Councillor Phil Bateman today released a copy of correspondence that he has sent to the Safer Travel Partnership- which organise the PACT meetings that take place in Wednesfield. He said “This issue of vehicles obstructing highways and pavements, around schools, blocking in residents own driveways, forcing people with dis abilities into the road, by the poor parking, is a constant concern for residents/pedestrians and those with a disability, on our local estates who are getting frustrated, and are concerned for pedestrian safety, road safety. is also being infringed.
The matter needs some clarity, and the policies the Police and Highway Authority are operating too, also needs to be understood by everyone.” – here is the correspondence .
“Dear Laura – Would you please place this issue on the PACT for Wednesfield North on your agenda for the 5th February? “Obstructing highways and pavements, blocking in residents own driveways by the poor parking of vehicles, is growing across Wednesfield and Wolverhampton”
It is happening all too often outside of Schools, and outside homes. Often, it’s the same vehicles that obstruct pavements, over and over again, and bad habits quickly turn into a ‘Right’’ when in actual effect it is a ‘Wrong’.
These bad parking issues affect the road safety of the neighbourhoods they take place in.
I request that this issue is placed on the Agenda so that those at the virtual meeting can raise their concerns. People with disabilities and parents with young children are usually the victims of having obstructed pavements and footways.
I hope that those that have had bad incidents and those that have reported these matters will tune in and deliver their experiences.
I have been contacting the Police and the Local Authority, over the past year, and it would be good to have the whole issue debated with a view to finding out what active policy the Police and City Highway officials are following, and what the Wednesfield residents can expect our Police force to deliver.
Can you also place the link where people can tune in to debate the agenda please? Plus the appropriate publicity for the meeting.
Councillor PTA Bateman MBE