Traffic and parking on the estate
London's Cycle Hire Scheme started on Friday 30 July 2010. The nearest docking stations to the Estate are on Swan Street and Harper Road.
The scheme is now available to both registered members and casual users. See www.tfl.gov.uk
for full details of the scheme.
If you use the scheme and have advice or comments for other residents, please let us know
. To read about one resident's experience, click here
Traffic in Trinity Street
TNRA has campaigned for over 30 years to calm traffic through the estate, especially along Trinity Street.
Wooden gates closing the street between the two squares was first installed in 2002. After episodes of damage, campaigning by TNRA and the award of grant from the council, these were replaced in 2008 with metal gates designed to match the railings in Trinity Church Square.
Finally in February 2011, the gates were completed with matching central panels to deter motorcyclists from using the route down Trinity Street.
Thanks to TNRA committee member Ray Whitley for seeing through the installing of these gates and panels, which proved to be a lengthy task.
In November 2009, the junction of Trinity Street and Great Dover Street by the Roebuck pub was finally closed permanently and landscaped. Thanks to TNRA's
for this. For more about this and a history of TNRA's work to achieve this and other traffic improvements, see here
The estate is in Southwark Council's Controlled Parking Zone D (CPZ D), which is bounded by Borough High Street/Newington Causeway, New Kent Road, Tower Bridge Road and Long Lane.
Residents’ parking permits allow holders to park anywhere in CPZ D. Residents can also buy booklets of one-day visitor parking permits. Monthly resident permits are also available for longer term visitors.
All permits can be purchased/renewed online on the council website or by telephoning 0800 138 9081 (free from UK landlines) or 0844 800 2736 (local rate) Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm (not bank holidays).
See here for details of changes in the parking arrangements implemented in Spring 2010.
The Estate is located within the central London Congestion Charge zone.
Days of 0peration
Certain vehicles are subject to the Congestion Charge if driven within the charging zone between 07:00 and 18:00, Monday to Friday.
You do not have to pay the charge on weekends, English public holidays, designated non-charging days, or between 18:00 and 07:00. For details on the charge (including maps) and to pay see the TFL Congestion Charge web page
All charging days that fall between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day inclusive are designated non-charging days. Vehicles that drive within the zone on or between these dates will not incur the Congestion Charge.
A 90% discount is available to those who reside inside the congestion charge zone, but you must register in order to receive it. Register for resident's discount at this link.