Over the summer, my team and I have called on every property in Watcombe Road, South Norwood, to see if there were any concerns about local services or the local area that I could help with. The road is quite narrow and very heavily parked so the main issue reported was the frequency of stand-offs between drivers who meet half-way down the road, are unable to pass and unwilling to reverse.
Over the last few weeks, we have therefore been back to Watcombe Road to collect signatures for a petition calling on Croydon Council to make the road one way. 45 households signed with only one saying that they disagreed with the idea.
The Council looked at this a few years ago but were unable to proceed because of a disabled resident living at one end of the road, who would no longer have been able to park outside their home. As this individual no longer lives at that address, I hope the Council will look at this issue again.
I’ve handed the petition to the Council and once I hear back I’ll write to every resident in Watcombe Road to keep them updated on progress.