Ealing council says there will a two week grace period before fines are issued
Enforcement camera on South Parade near Fisher's Lane junction
Ealing Council has confirmed that a camera on South Parade pointing at the Fisher’s Lane underpass will shortly become operational.
A spokesperson for the authority said that the camera is currently being configured and will be switched on in a few days for enforcement of moving violation restrictions.
This is understood to be the access restriction through the underpass at Fisher’s Lane which were implemented earlier in the year. Up to now a limited number of Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) have been issued because enforcement has been by a camera mounted on a Serco vehicle which is only occasionally at the location.
There will be a two week grace period for motorists caught infringing the restriction from the day the camera is operational when warnings will be sent out rather than PCNs.
The restriction has so far been widely disregarded by motorists some of whom are deliberately ignoring it, aware that enforcement is patchy, and some have missed the signs notifying drivers of the restriction. It is claimed that the signage is inadequate and easy to miss.
It is believed that the signage will need to be upgraded before any PCNs issued by the camera become enforceable.
Local ward councillor Andrew Steed was told by council officers at a private meeting back in August that camera enforcement was not planned at that stage due to lack of funds.
Camera on lamppost viewed looking west on South Parade
Access restrictions on Turnham Green Terrace were recently suspended due to the closure of Acton Lane northbound near Chiswick Park Underground station. It is expected that the restrictions will be restored once Thames Water complete work on a water main which is due to be finished this week according to the water company.
An online petition against the closures of Fisher's Lane and Turnham Green Terrace had been signed by over 8,000 people.
Residents can email Ealing Council comments at TrafficNotices@ealing.gov.uk, or post them to the Highways Service, Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road, W5 2HL, quoting reference ORD XXX.
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November 17, 2020