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Abbey walk end kerb

Reported via desktop in the Kerbs category anonymously at 10:44, Mon 10 October 2022

Sent to Central Bedfordshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 376658.

Their are unauthorised cars parked on both sides of the foot path blocking way and because of the car parked it is very difficult to walk on the foot path each side.

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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 our Highway safety team to log. Please note that illegal, dangerous or obstructive parking on roads without restrictions (such as double yellow lines) may only be enforced by the Police as the council are unable to enforce the law.

    Many thanks,
    Central Bedfordshire Council Highways

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 11:40, Fri 21 October 2022

  • Verge and pavement parking is a difficult issue for us to tackle. There’s not always a simple solution as the demand for on street parking across Central Bedfordshire far outweighs our available road and boundary space. Our enforcement team do not have powers in this situation without restrictions in place. Reacting to an issue such as this in one area (in the form of delivering a scheme of restrictions or prevention measures) has the potential to push this issue on to other roads, or indeed create another safety issue entirely, so we have to take a holistic approach to these requests that doesn’t always result in immediate action against our other safety priorities.

    Attempts have been made previously to educate vehicle owners of the potential maintenance and safety issues caused by this type of parking, in the form of letter drops on to vehicles caught in the act. Unfortunately these have largely been ignored.

    We note your concerns at this time and will monitor if a situation in need of immediate attention occurs.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Central Bedfordshire Council at 14:49, Fri 11 November 2022

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