Churchill Labour Councillors take action on coaches

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Churchill Ward Labour Councillors Jason Williams and Shamim Talukder have been asking Council officers for urgent action on coach parking on Ebury Bridge Road and Pimlico Road.

Residents have been contacting Councillors with examples of coaches parked on Pimlico Road, as well as by the Chelsea Barracks site on Ebury Bridge Road.

Councillor Jason Williams said: “It’s clear the removal of the coach parking facility in Nine Elms – due to the redevelopment work there – has moved the issue to our streets, while coaches wait for a slot at the Victoria Coach Station.”

Councillor Shamim Talukder said: “Our local streets are not designed to be used as a coach parking lot and urgent action needs to be taken to resolve this issue.”

Following lobbying by Labour Councillors, Council officers are commissioning a feasibility study to look at how to reduce the extent of Victoria Coach Station coaches being driven around local roads, and the effects of their parking and engine idling.

Cllr Williams and Cllr Talukder ask residents to continue to keep them informed on examples of coaches parked – email them on jwilliams@westminster.gov.uk or stalukder@westminster.gov.uk.

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