Yellow lines are no good if not enforced
There will be little point in Canterbury and Kent councils putting down more yellow lines around the city unless they employ people to police them.
Living near two schools, I was one of the residents who asked for and got additional yellow lines for road safety purposes; within months they were openly flouted by motorists turning up early to collect children and parking on them, not because there was nowhere else to park and not because they were getting out of their cars .... bizarre behaviour, simply minimising the distance their children walked from school gate to car. And there is, we are told, a childhood obesity problem.
Personally, I wouldn’t mind a bit more council tax if it meant that every day between 8am and 9.30am and 2.30pm and 4pm we had a local warden who actually issued tickets. Perhaps to minimise costs the council could employ part-time wardens to do the job; ideal perhaps for active, retired people who want part-time employment? Bob Britnell, Orchard Close, Canterbury