All-day parking causes residents ‘nightmare’ in Schoolfield Grove

Parking issues at Schoolfield Grove, Rugby.'Pictured are residents - Karen MacKenzie ( Foreground ) with Toni Shaw, Paula Shaw, William Clark & Daniel Tolley
Parking issues at Schoolfield Grove, Rugby.'Pictured are residents - Karen MacKenzie ( Foreground ) with Toni Shaw, Paula Shaw, William Clark & Daniel Tolley
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TOWN centre residents are campaigning for parking restrictions in their cul-de-sac after describing conditions as a “nightmare”.

Residents from Schoolfield Grove, opposite Morrisons off Corporation Street, are angry because they suspect town centre workers are parking there to avoid paying for spaces elsewhere. They say that cars park in the road daily, meaning there’s no room for anybody else to park or manoeuvre properly.

Karen MacKenzie, who has lived in the road for seven years, said: “Sometimes the situation’s so bad that we cannot get out of our driveways. Everyone who lives here is sick of it and it’s been going on for years. People also park on corners, which cause blind spots. Over the years there’s been several near misses and I’m surprised there’s not been an accident.”

The issue of parking has been going on since 2009, when the residents handed Rugby Borough Council a petition only to be told the land wasn’t owned by them.

Graham Greenwood, Civil Parking Enforcement manager at Warwickshire County Council, said he expected restrictions to be enforced within eight weeks.

He added: “We have been in dialogue with these residents for some time and I have met some of them in Rugby. There is already a recently approved variation to the traffic regulation order for Rugby Borough, which includes the introduction of parking restrictions in Schoolfield Grove.”