Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Brooks-Gordon Acts To Solve Problem Parking

Cllr Belinda Brooks-Gordon
(LD, Castle)

Residents living in Cambridge’s Conduit Head Road have joined forces with Lib Dem Councillor, Belinda Brooks-Gordon to fight for a solution to problem parking in their road.

They are calling for parking restrictions to prevent drivers blocking their driveways during university term times.

On one occasion cars were parked two metres over a driveway causing a visitor to drive over the kerb and grass to get in and out. Rubbish disposal lorries have also been unable to turn round in the road.

Cambridgeshire County Council posted plans to introduce parking restrictions on the first 37 metres of Conduit Head Road last January and they were endorsed by residents; but no further action has been taken.

Belinda, who represents Castle ward on the county council said: “I have been dismayed to find what residents have been subjected to in terms of blocked driveways.

“I am supporting residents to chase the progress of the proposals with officers at the county council to get the issue onto the works programme so it can be dealt with properly.

“I am also proactively working with heads of the departments on the West Cambridge university site asking staff and students to assist us in resolving the issue in a considerate way. I am worried that as university departments proliferate on the site, the situation will get worse.”