Parking restrictions put in place on roads near Gedling Country Park after recent traffic chaos

 Parking restrictions put in place on roads near Gedling Country Park after recent traffic chaos

Parked cars block access to Hartland Drive off Spring Lane

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New restrictions have been put in place on roads near Gedling Country Park after reports of parking chaos as people head to the green space in numbers during lockdown.

Gedling Eye reported residents couldn’t get access their properties after visitors to Gedling Country Park clogged up nearby roads and verges during lockdown.

Nottinghamshire County Council is now appealing to visitors to park considerately and safely. following a high level of parking on nearby roads and on pavements and verges which has been obstructing access, blocking roads and footways and creating hazards for other road users.

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PICTURED: Gedling Country Park (Photo: Gedling Eye)

The council said additional waiting restrictions have been introduced to manage the areas and signs are in place to alert motorists. 

The signs are now in place on on Spring Lane, Hartland Drive and Seaton Way.

The restrictions mean that no one should park along these areas of the road when visiting the country park.

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of Communities and Place Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “It’s great that more people are using local park for some exercise during lockdown but if you’re travelling there by car please be a considerate driver.

“We’ve listened to concerns from residents and park users and hope these measures will go some way to help tackle the dangerous and inconsiderate parking seen over recent weeks and provide safer access to the parks for everyone.”

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  • So is it illegal to park on Hartland Drive and Seaton Way now? There are no yellow lines etc.
    I feel for the residents with chaos during the day but I park there early in the morning and use the park for exercise. I’m gone by 06:30.

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