Commuter parking on Winchester street causing risk to residents, meeting hears

Basingstoke Gazette: Commuter parking on Winchester street causing risk to residents, meeting hears Commuter parking on Winchester street causing risk to residents, meeting hears

COMMUTER parking on a Winchester road is causing residents to ‘take their lives into their own hands’, a meeting heard.

Parking restrictions on Garnier Road in St Cross is flushing commuters in to nearby streets - that’s according to Nelson Road resident Steve Jarvis.

He said the main problem is with Fivefields, Petersfield and Nelson roads, the Partnership and Community Together meeting (PACT) heard on Tuesday.

“They park along both sides of the road, including the side with the grass verge,” he said.

“It makes it difficult to drive there, and sometimes I come home and have nowhere to park. There are cars all along the junction, and trying to get out of there, you take your life into your hands. I know it will be 20 miles per hour along there soon, but even so.”

In March Winchester City Council’s traffic and parking committee approved restrictions that saw four hour bays and parking restraints along Garnier Road into Bull Drove, extending to the A31 Bar End roundabout.

However, capping parking at the Garnier Road recreational car park is a matter of ongoing debate between the council and The Remarkable Group, based at the road’s landmark Pump House.

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10:14pm Thu 8 May 14

Belgarum says...

"sometimes I come home and have nowhere to park"

Sorry, but if you wanted somewhere to park, then you should have bought a house with a garage or driveway.

The Public highway is exactly that - public - and you have no more right to park on the road outside your house than the driver of any other vehicle.
"sometimes I come home and have nowhere to park" Sorry, but if you wanted somewhere to park, then you should have bought a house with a garage or driveway. The Public highway is exactly that - public - and you have no more right to park on the road outside your house than the driver of any other vehicle. Belgarum
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8:38am Mon 12 May 14

winchres says...

That is a little bit ungracious Belgarum. He presumably bought his house when residents could park outside their own home. Drivers should always park safely and consider other drivers and residents. Unfortunately they will always find anywhere they can park free regardless. The Council double yellow line areas where there is a problem just pushing the problem to another area. I would prefer they offered more reasonable parking charges in car parks which is where commuters should park, not in residential areas.
That is a little bit ungracious Belgarum. He presumably bought his house when residents could park outside their own home. Drivers should always park safely and consider other drivers and residents. Unfortunately they will always find anywhere they can park free regardless. The Council double yellow line areas where there is a problem just pushing the problem to another area. I would prefer they offered more reasonable parking charges in car parks which is where commuters should park, not in residential areas. winchres
  • Score: 3

9:07am Wed 14 May 14

Yves1977 says...

time for residents' only parking across Highcliffe. I know the residents dont want to pay but most people in most of Winchester now have to. Then they will be able to park close to their front doors.
time for residents' only parking across Highcliffe. I know the residents dont want to pay but most people in most of Winchester now have to. Then they will be able to park close to their front doors. Yves1977
  • Score: 2

12:34pm Wed 14 May 14

JoLovegrove says...

