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Parking on Main Street in Balderton has raised some concerns for residents

By Rachel Armitage

Concerns have been raised over drivers parking in an unsafe manner down a Balderton street.

Mrs Joy Winter, a Balderton resident, has raised concerns that motorists are parking without consideration on the pavement and by the roadside on Main Street.

She said that the problem is at its worst near Well chemist and Tesco Express, and Mrs Winter is concerned that the inconsiderate parking could lead to a serious injury.

Main Street, Balderton (16064952)
Main Street, Balderton (16064952)

Local businessman Mr Kevin Bryan said that the main problem is people dangerously parking on the double yellow lines near to the bend in the road near Tesco Express, while Well chemist confirmed that they do have problems with people parking in their designated car park and not using their services.

Balderton parish council chairman Ronnie White said that the parish councillors had raised concerns over the parking situation before.

She said: "We have raised concerns with the district council and Highways at Nottinghamshire County Council, and they have parking wardens that have attended the street before but it's hard to catch them in the act.

"We raise this problem quite a lot and are looking into ways to change the situation."

A Newark and Sherwood District Council spokesman said: “We are aware that shoppers frequently flout the regulations by taking the chance to park their vehicles, for a short period of time, in a potentially dangerous location.

"Unfortunately, there are limited parking choices available in this particular area of Main Street, Balderton, especially with no car park at the Tesco Express store.

"However, we will be stepping up our enforcement of parking restrictions at this location to try to reduce dangerous parking.”


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