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Re: Parking issues, solutions, action and fines in Brookmans Park
« Reply #840 on: October 01, 2016, 03:40:01 pm »
i would like to know why there no lines on the road to indicate there are parking restrictions in westland drive ,oaklands avenue , the gardens and moffats lane. If there were it would alert people to look for the restriction signs (which are tiny)and be aware of when they can park legally .........

I seem to remember reading something about not wanting to have lines all over the place so the signs were used instead. But I can't find the text I think I remember seeing.   ::)
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Re: Parking issues, solutions, action and fines in Brookmans Park
« Reply #841 on: October 05, 2016, 02:46:42 pm »
i would like to know why there no lines on the road to indicate there are parking restrictions in westland drive ,oaklands avenue , the gardens and moffats lane. If there were it would alert people to look for the restriction signs (which are tiny)and be aware of when they can park legally .........

I seem to remember reading something about not wanting to have lines all over the place so the signs were used instead. But I can't find the text I think I remember seeing.   ::)


Also, there are large signs as you drive into each road alerting you to parking restrictions - difficult to miss those. ;)
 

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Re: Parking issues, solutions, action and fines in Brookmans Park
« Reply #842 on: October 05, 2016, 11:05:07 pm »
http://www.welhat.gov.uk/parkingbrookmanspark might be what your looking for
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Re: Parking issues, solutions, action and fines in Brookmans Park
« Reply #843 on: October 06, 2016, 08:28:04 am »
i would like to know why there no lines on the road to indicate there are parking restrictions in westland drive ,oaklands avenue , the gardens and moffats lane. If there were it would alert people to look for the restriction signs (which are tiny)and be aware of when they can park legally .........

I never park anywhere without seeking out the signs first, because if they exist and you've failed to observe them you are likely to get a ticket. There are signs, both at the entrance to restricted roads and along the routes, which are clear and unambiguous. I think we have enough road markings as it is without the need for more lines being painted.
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Re: Parking issues, solutions, action and fines in Brookmans Park
« Reply #844 on: October 06, 2016, 09:48:14 am »
This is not an issue that affects me personally ...but a few neighbours have failed to inform visitors of the new restrictions and have been hit with 70 fines ...........
 

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Re: Parking issues, solutions, action and fines in Brookmans Park
« Reply #845 on: October 06, 2016, 09:53:45 am »
This is not an issue that affects me personally ...but a few neighbours have failed to inform visitors of the new restrictions and have been hit with 70 fines ...........

That's sad. I always tell visitors, and anyone doing work on our place, about the restrictions. And I try to make space on our drive for them to park. So far nobody visiting our house, either socially or to do work, has had a ticket. It just takes a bit of planning. And residents can buy vouchers for visitors if they are not able to squeeze vehicles on their drive.
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Re: Parking issues, solutions, action and fines in Brookmans Park
« Reply #846 on: October 18, 2016, 10:18:10 am »
So 3 weeks have passed and finally got a reply. They sent me a map showing the restrictions where I live, I've highlighted where I live with the big red circle, now by my interpretation of the map I can park where I've marked the big green circles, from memory there is a single white line here but according to the local transport websites this is just used to indicate the side of the road or restriction and as the council have indicated no restriction I should be ok, that is until the people of Bluebridge Road complain there are cars parked outside their houses...
 

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Re: Parking issues, solutions, action and fines in Brookmans Park
« Reply #847 on: October 18, 2016, 03:05:09 pm »
Looking at the map you attached I see The Close off Brookmans Avenue hasn't been coloured, and it doesn't look like there are markings. Is that free parking 24/7?
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Re: Parking issues, solutions, action and fines in Brookmans Park
« Reply #848 on: December 09, 2016, 10:13:09 am »
So it seems there is nowhere to park in BP between 10 and 11 bar brookmans avenue which is full always anyway with vans. Quite astonishing. Shops must be feeling this. It was fine pre restrictions. Now it's just gummed up. Where do you park if you live on the green. They have got it wrong.
 

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Re: Parking issues, solutions, action and fines in Brookmans Park
« Reply #849 on: December 09, 2016, 10:17:17 am »
Looking at the map you attached I see The Close off Brookmans Avenue hasn't been coloured, and it doesn't look like there are markings. Is that free parking 24/7?

It's much too narrow for parked cars David - I know from experience that two cars can't pass each other in that close.
 

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Re: Parking issues, solutions, action and fines in Brookmans Park
« Reply #850 on: December 09, 2016, 11:02:04 am »
So it seems there is nowhere to park in BP between 10 and 11 bar brookmans avenue which is full always anyway with vans. Quite astonishing. Shops must be feeling this. It was fine pre restrictions. Now it's just gummed up. Where do you park if you live on the green. They have got it wrong.
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Re: Parking issues, solutions, action and fines in Brookmans Park
« Reply #851 on: December 09, 2016, 12:55:48 pm »
Almost got run over on the pavement last week, typical 4x4 driver tried to drive off the pavement as I was crossing the road, they had stopped on the pavement to collect their Chinese even though there was 4 empty spaces 10ft away...
 

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Re: Parking issues, solutions, action and fines in Brookmans Park
« Reply #852 on: August 09, 2017, 05:16:24 pm »
Parking is becoming a joke now outside the Chinese Thursday to Sunday night, cars all over the pavement blocking the dropped curb to cross the road (kinda hard to push a pram or cross the road!). So you can illegally park with 4 wheels on the pavement on a crossing for 3 hours it seems but I can't get a permit for an empty road outside my house it seems...
 

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Re: Parking issues, solutions, action and fines in Brookmans Park
« Reply #853 on: August 09, 2017, 11:01:10 pm »
Unfortunately pavement parking seems to be a popular sport around the village.  I've been the beneficiary of some bad tempered responses when pointing out the available parking spaces.  I suppose that some drivers feel the need to exercise their off-road credentials.
 

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