Lemsford Road is a parking nightmare

PUBLISHED: 17:22 27 January 2009 | UPDATED: 21:50 26 October 2009

Sir - I refer to the problem Three Valleys Water has with parking spaces when they move to the business park (WHT, January 21). I live in Lemsford Road, Hatfield and Monday to Friday there is end to end parking. I believe the parked cars at the fire

Sir - I refer to the 'problem' Three Valleys Water has with parking spaces when they move to the business park (WHT, January 21).

I live in Lemsford Road, Hatfield and Monday to Friday there is end to end parking. I believe the parked cars at the fire station end are an overspill from the business park. Saturday and Sunday the road is virtually clear except for the residents' cars, which shows the majority of parked cars belong to workers.

So where will the employees of Three Valleys Water park? Not Lemsford Road, That's already full. They will have to find another 'residential area' to fill up.

Why not build a multi-storey car park (or two) on the business park? Charge for parking and the workers who wish to use it should be given vouchers by their company, who can buy them from the relevant party to go towards, and in time, pay for the car park.

Finally, Three Valleys are providing space for 60 bicycles. That leaves 334 workers to either walk (if they live near enough) or use public transport. Either way, it will not be an easy journey.

Mrs M C Lampey, Lemsford Road, Hatfield.

SIR - Having just read the letter about parking in Parkway (WHT, January 21), I think that the residents should be happy that they have at least one clear lane in each direction. Perhaps they should try driving down Lemsford Road in Hatfield. It has a blind summit with the added bonus of a junction on either side at one end of the road and the fire station at the other.

Add to this all of the cars which used to park in the Forum car park and the overspill from the Aerospace site, buses in both directions several times a day and vehicles parked on the pavement, you end up with one extreamly dangerous mess.

I'd like to know when the council is going to do something to sort out the chaos they've caused. The problem could be solved by making the rough land by the swimming pool in to a car park, painting residents parking bays outside the houses with no off road parking and yellow line the rest.

Jackie Radford, Stockbreach Close, Hatfield.

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