Be aware: Southfields parking changes due to Wimbledon tennis championships

Wimbledon kicks off on Monday

Wimbledon kicks off on Monday

First published in News
Last updated
Wandsworth Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

Parking controls will be in force across Southfields from Monday when the Wimbledon tennis championships start.

From 8.30am to 8.30pm until Sunday, July 6, there will be parking controls to protect residents from an influx of cars.

Wandsworth Guardian:

The tournament is always popular with celebs 

Pay and display machines throughout the area, apart from those serving the shops in Replingham Road, will be switched off to ensure tennis fans do not occupy residents’ parking spaces.

Existing parking zones will form one single tennis ‘event zone’ and those who have existing permits will be entitled to still park there as well as being issued with two temporary visitor’s permits.

Wandsworth Council have issued strict instructions that the visitor permits are their property and are not for resale. Anyone cause trying to sell the permits will face legal action.

Wandsworth Guardian:

Crowds are expected to flock to the huge tournament 

Wandsworth Guardian:

Some parking bays along Wimbledon Park Road, Augustus Road, Victoria Drive, Bathgate Road, Queensmere Road and Princes Way will be suspended for the duration of the tournament.

Parking bays and yellow lines in Revelstoke Road between Wimbledon Park and the junction with Heythorp Street will be in operation continuously throughout the tournament.

Any vehicle parked incorrectly over the Wimbledon tennis fortnight is liable to receive a parking ticket and may be towed away.

For more information during the Wimbledon fortnight contact the parking service on 0208 871 6660.

Wandsworth Guardian:

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

10:40am Mon 7 Jul 14

Paul of Psynapse says...

I think the Wandsworth arrangements are terrific for the fortnight, but suggest they extend the time allowed post-event for parking with the special permits. Why? Because there is a catch 22 now in our road where the signs are still up for Permits Only on the Monday and no opportunity to pay for a parking ticket as the parking machines are switched off. Besides, even if you pay, the signs clearly state 'permits only' and are not time-limeted, unlike the yellow temporary suspension signs which have a specific date on them. So, what do you have to do? Risk it with the temporary permit or have to park miles away in an area not affected by the parking restrictions?
I think the Wandsworth arrangements are terrific for the fortnight, but suggest they extend the time allowed post-event for parking with the special permits. Why? Because there is a catch 22 now in our road where the signs are still up for Permits Only on the Monday and no opportunity to pay for a parking ticket as the parking machines are switched off. Besides, even if you pay, the signs clearly state 'permits only' and are not time-limeted, unlike the yellow temporary suspension signs which have a specific date on them. So, what do you have to do? Risk it with the temporary permit or have to park miles away in an area not affected by the parking restrictions? Paul of Psynapse
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree