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Row over parking nuisance as double yellows painted

Sandra Jump, of Forge Drive, Epworth, is angry after double yellow lines were painted outside her home. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Jump MC 1

Sandra Jump, of Forge Drive, Epworth, is angry after double yellow lines were painted outside her home. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Jump MC 1

An Epworth resident claims she feels pressured to move after double yellow lines were placed outside her home.

Sandra Jump of Forge Drive said the lines outside her mews property will prevent her parking to carry in shopping, as she suffers from arthritis.

Earlier proposals had included the placing of double yellows outside a food store on Station Road, due to difficulties for traffic moving out from Forge Drive.

“The store objected to the plans. But my pleas have gone unheard by North Lincolnshire Council. I feel victimised,” said Mrs Jump.

“Coun Liz Redfern came to see me last week, to placate me after I contacted my MP Andrew Percy.

“She was very nice but we were talking about a possible review, then next thing the lines were painted and I felt set up and made to look an utter fool.

“I feel my property has been devalued. I pay my rates, so why aren’t my opinions listened to?”

“If a “proper” safety zone had been created, involving both sides of the road, it would be better, continued Mrs Jump. “I had a letter about the plans and I returned it with my opinions. But this is what resulted. I’ve sent emails off to everyone I can think of.

“I’ve been here eight years after coming to live near my sister and now I want to move. There’s a car park by the Thurlow that could be opened up to ease the problems. It’s an unfair situation.”

A spokesperson for North Lincolnshire Council said that the new Traffic Regulation Order was put in place following a request from Epworth Town Council in 2012.

The Town Council had received a number of complaints from residents about cars parking in front of houses on Forge Drive.

A proposed scheme was drawn up that would see double yellow lines put on the road and a consultation was carried out in accordance with Traffic Regulation Orders.

Coun Liz Redfern said: “I am working very closely with Mrs Jump to help resolve this issue.

“There are always concerns about the installation of double yellow lines and I am determined that the council must work with residents.

“The consultation was initially started following a request from Epworth Town Council in 2012. They had received a number of complaints from local residents about cars parking in front of residents houses on Forge Drive.

“ I am now hoping that we can get the council to secure a compromise that will help all residents and businesses in the area.”

 

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