So the council (Anne Cunningham, head of parking) no longer return my calls, Nilgun must think I'm nuts and does not return my emails, my wife and neighbours tell me that their trucks no longer come down Lausanne Rd but they do come down Raleigh Rd (their other only choice).
On Saturday afternoon walking around Duckett's Common I spotted an Ontime Parking truck heading south down Green Lanes on the other side of the common at speed. That's weird I thought. Sure enough he turned right at the Queen's Head and headed up Willoughby Rd. To see what's odd about this feel free to refresh your memory here
. So I took this little picture of him:
and he continued on...
Being the obsessive nerd that I am, I gave chase and took this picture of him NOT turning up Raleigh Rd:
and he continued pointlessly (considering that he should have been going North on Green Lanes if he was wanting Turnpike Lane) onto Turnpike Lane.
Anne Cunningham has assured me on more than one phone call that the matter is in hand and I should not worry myself about it. This is absolute nonsense. If anyone has a copy of the contract they signed with Ontime I bet it includes access to their depot from Mary Neuner Rd which is impossible if you come from the east of the borough (where all our CPZs are).
Considering the responses I have received from the many private firms I have contacted over the years I consider the council's approach to be less than professional
. Unfortunately "parking" is probably the least likely area to be cut - it pays for the great burghers of Muswell Hill's freedom passes.