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Reverend Close - Delivery Vehicle Parking on pavement

Reported in the Pavements/footpaths category by Nick Roberts at 14:53, Tuesday 16 April 2019

Sent to Harrow Borough Council 2 minutes later

As observed @ 13.30 -13.41, 16/04/2019 - yet again we have a delivery vehicle parking on a footpath in a Parking Control Zone. (Shots taken from my bathroom window, directly above the kitchen, in order to show the incursion on the footpath)

In this case it was a Sainsbury's van and the driver has parked two feet away from my kitchen window. The paving stones are already buckled and broken along this stretch of footpath due to earlier damage caused by vehicle parking. There was no need to have parked here because at this time of day there is no traffic about and the van driver could have parked-up on single yellow lines in the Corbins Lane , without penalty, as the single yellow line restrictions don't re-activate until 14:00.

Driving and parking on the pavement are offences under the various Highways Acts. I can only assume that these drivers are not aware of this , or worse choose to ignore it. Either way it doesn't speak highly about them as road users. It would suggest to me that they require education and re-training.

The further issue is also raised whether the delivery agents are using the correct size of vehicle for delivery for these narrow roads - I would suggest not. Further, there is an issue for the Council. Council infrastructure is being damaged by a third party and Council Tax payers are being charged for the repairs when they are carried out. That is wrong. Polluter/damager should pay.

This is happening so frequently now, that I feel its necessary to raise the matter with Sainsbury's CEO - a link to this post will be supplied.

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  • PM 16/042019 - Reported to Metropolitan Police, MP and CEO Harrow Council.

    Posted by Nick Roberts at 16:27, Tuesday 16 April 2019

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