19,000 letters were distributed at the end of July advising residents and business owners of the Stadium Event Parking Control Pilot. This will affect the 4 Residents Parking Zones within 30 minutes’ walk of the Olympic Stadium so this will mainly affect Forest Gate North ward residents living in Maryland.
Please see a copy of the letter below:
Olympic Stadium Residential Parking Zone (RPZ) Changes:
Following on from the London 2012 Olympic Games Newham Council has invested in the Stadium as a venue that will provide a legacy to the borough by hosting a variety of events including football, concerts, baseball and community events. This autumn the Rugby World Cup matches will take place in the stadium during September and October, and from the summer of 2016 the Stadium will become the host venue for West Ham United FC.
Newham Council aims to ensure that residents and business owners have priority for parking on event and match days. With this in mind the London Borough of Newham (LBN) will be introducing additional parking as part of an 18 month experiment basis within your RPZ to ensure that on Event Days parking is controlled. The times of operation on all Event Days will be extended from the existing RPZ hours to 8am – 9pm. This will come into effect on the first Event Day, which will be the 23rd September 2015.
This experiment will require the replacement of signs within your RPZ area during July and August 2015. The new signs at the entrance of the RPZ will state the times of operation for the zone and the next event day, while signs within the zone will state the bay type controls and times of operation for the zone. These changes will not affect the current times of operation of your RPZ apart from on event days.
The experiment will be reviewed in six months time, during which time if you want to comment on the changes or have any queries about Event Day parking please contact Diane Bourne, Senior Engineer at either the above address, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 02033731344.