Free street parking

From 5 December 2015, drivers can park for 30 minutes free of charge at allocated pay and display bays near Kingston borough town centres, including at these main roads and adjoining streets.

Car share club

Pay as you go car rental comes to Claremont Road.

Driver fined for keeping out of the way

A King Charles Road resident is ticketed for helping emergency services.

Gerry England said he's been woken several times during the night to move his van for emergency vehicles, so thought it reasonable to park up on the kerb to make space. Kingston Council thought differently and has fined him nine tickets since January.

Read more in the Surrey Comet...

Long Ditton villagers in fear of Surbiton drivers

Elmbridge council comes under pressure as restrictions force commuters on to Surbiton's neighbours.

Last month's new parking restrictions has Long Ditton residents up in arms as they witness a big increase in commuters parking in their area.

Lovelace Gardens and St. Mary's Road are particularly badly affected due to their relative closeness to Surbiton Station. According to Long Ditton Resident's Association chairman George Vallings, who is concerned that the roads are becoming dangerous to traffic due to over-crowding, "Two months ago there were 10 or 20 cars parked along these roads, I recently counted 133."

Residents accuse students of car vandalism

Clayhill resident students are incriminated for scores of damaged cars in Burney Avenue.

Police say there's no evidence to say they're responsible, but local residents have blamed the students after over 20 cars were vandalised over the weekend. There have been 'ongoing tensions' between locals and Kingston University's hall of residence students.

Read more in The Kingston Guardian...

Selfish residents association repel drivers

Local councillor Barry O'Mahoney has accused Southborough residents of being selfish towards their neighbours by forcing through parking restrictions.

The Liberal Democrat councillor thinks that the residents' scheme was forced through the system and is unnecessary. The resitrictions will make visitors and residents of neighbouring streets fight for parking in an area that already suffers from thousands of commuters.

Read more in the Kingston Guardian...

All change at Surbiton Station car park

Proposed plans to change car parking at Surbiton Station are to be discussed with the public.

At 5.30pm on Monday March 15 at the Victoria Road YMCA, the public has been invited to comment on Kingston Borough's plans to improve the parking and develop housing in the South East corner.

The draft brief to be discussed, which can be downloaded from the council's website, proposes the following:

  • High density and affordable housing
  • Attractive and convenient station parking
  • Unified appearance with environment and enhance station's character
  • Environmentally sustainable features

With the possible reduced parking due to this proposed housing development, and another proposal to impose residential parking restrictions, it makes one wonder whether station car park users gain much benefit?

Cabbies not happy with station plans

The recently annouced forecourt changes to Surbiton station have met with opposition by it's most frequent users, the taxi drivers.

The changes planned for the front and rear entrance roadways are intended to improve accessability, but the cabbies aren't happy with the £150,000 scheme as it will reduce the space available for parking their taxis. The current allocation of 30 places is to be replaced with just 22.

The Licensed Taxi Drivers' Association have lodged an objection to Transport for London and Kingston Council asking for alternative parking to be considered by the Surbiton neighbourhood commitee at their meeting in mid December.

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