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Difficulty for Emergency Ambulances

Reported via desktop in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 17:08, Tue 18 January 2022

Sent to Hampshire County Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3250355.

The length 30-metre length of Sopwith Road between its junction with Leigh Road and its junction with Benny Hill Close needs to be continuous double-yellow lines. Currently cars and commercial vans park all day on this short length of road, thereby hampering and slowing down access to Catherine Court, the over-70s block of Residential flats. This gated entrance is used throughout the day for cars, regular Emergency Ambulances, and delivery vehicles. It is a tight turn for them that requires the full width of Sopwith Road. Parked vehicles hinder this, and on occasions even prevent it.

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  • No organisation in Eastleigh or the wider Hampshire area seems willing to help ambulances and other vehicles ease their way into Catherine Court. Any advice would be welcome.

    Posted anonymously at 17:57, Tue 15 February 2022
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Getting the right thing done is being addressed by our newly-elected councillor. So there is hope.

    Posted anonymously at 18:43, Tue 15 March 2022
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • The left hand photo shows how close a visiting ambulance has to get to the gate to gain entry whilst avoiding vehicles parked on Sopwith Road. Sometimes ambulances arrive in pairs and have to ‘wriggle’ to gain entry due to cars parked on Sopwith Road. They are usually Emergency Ambulances where speed is vital.

    Posted anonymously at 21:00, Tue 12 April 2022
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Who cares, now that the local elections are over?

    Posted anonymously at 09:34, Wed 11 May 2022
    Still open, via questionnaire

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