Parking on a narrow street in Lenton raised issues for residents as they received a letter from City Council regarding the “reckless” parking.
Residents of Barrack Lane, Lenton, have issues with people parking on double yellow lines and blocking the road, making it difficult for passers-by.
Ruth Hardiman, 81, retired teacher from Manchester and resident of Barrack Lane, explained how the problem worsened.
She said: âIt’s been particularly bad lately, but I attribute it to universities opening up and parents getting their kids to move here.
âObviously all of those houses over there have been converted into student housing, which means you get a lot of student cars.
âOverall, I think the students know that this road is controlled by the town hall and therefore there is no parking unless you have a residence permit.
âEverywhere you park you must have a residence permit.
âI’ve only known one person who was fined for parking on the lines and she was actually having a meal at the Walton a long time ago.
âMaybe this is caused by the students and their friends when they all get together.
“They make it difficult because anyone can park, your view of what you can see going up and down is stopped or obstructed.”
A letter sent on Monday October 4th from Nottingham City Council addresses the problems of vehicles obstructing the lane.
Amelia Rennie, 19, who studies financial mathematics at NTU and resides in Barrack Lane said:
âYesterday we got a letter saying we can’t park so close to the sidewalk that I get because people have to walk past.
âOn the sides of the road there are two pieces of sidewalk.
âI had my car striped from the parking lot here and have only been here two weeks.
âSo I try to move it on the sidewalk as much as I can, but now I’m told I’m going to get a parking ticket.
âWe only have a small strip here and I tried to park there because it’s classified as Barrack Lane and I have parking tickets from there – I got two.
âIt’s classified as Barrack Lane but the parking permit doesn’t allow it past the end of that little strip.
“It’s too minimal, if they give out that many permits they can’t do it because I have nowhere to park my car or it’s going to be scratched on the side of the road.”
Another resident of Barrack Lane, who wished to remain anonymous, explained the difficulties of the alley.
They said, âWe live just down the road, it’s really, really hard to cross.
âSometimes we see people parking on double yellow lines, which makes it difficult.
âSometimes people park on the street.
âThere are not a lot of parking spaces and there are too many cars.
A city council spokesperson said: âWe are aware of the parking problems on Barrack Lane, a very narrow road with double yellow lines and limited parking to allow vehicles, including emergency vehicles and trucks. trash cans, to walk along it. We conduct regular patrols when the action may include filing a note requesting more considerate parking, or fines issued when no valid permit is posted or parking is not compliant. We have written to residents reminding them of the need to park taking into account the unique nature of the road layout and the needs of others, including pedestrians in the area.
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