Reported by Ron Storr at 21:57, Monday 26 March 2018 using FixMyStreet Pro
Sent to Warwick District Council and Warwickshire County Council 2 minutes later
Twice on two seperate weekends signs have been erected in Albert St and Victoria St restricting parking to allow work to be completed on the partially installed crossing on Cape Road. On teh first occassion absolutely nothing was done and this last weekend road rollers were parke domn the ground behind the Council Club and a surfacing machine in the layby outside the old police station on Priory Road and yet again absolurely nothing was done apart from cause inconvenience to residents who pay exhorbitant charges to park in these two roads. This project has now been going on for a number of weeks leaving a very poorly repaired road where the crossing will be. One also questions the logic of placing the crossing here as it will only cause considerable disruption as only 2/3 vehicles will be able to turn into Cape Road before being stopped by the crossing, potentially causeing fuether holdups at the junction of cape Road and the Priory Road / Butts junction. If the planners think that people will walk to this new crossing rather than crossing the road at the T junction at the top of Cape Road or that those pedestrians coming out of the Council car park or those walking up through Priory Park will walk uop to it , I am convinced that they are wrong as people will still cross on the bend by the path through the park as they do now. so one has to ask how much has this folly cost and why are the council wasting time and money putting restrictions in for the wpork to be done and then not getting it completed. Last Sunday 25th March was dry and bright so the westher cannot be blamed for the work not being completed when the machinery was already parked on site.
Warwickshire County Council does not have the authority to deal with vehicles parked inappropriately at this location. For assistance with a vehicle which is causing an obstruction you would need to contact the Police who have powers to take appropriate action. The Police have the authority as the Highway Code states“You MUST NOT leave your vehicle or trailer in a dangerous position or where it causes any unnecessary obstruction of the road. [Laws CSDPA sect 21 & RTRA sects 5 & 8]” In such a case they may issue a Fixed Penalty Notice or arrange removal/relocation of the vehicle.
You make like to raise this issue with the police via your local Community Forum. Three priorities are set for Police attention at the Community Forum - for the next three months. Actions and outcomes of the chosen priorities are then reported back to the next Community Forum. Residents are welcome to attend these meetings. Please visit: Community Forums http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/ communityforums for contact details and more information about your local Community Forum.
Posted by County Highways at 08:47, Tuesday 27 March 2018
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