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Resident's fury over inconsiderate parking

By Staf Newsletter  |  Posted: February 27, 2013

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PARKING chaos is causing misery in Penkridge with some drivers blocking pavements and clogging up the train station to snap up free parking, a resident says.

 

Carol Hyde, who lives in Norman Road, says more needed to be done to tackle inconsiderate parking in the village.

She told Penkridge Parish Council last week: “The Grange estate is particularly bad, especially Grange Crescent. You can’t walk up the road as there are so many cars parked.

“I know it’s said that as long as there is room for pushchairs or wheelchairs it is fine for cars to park on pavements but I very often have to walk in the road as there isn’t room for me on my own.

“People using the trains in Penkridge have free parking.

“There are charges for parking at Stafford so everyone comes here and parks for free instead.

“Something should be done about that.” Mrs Hyde said she also had concerns about blocked drains.

“They are not cleaned regularly enough.

“It floods outside Princefield School every time it rains. Francis Green Lane seems to be getting narrower and narrower because there are leaves blocking drains.”

Councillor Sandra Chambers, chairman of the parish council, said parking at the station had been raised before but members had been told it would cost money to introduce charges as someone would have to be employed to enforce them.

She said other parking and flooding concerns would be examined.

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