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Parking issues

Reported via mobile in the Kerbs category anonymously at 09:19, Wed 1 December 2021

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 364330.

Everyday Monday-Friday people park on both sides of the road and also on pedestrian pathways when dropping children off at neighbouring schools. Makes getting in and out for pedestrians difficult both walking and driving. Happens around 8.30am and 2.45pm five days a week. There needs to be parking restrictions down here. Children also run on the road or around the parked cars and is a fatal accident waiting to happen!!

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  • 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.

    Customer service to pass to Traffic management

    Many thanks,
    Central Bedfordshire Council Highways

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 08:10, Mon 6 December 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 10:32, Mon 6 December 2021

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