Safety’s not first in pedestrian area
VISITING Uxbridge last week, I was walking in the pedestrian area at 11.30am.
A car came up behind me and forced me aside, going on to park outside the library. I noticed for an area that should have no vehicles in it after 10.30am it was busy with both cars and delivery vehicles.
After thinking about this, I asked a parking warden, who was just walking past the vehicles, why he was not putting tickets on them. His reply was a surprise when he put his finger to his lips and said it was hush hush and that they had been told not to ticket any parked vehicles in the pedestrian area.
The council has a duty of care to all it’s residents and by placing signs up saying this area is safe to walk in after 10.30am, it would appear from what the warden said they knowingly know it is not, and should a resident or visitor be hit by a vehicle in this area the council will have some difficult questions to answer. PHIL REARDON Denham