Yel­low lines are no good if not en­forced

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Letters And Opinion -

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

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