Dangerous parking needs to be stopped, say residents in Gerrards Cross

Dangerous parking needs to be stopped, say residents

Dangerous parking needs to be stopped, say residents

Dangerous parking needs to be stopped, say residents

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

CONCERNED residents are campaigning to have parking measures enforced on their road, with commuters currently making life difficult and dangerous.

A number of home-owners in Gerrards Cross last week pleaded with members of the Parish Council to help them in their attempt to reduce traffic and danger.

One man who spoke at the parish council meeting wants to reduce the danger of people parking on a sharp corner on Layters Way.

Ben Blackman, who lives on the road, said: “There is a sharp right-angled bend in the middle of the road near the footbridge towards the station.

“A good number of people park near it to go to the station. The problem is the closer people park to the footbridge the closer they are to the bend.”

Mr Blackman added: “It is very difficult and dangerous as we also have traffic through the road because of the nearby schools.

“My neighbour’s carers can’t park near her and we think it is now time for serious consideration for parking restrictions to be put in place.”

Layters Way connects both Bull lane and Bulstrode Way and has a high volume of traffic.

Councillor and leader for the speeding and parking working group, Ian Bayliss, said: “The problem is the people who use the station are parking there because it’s free.

“The problem is that it is £7 a day to park there and it doesn’t make sense for some people who can park elsewhere for free.”

The parish council are also researching how to improve traffic in other areas too with East Common and West Common highlighted as troubled areas.

Mr Bayliss said: “We are very sympathetic to them and we will help where we can.”

The Parish Council are now waiting for a 'toolbox' to be able to refer the situation to Bucks County Council.

The 'toolbox' will enable the council to gauge public opinion and formulate a suggestion to be passed on to Bucks County Council.

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5:48pm Mon 24 Feb 14

sparkister says...

Its just as bad in High Wycombe. Certain roads around Amersham hill can be swamped with cars. Its not just commuters, people from RoyalMail and staff from local nurseries also park down this road.

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Its just as bad in High Wycombe. Certain roads around Amersham hill can be swamped with cars. Its not just commuters, people from RoyalMail and staff from local nurseries also park down this road. http://smg.photobuck et.com/user/Sparki/m edia/177972_10150842 013251856_1466948140 _o.jpg.html sparkister
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6:46pm Mon 24 Feb 14

diane51 says...

Same problem on Misbourne Drive, HobbshIll Road and Whitefield Lane in Great Missenden.. Our problems are caused by commuters, 6th form students, workers from Great Missenden High Street and Post Office workers to name a few. Commuters start arriving as early as 6.30. Postmen arrive as early as 4.30. We have the problem of doble parking, making it awkward for the coaches taking the Misbourne students into school and when they come to collect.
Same problem on Misbourne Drive, HobbshIll Road and Whitefield Lane in Great Missenden.. Our problems are caused by commuters, 6th form students, workers from Great Missenden High Street and Post Office workers to name a few. Commuters start arriving as early as 6.30. Postmen arrive as early as 4.30. We have the problem of doble parking, making it awkward for the coaches taking the Misbourne students into school and when they come to collect. diane51
  • Score: -6

9:52pm Mon 24 Feb 14

X3SGR says...

If only the local government had not over the past 15 years put the price of parking up to silly amounts this would not happen sorry putting the price of parking up will not put everyone on buses!!!
If only the local government had not over the past 15 years put the price of parking up to silly amounts this would not happen sorry putting the price of parking up will not put everyone on buses!!! X3SGR
  • Score: 15

9:36am Tue 25 Feb 14

pennman says...

This isn't dangerous at all, unless you park on the bend. it is quite a wide road. Dangerous is Post Office Lane in Beaconsfield, where the part at the end which isn't policed, as it's private land, is blocked by residents of the affordable parking and actually stopped an ambulance getting through last year.
This isn't dangerous at all, unless you park on the bend. it is quite a wide road. Dangerous is Post Office Lane in Beaconsfield, where the part at the end which isn't policed, as it's private land, is blocked by residents of the affordable parking and actually stopped an ambulance getting through last year. pennman
  • Score: 9

1:44pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Pussycatmum says...

I agree with Pennman. I drive down this road quite regularly. It's pretty wide, and the only dangerous bit is if you park right on the bend which of course, is pretty stupid. There always seem to be parking spaces further down the road, so I imagine the person's carers mentioned above could park there and walk for 2 mins. Smacks of nimbyism and lazy journalism to me.
I agree with Pennman. I drive down this road quite regularly. It's pretty wide, and the only dangerous bit is if you park right on the bend which of course, is pretty stupid. There always seem to be parking spaces further down the road, so I imagine the person's carers mentioned above could park there and walk for 2 mins. Smacks of nimbyism and lazy journalism to me. Pussycatmum
  • Score: 8

6:20pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Dickitdo says...

