Local MP Sarah Dines is conducting a survey of residents in the Castle Mount Crescent and the surrounding roads in Bakewell to hear residents views on anti-social parking in the area.
Sarah Dines MP said, ‘On Saturday October 17 I visited residents in Castle Mount Crescent and environs with County Councillor Judith Twigg and District Councillor Alasdair Sutton to hear residents’ concerns about parking. This is a long-standing problem which has increased recently to the point that the lives of residents are being blighted. District Councillor Mark Wakeman has been co-ordinating work on this issue with Councillors Twigg and Sutton. I was presented with a file of about 35-40 letters of protest together with photographs chronicling the parking issues.
It is clear the parking issue has a significant effect on safety issues such as access for emergency vehicles as well as blocking the line of sight of road users making use of the road dangerous for drivers and the blocking of access for residents to their drives, some of whom are disabled and vulnerable. Inconsiderate parking is at best frustrating and at worst, incredibly dangerous. I know from talking to residents that some people are unable to leave their homes and fear that emergency vehicles would not be able to get to them. I have produced a survey for the local residents to hear directly from them, how they think this problem should be tackled. On receiving the results I will be working with local Councillors to see that a common-sense solution, that the residents approve of, is found.’
Please note, photos were taken Saturday 17th October before the second lockdown with social distancing