Drivers living in the Kingsway West, Windsor Garth and St Stephen’s Road areas have started a campaign aimed at persuading the Council to restart its car park provision programme.
The programme, which provided dropped kerbs/verge crossovers and parking lay bys, was a victim of Labours cuts to ward committee budgets in 2011.
Although some work has continued using tenants estate improvement budget funds, provision has fallen behind demand.
Some spaces intended for residents use on Ascot Way are being monopolised by visitors.
Now additional pressure is being felt by on street parking spaces as the Council moves to redevelop garage areas while parking restrictions, on the link access to the new development on the Our Lady’s school site, seem inevitable.
In the meantime some drivers are parking on grass verges causing considerable damage and disfiguring the neighbourhood.