Yves1977 wrote:
time for residents' only parking across Highcliffe. I know the residents dont want to pay but most people in most of Winchester now have to. Then they will be able to park close to their front doors.
I've just moved from Highcliffe and most of the Estate is Permit Only - and even this doesn't always provide you with a Parking Space. It's a real shame that we are having to make all of these areas Permit only, especially as Permits are not exactly cheap! £25 for the year for the first permit, then £50 for the second and then if you want the luxury of more than one Visitor at one time you have to go down the Scratch Card Permit route where you are only allowed to have 20 Scratch Cards for the whole year. Perhaps making Public Transport more affordable and accessible should be considered? I now live in Stanmore and we have lots of Students and NHS workers parking on the Estate. The RHCH do not allow Workers to park on site - even if they did there would not be enough spaces. Why can't these people use the Park & Ride? I don't feel it's your divine right to be able to park outside of your property but when you have go to the next Street because your space is taken up by a Commuter it really does start to grate on you. The Valley in Stanmore is rife for it at the moment, especially with Students wanting to get to the University. They appear to have no consideration for the residents and it is also a concern when they park so inconsiderately outside the Elderly Flats in The Valley that if an Ambulance needed to get down there they would have no chance!
[quote][p][bold]Yves1977[/bold] wrote: time for residents' only parking across Highcliffe. I know the residents dont want to pay but most people in most of Winchester now have to. Then they will be able to park close to their front doors.[/p][/quote]I've just moved from Highcliffe and most of the Estate is Permit Only - and even this doesn't always provide you with a Parking Space. It's a real shame that we are having to make all of these areas Permit only, especially as Permits are not exactly cheap! £25 for the year for the first permit, then £50 for the second and then if you want the luxury of more than one Visitor at one time you have to go down the Scratch Card Permit route where you are only allowed to have 20 Scratch Cards for the whole year. Perhaps making Public Transport more affordable and accessible should be considered? I now live in Stanmore and we have lots of Students and NHS workers parking on the Estate. The RHCH do not allow Workers to park on site - even if they did there would not be enough spaces. Why can't these people use the Park & Ride? I don't feel it's your divine right to be able to park outside of your property but when you have go to the next Street because your space is taken up by a Commuter it really does start to grate on you. The Valley in Stanmore is rife for it at the moment, especially with Students wanting to get to the University. They appear to have no consideration for the residents and it is also a concern when they park so inconsiderately outside the Elderly Flats in The Valley that if an Ambulance needed to get down there they would have no chance! JoLovegrove
  • Score: 0

11:38am Thu 15 May 14

jonone says...

JoLovegrove wrote:
Yves1977 wrote: time for residents' only parking across Highcliffe. I know the residents dont want to pay but most people in most of Winchester now have to. Then they will be able to park close to their front doors.
I've just moved from Highcliffe and most of the Estate is Permit Only - and even this doesn't always provide you with a Parking Space. It's a real shame that we are having to make all of these areas Permit only, especially as Permits are not exactly cheap! £25 for the year for the first permit, then £50 for the second and then if you want the luxury of more than one Visitor at one time you have to go down the Scratch Card Permit route where you are only allowed to have 20 Scratch Cards for the whole year. Perhaps making Public Transport more affordable and accessible should be considered? I now live in Stanmore and we have lots of Students and NHS workers parking on the Estate. The RHCH do not allow Workers to park on site - even if they did there would not be enough spaces. Why can't these people use the Park & Ride? I don't feel it's your divine right to be able to park outside of your property but when you have go to the next Street because your space is taken up by a Commuter it really does start to grate on you. The Valley in Stanmore is rife for it at the moment, especially with Students wanting to get to the University. They appear to have no consideration for the residents and it is also a concern when they park so inconsiderately outside the Elderly Flats in The Valley that if an Ambulance needed to get down there they would have no chance!
7p a day to park (based on the cost of the first permit) sounds like an absolute bargain to me)
[quote][p][bold]JoLovegrove[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yves1977[/bold] wrote: time for residents' only parking across Highcliffe. I know the residents dont want to pay but most people in most of Winchester now have to. Then they will be able to park close to their front doors.[/p][/quote]I've just moved from Highcliffe and most of the Estate is Permit Only - and even this doesn't always provide you with a Parking Space. It's a real shame that we are having to make all of these areas Permit only, especially as Permits are not exactly cheap! £25 for the year for the first permit, then £50 for the second and then if you want the luxury of more than one Visitor at one time you have to go down the Scratch Card Permit route where you are only allowed to have 20 Scratch Cards for the whole year. Perhaps making Public Transport more affordable and accessible should be considered? I now live in Stanmore and we have lots of Students and NHS workers parking on the Estate. The RHCH do not allow Workers to park on site - even if they did there would not be enough spaces. Why can't these people use the Park & Ride? I don't feel it's your divine right to be able to park outside of your property but when you have go to the next Street because your space is taken up by a Commuter it really does start to grate on you. The Valley in Stanmore is rife for it at the moment, especially with Students wanting to get to the University. They appear to have no consideration for the residents and it is also a concern when they park so inconsiderately outside the Elderly Flats in The Valley that if an Ambulance needed to get down there they would have no chance![/p][/quote]7p a day to park (based on the cost of the first permit) sounds like an absolute bargain to me) jonone
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