A large number of representations were made by Councillors and residents who attended the meeting. These included Westfield Councillors Sheena Jackson and Andrew Waller
Changes to parking restrictions on Foxwood Lane (Bellhouse Way high numbered end) junction, Cranfield Place (outside community centre) & Morrell Court (junction) were considered by Cllr Ian Gillies. He declined to make major changes to the existing arrangements. However, he did agree to;
- move the street name sign at the junction of Bellhouse Way and Foxwood Lane
- provide white bar road markings to protect the access to four driveways at the entrance to Cranfield Place
The Foxwood Residents Association will discuss the issues at its meeting on Wednesday.
It is likely that they will ask that Councillors pursue;
- In the case of the Foxwood Lane junction, the provision of an off-street lay-by at this location which will have the effect of pulling parked vehicles back from the sight line &
- In the case of Cranfield Place, it is suggested that portable parking cones be provided for use (by event organisers) at the Foxwood Community Centre on the carriageway outside the front door. It is suggested that these might be supplemented by a “please use car park to rear” sign which could be attached to the boundary wall.
The meeting also declined to introduce parking restrictions at the junction of Askham Lane and Vesper Drive.
However, the Council’s Assistant Director is to write to the police in relation to taking action against obstructions caused by vehicles on grass verges (and regarding devolution of powers – which would allow Council enforcement staff to take action on issues like these).