Fines will be issued in streets off Wandsworth Bridge Road
Council says aim is to reduce through traffic not to raise revenue
January 23, 2023
Hammersmith & Fulham Council has announced that it will start issuing fines for traffic restrictions recently implement in South Fulham on 1 February.
Up until Tuesday 31 January any non-exempt vehicle driving through the Clean Air Neighbourhood on side streets near Wandsworth Bridge Road will receive a warning letter but after that Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) will be sent out.
Borough residents need to ensure their vehicles are registered to be recognised as exempt by the ANPR camera that monitor the zone.
The council says that the aim of Clean Air Neighbourhoods is to clean the air by discouraging out-of-borough motorists from using residential streets as a shortcut – but not to discourage visitors for residents.
All visitors – friends, family, carers, deliveries and tradespeople – can still reach every street in the zone without going through the cameras.
They just need to enter and leave the area via Wandsworth Bridge Road or enter and leave via New Kings Road. See the map below.
Shopper parking is located close to or on the high streets and can be also accessed without going through cameras.
PCNs will only be issued to non-exempt drivers who pass through the cameras as they cut through from Wandsworth Bridge Road to New Kings Road, and vice versa.
Residents can book friends, family, carers, deliveries and tradespeople free access through the cameras by using RingGo via its app or online.
They can do this even after the visitor has left up to midnight on the same day (so if they have gone through a camera by mistake as part of a visit, they won’t be fined).
A map of the restricted roads in South Fulham
For those who have problems using smartphones or laptops, the council has set up a Clean Air Neighbourhood hotline 020 8753 3849. For
If you do receive a fine and believe it has been wrongly issued, email email@example.com or call the hotline.
Opponents believe traffic is being displaced to New Kings Road. Picture: Twitter/@cameratraffic
The council is intending to launch trials of ten more similar schemes across the borough. Opponents say that it is doing so without holding a proper consultation as it knows the schemes are unpopular. Over 145,000 fines have been issued since the existing zone was introduced in July 2020 which, by some estimates, will have brought in over £10 million to the council. A petition against the current and planned schemes has been signed over 7,000 times.
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