Highgate's Pond Square has become a parking nightmare

The area in and around Pond Square, Highgate, is probably one of the most congested areas of Camden in terms of car parking. This situation has been made far worse by the drivers of the local mini cab office either parking their vehicles in residents park

The area in and around Pond Square, Highgate, is probably one of the most congested areas of Camden in terms of car parking.

This situation has been made far worse by the drivers of the local mini cab office either parking their vehicles in residents parking bays, or parking on double yellow lines which disabled drivers are allowed to park on (when displaying the appropriate documentation).

When we approached the owner of the mini cab office, he showed scant regard for Pond Square residents who are, it has to be said, many of his customers.

However, in response to our letter to The Highgate Society about the problem, Gordon Forbes, their chairman, confirmed in response that: "The Highgate Society is reluctant to cause difficulties for any local trader going about his lawful business, particularly in these economically difficult times."

Perhaps, if Mr Forbes actually lived in Pond Square rather than a third of a mile away with off- street parking, he might take the matter more seriously?

It seems to me that Mr Forbes and the Highgate Society are more interested in petty planning issues rather than addressing matters of real concern to local residents.

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JEFFREY S SALMON

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