Residents call for action on parking in Garden Walk

PUBLISHED: 09:17 04 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:16 11 May 2010

A RESIDENT is calling for action on inconsiderate motorists who park in a Royston street. Ed Howard-Bearder, of Garden Walk, has written to local councillors asking for something to be done about cars which park in the area at the weekends, many of whom

A RESIDENT is calling for action on "inconsiderate" motorists who park in a Royston street.

Ed Howard-Bearder, of Garden Walk, has written to local councillors asking for something to be done about cars which park in the area at the weekends, many of whom he believes belong to spectators at Royston Town Football Club, whose ground is nearby.

He said: "For the past weeks in Garden Walk we have suffered access restrictions due to road 'improvements' including new parking rules, in particular for us, double yellow lines on the corner of Perry Drive and Garden Walk.

"Now that we have these parking restrictions, including the ones at school time, are we going to see someone from Parking Services actually policing them? Or are these improvements merely gestures, just a nod to safety and improvement in the lives of people who actually live here.

"We live here but every Saturday have to suffer the inconsiderate actions of transients who come and go but make our lives hell in the process.

"I would like some indication that the situation will be monitored and managed effectively."

Cllr F John Smith, who is one of the area's district councillors, has pledged to raise the issue at the next meeting of the North Herts District Council Royston area committee.

Royston Town Football Club president Alan Barlow said that the club does "all it can" to prevent fans parking in the streets around the ground.

He said: "We have limited parking at the ground, which we encourage people to use, and we always direct home and away supporters to the town hall car park, which is only a short walk away from Garden Walk.

"We have notices on our website, people on the gate giving advice, and always pass the information about parking to opposition clubs.

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