Queen’s Park Labour Councillors have called on Westminster Council to take urgent action to stop skip lorry companies using streets on the Queen’s Park estate as a ‘rat run’ to avoid traffic on Harrow Road and Kilburn Lane.
The problem streets appear to be centred on Nutbourne Street and Fifth Avenue where the skip lorries make a hug noise as they travel at speed over the speed humps.
“I had one last week go along just before 6:30 a.m. there are now at least five different skip companies using our roads.”
‘They continue to explode over speed bumps, avenues and side streets. Two lorry “explosions” this morning as they travel the streets with humps, honestly, just like explosions. The drivers clearly couldn’t give any hoots. Beyond the huge bangs, the side chains clang like demonic bells.”
“Rather a surge in our skip lorries last two weeks. All seem to be contractors, can’t see all names, but Simpsons and Donoghue noted. Earliest was 8am yesterday. They tend to cluster. And, as we know, oh the boom explosion over bumps.”
Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg said:
“We have been calling on Westminster Council for months to take action to stop this anti-social behaviour by the skip lorry companies. The skip lorries should be banned from using roads on the Queen’s Park estate to protect resident’s local environment. As an immediate step, the skip lorry companies should instruct their drivers not to use the Queen’s Park estate streets as a ‘rat-run’.”
The companies involved appear to be Simpsons. Donoghue and Powerday.