Meeting to discuss parking in Aylestone Hill area of Hereford to be held

Ledbury Reporter: Meeting to discuss parking in Aylestone Hill area of Hereford to be held Meeting to discuss parking in Aylestone Hill area of Hereford to be held

A MEETING FOR residents to discuss parking in the Aylestone Hill area of Hereford will be held next Thursday (January 30).

Following concerns raised about the parking of vehicles in the area, including in Penn Grove Road, an area wide review of parking is being undertaken. 

Options being considered include prohibiting parking and waiting in a number of local roads.

Aylestone ward councillor, Brian Wilcox, said: "Increased parking both (on Aylestone Hill) and in nearby side streets by commuters, students, city workers, visitors and others have caused problems to residents and road users alike. In Aylestone Hill, to avoid possible accidents, the police are taking short-term action to stop parking while the council introduces permanent controls in the area."

Residents' views are being sought and anyone wanting to attend the meeting can go to Brockington council chambers on Hafod Road between 6pm and 8pm.

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5:19pm Fri 24 Jan 14

jarvis 2 says...

Great I do understand that there are problems for the resients, but the root cause of this is that hereford councils parking policy is screwed up and the way it is going will only get worse as for example holmer road and charging for the lessure centre now we have cars parking on the side of the road causing delays
Great I do understand that there are problems for the resients, but the root cause of this is that hereford councils parking policy is screwed up and the way it is going will only get worse as for example holmer road and charging for the lessure centre now we have cars parking on the side of the road causing delays jarvis 2

5:32pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Mr.Herefordian says...

The waiting list for traffic order to be considered is 3 years, info of highways dept.
The waiting list for traffic order to be considered is 3 years, info of highways dept. Mr.Herefordian

8:03pm Fri 24 Jan 14

RogerLFC says...

Mr.Herefordian wrote:
The waiting list for traffic order to be considered is 3 years, info of highways dept.
I saw the yellow 'proposal' signs on Aylestone Hill today so had a peek at the Council website. The traffic order has been written and covers Aylestone Hill between Aylestone Park and the City Centre (A465) which is up and down the hill into/out of the City. Also to include Walney Lane just off it. I think this is common sense for the 'A' road which of late has been littered with students parking between Folly Lane and Broadlands Lane on the approach to the City. Also the odd car has started to appear randomly coming down the hill into the City. That road attracts 38 ton lorries and is busy so should be free of parked vehicles full stop. It's a safety issue. Walney Lane may be more contentious if you live there but that's off the main road.

Regarding the off topic point about the A49 outside the Leisure Centre I couldn't agree more. Rammed with cars (in the dark at the moment) to avoid the new charges in the off road car park. I've said on here before that it would happen and it did. Council putting revenue over safety it would appear.

Regarding Penn Grove Road the parking policy has caused a row of cars to line the road between the nasty bend between Moreland Ave. and Admirals Close. It's commuters' I would guess (seeking out free parking) as the line is not there at weekends. But a few yards away towards the hill the safe 45 minute bays are unused all day (all week) as they are opposite houses that have their own drives.

I know the parking situation is like a balloon and if you press it the thing will bulge somewhere else but the situation needs sorting.

I won't be going to the meeting as the venue has a parking charge ironically! The people pulling the strings will read this comment I'm sure so I can stay in the warm on Aylestone Hill! :-)
[quote][p][bold]Mr.Herefordian[/bold] wrote: The waiting list for traffic order to be considered is 3 years, info of highways dept.[/p][/quote]I saw the yellow 'proposal' signs on Aylestone Hill today so had a peek at the Council website. The traffic order has been written and covers Aylestone Hill between Aylestone Park and the City Centre (A465) which is up and down the hill into/out of the City. Also to include Walney Lane just off it. I think this is common sense for the 'A' road which of late has been littered with students parking between Folly Lane and Broadlands Lane on the approach to the City. Also the odd car has started to appear randomly coming down the hill into the City. That road attracts 38 ton lorries and is busy so should be free of parked vehicles full stop. It's a safety issue. Walney Lane may be more contentious if you live there but that's off the main road. Regarding the off topic point about the A49 outside the Leisure Centre I couldn't agree more. Rammed with cars (in the dark at the moment) to avoid the new charges in the off road car park. I've said on here before that it would happen and it did. Council putting revenue over safety it would appear. Regarding Penn Grove Road the parking policy has caused a row of cars to line the road between the nasty bend between Moreland Ave. and Admirals Close. It's commuters' I would guess (seeking out free parking) as the line is not there at weekends. But a few yards away towards the hill the safe 45 minute bays are unused all day (all week) as they are opposite houses that have their own drives. I know the parking situation is like a balloon and if you press it the thing will bulge somewhere else but the situation needs sorting. I won't be going to the meeting as the venue has a parking charge ironically! The people pulling the strings will read this comment I'm sure so I can stay in the warm on Aylestone Hill! :-) RogerLFC

2:51pm Sat 25 Jan 14

silentbull2 says...

Where's the main photo taken??
It certainly isn't Aylestone hill or Penn Grove Road??
Or am I wrong ;-/
Where's the main photo taken?? It certainly isn't Aylestone hill or Penn Grove Road?? Or am I wrong ;-/ silentbull2

9:09pm Sat 25 Jan 14

JollyJesterTwo says...

The short term action being taken by the police is un-enforceable. Their paking cones can only be placed in extraordinary circumstances for a maximum of 7 days. They have been there for weeks and should be removed forthwith rather than propping up this inept council which has completely failed to tackle the parking problem created by expansion of the colleges on one site which has inadequate parking provision for staff, students and visitors. Further parking restrictions in the surrounding streets merely pushes the problem somewhere else. The city desperately needs park and ride schemes and free buses for all in full-time education to relieve parking and associated traffic problems. But what has the council done? Removed free school buses for almost every child in the county.

