Polite notices from the Great Staughton Parish Council

Parking


The Parish Council has had on many occasions brought to its attention examples of inconsiderate and sometimes dangerous parking. The solution is in everybody’s hands could all residents please think about others when parking.

• Are you too close to a bend

• Are you too close to someone’s drive

• Are you too close to a junction

• Are you parking on the pavement stopping pushchairs and wheelchairs passing

I am sure others will have many other examples please think of others for everyone’s benefit.


There have been a number of comments made recently about parking on the Highway in the vicinity of the Doctors, Lauras Close and Mays Hairdressers. Many residents will have seen the cones placed in this area. This was a Police response to complaints by residents of illegal parking in this area.


It is important everyone is aware it is illegal to park on either side of the road where there is a solid white line in the middle of the road. This applies to the whole stretch of the Highway to the bend (and beyond) from where the solid white line commences in the middle of the road. Full details can be found in the Highway Code.


The reason for making this post at this time is to make people aware that the Police have stated they will be enforcing this regulation. It is a Road traffic offence and carries a penalty of 3 points on the licence and £120 fine.


Hedges


The Parish Council has also had many instances brought to its attention of hedges overhanging and obstructing pathways. This often makes it difficult for people to walk comfortably and safely on the pavement. Could you please check and cut your hedge back if necessary.