Hayes and Coney Hall Councillors Josh Coldspring-White, Alexa Michael and Thomas Turrell today slammed the London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, as the much-loved Bromley Pageant of Motoring was cancelled for the first time ever due to Sadiq Khan’s ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) expansion to Outer London.
The Bromley Pageant of Motoring is a community event where motorists can admire a variety of cars, from classic vehicles to newer models. It also gives people a chance to meet fellow car enthusiasts. This event has been held annually at Norman Park in Hayes and Coney Hall Ward. Regrettably, the organisers have taken the decision to cancel the event because is now unfeasible to hold it in Greater London due to the ULEZ expansion.
Local Conservatives have consistently lobbied against the ULEZ expansion as being disastrous to hard-pressed motorists who are unable to afford to scrap their cars and find suitable replacement during the cost-of-living crisis. They have called for the Labour Mayor, Sadiq Khan, to reverse it immediately.
Commenting on the developments, Councillor Turrell said:
“Yet again, Sadiq Khan’s ULEZ expansion is proving disastrous to residents in Hayes & Coney Hall and across the wider London Borough of Bromley. Residents are already hard-pressed as a result of the charge, while being hit with an increased Mayoral Council Tax precept and the possibility of Pay-per-Mile being introduced in the near future.
Residents are now being prevented from participating in a much-loved, well-attended event in the form of the Bromley Pageant of Motoring. It shows yet again how Sadiq Khan just doesn’t understand Outer London and why we need to see the ULEZ reversed.
My Ward colleagues and I will always stand up for our residents and we call on the Mayor to think again following this appalling development.”
Along with colleagues at Conservative-led Bromley Council and London Assembly Member Peter Fortune, Councillors Coldspring-White, Michael and Turrell will continue to highlight the negative impacts of ULEZ on Hayes and Coney Hall and do everything we can to see the policy reversed.