Sunday, 1 March 2015

Consultation on creating loading bays on the Wokingham Road

Wokingham Road Crescent Road junction showing loading baysThe council is currently consulting on creating two loading bays for goods vehicles on the Wokingham Road shopping/district centre near to Alfred Sutton school.

This scheme is in response to a petition from from residents led by Josh Williams (then a resident now a Green councillor) about vehicles double parking on the Wokingham Road and causing problems. The loading bays will make it easier for businesses to load and unload  without blocking the road but will mean the loss of some general parking spaces.

Following the petition the council has also tried increasing enforcement of the parking restrictions in this area, but this has made little difference, as they are hard to enforce. We have also talked to the council about introducing pay-and-display meters in this area – still with a free 30 minutes, this would make enforcement easier as it could be done in a single pass, whereas at the moment it takes two passes from a traffic warden.

You can click on the plan above for a larger version – the side road on the left of the plan is Crescent Road and the main road is Wokingham Road.

The legal consultation is now running on this. Comments should be sent in writing to the address below quoting ref: TC2850/900 by no later than 5 March 2015.

C J Brooks, Head of Legal and Democratic Services

Reading Borough Council, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU

Comments can also be sent by e-mail to

If you require any further information please contact Jim Chen, Transport Planner, on 0118 9372198.

Please email me copies of your comments for our information:

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