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Parking on pavements

Reported via Android in the Pavement and Cycle path category anonymously at 15:18, Wednesday 14 July 2021

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 359279.

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Cars are double parked as you enter Nettleton Close but the cars park on the pavement on the left side making it difficult for walking on and I escort my elderly father who is 90 and we cannot walk on the path thereby having to walk on the road. Vehicles such as delivery drivers and dustbin men are also having difficulty getting in and out. I cannot park my car on my drive as it is too difficult to drive in and out with the double parked vehicles

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  • State changed to: Investigating

    Updated by Central Bedfordshire Council at 15:18, Wednesday 14 July 2021

  • Thank you for contacting us. This issue does not come under the responsibility of our Highways Department, however we have forwarded this report to be reallocated to another service within the council.

    Please pass to Traffic management

    Many thanks,
    Central Bedfordshire Council Highways

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 08:48, Tuesday 20 July 2021

  • Thank you for contacting us to request a parking restriction.
    The issue of parking and how to deal with problems is often viewed differently and there may not be a simple answer to a problem, especially where demand outweighs available road space. Parking restrictions will only be introduced where there is a clear need, with priority given to those relating to road safety. Central Bedfordshire Council currently reviews new parking restriction requests on a holistic basis, taking the wider area into account. Reacting to one concern in an isolated area can potentially move the problem to another area.
    You may wish to contact your local parish or town council in the first instance as they will need to support any request for further consideration to be given. Other factors considered when assessing requests are:
    -accessibility
    -the possibility of displacing the parking problem to another street
    -how many people support or do not support the request.

    Where a request is confirmed and justified by Officers and there is enough local support, they may be included in a future consultation to make a change to the Traffic Regulation Orders for that area. The whole process can be quite lengthy, and it can take up to 18 months to introduce any new parking restrictions. Thank you once again for your feedback.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 09:52, Thursday 22 July 2021

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