update

Dear Peter,

Just to keep you updated in-case you get any enquiries:

The Traffic Management Order is ready to be finalised for 20th July 2015. We had no objections that would force the order back to community council.

Signage is already going up. Susan is meeting with Clarence next Thursday to discuss lineage.

Clarence will then give Susan the go-ahead to send the letters notifying all residents of the scheme, with go-live dates and how the process works. This should ensure that no-one gets a ticket without first being notified, given time to get their permits and so on.

Basically the line is that letters will be going out to all residents affected in the next few weeks and this will tell them of the key dates and the process for getting permits etc., so this is the feedback we will be giving anyone who enquires. They should not worry about getting a ticket as they will all get a letter first.

Hope this is helpful.

Kind Regards

Russell Edwards
Resident Services Manager
( Office: +44 (0) 20 7525 7377
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7525 1799
Address: Southwark Council, Area Housing (North Team), Housing Services Department, PO Box 68119, London, SE1P 4GP

Email to Russell Edwards re parking permit scheme.

From: Tabard North <>
Date: Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 5:52 PM
Subject: Re: Tabard Gardens Traffic Management Order
To: “Edwards, Russell” <>
Cc: “Eatwell, David” <>, “Eastham, Karl” <>, “Luthra, Vijay” <>, “” <>, “Dennis, Helen” <>, “Snell, Susan” <>, “Parkes, Clarence” <>, Richard Croly <>

Dear Russell

The contents of your email were passed onto the Tabard Gardens North T&RA Committee, which met on Tuesday 16th June. Members were very disappointed at the continuing delay. They made the following specific points: 

a) while the Public Realm Projects Team have 5 other traffic order requests with them, it seems only fair that this application should be given priority on the basis that the first stage you referred to in your email below of 20th March (ie to produce the report following the site visit of 26th March) seems to have taken nearly 3 months

b) there are now incidents of aggression arising as a result of delay – one attendee spoke of non-residents being aggressive to her over parking, another attendee said that both she and her husband had been verbally abused where, as a result of others using spaces where the attendee and her husband have traditionally parked, they were obliged to try to park nearby  – still on the Tabard Gardens Estate but in an area where local residents did not recognise that they too were residents. The only solution for this attendee and her husband, to avoid trouble, was to pay for metered parking.

c) the Major Works scheme work-sites have aggravated the problem, meaning that there is less space. One attendee asked if it would be possible to lift parking restrictions that normally apply elsewhere to help alleviate the problem. In fact, I first contacted you about this on 20th April, asking if street parking permits could be issued free of charge to residents of affected blocks, and still await a yes / no response.

In short, those attending the meeting were very disappointed with the fact that this proposal continues to take so long to implement and accordingly, as agreed at the meeting, I am  copying this email Peter John, the Leader of the Council as well as to Eleanor Kelly, Chief Executive.

I note that Councillor Vijay Luthra asked Councillor Darren Merrill, Cabinet Member for Environment and the Public Realm, on 9th June to investigate the delay, and eagerly await a response to this enquiry also.

I look forward to hearing from you


Peter Davis
Chair, Tabard Gardens North T&RA

Parking permit update: T&RA enquiry and response from Russell Edwards.

From: Tabard North []
Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 9:36 AM
To: Edwards, Russell
Cc: Eatwell, David; Eastham, Karl; Luthra, Vijay;; Dennis, Helen; Snell, Susan; Parkes, Clarence; Richard Croly
Subject: Re: Tabard Gardens Traffic Management Order

Dear Mr Edwards

I refer to my email below and your reply dated March 20th. The permit scheme has not yet been implemented. Please let me know when this will be so that I can tell the TRA.


Peter Davis

Chair, Tabard Gardens North T&RA


Parking permit update, Russell Edwards responds to resident’s enquiry.

On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 12:53 PM, Edwards, Russell <> wrote:

I am very aware of the continued delays to the implementation of the scheme.

This is an issue with all proposed Housing Estate schemes at present, and as I have such a scheme on my patch I have become involved in trying to identify the blockages within the process and to remedy the situation. I have many enquiries regarding this and so I do wish to get it resolved as soon as I can.

To this end I have met with all involved teams and identified where the problems are that have caused the delay in the creation of the Traffic Management Order and the statutory consultation. The scheme has had approval from Community Council.

I am just about to finalise the process and delegate various responsibilities. I plan to pass the proposed schemes that are on hold to the Public Realm Projects Team next week. They will create the Traffic Order and put out for consultation. After that happens colleagues in Estate Parking Enforcement will arrange for lineage and street furniture to be fitted and the scheme will go live.

My estimate therefore for completion of the process will be approximately 10 weeks from when I pass the work, and the majority of this is to do with the consultation period. If we get any objections we will need to go back to Community Council and start the process again – but I hope we don’t have that issue. I have ensured that the Tabard scheme is prioritised.

I am very sorry for the delays which have now been resolved and the process going forward is clarified and established.

Kind Regards
Russell Edwards
Resident Services Manager
( Office: +44 (0) 20 7525 7377
Ê Fax: +44 (0) 20 7525 1799
: Email:
*Address: Southwark Council, Area Housing (North Team), Housing Services Department, PO Box 68119, London, SE1P 4GP