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Mechanic Business Blocking Roads (Again)

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 10:25, Wednesday 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, Wednesday 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, Tuesday 16 July 2019

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

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    Posted by Royal Borough of Greenwich at 12:31, Wednesday 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, Friday 19 July 2019

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted anonymously at 10:00, Sunday 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, Sunday 21 July 2019

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

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

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

  • The issue is still ongoing unfortunately

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

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

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

  • Still an issue. Problem not yet resolved.

    Posted anonymously at 16:27, Friday 9 August 2019

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

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

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