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Road obstruction with bad parking

Reported via desktop in the Obstructions on pavements and roads category anonymously at 10:18, Tuesday 13 April 2021

Sent to London Borough of Bexley less than a minute later

Parking in close is limited so drivers pack in front of drop curbs making it difficult for residents to back out of their drivers. the road is also very narrow and some drivers park opposite drop curbs blocking traffic and making it difficult for anyone to drive into the close including binmen when collecting waste. Yellow lines need to be installed and parking noticed removed as parking bays are no longer available since new drop curb has been installed.

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    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 17:32, Wednesday 14 April 2021

  • Parking in Hayward Close has always been an issue, however with the introduction of driveways at No 1 & No 2 it has become even more of a problem.

    Parking always use to be on the left of the street with marked out white boxes on the pavement and this gave 3 spaces within the boxes and one off the pavement at the top ie 4 parking spaces on the left. In addition, there is 2 additional spaces at the top end of the cul-d-sac. This gave a total of 6 road parking spaces.

    The white boxes have been partially covered up with the driveways and drop kerbs being introduced. This has taken away 3 parking spaces, so half of what we use to have.

    We have 4 residential properties that do not have driveways and between them they have 6 cars. However, there is only 3 parking places available now. Instead of those residents parking in adjoining streets, they are now parking on the right side of Hayward Close. They are predominately parking on the road and not up on the pavement (as there’s no white boxes) however this has drastically reduced the width of the road and caused a chicane scenario when driving in and out of Hayward Close (ie vehicles are having to drive up and onto the pavement then back down onto the road to get around the parked cars). This has had a huge affect on all delivery vehicles, ambulances, rubbish collection etc because they can not get up and into the cul-d-sac. It is also a safety issue especially when children are walking on the pavements.

    The partial remaining white boxes need to be removed. The yellow lines on the left of the street need to be extended up to the new drop kerb for the driveway at No 1 and full yellow lines need to be introduced on the right side of the street. Maybe consideration could be given to issuing a single parking permit per household for those that do not have a driveway.

    Prompt action is required from the point of safety for all residents, especially children.

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 21:58, Friday 16 April 2021

  • Received a reply from the council

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 20:06, Monday 26 April 2021

  • Thank you for your report.

    If you have provided an email, you should receive an update within five working days and continue with any
    further updates.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 03:00, Tuesday 27 April 2021

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