Diary of a Sutton Councillor

New loading bay in action

Here is our new loading bay in action. After a long wait the telephone boxes were moved out of the way and the work completed. The next stage is for the bus stop outside Tesco Express to be made a clearway to stop any delivery drivers who still expect to park right in front of their delivery address, regardless of the inconvenience it causes others.

As this bay is for loading only there will be extra enforcement as car drivers have already been spotted illegally using the bay for parking. The bays on the opposite side of the road have been added to to make up for the loss of a parking space here so there is no excuse.


July 8, 2010 - Posted by | Information


  1. what a load of rubbish, am a delivery driver and we have a big problem delivering on that road as all cars park in the loading bay at an angle to go in kfc,, , we tell the traffic wardens and they tells us they cant do nothing while giving us a ticket, what a load of rubbish, wimbledon is a much busier place and there is no problem for deliveries, wallington is trying to change but will have to do a lot better, if they was to go the the library they get 30min free, but no park in a loading bay where am forced to park illegally and pay £65 fine or don’t deliver the goods and get fined £100, where the F*CK are my human rights, it clearly states on direct.gov that non commercial vehicles can park in loading bay only if they have already purchased the goods and that they too heavy to carry too far, GOODS VEHICLES ONLY are for goods vehicles only and not cars, some shops have back doors but will not take the goods in the back door like LIDL they want me to park at front when they have a big loading bay at the back!

    Comment by Anonymous | December 24, 2012 | Reply

  2. rubbish, i can never park in the loading bays to deliver the goods and the wardens do nothing about it, the one outside kfc is the worst one, i always try and use the back door of shops but they want the delivery in the front, am the one that has to pay the fine all the time, where is my human rights, i don’t have any do i, because am just a driver, wallington high street i the worst to deliver too along with banstead high street, Sutton council don’t have a clue and don’t care, banstead don’t even have traffic wardens, one shop i delivered too(thomas cook) was waiting for the goods and i told her that id been up and down nearly an hour to park then found a spot, she then was telling a guy on the phone just find a space at front iv been there all day(in a 1hour bay and no return for 2hours), if they are traffic wardens up their, they are allowing shop keepers and workers to park for as long as they wont in those bays while honest working people that are trying to provide are a service have to take all the crap and pay fines in road that are deliberately made that way by the council for then for drivers to pay parking tickets and not even given a chance to disputed the ticket!

    Comment by Who cares | December 24, 2012 | Reply

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