Local resident, Rob Askin has felt provoked to write in order to highlight what he considers a ridiculous waste of public money on double yellow lines where they are not necessary, and ignoring the real points of need.
Rob explains: “I have been trying to get double yellow lines at the eastern end of Whitby Road for some time, due to the parking on both sides of the road of cars associated with St. Georges. I have been advised that there is not a road safety issue that would justify this, despite several near misses of both myself and my neighbours exiting our drives.
I have now learnt that the local council are proposing to impose additional parking restrictions in De La Warr Road, a quiet road with hardly any traffic, due to road safety issues. This follows the painting of double yellow lines half way up Church Hill at the gated entrance to 4 houses, where there is patently no parking space to be protected. Similarly when Victoria Road, a wide, quiet road, was recently re-surfaced parking restriction yellow lines were immediately re-painted despite there again being no real justification or need.”
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