Yesterday’s Evening Standard featured an article about Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, and its rather confusing parking rules. The problem lies with the fact that the street is situated on the boundary between two London boroughs – (Royal Borough of) Kensington & Chelsea and City of Westminster. Supposedly, and for the purposes of parking, this boundary lies down the middle of the road, causing problems (i.e. a parking ticket!) to those park on one side of the road and then obtain a ticket from the other council’s ticket machine – as detailed in the article.
Parking problems in Notting Hill
If this is the case, I can imagine that the same problem would exist for those with a residents’ parking permit if they mistakenly park in a space “in” the wrong borough. In fact, I know the southern section of nearby Chepstow Road used to suffer from exactly this problem; as another road on the boundary between these two boroughs, many of those who parked there were often caught out. Luckily, that road now has clear signs indicating that those with residents’ parking permits can park on either side of the road. Maybe Ledbury Road should follow suit?
Article: London road where you get fined for parking on wrong side of the street (27th January 2010, The Evening Standard)