Congratulations seem to be in order . . .
Can I be first to congratulate Ashford Borough Council on their success against lorry parking (At last! Clamping threat is beginning to pay off, KE, September 3). Last Saturday: Simone Weil Avenue, lay-by, two lorries parked, pictured above
Lorries escorted from Sainsbury’s car park
A20 Hare and Hounds lay-by, 11 lorries parked A20 Warren lay by, two lorries parked. Henwood Industrial Estate, 17 lorries parked
Sevington Business Park, five lorries parked
Gas Works Lane off Victoria Way, four lorries parked
Well done council, how would it have been without them. Andy Clark Ashford Once again a small semi rural road is blighted by lorry parking.
Blackwall Road South in Willesborough Lees was badly affected by three huge foreign lorries last weekend. Two were Polish and one was from the Czech Republic. My photograph shows that not only was access to the road restricted, but also residents of five houses could not park outside their own homes. One lorry had a parking ticket but the other two did not appear to be ticketed. Why can’t the police move these lorries on?
Ashford Borough Council must pass a bylaw banning lorry parking on residential streets. It is a disgrace that people should have to put up with this. And this is in addition to the problems caused by hospital employees parking all around the area. People buy houses in residential roads, not for them to be hospital or lorry vehicle parks. John Bailey Willesborough