Tracking the Loading Bay for the Council

In the last full Richmond Council meeting, on the 15th of November, Councillor Annie Hambidge asked the council what was being done about the loading bay outside Tesco on St Margarets Road. She was assured by Councillor Mark Kreling, the cabinet member for transport and parking, that the bay was being closely monitored with a review in three months time, instead of the normal six months. Additionally, Councillor Kreling noted that he would consider resident’s complaints as part of this review.

To that end the St Margarets Community Website has set-up a page where residents can help monitor the loading bay for the council. We are asking all residents to please help track any problems they see with the loading bay, from oversized lorries to non-commercial vehicles parking out of hours.

Here is how it works:

  1. If you see something that should be reported, note the time, license plates and if you can, take a picture!
  2. Go to our Observation Form and enter in the details. This form will automatically email key people on the Council, so no abuse please.
  3. Once you submit the form, you will be asked if you have any photo’s to upload, if you don’t, no problem.
  4. Then go to the Online Log to see a record of all the submitted observations.

NOTE: if you have forgotten, the Loading Bay’s Rules are posted here.

1 December 2005 | Category » editorial


Thankyou for doing this. I am not happy with the enlarged loading bay and the even bigger lorries Tesco seem to be using. It is up to all of us to decide what sort of community we want to live in and to be considerate of our neighbours. We have a three month period in which to demonstrate how we feel if people use the website to report abuses of the loading bay all the relevant people will recieve the complaint and maybe we can get the change we need to benefit the community.

Ann Murray at 2 December 2005 4:14 PM

I have been watching what has been going on since Tesco opened here and am quite frankly disgusted that nothing has been done to close it down…..what are the chances of this happening and why do we need a Superdrug when we have a great independent chemist on Crown Road.

They both add nothing to the local community.

Paul Storey at 26 March 2006 11:01 AM

The link to the observation form is not working.
Today Sunday at 9.40 there were two lorries umarked delivering to Tesco (I checked that both were doing so)—one parked in the loading bay, the other delivering bread, etc in the actual bus stop.

Elaine at 1 October 2006 11:00 AM

Although I have only lived in the area for a few years I would like to comment. I like many other people, use the Tesco express regularly. I appreciate that the council may not have the ability to even ask for this to be implemented, but I would like to make it public to hear other people’s views.

I would like to suggest that the deliveries are made well out of peak hours, as the large supermarkets restock and accept their deliveries during the night. Why couldn’t this happen at our local supermarket?

Obviously I would hate for night deliveries to cause noise and disturbance to the immediate neighbours from rattling food cages and lorry air brakes hissing, this should however be avoidable.
I hope this can help everyone.

James at 27 December 2006 6:05 PM

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