Proposed temporary extended hours of residents' parking control in relation to London Wonderground

Closed 25 Jun 2021

Opened 4 Jun 2021

Overview

From 15 July to 26 September 2021, there will be an event taking place in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, called the London Wonderground. The event will be held in Empress Place, SW6, and although the hours of operation have not been confirmed publicly, based on other Wonderground events it is anticipated that it will be open seven days a week, and will close at 10pm on weekdays, and midnight on Saturday and Sunday.

We are consulting you on the below temporary measures to help mitigate the potential impact on residents’ parking from visitors to the festival:

  • Extending the hours of control for residents parking during the event in Eardley Crescent, Kempsford Gardens and Earl’s Court Square until 10pm on Saturdays
  • Introducing Sunday controls from 8.30am to 10pm.

Why we are consulting

Due to the pandemic, the event has only recently been confirmed so our timescales for consultation have been shortened. We will be consulting for three weeks in order to allow time to advertise and implement any required Temporary Traffic Management Order to cover the period of the event and amend signage before 15 July.

Please give us your views on extending the hours of control in the area by Sunday 25 June.

The control area consists of:

  • Kempsford Gardens
  • Earl’s Court Square
  • Eardley Crescent

Visitor parking

If we extend the hours of control for the residents’ permit bays until 10pm and introduce Sunday controls from 8.30am to 10pm for this period, then it would make it more difficult for visitors to park on weekends, as many visitors currently park in the residents’ parking bays on Saturday evenings and Sundays. Some residents may be concerned that it will be more difficult for their family or friends to visit them on the weekends as a result.

To assist with this, our Parking Services team will provide a facility by which residents can tell the Council that they have a visitor coming, and we can then allow their visitor to park their car in a residents’ parking bay if they need to, during the extended hours on Saturday evening and Sunday.

To use this service, residents would need to go to a dedicated page on the Council website (details of which will be provided by letter drop if the proposal was to go ahead) and provide:

  1. The residents’ name, address, and contact telephone number
  2. The vehicle registration mark for their visitor’s car or motorcycle
  3. The date/s on which their visitor will need to park, and the approximate start and end times of their visit between 6.30pm on Saturday and 10pm on Sunday.

Residents’ will be able to submit this information at any time, even on weekends, as it will be monitored by our parking enforcement contractors, who will add the details to the Council parking system.

If you would like to express support or object to the proposal or have any other comments, please email trafficorders@rbkc.gov.uk before 25 June 2021 providing your full postal address and at least one of the following responses:

  • I support the proposal for a Temporary Traffic Management Order
  • I object to the proposal for a Temporary Traffic Management Order
  • I have no opinion on the Temporary Traffic Management Order

Please feel free to add any other comments in support of your response. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to telephone on 020 7361 2553 or email Christopher.Eales@rbkc.gov.uk

Areas

  • Earl's Court

Interests

  • Parking
  • Parking and Traffic Consultations