Parking Restrictions on Palace & Wolsey Roads
Residents should be aware, as reported previously, that there is to be parking restriction introduced in both Palace and Wolsey Roads in East Molesey. It is likely the restrictions will be on the south side of these roads. We will be publishing details of when these are to come into effect soon.
Restrictions are to be as follows: No waiting (or parking) within a 70 metre distance from the junctions with Bridge Road during the hour between 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday through to Friday.
It is not clear whether there will be any permit parking for residents on these roads associated with this “No Waiting” restriction.
These restriction have been put in by Surrey County Council, concerns were raised by MRA. The position of the MRA as representatives of the entire Molesey community, is that Palace and Wolsey Roads are part of the essential parking capacity of East Molesey. The width and location of these public thoroughfares facilitates access for shoppers to the independent retailers on Bridge Road and provides a small proportion of the Molesey commuter population with a parking location within walking distance of the mainline railway station of Hampton Court. This usage has however caused a tension with some residents on these roads.
Cllrs Stuart Selleck & Ernest Mallett have agreed with Surrey County Council that 70 metres each of one side of Palace & Wolsey Road shall be time limited parking during part of the morning. With the prime reason for not having extensive restrictions on parking being the parking displacement problems which such restrictions bring to the wider community. This hopefully will allow a balance between the needs of the wider Molesey community and the desires of the residents on these roads for less parking congestion.