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17. Mar 2017 at 11:58
 
I am increasingly concerned at the number of industrial vehicles, including Transit-sized panel vans, parking on the roads of Cotford. I imagine many vehicles are being used in contravention of mortgage terms, but that isn't my gripe, my main point is that this is a residential neighbourhood and most definitely NOT an industrial parking lot. So can we please bring order and respect to Cotford St Luke for the sake of fellow residents before the benefits of living here are further diluted. Perhaps the use of the layby opposite the main entrance to Cotford, off the B3227, for such vehicles would resolve the situation to everybody's satisfaction.
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Reply #1 - 17. Mar 2017 at 16:04
 
Well said Jim,   there are too many such vehicles blocking sightlines and obstructing traffic.  I doubt  if the drivers would be prepared to walk to their homes from  the B3227, but they could of course use the village car park, which is adjacent to the Co-Op .  (My understanding is that this is a public facility and not owned by the Co-Op, but no doubt someone will correct me if I'm wrong).
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Reply #2 - 17. Mar 2017 at 19:02
 
The parking is pretty bad round here but as vans have tools on board who would pay for them when the vans are broken into because they are nowhere near the owners homes. It isn't only vans, there is a lot of inconsideration with cars too as people can't be bothered to use their drives or parking bays. We use our drive for both our vehicles but not all vans will fit on a drive. By the way that lay by is a bit further than you realise when you walk it and as it's in complete darkness isn't a secure place to park.
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Reply #3 - 19. Mar 2017 at 08:23
 
People have to work and certain jobs require work vehicles. Personally I don't have an issue with vans etc. being parked in and around Cotford. For ALL vehicles in Cotford it is a case of park legally, considerately and safely.  In all honesty, if I were to add up over the years the amount of bad parking by cars I have seen it would certainly be more than vans.
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Reply #4 - 31. Mar 2017 at 07:45
 
Whilst there is a plethora of residents whose parking habits are less than helpful the main problem at the moment seems to stem from all the contractors on the building sites. The Orchard Lodge developer hired the field down by the old Lodge but clearly this had insufficient space as they all park(ed) on the bend by The Regents - forcing much reversing if you happened to be trying to pass at the same time as someone else going the other way, including the bus.

As for the abysmal situation attendant to trying to pass the school at school arrival/departure times this has been made almost impossible by all the vans related to the work going on at the old hospital wing.

I give you thus:-

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Reply #5 - 31. Mar 2017 at 12:07
 
Yes, I agree about the inconsiderate, illegal and poor parking of cars, and on many occasions I've been surprised that our local police service hasn't prosecuted as they threatened to do.

I understand the pros and cons discussed regarding industrial vehicle parking but there is no doubt that the situation needs to be addressed or we do indeed risk the village, or at least parts of the village, becoming an industrial parking lot. To suggest that the numbers are insignificant isn't the point since condoning the parking of even one industrial vehicle in Cotford sets a precedent which we may all live to regret.
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Reply #6 - 31. Mar 2017 at 12:23
 
jim wrote on 31. Mar 2017 at 12:07:
an industrial parking lot.


A slight exaggeration?
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Tempus Fugit wrote on 31. Mar 2017 at 07:45:
As for the abysmal situation attendant to trying to pass the school at school arrival/departure times this has been made almost impossible by all the vans related to the work going on at the old hospital wing.



It was just as bad before the work started on the hospital wing; mostly parents parking selfishly whilst dropping off/picking up I suspect. 
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Reply #8 - 31. Mar 2017 at 16:21
 
And another thing.

Those supermarket delivery vans park anywhere they want,  block the road whilst they unload and become rude when asked if they might move.  I've had a couple of occasions to call the supermarkets and complain about the attitude of their drivers. Angry
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Reply #9 - 31. Mar 2017 at 17:40
 
Jimmy wrote on 31. Mar 2017 at 12:27:
Tempus Fugit wrote on 31. Mar 2017 at 07:45:
As for the abysmal situation attendant to trying to pass the school at school arrival/departure times this has been made almost impossible by all the vans related to the work going on at the old hospital wing.



It was just as bad before the work started on the hospital wing; mostly parents parking selfishly whilst dropping off/picking up I suspect. 

Indeed - but only twice a day in discreet time windows, not all bleepin' day!
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Reply #10 - 06. Apr 2017 at 16:20
 
A slight exaggeration?

Inconsiderate behaviour is like a disease - if left it gets worse, even leading to dire consequences. All I know is that the street parking of commercial vehicles and panel vans in Cotford has been a growth happening since I've lived here and one has to assume that if the situation is ignored we have more of the same to look forward to - and then what?
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Reply #11 - 07. Apr 2017 at 12:12
 
I wonder if the fire brigade here has the same policy as where I used to live? - namely; if there's a parked vehicle causing an obstruction to the roadway then, well, ramming speed!
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Reply #12 - 10. Apr 2017 at 09:08
 
I think that`s fire brigade policy wherever life or limb is threatened
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Reply #13 - 17. Apr 2017 at 19:43
 
And ambulance  Grin Smiley
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Reply #14 - 20. Apr 2017 at 16:43
 
I think the front of a fire engine is somewhat more resilient than that of an ambulance!
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