The much needed Heavy Goods Vehicle ban in Rainham and Wennington Village to relieve local residents from heavy lorry traffic has been undermined by how Havering Council has implemented the measure.
Wennington Village residents wanted to protect their environment and stretch of Wennington Road from the lorries that access various sites in East Hall Lane. However, the Council has decided to exempt these lorries.
Jon Cruddas MP, who has campaigned alongside local residents to bring about a lorry ban has now written to Havering Council expressing his disappointment with the decision and calling for the Council to put right the situation by installing signage at the junction of Wennington Road and the A1306 stopping lorry entrance.”
Mr Cruddas said: “I am baffled by Havering Council’s actions on this, they have completely missed the issue, which is to stop lorries driving through Wennington Village. The obvious answer is to divert the HGV traffic to use East Hall Lane from the A1306.
“I have now asked Havering Council to get their act together and sort this out for the long suffering residents of Wennington Village.”