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Double yellow lines set for village street

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13 JAN

Double yellow lines set for village street

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A road that has been of particular concern to community leaders in relation to parking and driving safety is set for double yellow lines. Holt Lane between Kingsley Holt and Kingsley has seen significant traffic on weekdays with parents dropping off and picking up their children who attend St Werburgh’s Primary School.

A road that has been of particular concern to community leaders in relation to parking and driving safety is set for double yellow lines.

Holt Lane between Kingsley Holt and Kingsley has seen significant traffic on weekdays with parents dropping off and picking up their children who attend St Werburgh’s Primary School.

Kingsley Parish Council states it leads to vehicles parking in ominous places and often in close proximity to one another.

Now a stretch of the road is due to have double yellow lines set down.

The Highway Code says: “Double yellow lines mean no waiting at any time, unless there are signs that specifically indicate seasonal restrictions.

“The times at which the restrictions apply for other road markings are shown on nearby plates or on entry signs to controlled parking zones.

“If no days are shown on the signs, the restrictions are in force every day including Sundays and Bank Holidays.”

Kingsley Parish Council welcomes the imminent new road markings, which are set to be painted within the near future, albeit no specific date has been set.

Councillor Ken Unwin, chair of Kingsley Parish Council, explained the concerns around the frequent busyness the road sees.

He said: “Kingsley Parish Council (KPC) have been concerned for some time about parking in Holt Lane, Kingsley, on weekdays in the vicinity St Werburgh’s Primary School, particularly around the school ‘drop off’ and ‘pick up’ times.

“Vehicles are often parked nose-to-tail around the tight corner between the school entrances, opposite Church Farm, leaving only one lane for through traffic.

“This presents a road safety risk to traffic travelling in either direction.”

He added: “As a result of these concerns, in 2019, First Bus changed their Route 32 – Kingfisher timetable, through Kingsley, deleting services around these times.

“Staffordshire County Council Highways subsequently made a number of recommendations which KPC support.

“We understand the yellow line parking restrictions indicated are likely to be installed in the near future.”

Councillor David Williams, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council, told the Times & Echo: “Keeping our roads safe is a priority and our roads continue to be amongst the safest in the country.

“We do listen to residents when they have concerns about road safety or unsafe parking in their area.

“After an investigation into parking on the road and consultation with local residents, we will be installing double yellow lines on a small section of the road.

“We are currently going through the legal process and a start date for the work has not yet been confirmed.”

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  • Is there anyone to enforce the no parking once the yellow lines are down? Or will car drives just ignore them and park on them as usual? This happens regularly in other villages where yellow lines and even hatch markings are also present. Without enforcement it's a waste of yellow paint.
    Written by Simon Cadman, January 14, 2022 - Reply
  • The yellow lines don't go far enough. No lines from the Church farm gateway in either direction to both bends, means parents will park on that side and cars that overtake these will be in direct way of oncoming traffic at both bends. So just as bad as t is now...no improvement!
    Written by Jane Clowes, January 14, 2022 - Reply

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