Parking Issue at the back of Chase Side MEQ


Dear Department,

I am emailing you regarding the state of one of the parking facilities around Southgate, particularly on the back of SouthgateParade on Chase side, with the drive opposite the KFC.

This drive has a gate which is managed by Enfield Council and businesses have yet to receive a key to the gate which is a shame.

I would however like to bring to your attention however the state of the regulations on parking there. I have been informed by a local resident that the parking is now regulated by a private company, instructed by Enfield Council.

The resident is however under the impression- after living there for 13 years- that the land was owned by the Council, and never knew.

I want to therefore ask the question:

  1. Are the Council 100% sure they own the land at the back of the parade?
  2. Are they allowed to instruct the private company to check the state of those parking there?
  3. Have they properly informed residents and businesses about this action?


Dear Cllr Ioannou,

Thank you for your enquiry regarding the alley gate opposite KFC Chase Side, Southgate.

With reference to the damaged lock I have arranged with the councils contractor to have the lock replaced; please except my apologies for this repairs taking some months, but this is the first time a report of this matter has been brought to my attention. I will send correspondence to all businesses that have access rights over the alleyway and inform them of the correct procedure to report any damage to the gate.

As the alleyway is on private land, the council is responsible solely for the maintenance and any repairs; other issues such as people not locking the gate or enhanced security would be a civil matter that would need to be settled privately between all interested parties.

Should you or your constituent wish to discuss the matter further, Sonya Campbell can be contacted on 020 8379 2747.

Kind regards

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