Some will have heard of the current furore on the St Helier Estate and surrounding areas about the new Sutton Parking Strategy. It is a strategy the London Borough of Sutton are looking to roll out over a period of time, area by area – Beddington is last on their list – but it is coming.
But before then, Highview Residents have other issues – the former Playing Fields at Sheen Way, is it suitable for a SEN school and hundreds of vehicle movements on these congested streets? Or the use of the Chase as a “rat run” as well as the pedestrian crossing outside the Primary School and the daily chaos of parking at the beginning and end of every school day.
We are pleased to hear that concerned residents are already looking to establish a Highview Residents Association and many will have received a leaflet – as Councillors, we cannot get directly involved in its establishment or constitution but we would encourage everyone on the estate to get involved and ensure that what happens locally is with the will of the residents not another imposition from the current ruling group at the Council.