Play park visitors parking over driveway white lines.
Reported via mobile in the Car parking category anonymously at 15:36, Tuesday 2 February 2021
Sent to Hart District Council less than a minute later
Everyday of the week, worse at the weekend, parents with poor parking abilities will plonk their vehicles where ever they see a space on Merivale.
With the newly built play park we have more traffic and more parking. They will park on double yellow lines, in junctions, fill up the culdesacs, but most frustrating is the parking on the white lines that mark residents driveways. Getting off and on your driveway is made difficult or sometimes impossible as selfish people could care less where they leave their vehicles!
It is not acceptable to have to deal with this everyday and when speaking with the vehicle owners they could care less or just ignore you. The council need to send enforcement to Merivale, and actually enforce.
Residential parking ONLY would be smart move for Merivale as this road has just become a car park for the play park.
This is the response from Parking Hart:
"Thank you for your report. Officers do visit the area regularly; however, I will ask them to pay special attention to this area. Please be aware that we currently have a very limited number of Civil Enforcement Officers and additional duties due to Covid-19.
Regarding the dropped kerbs, the vehicle must be restricting access to the driveway in order for it to be enforced, additionally we require consent from the owner at the time of contravention, to ensure that the contravening vehicle is not owned by the resident or a friend."
For me this means the white lines marking driveway openings are now only advisory making them pointless! So if you park your vehicle on them nothing will be done if you walk away and use the play park. Good job council.
Posted anonymously at 17:29, Saturday 13 February 2021
The council have said they can only apply enforcement if a vehicle is blocking a driveway (you cannot get in or out), and even then only if the owner of vehicle is present (as it may just be a visitor to one of the homes). So essentially zero enforcement.
Posted anonymously at 16:04, Tuesday 2 March 2021
Still open, via questionnaire
2 ton vehicle with two wheels on curb stones, why? And at least two foot over the white line protecting driveway entrance/exit. Round of applause for worst parking of the week.
I'm sure this selfish display of parking is acceptable parking in the councils eyes.
Posted anonymously at 10:48, Saturday 13 March 2021
Still open, via questionnaire, 16:36, Tuesday 30 March 2021
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