Parking not enforced

SIR - NHDC are no longer issuing tickets for parking illegally around the cul-de-sac in Tilehouse Street, as the signs and lines are not up to the necessary standards. That might be reasonable if the same council had not assured the Department for Transpo

SIR - NHDC are no longer issuing tickets for parking illegally around the cul-de-sac in Tilehouse Street, as the signs and lines are not up to the necessary standards.

That might be reasonable if the same council had not assured the Department for Transport in August 2004 that such 'remedial work on lines and signs would be completed during September 2004' before they took on responsibility for parking enforcement from the police (who used to do an excellent job of keeping the cul-de-sac clear for cars and vans to turn safely).

The council also assured us in June 2006 that they 'would review the signage in the area and if necessary make adjustments'. As far as we can tell, they are still reviewing it all. Doesn't four years seem excessive for painting a few lines and putting up some signs correctly? Our councillors recognise the problems but seem to have little power over what the NHDC delivers.

I am advised, however, that the council often take notice of what they read in The Comet. One can only hope.


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DECLAN O'MAHONY

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