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Mechanic Business Blocking Roads (Again)

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 10:25, Wed 26 June 2019

Sent to Royal Borough of Greenwich 5 minutes later

The mechanic business is once again causing issues on Riverdale Road and Saunders Road by parking long term vehicles and not working on them. So here we go again, currently on Riverdale Road he has 10 vehicles parked up all taking up spaces that could be used by residents and people who need to park up. He currently also has vehicles parked up on my Road (Saunders) which means at times I need to park on a totally different road when I come home. Frustrating, stressful and unfair are a few words used to describe this ongoing situation that me and my fellow neighbors find themselves in. I’m so sick and tired of dealing with this and asking Greenwich to do something about it. It’s ok if you want to run a business but when your running of the business comes at the cost of local residents sanity then I think it’s time that Greenwich step in and do something. So again I write to my local MP and hope that they can get Greenwich to once and for all do the right thing.

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  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 12:31, Wed 26 June 2019

  • It beggars belief how this mechanic is allowed to work on cars where is the health and safety. We have witnessed cars jacked up and left!!!! Cars being parked outside homes for months on end. If you have a car business this should be in premises for this type of work not in a residential road. I can’t believe that there is nothing Greenwich council can do after so many years of hell!! The parking issue in riverdale and adjourning roads is a joke and had been for years and no support from MP,s, councillors or council. Come on give us a break and help.

    Posted anonymously at 21:39, Tue 16 July 2019

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    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 00:30, Wed 17 July 2019

  • Agreed, I’ve never seen anything like it? Total shambles if you ask me. I understand that the mechanic would like to work and earn a living, I just don’t think that a very tight and narrow residential road is the right place for this type of business. Riverdale Road is a nightmare to live on as is Saunders and Viewland. Cars being dumped, people congregating, the noise all day it’s just horrendous and Greenwich seem to almost be protecting him and I’m not sure why?? My advice is to keep contacting the MP and Councillors until they do something about it.

    Posted anonymously at 09:33, Wed 17 July 2019

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    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 12:31, Wed 17 July 2019

  • Unfortunately riverdale road and surrounding roads are also used for parking for workers at plumstead police station and workers going up London, this has been happening for years, yet in others areas blackheath, eltham other Greenwich boroughs they don’t hesitate to put in residence only parking but not here, it seems that the council are looking after everyone except the people that have to live here why?

    Posted anonymously at 20:44, Fri 19 July 2019

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    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 21:30, Fri 19 July 2019

  • The funny thing is, I’m not really bothered about the police using the road or even other people who go to work and park reasons being at the end of their shift they’ll go home and the parking becomes available again for the residents. The problem we have is that the mechanic parks long term vehicles or has his friends park their cars and their friends park their cars and so on and so forth..... nightmare I totally agree that the road should be permitted now and it should be residential parking to stop the issues we all seem to be having with our limited parking.

    Posted anonymously at 11:35, Sat 20 July 2019

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    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 12:30, Sat 20 July 2019

  • Sorry it bothers me a lot with police parking private vehicles and others using the road to park heading to work up London etc.... it obviously not a issue in the part of the road you live in. I am unable to go shopping through the day because I can’t park when I get back. The police private vehicles have different shifts and can be parked up until extremely late, so it is an issue.

    Posted anonymously at 13:04, Sat 20 July 2019

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    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 15:30, Sat 20 July 2019

  • I think you may live towards the bottom of Riverdale or a surrounding road I could be wrong? In that case I totally understand your frustration. The whole road needs to be permitted in my opinion and that will solve a lot of the issues. I have written, called visited Greenwich to complain and they won’t do anything to resolve the parking issues with the mechanic, I’ve written to my MP and councillor on at least 4 occasions (sigh) nothing. Not sure what the next step should be now?

    Posted anonymously at 18:40, Sat 20 July 2019

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    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 21:30, Sat 20 July 2019

  • Has the council given the mechanic a business permit to work on cars?

