'Rampant' illegal parking at Clementi Avenue 1 on Sunday mornings, LTA has 'engaged' nearby church

Submitted by Stomper Jay

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For years, residents have been complaining about cars illegally parked at Clementi Avenue 1 every Sunday morning.

The road has double yellow lines on both sides, which means that parking is not allowed at all times.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) told Stomp that it had engaged a nearby church to inform its congregants to park at an HDB carpark.

Sharing a photo taken on Nov 6 of what he called "rampant illegal parking", Stomper Jay said that it happens every week in the area.

"It stretches along half of Clementi Avenue 1, starting from Clementi Road," he said.

"This has been going on for years and all the residents around here are long sick of this.

"I understand that some residents have written to MP before and the illegal parking toned down for a while, but now they are back in full force again."

In response to a Stomp query, LTA said: "LTA has engaged the Church of the Holy Cross to inform their congregants not to park illegally and to park at the nearby HDB parking lots instead."

The Church of the Holy Cross is at 450 Clementi Avenue 1, next to Clementi Road.


Posted by Church of the Holy Cross, Singapore on Saturday, September 24, 2022

According to its website, the church holds Sunday mass at 7.30am, 9.30am, 11.30am and 5pm.

On the church's Facebook page, there is one post on Sept 14 where the church asked its congregants to take public transport or park at the HDB carpark across the street as the church carpark was closed for Parish Feast Day celebrations.

Stomp has contacted the Church of the Holy Cross for more info.

LTA said: "We would like to take this opportunity to remind motorists to adhere to traffic rules and be considerate to all road users.

"Members of the public who encounter instances of illegal parking can report the offence via the OneService application, or OneMotoring portal. Enforcement actions will be taken against motorists who breach traffic rules."