Reported via mobile in the Kerbs category anonymously at 14:46, Friday 18 February 2022
Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 367575.
Response to request for wooden posts with reflectors to be fitted along grass verges has been responded to with no further action. The response was not adequate as parking restrictions do apply in Osborne Road via a single yellow line each side of the road - Monday to Friday. Still, vehicles park on the grass throughout the day and night and ruin the verges spoiling them continually + contravening parking restrictions by parking fully off the road and on the pavement and trying to avoid the yellow lines. These vehicles are also a hazard to the large volume of school children using and crossing Osborne Road on their way to Queensbury Academy. The majority of residents have adequate off road parking so no need to park on verges. Ideally, it would be helpful if drivers left their vehicles parked on the road rather than up on the verge - if this is not enforceable then posts need to be fitted to force drivers to park on the road. To note, posts have been fitted on the corner of Kirby Road which seem to be solving this issue.
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Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 16:09, Monday 21 February 2022
The previous response to customer was purely in relation to the request for bollards, not breaches of parking restrictions.
We absolutely acknowledge that pavement and verge parking are an issue in many areas of Central Bedfordshire - however the situation on Osborne Road is no different to numerous other locations, and aside from the information provided in the previous update, we have a limited budget that is currently focused towards safety critical issues.
We note the concerns at this time, but we will not be providing bollards in the area. If you believe people are parking in breach of actual restrictions, you are welcome to report this directly to our parking enforcement team, details of which can be found on the below link.
State changed to: No further action
Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 12:18, Wednesday 23 February 2022
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