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Published: Friday, 28th May 2021

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is rolling out further CCTV enforcement cameras in June 2021, in addition to the ones already in operation, to enforce a range of moving traffic contraventions.

The cameras will discourage illegal driving behaviour and help to reduce congestion, increase road safety and improve air quality.   

New locations 

  • Peartree Way/A012 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach
  • Plumstead Common Road/Bloomfield Road
  • Plumstead High Street junction with Bannockburn Road
  • Eltham High Street (Adjacent St John the Baptist Church)
  • Plumstead Common Road junction with Burrage Road
  • Tunnel Avenue (North Morden Wharf Road)
  • Alnwick Road/Mottingham Lane
  • Wricklemarsh Road/Rochester Way
  • Thomas Street junction with Wellington Street
  • Greenwich-Blackwall Lane/Telcon Way
  • MacBean Street at junction with Beresford Street
  • Plumstead Road - eastern bus lane
  • Blackwall Lane junction with Salutation Road
  • Plumstead High Street junction with Garribaldi Street
  • Peartree Way junction A1020/A102
  • Westcombe Hill junction with Vanbrugh Park Road
  • Pettman Crescent junction with Nathan Way
  • Rochester Way junction with Crookston Road
  • Burrage Road junction with Spray Street

Warning notices will be issued for a period of two weeks in the new locations. If you get a warning notice you will not have to pay a fine. After two weeks, enforcement will begin and Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) will be issued.   

As part of this introduction, if you receive a PCN you’ll now be able to view CCTV video footage or still images of the offence online. See a list of signs and restrictions which CCTV can enforce.

The types of contraventions CCTV cameras enforce include: 

  • driving in bus lanes   
  • stopping in yellow box junctions  
  • ignoring banned turns and no-entry signs   
  • driving the wrong way in one-way streets.  
  • Cameras also allow us to enforce parking contraventions, such as illegal parking at bus stops.  

Cllr Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Enforcement, said:   

“The introduction of CCTV cameras to the borough has been extremely successful and that’s why we’re rolling them out in more locations. Enforcing traffic contraventions in this way improves road safety and congestion and encourages safer driving, which all helps to reduce the likelihood of accidents happening.  

“Making illegal turns and ignoring no entry signs can have serious consequences for pedestrians and other motorists, while stopping in yellow box junctions impacts journey times which can lead to congestion, delays and poor air quality.” 

Parking at bus stops means busses cannot get close enough to the kerb to allow people with mobility issues to get on the bus.   

Research shows that CCTV enforcement in bus lanes reduces the number of people using bus lanes illegally and improves bus running times and journey reliability.  

Moving traffic offences were previously enforced by the police and transferring this responsibility to the Council will enable the police to focus more resources on combatting and reducing crime in the borough.  

Read more about the introduction of CCTV traffic enforcement in Royal Greenwich.