Just try liv­ing (and park­ing) in our road

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

I THINK it is hyp­o­crit­i­cal of Joan Mulk­er­rins (let­ters Fe­bru­ary 17) to ac­cuse the res­i­dents liv­ing near to Glebe School, Ick­en­ham for be­ing NIMBYs for want­ing res­i­dents only park­ing when she lives in Hilling­don East and nowhere near a school!

If a per­son can af­ford to buy and run a car then they should be able to af­ford to park it.

Many or­gan­i­sa­tions have staff car parks and there are sta­tion car parks for com­muters and high street car parks for shop­pers.

There is ab­so­lutely no ex­cuse for th­ese lazy, tight-fisted in­di­vid­u­als to block up res­i­den­tial roads.

We have the same prob­lem in High­grove Way and Warrender Way, Ruis­lip with staff and stu­dents from Bishop Ram­sey School us­ing our roads as a free car park due to the short-sighted lack of park­ing fa­cil­i­ties when the school was re­built; the prob­lem is com­pounded by evening and week­end events.

Then peo­ple us­ing High­grove Swim­ming Pool also park in our roads in­stead of us­ing the of­fi­cial car park.

Fur­ther­more, self­ish, lazy par­ents reg­u­larly block the High­grove Way/ Warrender Way junc­tion ev­ery morn­ing/af­ter­noon, and also block res­i­dent’s pri­vate drive­ways whilst wait­ing in the af­ter­noon in­stead of us­ing the of­fi­cial drop-off and pick-up fa­cil­ity in Hulme Way. Traf­fic of­ten comes to a com­plete stand­still.

If any­one thinks that peo­ple shouldn’t buy a house near a school if they ob­ject to non-res­i­den­tial park­ing, our houses were built in the 1930s whilst Bishop Ram­sey School wasn’t built un­til the 1970s.

Lo­cal res­i­dents de­serve bet­ter treat­ment – enough is enough.

What is ur­gently re­quired is res­i­dents only park­ing for High­grove Way and Warrender Way and it needs to be in force for as long as the school and swim­ming pool are open to the pub­lic. JOHN NEUMULLER Warrender Way


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