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Daily parking on double yellow lines

Reported via desktop in the Obstruction on road or pavement category anonymously at 09:47, Friday 21 January 2022

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3256391.

The issue is ongoing and occurs daily in the week, either side of school drop off and pick up. I have photographic evidence and taken details of Vehicle registrations, which are redacted above. This happens on Charlton Park, and at the Park Road entrance where I have seen cars park on the Zig Zag Lines. B&NES Highways Safety Team/ School Travel Coordinator should make contact with the school, and enforcement officers should make themselves present. I do not necessarily want the offenders to be penalised, but warned off doing this. The lines are there on a dangerous bend, and in other locations to allow visibility at crossing points for safe routes to school and other pedestrian routes. The ZigZag school lines are for safety at entrance to schools and are enforceable by police. I am aware that PCSOs recently attended Saltford Primary School to enforce or warn offenders. A similar approach could help here, say a few visits over a week, with some publicity. Drivers would soon get the message.

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  • Thank you for your report, it will be reviewed by the appropriate team.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 09:48, Friday 21 January 2022

  • Update - all cars with details (registration plates redacted).

    Posted anonymously at 09:54, Friday 21 January 2022

  • We've looked into this report and are investigating the issue.
    We will update this report once we decide what action to take.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Systems Team at 17:44, Thursday 27 January 2022

  • Thank you for your report. For any future issues with parking, please contact Parking Services by phone on 01225 477133 or by email at parking@bathnes.gov.uk. Our Parking Enforcement team have confirmed current legislation allows parents/carers to park on Double Yellow Lines to facilitate safe ingress and egress to and from the school. We have referred this enquiry to our Parking Enforcement team and have asked for enforcement officers to attend due to Parking on Zig Zag lines.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 17:50, Thursday 27 January 2022
    Moderated by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 17:54, Thursday 27 January 2022

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