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Parking problems all along the southern part of Bridge End

Reported in the Parking within pay and display car parks category by Peter Lamb at 17:09, Sat 18 March 2017 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Warwick District Council and Warwickshire County Council 1 minute later

Bad parking further down the road from this marker has already been reported as frequently causing an obstruction, and over the winter at least 2 feet of the grass verge there, and the road alongside, have been transformed into a sea of mud by cars parking on the verge (drivers have often been seen walking from there to the Technology Park and returning to pick up their cars in the evening). Parking around my new marker is also making exit from The Templars hazardous as vehicles are not visible coming along the wrong side of the road to pass the parked cars. Large vehicles turning in and out of The Templars are being forced over the grass verge on the corner, and this is also being destroyed. A metal bollard at The Templars, uprooted last June after being hit by a turning vehicle, has still not been repaired in spite of being reported every month since 8 June. Basically, inconsiderate parking all along this part of Bridge End has become a major issue for residents. Yellow lines are not necessarily the answer, since those put in place closer to the Banbury Road have simply shifted the parking problem along, further into the residential area. Perhaps wooden posts to prevent parking on the verge, as installed in Archery Fields and other places, are the answer?

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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:14, Sun 16 April 2017

  • Nothing heard about this. Since reported, builders along the road have had to put down cones as their vehicles were unable to get through. Presumably the same would have applied if emergency vehicles needed access?

    Posted by Peter Lamb at 14:14, Sun 16 April 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 20:42, Sun 14 May 2017

  • Not a word heard since I put in the report and no action. I despair of any street problems ever being fixed as I eventually gave up on the last street problem I reported almost a year ago, which was never resolved. Why do we bother?

    Posted by Peter Lamb at 20:42, Sun 14 May 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:07, Mon 12 June 2017

  • Still nothing at all heard after 3 months.

    Posted by Peter Lamb at 12:07, Mon 12 June 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:16, Mon 10 July 2017

  • In the past month topsoil has been laid to repair the verge that had been destroyed by parking - for that many thanks. However, although the length still coned of by builders in order to be able to get down the road is intact, about a foot width at the corner has already been destroyed again by vehicles, as has the corner at the entrance to The Templars. Nothing but a physical barrier is going to solve this problem - it's only a matter of time before the builders' cones are removed and the whole verge is destroyed again. Still lots of dangerous parking on the junctions as well.

    Posted by Peter Lamb at 14:16, Mon 10 July 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:35, Mon 7 August 2017

  • No change or communication - dangerous parking continues...

    Posted by Peter Lamb at 15:35, Mon 7 August 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:16, Mon 4 September 2017

  • No change - no action, and inconsiderate/dangerous parking just as bad as ever. More of the recently repaired verge is being destroyed week by week by vehicles cutting across the corners.

    Posted by Peter Lamb at 16:16, Mon 4 September 2017

  • Please leave the road alone...we are privileged to live in Bridge End and we must be more considerate and tolerant. Placing rocks along the road is dangerous and unsightly and makes the problem worse. The answer is drive slowly and exit the road by either end. .

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 15:49, Tue 10 October 2017

  • Clearly 'anonymous' lives in a different world, where everyone behaves considerately and people drive slowly! I'd like to be able to set off from home without worrying whether I'll be hit by a fast moving car overtaking the parked vehicles, as is often a risk where the view is blocked, and that a fire engine could reach my house if necessary without reversing out of Bridge End and coming in the other way (assuming that way isn't blocked as well). I agree that some solutions might be unsightly, but I'd prefer to stay alive.

    Posted by Peter Lamb at 17:39, Tue 10 October 2017

  • Peter...I live in Bridge End...not another world, and you avoid the facts in this debate. As I said, the "sea of mud" was created by builders working on the house opposite. The householders could have asked the builders to re-instate the verge before they paid the bill....but they did not. The cones are now unnecessary following reinstatement. What's wrong with parking slightly on the grass verge?. Note that householders on the corner often park entirely on the grass verge. This does make the road somewhat safer for those who are concerned. If you own a house in Bridge End are there different rules for you? Does it give you the right to dictate what happens to the publicly owned grass rocks, cones etc there? Having lived in Bridge End many years more than you, I have never heard of a serious accident here, and drivers are usually quite considerate. Be tolerant......

    Posted anonymously at 18:24, Tue 10 October 2017

  • I've no intention of continuing an on-line debate with an anonymous person who purports to have lived in Bridge End for a long time and therefore knows better than anyone else, in spite of clearly being ignorant of the facts.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Peter Lamb at 14:04, Wed 11 October 2017

  • I fully support the claims by Peter Lamb, I have lived in Bridge End a long time but not nearly as long as Peter has giving him the right to voice this concern. He has demonstrated an accurate account of the issues in our end of the road.

    The cones are helping the regrowth of the lawn, this area of grass is not a parking space, indeed it is more useful as a partial pavement as there isn't one. How dare anyone suggest that it is acceptable to park along the greenery and in turn destroy it. That grass area has been in the road longer than any of us and should be protected.

    Even when the builders have gone something needs to be done to protect our beautiful road from the growth in traffic, especially once Warwick School has grown their campus in a couple of years time. The extra traffic generated from that will create an additional challenge for residents.

    Posted by Karin Kenny at 11:43, Thu 12 October 2017

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