More parking questions

SIR – The additional yellow lines on Ascots Lane, WGC, put there to resolve what had become a dangerous level of parking have been welcomed by almost everyone. However, local councillors for the area Margaret Birleson, Lynn Chesterman and I, are aware

SIR - The additional yellow lines on Ascots Lane, WGC, put there to resolve what had become a dangerous level of parking have been welcomed by almost everyone.

However, local councillors for the area Margaret Birleson, Lynn Chesterman and I, are aware that parking generated by the hospital has had a detrimental effect on nearby residential streets for some time and the additional restrictions on Ascots Lane could make this situation worse.

Residents are annoyed at the unwillingness of the local authority to enforce existing regulations to prevent parking on double yellow lines or dangerously close to junctions.

All car users have a responsibility to park legally and considerately on public streets, but take a walk around Mount Way, Ryelands and The Wade during the day and you will see many examples of inconsiderate or illegal parking.


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Residents have told us of difficulties accessing their own driveways, parking near to their homes to unload shopping or children or even getting in or out of their street.

If they ask for cars to be parked more considerately they are often met with abuse.

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Last Thursday evening at a meeting of the cabinet planning and transportation panel the scale of this problem, raised regularly by local councillors, was finally recognised by the council and as a result local residents will be consulted on a range of measures to tackle the parking issues on residential streets around the hospital.

We welcome this consultation and the opportunity it will give for residents to be involved in finding a solution to a problem they have had to suffer for far too long.

Sue Jones,

County councillor,

Hollybush and Howlands.

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