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Poor parking by school parents obstructing road and unsafe

Reported via desktop in the Verges - Damaged by Vehicles category anonymously at 09:48, Wed 11 November 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council less than a minute later. ref: 2381802.

The school parents park the entire length of Wimborne Place during drop off time in the morning, making it so dangerous to drive around here as you're unable to see what is coming around the bend. People do all sorts of silly manoeuvres to turn around in the road too, rather than go around the one way car park down past the pub to save themselves a minuscule amount of time.

As you can imagine, there are children and young families all over the place as this is going on and I'm concerned that someone is going to get really hurt one day or there will be a car crash outside the school.

The parents abandon their vehicles in really unsuitable places that are not appropriate parking spaces. It's almost as if the length of the road that runs around the back of Busy Bees nursery needs double yellow lines or a parking warden to issue fines for poor parking.

They also completely mount the kerbs and park their entire vehicles on the patches of grass, which ruins it and makes the place look really messy.

It's just utter chaos and I wonder if anything can be done to help?

Thank you very much

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:48, Wed 11 November 2020

  • Thank you for your query to Northamptonshire County Council’s Street Doctor Service with regard to your concerns about inconsiderate parking on the approach road to Wimborne Place and you request for parking restrictions along this section. As the County Council receives many requests for the introduction of parking restrictions each site has to be investigated to ensure that introducing such measures would be an appropriate and would not simply displace the parking problems elsewhere. This request will therefore be passed through to our parking team for inclusion in the assessment process. With regard to timescale, if the assessment is positive, as we receive hundreds of requests each year for parking restrictions the most efficient and practical way of assessing these is to collate them into annual reviews separated into the different District’s and Borough’s. The legal costs are same for one change or dozens of changes, so there is logic again in completing one amendment order each year for the current 7 districts / boroughs within the county. The only downside of this is the length of time it takes from submitting a request to completing a review. The review process is generally undertaken in the late summer with the legal process occurring over the autumn and the actual lines being introduced in the following spring. I hope that this explains the process.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 17:27, Fri 13 November 2020

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Northamptonshire County Council at 17:27, Fri 13 November 2020

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