How long have you been following my blog … ?
A while, I hope.
But, at any rate, if you have, you’ll know I live in a street in Brentwood called Rollason Way: a relatively recently built part of town.
Which has — in all the years I’ve lived here* — has never had enough parking for residents.
I’ve not double checked what the new carparks at the end of the street have done to the figures: but, at one point, we had ¾ of a parking space per resident. (Some reports say more: they say ⅘ of a parking space.)
We’ve also got a lot of people — many of whom seem to be visitors to the area — who park on the pavement.
I’ve personally have always felt that’s hazardous. And still do. I feel it impedes emergency vehicle access to Rollason Way: something that will kill someone, at some point.
Part of the issue? Is that Essex Council have not, as yet, taken control of Rollason Way. Meaning that there’s no formal parking controls: nor any way of handing out parking tickets.
One (possibly) good thing? Crest Nicholson, the company who built Rollason Way and the surrounding area, have hired a parking management company: and put up the (pictured) signs, emphasising the fines that will be handed out to owners of cars parking on the pavement.
Granted, I’ve not seen any one handing out tickets, yet: hopefully that won’t be long.
I can only hope the result will be the offending cars park somewhere else.
Rather than move a few inches, to park on the road!
That will make things seriously worse.