The Council and the Police have set up a task force to identify the exact location of these unauthorised car parks and to close them down. Car parks require a licence from the local authority (London Borough of Haringey) to operate, which means that certain criteria have to be met. That is partly to prevent instances of cars leaving unauthorised car parks and using roads that have been closed for pedestrian-only use.
We have no further information as to where the specific car parks being closed down are located. The implication is that it is those off White Hart Lane.
The Club’s position is driven (no pun intended!) by the fact that the Section 106 agreement for the new stadium included an obligation to reduce the number of fans driving to the match from 50% at the old stadium to 23% and, therefore, Spurs actively discourage fans from driving.
Particular concern to Trust members is the Boxing Day home fixture v Brighton, with considerably less public transport provision for travelling fans. It is our understanding that the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) will be in force as usual on 26 December. The Club has said that they are exploring options for a limited rail service, and that local buses and the London Underground Victoria Line will be operating a normal service. Shuttle buses from Alexandra Palace and Wood Green, along with the national Big Green Coach network will also be running as usual on Boxing Day.
We'll keep you updated with more information on the unauthorised car parking situation as we get it. Should you need to contact us on this matter, please email me at pete.haine@THSTOfficial.com or tweet me @Pete2Boogie or the Trust @THSTOfficial on Twitter.
22 October 2019