Want residents of Southfield ward to give their views on restrictions
Cllr Gary Malcolm by the Fisher's Lane underpass
Liberal Democrat councillors in Southfield ward are asking residents to complete another survey on Ealing Council’s access restrictions at Fisher’s Lane.
The short survey aims to collate the views of residents of the ward as to whether they want to see a CPZ style vote on whether to remove or retain the Fisher’s Lane scheme.
Ealing Council have removed most of the Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes (LTNs) launched in the borough during lockdown after a consultation showed significant opposition for residents in the area. However, they are proposing to make the Fisher’s Lane scheme permanent without holding a similar exercise to measure resident opinion.
The council argue that previous surveys showed significant opposition to the closure because they were undertaken when Turnham Green Terrace was also closed and the traffic in the area was considerably worse. They claim the restrictions have become more popular as people have adapted to them. The explanation for not consulting in the same way as for the LTNs is that the restrictions on Fisher’s Lane form a key part of a cycle route between East Acton and Chiswick.
The Liberal Democrats have ‘called in’ of the Fisher’s Lane decision by Ealing Council and it will be reviewed at the Council’s Overview & Scrutiny Committee meeting on 21 October.
Liberal Democrat Southfield Councillor Gary Malcolm said, “I will present the findings to the Council when we make our presentation to the Council on 21 October. I want Ealing Council to listen to its residents. Ealing’s Labour run Council has not consulted residents so the Liberal Democrats are doing what the Council should have done. If you live in the Southfield part of Chiswick then please click the link and fill in the survey so we can give Ealing Council an accurate summary of your views.”
The link to the form which only takes 2 minutes to complete is here.
Given that Hounslow Council have already conducted a survey, this is one meant to be just for the residents of Southfield ward.
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October 10, 2021