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Recent changes to Catford Broadway

Read about recent improvements to Catford Broadway and how they might affect you.

Recent improvements to Catford Broadway

We have spent just over £2.1 million (£1.5 million from the Mayor of London plus £600,000 of our own funds) on a number of improvements designed to attract more people to Catford Broadway.

Our work on the broadway included:

  • a complete refurbishment of the street, with new lighting and seating
  • a brand new, level 'shared' surface to improve accessibility and fix issues such as drainage
  • improving the condition and overall look of a number of shop fronts
  • providing better facilities for the market and attracting new market traders.

Catford Broadway/Brookdale Road pedestrian zone

Catford Broadway (plus the section of Brookdale Road between Catford Broadway and the entrance to Catford Shopping Centre) is now a pedestrian zone. This makes it a better place to shop, meet and socialise.

The only vehicles allowed in this pedestrian zone are delivery vehicles and those accessing private parking areas. Any other vehicles driving, parking or waiting anywhere in the pedestrian zone could get a parking ticket.


With some vehicles still allowed in the area, you should take care when you are crossing Catford Broadway and Brookdale Road.


You are allowed to cycle through the pedestrian zone but you should observe all existing highways restrictions including one-way travel along Catford Broadway.

Authorised vehicles

You should enter the pedestrian zone from Rushey Green using the left-hand side of the street (alongside the Town Hall) as your main route.

Business owners and market traders

You can drive into the pedestrian zone to deliver goods to businesses or to set up, take down or re-stock a stall. You do not need a permit for your vehicle or your suppliers. All permitted vehicles should stop at an appropriate location and unload or load goods quickly before leaving the zone.


If you live in the pedestrian zone, you are allowed to enter the pedestrian zone with your vehicle to load or unload, or to access private parking areas. You do not need a permit. If you need to load or unload your vehicle, you should do this quickly before leaving the pedestrian zone and parking somewhere else.

Blue Badge holders

A Blue Badge does not allow you to park in the pedestrian zone or in resident-only parking bays, unless you are a resident.

There are disabled parking spaces in Thomas Lane and Holbeach Road car parks. If you have a Blue Badge, you can park for an unlimited time for free using the on-street pay-and-display parking bays on Thomas Lane or Holbeach Road.


If you are visiting Catford, there is pay-and-display parking in Thomas Lane and Holbeach Road car parks.

If you are a resident or a business, you can apply for a permit to park in controlled parking zone E. This does not permit you to park on Catford Broadway itself.

Why there are no yellow lines in the pedestrian zone

The entry to the pedestrian zone and at intervals along it make it clear that you are not allowed to park anywhere n the pedestrian zone. Yellow lines are not needed to enforce this restriction. If you park in the pedestrian zone, you could get a parking ticket.

When the pedestrian zone applies

This area is a pedestrian zone at all times, day and night.

Who enforces the pedestrian zone

NSL Services carry out parking enforcement on our behalf. They will enforce the new pedestrian zone using parking enforcement officers and camera cars.