This article has nothing to do with Dangerous parking !, because it is not generally dangerous ,it is more about people not wanting cars parked outside of their property because they believe that they should be able to park there, Which of course they can , if there is space available for them . A parked vehicle is generally inert , It is vehicles passing the stationary vehicle that are the problem .If you have a collision involving a parked vehicle you are unable to blame that vehicle ,The cause would be your careless driving !
This article has nothing to do with Dangerous parking !, because it is not generally dangerous ,it is more about people not wanting cars parked outside of their property because they believe that they should be able to park there, Which of course they can , if there is space available for them . A parked vehicle is generally inert , It is vehicles passing the stationary vehicle that are the problem .If you have a collision involving a parked vehicle you are unable to blame that vehicle ,The cause would be your careless driving ! Dickitdo
  • Score: 8

9:45am Thu 6 Mar 14

jonesy_ says...

I parked on Layters Way a few weeks ago while visiting friends on Bull Lane, which by the way is a FAR more dangerous road on which to park! When I returned two hours later, there was a note under my windscreen wiper which read "Layters Way is not a parking lot. Stop being a nuisance." I had parked snugly up to the curb about 10 metres from the intersection with Bull Lane, with a few metres between me and the nearest driveways. I was inconveniencing no one, and breaking no laws by parking there. I suspect that one or some of the residents of Layters Way have a bee in their bonnets about people parking on their road, and have obviously complained loudly enough to bring on this ridiculous article. By all means, put a double yellow line around the "sharp bend" to stop cars from parking there, but stop being so precious about general road parking.
I parked on Layters Way a few weeks ago while visiting friends on Bull Lane, which by the way is a FAR more dangerous road on which to park! When I returned two hours later, there was a note under my windscreen wiper which read "Layters Way is not a parking lot. Stop being a nuisance." I had parked snugly up to the curb about 10 metres from the intersection with Bull Lane, with a few metres between me and the nearest driveways. I was inconveniencing no one, and breaking no laws by parking there. I suspect that one or some of the residents of Layters Way have a bee in their bonnets about people parking on their road, and have obviously complained loudly enough to bring on this ridiculous article. By all means, put a double yellow line around the "sharp bend" to stop cars from parking there, but stop being so precious about general road parking. jonesy_
  • Score: 2

10:03am Thu 6 Mar 14

I know who I am says...

I agree people should not park on bends as they do in Green Verges Marlow but anywhere safe that has no yellow lines is ok. After all we pay extortionate prices to use our cars and the legal ones are doing nothing wrong. People who have nothing better to do with their lives than complain about others need to get a life
I agree people should not park on bends as they do in Green Verges Marlow but anywhere safe that has no yellow lines is ok. After all we pay extortionate prices to use our cars and the legal ones are doing nothing wrong. People who have nothing better to do with their lives than complain about others need to get a life I know who I am
  • Score: 3

11:17am Tue 18 Mar 14

Scarletto says...

How about the mums who drive their kids for less than a minute or two to reach the schools in Rose Avenue, Hazelmere, and **** Lane, Tylers Green, and then park on bends and force traffic into the middle of the road? In **** Lane they also park on a bend on the brow of a hill. Police have taken little or no action.
On nice sunny, dry mornings these parentrs aren't prepared to healthily walk their children for up to ten minutes to reach schools. They drive on congested roads for just a minute ot two instead.
How about the mums who drive their kids for less than a minute or two to reach the schools in Rose Avenue, Hazelmere, and **** Lane, Tylers Green, and then park on bends and force traffic into the middle of the road? In **** Lane they also park on a bend on the brow of a hill. Police have taken little or no action. On nice sunny, dry mornings these parentrs aren't prepared to healthily walk their children for up to ten minutes to reach schools. They drive on congested roads for just a minute ot two instead. Scarletto
  • Score: 1

11:22am Tue 18 Mar 14

Scarletto says...

In case people wonder which """""" road I mean in Tylers Green it's the school road with the name of a male chicken. Known to thousands of people. End this censorship!
In case people wonder which """""" road I mean in Tylers Green it's the school road with the name of a male chicken. Known to thousands of people. End this censorship! Scarletto
  • Score: 1

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