Think the road changes don't affect you?
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"I can no longer access clients in many areas. These clients are extremely vulnerable and need timed medication. We cannot use bikes with all of the medication and PPE. A 5 minute journey now takes 20-25 minutes. This is causing so much distress."
"I have seen the detrimental effect these new changes have had. Many businesses rely on parking bays on the main road, but they have been wiped out."
"I can no longer carry out the same workload so either have to work longer hours to compensate for extra journey times or I have the choice of less income and thus pay less tax, or I will have to pass on the additional cost to clients."
"My journey time to clients houses has risen from 10 minutes to 30-50 minutes. My children are returning to school with staggered start and end times, so I may lose clients as a direct result of these ludicrous road closures."
"My father relies on me for everything but I struggle to get to him quickly now. He has a red button alarm, but the Company have warned they cannot guarantee getting to him if he has an emergency."
"I am now having to work longer hours to compensate for time lost sitting in traffic. I also can’t keep to arranged appointment times as I don’t know how long it will take to get anywhere."
"When the full LTN’s are in place, I will have an additional 20-30 minutes at least, with 4 road diversions to get my disabled son to school."
"In the short time this scheme has been in effect, my lungs have been compromised by the increased pollution. My Doctor has told me to stop walking and said I must drive, which is ironic!"
" These road closures and added traffic is having a massive impact on me doing my job. I have to drive with all the equipment required, but I am now having to see less clients per day, and now have to park further away and carry all my kit. All of this after losing so much business in Covid!"
"My supermarket delivery was 1.5 hours late. The driver said that due to LTN’s, 10-12 customers would not get their deliveries that day. What if they were for someone vulnerable?"
"I used to shop on Tooting High Street but due to recent changes, have had to go to big brand shops. These changes have also affected the quality of life for my frail parents who rely on me to help take them to appointments around Tooting."
"Speak to any business on the High Street and everyone is worried. Just as we are able to get up and running again after losing so much business with Covid, we are essentially being restricted again. All of the parking and delivery bays have been removed. I am losing passing trade and can’t function.
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