Review of parking reveals ideas to tackle concerns but residents say it’s not enough

Residents are unhappy with parking in Stamford Road
Residents are unhappy with parking in Stamford Road
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RESIDENTS say plans to improve parking on the main routes into Oakham don’t go far enough.

Rutland County Council’s cabinet will consider a raft of measures to improve parking on Tuesday, November 15, including painting double yellow lines at the bend in Stamford Road and removing double yellow lines in Uppingham Road.

But people living there say these measures aren’t enough and that dangerous parking has got worse this week because the council scrapped its 82 staff permit holder spaces in Catmose car park from Tuesday, which means council workers have to pay to park there.

Hugh Illingworth, who lives in Stamford Road, said: “Painting double yellow lines is a step in the right direction but we continue to be unhappy about the situation.

“It is still dangerous for people to exit their driveways and it seems to be even worse since the changes at the council car park.

“But the council has said it wants to keep the highways into Oakham clear so we hope something can be done.”

Peter Bax, of Edmonton Way, agreed that the number of motorists parking along Stamford Road had increased this week.

He said: “It is absolutely ridiculous at the moment.

“No-one parks on the bend because there are cones. The only resolution would be for traffic restrictions along the whole of Stamford Road and the side roads.”

Dixie Inman, also of Stamford Road, said not only had Stamford Road worsened but people parking

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