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Residents demand parking restrictions on Dovercourt street
12:00pm Saturday 26th January 2013 in News
CAMPAIGNING residents are demanding parking restrictions to stop “inconsiderate and bone idle” motorists parking on a Dovercourt street just yards from a car park.
Frustrated residents on Hordle Street say they cannot park near their homes because selfish motorists take up all the free space and sometimes leave vehicles there for days.
Last year, neighbours petitioned Tendring Council to make the street permit only. But they claim it was refused over lack of funds.
They also claim there are unable to appeal the decision.
Resident Don Macphee, 50, said the street fills with parked cars, despite Tendring residents being able to park free in most council car parks, including one only yards away in Milton Road, after 10am.
He said: “They would rather park in our street from 9am than pay for an hour in the car park.
“When it snowed some people just left their cars here for days.
“They are inconsiderate and bone-idle."
Mr Macphee, a tattoo artist, said they will keep campaigning and try to get backing from councillors until restrictions are put in place.