Aldi parking - just not good enough
04/12/2017 11:12:00......Posted by Mario Creatura
The parking situation at the Aldi supermarket in Coulsdon is not tolerable. Cars are regularly queuing out of the entrance, across the roundabout and up the Brighton Road. This blocks the road and key access points for drivers and public transport.
We have written to Aldi's head office to ask them to urgently look into this and will post their reply. If it is not good enough, then further action will be taken to address this intolerable situation.
Dear Mr Barnes,
We write as elected representatives for Coulsdon Town Centre, the location of one of your stores.
We, and residents, welcomed the store to the Town some years ago and we very much hope the store is proving to be a success for the Aldi Group.
Local residents however have complained bitterly about the problem of cars entering the store’s car park and creating traffic flow problems at the roundabout. They are unable to speedily find a space resulting in cars backing up or stopping on the roundabout. This is having a significant impact on traffic flow through the Town Centre.
The Police have been involved at store level but were rebuffed by the duty manager at the time who claimed to be unaware of the problem. This we find hard to believe in view of the number of complaints we, the Police and local residents’ associations have received and the clear evidence of traffic disruption.
It would be appreciated if you could look into ways of solving this problem. Maybe a site visit with ourselves and the local Police with an appropriate Aldi representative would be beneficial?
Thank you in anticipation of your help sorting out this problem to the benefit of our residents and your customers.
Cllr Jeet Bains, Cllr Luke Clancy and Mario Creatura