Drivers are dodging car parking fees on our road

RESIDENTS of a Pershore road they say is being used as a rat-run and to dodge parking charges are demanding action.

Those living in Cherry Orchard, which is subject to an access-only regulation, have started campaigning for the restrictions on the road to be more strictly enforced and for tighter parking rules to be put in place.

A meeting on Monday was attended by 26 residents, county councillor Liz Tucker, district councillor David Brotheridge and PC John Hunter.

Ray Ryder, who lives on Cherry Orchard, said he has had several near misses while pulling out on to the road due to people parking too close to junctions and travelling along the road at speed.

He said: “We had 26 people at the meeting and it would have been more if it was held outside working hours. We have been trying to get the issue sorted for two years.

The parking makes it dangerous to get out of junctions and driveways.

“There have been accidents along the road and I had a near miss a week ago. We would like double yellow lines at junctions and the restriction to be enforced on a regular basis.”

Pershore PC John Hunter said while he tried to educate people about the restriction it was something that required a large amount of manpower.

“I was down there this morning enforcing the access restriction,” he said.

“There are three entrances to the road so it is difficult to know where people have come from. It is never going to go away.”

Coun Liz Tucker said she would look into what could be done to ease residents’ concerns.

“There are real problems on that road,” she said.

“The access restriction is not being properly respected and people are using it for parking.

I understand why the residents are upset.”

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11:53am Thu 15 Nov 12

head thumper says...

Pershore has 2 traffic wardens yet neither of them seem to do anything apart from talk to their mates whilst everyone else is parking freely by chip shops , Tesco and so on. The main reason that people use cherry orchard to park is because the car park in the centre of town is to pricey.
Maybe the councils that decide what we want will do something about this but i wont hold my breathe.
Pershore has 2 traffic wardens yet neither of them seem to do anything apart from talk to their mates whilst everyone else is parking freely by chip shops , Tesco and so on. The main reason that people use cherry orchard to park is because the car park in the centre of town is to pricey. Maybe the councils that decide what we want will do something about this but i wont hold my breathe. head thumper
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2:54pm Thu 15 Nov 12

SLANDREWS says...

I have every sympathy for the residents of Pershore, i live in Evesham and im totally fed up with the way Port st has been turned into a car-park! Causing traffic chaos usually at the worst times of the day/evening Traffic wardens sometimes appear but like previously stated dont seem interested in ticketing the drivers, they just let them drive away or even more infuriating wait for the owner to turn up and get them to move!! I could do that! whats the point of having powers if you dont use them. Mark my words there is going to be a serious accident on Port St very soon, it needs double yellow lines all the down the rd.
I have every sympathy for the residents of Pershore, i live in Evesham and im totally fed up with the way Port st has been turned into a car-park! Causing traffic chaos usually at the worst times of the day/evening Traffic wardens sometimes appear but like previously stated dont seem interested in ticketing the drivers, they just let them drive away or even more infuriating wait for the owner to turn up and get them to move!! I could do that! whats the point of having powers if you dont use them. Mark my words there is going to be a serious accident on Port St very soon, it needs double yellow lines all the down the rd. SLANDREWS
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7:11pm Sun 18 Nov 12

loulou82 says...

Cherry Orchard is not the only road where parking fee dodgers park, Newlands has horrendous problems also, there is limited parking for residents as it is, however you see the same people that work in town parking up leaving their car for the day and shoppers cars for a few hours....
Cherry Orchard is not the only road where parking fee dodgers park, Newlands has horrendous problems also, there is limited parking for residents as it is, however you see the same people that work in town parking up leaving their car for the day and shoppers cars for a few hours.... loulou82
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3:52pm Fri 23 Nov 12

ema107 says...

I lived on the High St for 12 years and regularly parked on Cherry Orchard. The reason for this was because the parking restrictions on the High St are ridiculous and despite many attempts by myself to ask Wychavon to address the issue of residents parking they ignored me. I even wrote to the then highways manager with suggestions that were successful in other areas.
I lived on the High St for 12 years and regularly parked on Cherry Orchard. The reason for this was because the parking restrictions on the High St are ridiculous and despite many attempts by myself to ask Wychavon to address the issue of residents parking they ignored me. I even wrote to the then highways manager with suggestions that were successful in other areas. ema107
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8:14pm Sun 25 Nov 12

jennifer1995 says...

Unfortunately, it's the same problem along abbey rd too. Very very dangerous at certain times of the day.
Unfortunately, it's the same problem along abbey rd too. Very very dangerous at certain times of the day. jennifer1995
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