Saturday, 27 March 2010

Grass verges

The parking of vehicles on grass verges and the damage this causes to verges sometimes diliberatly,is frustrating and annoying not only to resident but to councillors, and staff in the Twn Hall also. We campaign and and challenge officers in the Town Halland the police to deal with this form of Anti social behaviour.
However it become more frustrating when the limited success we have in resolving this matter in some of the ward causes greater problem than we cure.

Many residents across the ward have taken measures to protect the verges in there street/road by placing small boulders / rocks on the verge to stop vehicles damaging them.
The council now face legal challenges over this practice and because of this those properties identified with boulders / rocks on the verges will be contacted with the request to remove them immediately. There are issues around liability / insurance etc if damage is caused to vehicles or a resident is hurt by tripping etc by the object placed on the verges.

So it seems we cannot win. Cost affective cheap solutions I not sure how we can cure this problem,As much as I would like to see all verges protected from damage from vehicles, Perhaps the quickest and easiest solution is those causing the damage ticketed or charged with damaging the verges.

I think the council should prosecute and the police be more proactive in dealing with this problem. Maybe naming and shaming the the local media might help. There our verges yours and mine .

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