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messageHouse Renovation and Barriers in Road
Posted by Tipsyleprachauns October 08, 05:30PM

Thereís a house being renovated on the lower end of Landells Road. For a while now the residents have deemed it okay to block off a parking space outside the house with barriers.

There is rarely a trades van parked there but it seems the owners feel entitled to reserved parking on a street that is not marked bays or residents, and is already heavily congested and short of parking spaces.

Correct me if Iím wrong, but if one wants to reserve a space for building works, deliveries, skips etc... then you can apply to the council for a parking suspension. Instead these homeowners seem to feel the rules donít apply to them and that they own the space outside their house. Their builders regularly turn up speeding at over 30mph on a 20 road, and practically abandon their van blocking the road - theyíre not even using the Ďreservedí space.

Anyone any idea who can be contacted at the council to make a complaint about these selfish home owners?

messageRe: House Renovation and Barriers in Road
Posted by Chick October 08, 05:34PM

Try the council. If they are using wheelie bins they can fined up to £1000.00

messageRe: House Renovation and Barriers in Road
Posted by Tipsyleprachauns October 08, 05:36PM

Theyíre using orange barriers that their builders must have sourced. Previously they used wheelie bins.

messageRe: House Renovation and Barriers in Road
Posted by Nigello October 08, 06:15PM

Just remove the barriers and place at the side of their wall as safely as possible.

messageRe: House Renovation and Barriers in Road
Posted by Sally Eva October 08, 06:36PM

They are obstructing the highway. They need a licence. Try your councillor. Phone the environmental call centre 0207 525 2000 from memory.

messageRe: House Renovation and Barriers in Road
Posted by Tipsyleprachauns October 08, 07:13PM

Myself and it would appear others have repeatedly moved them off the road and they seem to keep putting them back again. Will try our local councillor. Thanks!

messageRe: House Renovation and Barriers in Road
Posted by KidKruger October 08, 08:23PM

Just keep moving the barriers, it's a minor inconvenience - agreed.

messageRe: House Renovation and Barriers in Road
Posted by Countrlass22 October 08, 10:32PM

Definitely check council it could be they have applied for license use spaces.
If not then council can deal them.
They need still park considerately though not doing causes uneccssary obstruction.

messageRe: House Renovation and Barriers in Road
Posted by kristyl October 09, 01:13PM

Hi,

I believe these are my neighbours. I explained about the thread this morning, so the barriers have been moved. They were unaware of the parking issues on the street, as they havenít lived here yet(people having two cars is the major issue). They didnít want to block the road for deliveries, but will do so going forward. They havenít put out any bins since they bought the place three weeks ago. I did, several times during lockdown under the guidance of the council due to a delayed disabled bay. I did tell people I was waiting for the bay, but it didnít deter them moving the bins. The bay has now been installed, so no more bins. Do feel free to knock on if you have issues.

messageRe: House Renovation and Barriers in Road
Posted by Tipsyleprachauns October 09, 03:04PM

Thanks for bringing it to their attention.

I would suggest there is rarely a need to block the road for deliveries. Sometimes itís unavoidable and thatís fair enough. Perhaps it would be sensible for them to put a barrier out to save a space on days they are expecting significant deliveries? This would be far preferable to reserving a space 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

As you say, parking is limited. Neighbours should be considerate of this and each other and work together rather than taking action to selfishly save their own space.

I am glad you were able to get the disabled bay installed. I doubt everyone on the street was aware this was why your bins were out.

messageRe: House Renovation and Barriers in Road
Posted by kristyl October 09, 03:46PM

I left a note on the bins explaining and told people I found moving them about the bay.

I do think talking to each other in real life is the way forward, as I would happily have explained my actions regarding the bins. I am sure my new neighbour doesnít feel particularly welcomed by this thread.

The barriers have been moved and I am sure he will be mindful of this going forward.

messageRe: House Renovation and Barriers in Road
Posted by worldwiser October 13, 12:29AM

While excessive use of bins is hardly going to make you popular, there really is no alternative on busy streets when you're expecting a skip, removal van or heavy deliveries. The council will not give you official permission to block a space unless it's a suspendable bay or you're a utility. That's another privilege people in the CPZ get.

messageRe: House Renovation and Barriers in Road
Posted by Abe_froeman October 13, 10:02AM

A privelege they have to pay at least £30 a day for ...

messageRe: House Renovation and Barriers in Road
Posted by worldwiser October 15, 11:23PM

Not much considering the price of the skip/ removal van crew/large delivery you need it for. Versus the excess cost of all those things when you can't legitimately get them close to your home.


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