Bad to worse for problem-plagued resurfacing Marlow street

Bucks Free Press: Matters have gone from bad to worse since crews were forced to weave round parked cars during resurfacing work last week Matters have gone from bad to worse since crews were forced to weave round parked cars during resurfacing work last week

RESIDENTS along a recently resurfaced street say the works have caused chaos, with an ‘accident waiting to happen’ as drivers take advantage of the lack of yellow lines to park dangerously.

As reported in the BFP, Bucks County Council resurfaced Station Road in Marlow, working around parked cars that had failed to move following a warning.

And now residents on the street say motorists are descending on the street after it emerged the county council would not reinstate the double yellow lines for two weeks.

Business owner Annie Mulady said: "In the meantime, drivers are clearly taking advantage of the lack of parking enforcement and leaving their vehicles in sections of the road which can only be described as dangerous.

"In particular the bend of the road close to St Peters Street and the junction of Lock Road and Glade Road - at present you are taking your life into your hands and resulting in an accident waiting to happen.

"I have a birds eye view of the issues the poor parking is causing and while sometimes entertaining, let’s say the tempers of drivers has been running high!"

Another Station Road resident John Mcwhirter criticised BCC for putting up warning signs only one day before the works began.

And he said reckless parking is making it dangerous for those trying to exit Mill Road and Station Rise.

Transport for Buckinghamshire confirmed that no enforcement is possible until the yellow lines are replaced.

And it said a 'bedding in' period of two weeks is needed before any markings can be applied to the surface.

Last week, readers submitted photos of crews leaving gaps on the road while they worked around parked cars on the street.

But TfB said it does not have the authority to take cars away and will have to return to finish the job at a later date.

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12:37pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Kania 2000 says...

Parking within 10m of a junction is an offence. A police matter I think a few police no parking cones may just work?
Parking within 10m of a junction is an offence. A police matter I think a few police no parking cones may just work? Kania 2000
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1:21pm Tue 24 Jun 14

gungun says...

Hang on....Is it just me?

Was this road a priority for resurfacing any way, had the road surface failed? Surely we all know of a main road that is in more need of attention that this side road!
Hang on....Is it just me? Was this road a priority for resurfacing any way, had the road surface failed? Surely we all know of a main road that is in more need of attention that this side road! gungun
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1:59pm Tue 24 Jun 14

iworld says...

Dear Bucks Free Press

Please can you do a weekly column High Wycombe and surrounding towns worst pot hole roads - some of the roads are driving me potty - excuse the pun - but to swerve on roads that are bad for free for expensive garage bills is not good Wesley Hill & Treachers Hill in Chesham are good examples of really bad pot hole roads - please can you get readers to send in pictures - and get the local authority to do something about the worst roads like the two mentioned - something needs to be done

Thanks
Dear Bucks Free Press Please can you do a weekly column High Wycombe and surrounding towns worst pot hole roads - some of the roads are driving me potty - excuse the pun - but to swerve on roads that are bad for free for expensive garage bills is not good Wesley Hill & Treachers Hill in Chesham are good examples of really bad pot hole roads - please can you get readers to send in pictures - and get the local authority to do something about the worst roads like the two mentioned - something needs to be done Thanks iworld
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4:09pm Tue 24 Jun 14

only.me says...

Kania 2000 wrote:
Parking within 10m of a junction is an offence. A police matter I think a few police no parking cones may just work?
No. The wording is "DO NOT stop or park ... opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction...".

DO NOT indicates an advisory only. MUST NOT indicates a rule and a corresponding offence.
[quote][p][bold]Kania 2000[/bold] wrote: Parking within 10m of a junction is an offence. A police matter I think a few police no parking cones may just work?[/p][/quote]No. The wording is "DO NOT stop or park ... opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction...". DO NOT indicates an advisory only. MUST NOT indicates a rule and a corresponding offence. only.me
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4:27pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

"You MUST NOT leave your vehicle or trailer in a dangerous position"
"You MUST NOT leave your vehicle or trailer in a dangerous position" Ivor'sbestfriend
  • Score: 1

4:59pm Tue 24 Jun 14

mother henpeck says...

thanks for letting me know I will park my car there for the rest of the week that save me some cash :)
thanks for letting me know I will park my car there for the rest of the week that save me some cash :) mother henpeck
  • Score: 8

5:10pm Tue 24 Jun 14

RG2014 says...

i'm sure it's an offense to park dangerously or so that it obstructs or similar ...... normally i'ld say the police should have better things to do, but a quick 2 hours with a large bag of tickets with fixed fines and worse should do the job nicely
i'm sure it's an offense to park dangerously or so that it obstructs or similar ...... normally i'ld say the police should have better things to do, but a quick 2 hours with a large bag of tickets with fixed fines and worse should do the job nicely RG2014
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10:29am Wed 25 Jun 14

KrissieJS says...

only.me wrote:
Kania 2000 wrote:
Parking within 10m of a junction is an offence. A police matter I think a few police no parking cones may just work?
No. The wording is "DO NOT stop or park ... opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction...".

DO NOT indicates an advisory only. MUST NOT indicates a rule and a corresponding offence.
Parking a vehicle on a footpath is an offence under the Road Traffic Act. A £30 ticket may be issued by a police officer or police community support officer, and left with the vehicle if unattended or with the driver if they are present.
It is also an offence to park within 10 meters of a junction, or opposite a T-junction. This is for safety reasons, as it can make coming into and getting out of junctions very difficult and sometimes dangerous. Again, a £30 ticket may be issued for inconsiderate parking or causing an obstruction depending on the exact circumstances and officer’s discretion.

