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Vans (and cars) parking on pavements

Reported in the Car parking category anonymously at 16:15, Thu 10 July 2014

Sent to Oxford City Council 5 minutes later

There are several vehicles that park regularly on my street, Dene Rd (OX3 7EQ, ). They park up on the pavement so that often it's difficult to walk past them on the pavement.

In particular, there are two Ford Transit vans that park outside 121/123 Dene Rd that seem to be there most of the time (they are there as I type this). They park outside houses which have plenty of parking space so I think they should use the off street parking - if not, they should be more thoughtful re. pedestrians including pushchairs and children/older people/disabled. I have left messages asking them to park thoughtfully which has helped a bit, but I have never seen the drivers/owners to talk to. I wonder if the vans even belong to anyone on the street!

All in all, there are too many cars/vans parking on the street, and the cars are abusing the pavements!

Is there anything that can be done? Thanks in anticipation of any help/advice you can give.

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  • Vehicles that block the footway causing an obstruction such as this is a matter for Thames Valley Police who have the authority to enforce against obstruction.

    However, Oxfordshire County Council will be investigating the possibility of a permit parking scheme for this area which may go some way to ease the problem

    SA_OCC

    Posted by S Axtell at 17:12, Tue 22 July 2014

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