The Petition of the people of New Addington,
Declares that that they seek a speedy improvement in the street environment so as to rid Central Parade, New Addington, of muddy paths from the bus stop to the shops, rotted posts, broken paving, collapsed kerbs and run down street furniture.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to take steps to secure a response from Croydon Council undertaking to invest in the improvement of the street environment at Central Parade, New Addington.
And the Petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Mr. Andrew Pelling, Official Report, 29 March 2010; Vol. 508, c. 605.]
Observations from the Secretary of State for Transport:
We would always encourage good practice in street design and this is reflected in the guidance we produce. We recognise the importance of well designed high quality public places and their ability to improve quality of life.
However, Central Parade in New Addington is a local road for which the London Borough of Croydon has responsibility. It is for the Borough to decide on policies and priorities for improving local roads, and the Government have no power to intervene in its decisions.