Following many complaints concerning nuisance and inconsiderate parking, particularly near the various junctions on Shelly Crescent, Monkspath the council’s highway officers have drawn up a proposal to make the junctions safer for all users of Shelly Crescent and the side roads – both vehicular and pedestrian.
The practice of parking on the road, sometimes pavements, actually in the junctions has continued despite letters to parents from the school, where I have been a governor for 24 years. The latest newsletter to parents repeats calls for considerate parking to ensure safety for our children. In brief, the existing white lines were only advisory and the new double yellow lines will ensure greater respect – we need to ensure that enforcement will follow.
I have attached the plan drawing from officers, which I received just minutes ago shelly crescent 01 . Local residents living near to the junctions will off course be consulted but the response I had from residents following a letter I sent a few months advising them of what was to be proposed brought widespread support. I have yet to formally respond to the officers but at first sight the proposals are sound. It is a shame we have to control the issue through regulations but I feel the response by highway officers is appropriate – what do you think?