It's a such a massive problem and MOD guys were handing out leaflets along the road to those parked on Westwells the other morning, encouraging them to park inside. From the looks of things, the nearest car parks to the MOD Corsham base which aren't full, are half an hour's walk across the camp, through a building site with barely any lighting. I can understand why people wouldn't want to navigate that in the dark: it could be very dangerous.
I drove there this morning and there were far fewer cars parked and lots of people in high-vis jackets on the pavements with leaflets / notepads?
I saw one car pull over as if to park and the driver was approached by someone wearing a jacket.
It looks like they are asking people not to park there.
I do have sympathy for the people that work there, it's not their fault there hasn't been enough spaces provided, but it was nice to be able drive safely down the hill!
Staff of the afore said M O D unfinished encampment and Residents of all areas lets do a lot more walking Doctors Orders "in some cases" sat on the btms changing noughts in to nines" we all pay for this" all day basicly un-fit as a result its the rough end of the stick for the Hawthorn P O who are losing trade so I have heard postmans info.
Oh the moans and groans of Civil servants, i had to walk nearly 200 metres this morning after parking my car on the main road and then i have to sit at my desk looking at a computer screen until coffee break and that restuarant thats about 75 metres away my poor legs, and you do that about 15 times a day and well i have to sit down and have a rest before i can carry on.
News from Wiltshire Council:
Advisory signs have been ordered and will be placed in the vicinity of the shop in the week of the 14th March. They will request drivers to keep the area clear for shop parking. The signs will not be legally enforceable.
Work on the provision of shelters and other improvements is programmed to commence during week commencing 14th March providing that there is no delay in delivery of the shelters from the supplier. The works will include the provision of “bus stop clearways”. (No stopping)
It is proposed to introduce waiting restrictions on the east side of Westwells Road and also limited waiting bays on the west side in the vicinity of the shop.
Proposals are currently being formulated but are likely to comprise the following:
• On the northeast side of Westwells Road at its southern end fronting the dwellings – prohibition of waiting Monday to Saturday between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm
• On the remainder of the northeast side of Westwells Road – prohibition of waiting at all times
• On the southwest side of Westwells Road two parking bays providing 8 spaces adjacent to the shop – Waiting limited to 30 minutes in any two hours between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm.
• On the southwest side of Westwells Road from a point north of the entrance to MOD Rudloe to the start of the first parking bay and also between the two parking bays – No waiting at any time
• On both sides of Park Lane for a distance of 60 metres east from its junction with Westwells Road.
Consultation on these proposals will commence in early March and will include a display of the suggested changes in the Neston Memorial Hall with Council officers in attendance;
Statutory procedures will be commenced in early April with a view to the introduction of the restrictions in early July.