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Footpath obstruction

Reported via iOS in the Car parking category anonymously at 16:21, Thu 25 February 2016

Sent to Chiltern District Council 4 minutes later

Every weekday numerous vehicles (parked chiefly by visitors to the adjacent business park off White Lion Road) do not leave enough space for a child's buggy or wheelchair to pass. This means vulnerable pedestrians have to walk in the road to circumvent these cars. Whilst this is not a major road, it is frequently used all day both by residents and the many delivery vehicles and taxis going to and from Stony Dean school. Busy enough to present a possible safety risk to those having to unnecessarily walk into the road.

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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:34, Thu 24 March 2016

  • The local council have said that they are unable to prevent motorists parking on the pavement which is quite ridiculous as I'm sure they would soon enforce the highway laws were someone to park their vehicle on the pavement outside their offices for example.

    Posted anonymously at 16:34, Thu 24 March 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:22, Thu 21 April 2016

  • The council are clearly not interested in helping pedestrians unless they can raise some revenue from the situation.

    Posted anonymously at 17:22, Thu 21 April 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:31, Thu 19 May 2016

  • Show all updates “The council are clearly not interested in helping pedestrians unless they can raise some revenue from the situation.”

    Posted anonymously at 17:31, Thu 19 May 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 20:15, Thu 16 June 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 09:08, Fri 15 July 2016

  • Problem has actually got worse with pavements regularly obstructed by visitors to the nearby business park who leave their cars there all day. Disabled, elderly and young children have to risk their safety by walking in the road around these vehicles.

    Posted anonymously at 09:08, Fri 15 July 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 09:41, Fri 12 August 2016

  • No response

    Posted anonymously at 09:41, Fri 12 August 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:32, Fri 9 September 2016

  • Council responded to declare that it is legal to park on the pavement, even if the vehicle is obstructing disabled or child access (!) and it is up to the police to enforce highway laws.

    Posted anonymously at 12:32, Fri 9 September 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:37, Fri 7 October 2016

  • No action by the council or police.

    Posted anonymously at 15:37, Fri 7 October 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:02, Fri 4 November 2016

  • No action by the council or police and the problem has actually got worse.

    Posted anonymously at 16:02, Fri 4 November 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 22:30, Fri 2 December 2016

  • Worse than ever Council not interested.

    Posted anonymously at 22:30, Fri 2 December 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 08:30, Sat 31 December 2016

  • Finally received a response from the police: dial 101. Very helpful - if stating the obvious and a display of total apathy is the response I was looking for. Let's be clear - the police and the council APPARENTLY DO NOT CARE. Only a serious accident caused by poorly parked or speeding vehicles will spur these people into action. Someone has to be injured or killed before they will consider doing anything. No wonder these motorists confidently flout the law: it's because they can.

    Posted anonymously at 08:30, Sat 31 December 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 10:24, Sat 28 January 2017

  • Police and council not interested in removing pavement obstructions.

    Posted anonymously at 10:24, Sat 28 January 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 13:31, Sat 25 February 2017

  • This continues to be a problem even though parking controls have recently been introduced. Inconsiderate residents persistently park their cars in such a way that they almost completely obstruct the footpath.

    Posted anonymously at 13:31, Sat 25 February 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:05, Sat 25 March 2017

  • Cars obstructing the pavement causing risk to the elderly, disabled and young children.

    Posted anonymously at 14:05, Sat 25 March 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:32, Sat 22 April 2017

  • Council, police and local councillor Martin Tett not interested despite being advised of the problem numerous times.

    Posted anonymously at 14:32, Sat 22 April 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:32, Sat 20 May 2017

  • Cars continue to be parked across the pavement in such a way they prevent pedestrians from safely negotiating past.

    Posted anonymously at 15:32, Sat 20 May 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 08:35, Sun 18 June 2017

  • Problem persists. Council and police not interested. We wait until a pedestrian is injured or worse to prompt them to take action.

    Posted anonymously at 08:35, Sun 18 June 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 09:21, Sun 16 July 2017

  • The police have finally sent a couple of asdvisory letters to residents who have obstructed the path but are not adddressing those casual non-resident drivers who do also.

    Posted anonymously at 09:21, Sun 16 July 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:31, Sun 13 August 2017

  • Lack of enforcement by council and police.

    Posted anonymously at 12:31, Sun 13 August 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 20:48, Sun 10 September 2017

  • PRked cars still causing obstruction: Lack of enforcement.

    Posted anonymously at 20:48, Sun 10 September 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 23:03, Sun 8 October 2017

  • No help from police or council to date.

    Posted anonymously at 23:03, Sun 8 October 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 07:23, Mon 6 November 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 07:32, Mon 4 December 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:08, Mon 1 January 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:50, Mon 29 January 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 13:01, Mon 26 February 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:28, Mon 26 March 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:56, Mon 23 April 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:14, Mon 21 May 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 19:45, Mon 18 June 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 20:27, Mon 16 July 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 08:06, Tue 14 August 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:15, Tue 11 September 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:08, Tue 9 October 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:08, Tue 6 November 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:38, Tue 4 December 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 19:03, Tue 1 January 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 21:06, Tue 29 January 2019

  • “No help from police or council to date.”

    Posted anonymously at 21:40, Tue 26 February 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 07:54, Wed 27 March 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 08:46, Wed 24 April 2019

  • Situation is dependant upon the consideration of those who park their cars on the odd-numbers side of the road. Often there is not enough space to comfortably pass between the vehicle and hedges/fences on foot, let alone those in wheelchairs or parents with buggies.

    Posted anonymously at 09:13, Wed 22 May 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 09:43, Wed 19 June 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 10:21, Wed 17 July 2019

  • No improvement. Some residents and their visitors routinely park in a manner that prevents the disabled or children in buggies from passing, and therefore have to walk in the road.

    Posted anonymously at 12:43, Wed 14 August 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:10, Wed 11 September 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:42, Wed 9 October 2019

  • Inconsiderate residents and visitors blocking the pavement preventing disabled people and parents with buggies from passing, forcing them to walk in the road.

    Posted anonymously at 17:49, Wed 6 November 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 19:20, Wed 4 December 2019

  • “Inconsiderate residents and visitors blocking the pavement preventing disabled people and parents with buggies from passing, forcing them to walk in the road.”

    Posted anonymously at 22:43, Wednesday 1 January 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 08:33, Thursday 30 January 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 10:18, Thursday 27 February 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:25, Thursday 26 March 2020

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