Grantham residents to be consulted about Beacon Lane parking problems

Parking on Beacon Lane, Grantham. EMN-150502-153800001
Parking on Beacon Lane, Grantham. EMN-150502-153800001
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Residents living in Beacon Lane in Grantham are to be consulted on parking in their area.

Since double yellow lines were painted on the lower part of Beacon Lane outside the ambulance station in the last few weeks it has been claimed that the parking situation on the upper part of Beacon Lane has got worse.

County Councillor Charmaine Morgan says she will be sending letters out to residents in the area to ask them for their views and to arrange a residents’ meeting.

Some residents have complained that they cannot get their vehicles out of their driveways because people are parked opposite them and the road is too narrow.

Coun Morgan said: “I am working with the county council on this issue. The road is not wide enough and people have problems getting out of their driveways. There are no traffic regulation orders on the other side of the road prventing someone from parking opposite aa driveway. and people do not realise they are blocking driveways.”

Coun Morgan said a likely solution was for restricted parking along Beacon Lane or for no parking zones to be installed where the problems were being created.

Resident Graham White says he has had lots of problems with people parking opposite his driveway and blocking him in and also preventing deliveries getting to his house.

Mr White said he was frustrated because he felt neighter the police not the council was taking action. He said: “Nobody is helping. The council says it cannot help me.”

Lincolnshire County Council Highways says it is now monitoring the area following the installation of double yellow lines on the lower part of Beacon Lane. Area Highways Manager Mark Heaton says he will then consider options for the area.

Coun Morgan has asked residents in Beacon Lane, Southlands Drive and Kenwick Drive to contact her if they are affected by parking problems. They should call 07429 334260 or email charmaine725@
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