    Posted anonymously at 10:00, Sun 21 July 2019

  • I’m not sure to be honest? I presume he must because if he didn’t they would have removed him. I know that he shouldn’t be working on the road though, all vehicles must be fixed in the garage because working on the public highway is illegal so that’s what the council should be following up on. It’s very dangerous to fix vehicles on the road side because someone could swing out to avoid him and crash.

    Posted anonymously at 11:54, Sun 21 July 2019

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    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 12:30, Sun 21 July 2019

  • To be honest if he had a business permit the council would send letters to residents in the area to see if they protest to this before a business permit would be issued. He would also have visits from Health and Safety regularly. Garage business do not park cars outside residents home and leave them for months on end. We also have a car parked outside for 6 months not moved or anyone been near it, so I’m thinking it’s one of his 😡. Have you thought of going to the local ombudsman

    Posted anonymously at 14:30, Sun 21 July 2019

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    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 15:30, Sun 21 July 2019

  • You’re correct I’m sure health and safety have no idea he’s there because if they went over to see him he would definitely fail and would be closed down. The permit issue is the same, I’m not completely sure if he has the correct permit to operate the business of being a mechanic in that small space because it’s not big enough. I have requested that health and safety visit him but they never do I’ve asked on at least 3 occasions but never get any feedback or even a response. The car that’s been parked up outside yours probably does belong to him or someone associated with him. Have you tried to contact your councillor or the MP?

    Posted anonymously at 21:55, Sun 21 July 2019

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    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 00:30, Mon 22 July 2019

  • The issue is still ongoing unfortunately

    Posted anonymously at 11:37, Wed 24 July 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

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    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 12:31, Wed 24 July 2019

  • Still an issue. Problem not yet resolved.

    Posted anonymously at 16:27, Fri 9 August 2019

  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 18:31, Fri 9 August 2019

  • Not fixed

    Posted anonymously at 12:08, Wed 21 August 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 12:30, Wed 21 August 2019

  • Automatically marked as "closed" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 15:30, Wed 11 September 2019

  • Haha closed how 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Posted anonymously at 17:53, Wed 11 September 2019

  • Who is closing these as fixed? That’s ok we will just write to the MP of the area and all the MP’s until Greenwich start listening to the residents. This is just one avenue there are many more, such as actually sitting and talking to the local MP on Friday when she holds her weekly surgery in the library. This will be resolved one way or another!!

    Posted anonymously at 18:12, Wed 11 September 2019

  • The road still has multiple cars parked up that belong to the mechanic. Cars he’s working on or cars that are just sitting there, also he’s still working on cars on the road so no this issue has NOT been fixed.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 13:07, Wed 18 September 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 15:30, Wed 18 September 2019

  • Automatically marked as "closed" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 00:30, Thu 10 October 2019

  • Road is still blocked with cars that haven’t moved in months.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 20:23, Wed 16 October 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 00:30, Thu 17 October 2019

  • Automatically marked as "closed" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 03:30, Thu 7 November 2019

  • No not fixed or sorted, he has so many cars parked up for weeks/months that don’t move and it’s not allowing residents who live here to park.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 13:17, Sat 16 November 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 15:30, Sat 16 November 2019

  • Automatically marked as "closed" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 15:31, Sat 7 December 2019

  • How can this be closed down again it is a joke open the case up and sort it

    Posted anonymously at 20:28, Sat 7 December 2019

  • This problem has not been fixed. I know this because the road currently has several vehicles parked up that all belong to yours truly, yes the mechanic just in case you’re new here. He’s back to working on the road and blocking the road with cars that don’t move, please fix the issue. Thanks

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 21:13, Sat 7 December 2019

  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 21:30, Sat 7 December 2019

  • Issue is ongoing, mechanic still uses the road as an extension to his business and is still working on cars on the road.

    Posted anonymously at 22:27, Sun 15 December 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 00:30, Mon 16 December 2019

  • Automatically marked as "closed" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 00:30, Monday 6 January 2020

  • Not fixed. You’re just closing them. The mechanic is still using the road as his own personal garage/junk yard/car storage. What will it take?? How many more complaints must we make before you resolve the issue?

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 14:29, Friday 17 January 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Automatically marked as "in progress" by Royal Borough of Greenwich

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 15:30, Friday 17 January 2020

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