Stop ‘dangerous’ car parking
‘IRRESPONSIBLE’ parkers have been blasted by angry campaigners who are up in arms over a ‘dangerous’ section of Denham road.
Concerned villagers have also taken to social media to vent their frustrations over the situation at the top of Old Mill Road, where they say cars are being left all day by commuters, causing problems for adults and schoolchildren.
Villager Sue Delnevo said: “How long before there is a nasty accident or god forbid a child is hit trying to cross between the parked vehicles? At least when the car boot sale is on they put out cones to prevent this irresponsible parking.”
Roy Hill, parish council clerk, said: “Lots of commuters are parking their cars in that vicinity and either getting a lift to go on somewhere else or collecting a bicycle from the boot.”
Mr Hill said the road was too narrow to accomodate the number of cars.
He said: “The number of cars is causing concern about the possiblity of accidents. If somebody comes along a bit too fast and somebody steps out in between parked cars it could be very dangerous.
“It’s a safety situation and we wish we would be able to curtail the parking there but we don’t have the powers to do that.”
Furious campaigner Nadine Thorowgood, 35, described the blind corner as ‘really dangerous’.
“Pepole are going up the curb to avoid each other – nothing’s being done about it,” she added.
Ms Thorowgood, who lives on Lindsey Road, added: “I don’t know how there hasn’t been an accident yet.”
She called for parking restrictions to be put in place to stop people parking there all day.
“I understand people are trying to avoid paying for parking but it’s a really dangerous bend,” she said.
But Bucks County Council (BCC) say there is nothing it can do as there are currently no restrictions on the road.
A BCC spokesman said: “As there are no yellow lines or pay-and-display bays, the county council has nothing to enforce, so the power isn’t in our hands. It would be a local police matter.”
Instead the council advises people to visit http://www.buckscc.gov. uk/transport/parking/ re q u e s t- w a i t i n g - o rparking-restrictions/ to request new restrictions.