Plonkers!
The short term action being taken by the police is un-enforceable. Their paking cones can only be placed in extraordinary circumstances for a maximum of 7 days. They have been there for weeks and should be removed forthwith rather than propping up this inept council which has completely failed to tackle the parking problem created by expansion of the colleges on one site which has inadequate parking provision for staff, students and visitors. Further parking restrictions in the surrounding streets merely pushes the problem somewhere else. The city desperately needs park and ride schemes and free buses for all in full-time education to relieve parking and associated traffic problems. But what has the council done? Removed free school buses for almost every child in the county. Plonkers! JollyJesterTwo

9:54pm Sat 25 Jan 14

RogerLFC says...

JollyJesterTwo wrote:
The short term action being taken by the police is un-enforceable. Their paking cones can only be placed in extraordinary circumstances for a maximum of 7 days. They have been there for weeks and should be removed forthwith rather than propping up this inept council which has completely failed to tackle the parking problem created by expansion of the colleges on one site which has inadequate parking provision for staff, students and visitors. Further parking restrictions in the surrounding streets merely pushes the problem somewhere else. The city desperately needs park and ride schemes and free buses for all in full-time education to relieve parking and associated traffic problems. But what has the council done? Removed free school buses for almost every child in the county.

Plonkers!
Like I've said. You press the parking balloon and it bulges somewhere else. I moaned at the Council on Twitter months ago about that joke situation on Penn Grove Road. Never even had a reply ... Not really surprised. But I think they read the stuff as the moans are available to read Worldwide! :-)
[quote][p][bold]JollyJesterTwo[/bold] wrote: The short term action being taken by the police is un-enforceable. Their paking cones can only be placed in extraordinary circumstances for a maximum of 7 days. They have been there for weeks and should be removed forthwith rather than propping up this inept council which has completely failed to tackle the parking problem created by expansion of the colleges on one site which has inadequate parking provision for staff, students and visitors. Further parking restrictions in the surrounding streets merely pushes the problem somewhere else. The city desperately needs park and ride schemes and free buses for all in full-time education to relieve parking and associated traffic problems. But what has the council done? Removed free school buses for almost every child in the county. Plonkers![/p][/quote]Like I've said. You press the parking balloon and it bulges somewhere else. I moaned at the Council on Twitter months ago about that joke situation on Penn Grove Road. Never even had a reply ... Not really surprised. But I think they read the stuff as the moans are available to read Worldwide! :-) RogerLFC

12:36am Sun 26 Jan 14

med2162 says...

Same s***
Different day.
Same s*** Different day. med2162

7:43pm Sun 26 Jan 14

William Rudd says...

Great.Now all those cars that will not be able to park there will go and park where most students do down Whittern Way and its side streets residents car parks which are already full.
I'd like to shoot the idiot who re designed the Hereford Colleges and thought it was a great idea to reduce the College car parking from over 300 spaces to 180.
Great.Now all those cars that will not be able to park there will go and park where most students do down Whittern Way and its side streets residents car parks which are already full. I'd like to shoot the idiot who re designed the Hereford Colleges and thought it was a great idea to reduce the College car parking from over 300 spaces to 180. William Rudd

12:09pm Mon 27 Jan 14

starryeyed17 says...

if the council made it cheaper for students to take the bus in rather than drive then this problem probably won't exist!
if the council made it cheaper for students to take the bus in rather than drive then this problem probably won't exist! starryeyed17

4:05pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Hereford Common Sense says...

Although there may be some merit to the concerns, I would like to see the safety other roads in Herefordshire being a bigger priority. There are several roads still in the county that are in an appalling condition. There are also some roads that are a disaster just waiting to happen.

For example, the road leading up to and past Hereford Leisure Centre. Since Halo have had to adopt the £1 parking charge, we see that road being completely inundated with vehicles. Remember halo had to charge or the council would have done (probably a lot more than £1)

It was bad enough when the parents were using it as a drop off point for the local school (Not that they need to because Halo have allowed them time to drop off their children safely and pick them up free of charge) . But now centre users are also doing it at any time of day to avoid parking charges. Driving out of the leisure centre is now a risk due to not being able to see up/down the road.

Hold on this is re-active rather pro-active Herefordshire Council and Highways agency isnt it? That means we need a major accident to happen to highlight the risk before something is done? Prevention being better than cure doesnt apply?

Should Aylestone Hill get priority ?
Although there may be some merit to the concerns, I would like to see the safety other roads in Herefordshire being a bigger priority. There are several roads still in the county that are in an appalling condition. There are also some roads that are a disaster just waiting to happen. For example, the road leading up to and past Hereford Leisure Centre. Since Halo have had to adopt the £1 parking charge, we see that road being completely inundated with vehicles. Remember halo had to charge or the council would have done (probably a lot more than £1) It was bad enough when the parents were using it as a drop off point for the local school (Not that they need to because Halo have allowed them time to drop off their children safely and pick them up free of charge) . But now centre users are also doing it at any time of day to avoid parking charges. Driving out of the leisure centre is now a risk due to not being able to see up/down the road. Hold on this is re-active rather pro-active Herefordshire Council and Highways agency isnt it? That means we need a major accident to happen to highlight the risk before something is done? Prevention being better than cure doesnt apply? Should Aylestone Hill get priority ? Hereford Common Sense

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