This is sent out as part of Terriers neighbourhood police news letter!!! You are right this is an offence!
[quote][p][bold]only.me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kania 2000[/bold] wrote: Parking within 10m of a junction is an offence. A police matter I think a few police no parking cones may just work?[/p][/quote]No. The wording is "DO NOT stop or park ... opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction...". DO NOT indicates an advisory only. MUST NOT indicates a rule and a corresponding offence.[/p][/quote]Parking a vehicle on a footpath is an offence under the Road Traffic Act. A £30 ticket may be issued by a police officer or police community support officer, and left with the vehicle if unattended or with the driver if they are present. It is also an offence to park within 10 meters of a junction, or opposite a T-junction. This is for safety reasons, as it can make coming into and getting out of junctions very difficult and sometimes dangerous. Again, a £30 ticket may be issued for inconsiderate parking or causing an obstruction depending on the exact circumstances and officer’s discretion. This is sent out as part of Terriers neighbourhood police news letter!!! You are right this is an offence! KrissieJS
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10:42am Wed 25 Jun 14

only.me says...

KrissieJS wrote:
only.me wrote:
Kania 2000 wrote:
Parking within 10m of a junction is an offence. A police matter I think a few police no parking cones may just work?
No. The wording is "DO NOT stop or park ... opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction...".

DO NOT indicates an advisory only. MUST NOT indicates a rule and a corresponding offence.
Parking a vehicle on a footpath is an offence under the Road Traffic Act. A £30 ticket may be issued by a police officer or police community support officer, and left with the vehicle if unattended or with the driver if they are present.
It is also an offence to park within 10 meters of a junction, or opposite a T-junction. This is for safety reasons, as it can make coming into and getting out of junctions very difficult and sometimes dangerous. Again, a £30 ticket may be issued for inconsiderate parking or causing an obstruction depending on the exact circumstances and officer’s discretion.

This is sent out as part of Terriers neighbourhood police news letter!!! You are right this is an offence!
Instead of making things up, try reading the Highway Code.
It is not an offence, in itself, to park within 10m of a junction - rule 243
It may be an offence if the parking is dangerous, or causes unnecessary obstruction - rule 242.
It's also not an offence to park on a footpath (except in London) - rule 244.
It is, however, an offence to *drive* on a footpath except for access/emergency (and this includes cyclists) - rule 145.
[quote][p][bold]KrissieJS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]only.me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kania 2000[/bold] wrote: Parking within 10m of a junction is an offence. A police matter I think a few police no parking cones may just work?[/p][/quote]No. The wording is "DO NOT stop or park ... opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction...". DO NOT indicates an advisory only. MUST NOT indicates a rule and a corresponding offence.[/p][/quote]Parking a vehicle on a footpath is an offence under the Road Traffic Act. A £30 ticket may be issued by a police officer or police community support officer, and left with the vehicle if unattended or with the driver if they are present. It is also an offence to park within 10 meters of a junction, or opposite a T-junction. This is for safety reasons, as it can make coming into and getting out of junctions very difficult and sometimes dangerous. Again, a £30 ticket may be issued for inconsiderate parking or causing an obstruction depending on the exact circumstances and officer’s discretion. This is sent out as part of Terriers neighbourhood police news letter!!! You are right this is an offence![/p][/quote]Instead of making things up, try reading the Highway Code. It is not an offence, in itself, to park within 10m of a junction - rule 243 It may be an offence if the parking is dangerous, or causes unnecessary obstruction - rule 242. It's also not an offence to park on a footpath (except in London) - rule 244. It is, however, an offence to *drive* on a footpath except for access/emergency (and this includes cyclists) - rule 145. only.me
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11:34am Wed 25 Jun 14

Kania 2000 says...

OK I stand corrected
OK I stand corrected Kania 2000
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3:36pm Wed 25 Jun 14

T.C. says...

Bucks CC are saying that there has to be a 2 week bedding in period before the new road surface can have lines painted on it. Why is it then that when Desborough Avenue and also Cryers Hill Road were recently resurfaced, the lines were painted back on the day the tarmac was laid? Was it a different sort of tarmac and if so, why wasn't the same type of tarmac used on Station Road/ Dedmere Road? On the subject of line repainting, perhaps they could repaint the rest of the road markings in and around Marlow whilst the machinery is in the area, thus saving money or would that involve too much joined up thinking?. All of the roads were marked up for re-lining almost a year ago now but nothing has been done since and all of the markings that were sprayed on have long since disappeared, along with the road markings that they were meant to indicate. Another bundle of taxpayers money wasted whilst we have to suffer the consequences.
Bucks CC are saying that there has to be a 2 week bedding in period before the new road surface can have lines painted on it. Why is it then that when Desborough Avenue and also Cryers Hill Road were recently resurfaced, the lines were painted back on the day the tarmac was laid? Was it a different sort of tarmac and if so, why wasn't the same type of tarmac used on Station Road/ Dedmere Road? On the subject of line repainting, perhaps they could repaint the rest of the road markings in and around Marlow whilst the machinery is in the area, thus saving money or would that involve too much joined up thinking?. All of the roads were marked up for re-lining almost a year ago now but nothing has been done since and all of the markings that were sprayed on have long since disappeared, along with the road markings that they were meant to indicate. Another bundle of taxpayers money wasted whilst we have to suffer the consequences. T.C.
  • Score: 0
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