Thursday, 24 August 2017

Parking problem unresolved

RESIDENTS of a Sonning Common street are still waiting for parking issues to be resolved.

RESIDENTS of a Sonning Common street are still waiting for parking issues to be resolved.

Heather Gale, of Pages Orchard, asked the council during a meeting last month if they had made any progress on parking issues in her street.

In November last year four people, including Mrs Gale, raised concerns about people parking their cars in Pages Orchard and Ashford Avenue.

The council had considered turning a grass area near Pages Orchard into parking spaces for about 10 cars but parish clerk Phillip Collings said he had not been able to get any “sensible quotes”, one of which was as high as £50,000.

He added: “This was to do what seemed to me a very small amount of work. The problem is most groundworkers are working on new housing developments and most say there not interested in a small job.”



The council had looked at dropping the kerb and installing “grasscrete” in the area which is a type of concrete which allows grass to grow through.

Residents have said in the past that because of people parking on the road there wasn’t room to allow emergency vehicles through or for cars to turn round.

County Councillor David Bartholomew said he would do what he can to get the problem resolved. The county council is the highways authority.

Councillor Barrie Greenwood said: “We need to push this and get a resolution one way or another. It’s been a year on this and we need to find out where we stand. Cllr Bartholomew’s offer to push this through should be taken up immediately.”

Mr Collings added: “We will get there sometime. We are trying to find the cheapest way to do it.”



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