Over the years we have had many concerns raised about those who park in the junctions of roads which adjoin the Rayleigh Road making it difficult to access and egress these roads and often causing 'head on' situations with drivers.
This has long been a particular problem in both Goodwood and Sunray Avenue. In the past we have campaigned for 'junction protection' in these roads, more commonly, double yellow lines, to prevent people from parking in the junctions and causing a hazard.
This has been a difficult journey and we have had applications to the South Essex Parking Partnership (SEPP) who administer and approve Traffic Regulation Orders, turned down in the past. However, with the support of residents we have persisted and we are pleased to report that SEPP have finally approved our appeal for double yellow lines of 15m length, in the junctions of Goodwood and Sunray Avenues.
The parking order will come into effect on 30th November for both roads, subject to the weather, the lines should be painted ahead of that time.
Obviously any vehicles parking on the double yellows thereafter will be liable for enforcement action so I would encourage you all and your visitors to avoid parking on them and prevent them getting a ticket.
We are really pleased that SEPP have finally agreed to these schemes and we are hopeful it will improve the safety for drivers and residents who regularly use these roads.
We'd like to thank also those residents who did not let the matter go and have persistently petitioned us to get these improvements in place. We do listen to you and whilst solutions may not come as quickly as we all might like them to, we will persist on your behalf to work the system to deliver positive outcomes wherever possible.
Cllr Chris Hossack & Olivia Sanders
Hutton East Ward