A letter to the CEO of Aldi UK about the issues with their Coulsdon Branch
02/03/2018 15:19:00......Posted by Mario Creatura
Dear Mr Barnes,
We write as elected representatives for Coulsdon Town Centre, the location of one of your stores.
We wrote to you on 4th December 2017 outlining our hope that you might be willing to work with us to resolve the intense congestion caused by your very popular local store. In that letter we politely suggested that a site visit with ourselves and with an appropriate Aldi representative would be beneficial. Sadly to date we have not received a reply or an offer to meet.
The issues are continuing to exacerbate car congestion in the centre of our town, with our passionate local Residents’ Associations agreeing with our ambition to find a practical, long-term solution.
The popularity of the store causes the car park to fill up quickly. This causes long queues (see right) that block the entrance, block the roundabout, with queues often continuing down the Brighton Road. This has a knock on effect on Transport for London buses and other motorists who do not intend to visit the store. Locally this is causing frequent instances of frustration and road rage that have involved the local police.
We would very much appreciate an urgent meeting with an appropriate Aldi representative, which we would arrange with representatives of Transport for London, Croydon Council planners and the local Safer Neighbourhood Team to discuss design-led proposals that could benefit of our residents and your customers.
By working together we are sure we can find a solution. We look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
Cllrs Jeet Bains, Luke Clancy and Mario Creatura – councillors for Coulsdon West ward
Chris Philp MP - Member of Parliament for Croydon South
Steve O’Connell - London Assembly Member for Croydon and Sutton