The Chalk Road residents' parking annexe
There are double yellow lines on both sides of Chalk Road South (pictured), but there was always an unused space for about 14 cars between the road and the surface car park. After organising a petition with one of the residents, once he was elected in 2003 Paul managed to get agreement that this space could be used for residents' permit parking. He has recently succeeded in getting additional spaces in the Victoria Road scheme (see below).
Paul in Chalk Road South
The residents' parking scheme for Victoria and Albert Streets
No mobile phone masts on the BT building in Whiting Street
Paul (pictured right on site looking very serious!) led residents in various attempts to defeat planning permission initially or on appeal. So far all have been successful.
New bus-stops for Kings Road
Elderly residents of the far end of Kings Road, and particularly Shillitoe Close, wanted the bus that went past there to stop, especially for the return journey from town with heavy shopping bags. Before he was elected Paul contacted the company, who were quick to oblige. This was and still is very popular with residents, but apparently less so with a councillor at the time and some of the bus drivers!
A Toucan crossing at Southgate Green
An Abbeygate resident approached Paul about this soon after he was elected and he advised her to collect a petition. She did, and he helped her present it to the then Cabinet. The result was a crossing which is now well used and appreciated.
Campaigners at the new crossing