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Nottingham Post
Nottingham Post
Laycie Beck

Warning signs go up as anger grows over parking on 'dangerous' road where cars fly by

Warning signs have been placed along a 'dangerous' Nottinghamshire road amid complaints over parking. Nottinghamshire Police were called to East Leake on Sunday, February 26 after repeated reports of numerous vehicles parking on Costock Road and Cornflower Way.

Members of the Rushcliffe South Neighbourhood Policing Team found that most cars were parked appropriately, but a small number of vehicles were causing minor obstructions. Officers engaged with the owners of the cars and issued warning notices.

Officers also placed new signs along the road warning drivers that vehicles parked obstructing a pavement, junction or dropped kerb may be liable to police action. The police are encouraging drivers to park sensibly whilst being conscientious to other road users and pedestrians, and say that the issue will continue to be monitored.

Police notices have been put up along Costock Road, East Leake (Laycie Beck)

Speaking of the parking on the road, carer, Lisa Hine, 41, of East Leake, said: "Yeah it's been a nightmare for a long time and the speed the cars go is another thing." She explained that because it was a long straight road, people "drive like maniacs" and "just put their foot down."

Due to the number of cars parked on the road, she worries a collision could happen due to cars having to pull in and out. Health worker James Hine, 43, added: "There's going to be someone killed down here.

"I've been down here several times when I used to walk the dog and they just fly down. It's very dangerous, it's one of the most dangerous roads I think.

"The worst time for them is Sunday when the football matches are on. Parents can't be bothered parking in the village so they park all the way down here."

HGV driver, Robert Dorman, 60, has land off Costock road and has always experienced issues. He said: "It's always been bad.

"We had one park outside the gate last November and we run big vehicles in and out and we couldn't get in as they had parked across the gate into the lorry yard. We ended up blocking the road for half an hour whilst the police came and the man had to move his car. He had been at the football club, it's Sundays that are the problem."

When asked if he thought the new signs would help, he replied: "I wouldn't have thought so." When asked the same question, a man in his fifties who did not wish to be named said: "No not really as there's no where else for them to go, but there's so many of them parked out on the street some Sundays."

A sign asking people not to park on the pavement (Laycie Beck)


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