Permits could spell an end to parking misery
A GROUP of neighbours plagued with parking issues could see an end to their concerns if a parking permit scheme is introduced.
An experimental traffic regulation order is being developed to introduce a parking scheme for neighbours in roads near Wexham Park Hospital, after they complained about a lack of parking due to patients taking up spaces.
An illegal car park opposite the hospital was closed by the district council and parking problems have worsened.
Denise Clark, of Grangewood, near the hospital, previously spoke to the Advertiser about the issue. She said: “When South Bucks closed the field opposite the hospital at huge expense, they gave no thought as to where more than 200 people would park. We have Wexham Secondary opposite and there is now nowhere for the parents to drop off and collect children, who are crossing a busy road that regularly has accidents. It will not be long before we have a fatality.
“Grangewood is now only one car width, so cars are having to mount the pavement to pass – this involves driving over lawns in some cases.”
She added: “We are told we will get parking permits but have been waiting for 18 months now. Apparently it is in the pipe line but who knows what that means.”
TfB said it is still working with county councillor Trevor Egleton and the parish to develop and introduce this scheme.
Have you been impacted by parking issues near Wexham Park Hospital? Email bucksnews@ trinitysouth.co.uk.