Dropped kerbs in Western Parade, Barnet, to be made more obvious

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Faded yellow lines will be repainted after motorists told the Times Series they were being ticketed - despite the unclear parking restrictions.

Barnet Borough Council will make the lines in Hoop Lane, Childs Hill, clearer to reduce confusion and increase parking availability during peak hours.

Dropped kerbs in Western Parade, New Barnet, will also be made more obvious by introducing white lines to reduce the risk of motorists' receiving a parking ticket.

Improvements to the dropped kerbs will also be made to improve pedestrian access.

Last week, the Times Series reported how driver Gil Exon was left “confused and frustrated” after being hit with a £110 fine in Western Parade, for parking alongside an unnoticeable dropped kerb and a faded yellow line.

At the time, she said: “My father’s in a wheelchair and so I understand the need for dropped kerbs, but you wouldn’t recognise this as a dropped kerb unless you knew it was there.”

Traders agreed - Andy Christofis, director of Cannon Flooring Ltd in Western Parade, said he regularly sees drivers ticketed for parking outside his shop.

Changes to a parking bay will also be introduced in Regents Park Road, Finchley Central, to reduce confusion.

Motorists in Finchley Central will now also have 15 minutes' free parking between 8am and 8pm Monday to Sunday to allow better use of the local shops.

Councillor Dean Cohen, cabinet member for environment, said: “Where we can we will do our best to make our parking signs and lines as clear as possible and will always investigate any such concern that is brought to our attention.”

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4:07pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Grumblepop says...

You should do something about the drop kerb with yellow lines in Rodborough Road opposite the William Hill Shop.

The drop kerb has not been in use for over 25 years where it has fencing and Green BT box. The joke here is that Barnet's wardens in the area give tickets on an ad hoc basis. In one instance one of your boys gave a ticket to a disabled user with his badge showing under the disabled parking bay sign. Even his colleagues laughed at him. he knows who he is. On appeal Barnet's offices generated so much paper before they acknowledged no breach had occurred. If the wrden does not know the rules should he be employed?
You should do something about the drop kerb with yellow lines in Rodborough Road opposite the William Hill Shop. The drop kerb has not been in use for over 25 years where it has fencing and Green BT box. The joke here is that Barnet's wardens in the area give tickets on an ad hoc basis. In one instance one of your boys gave a ticket to a disabled user with his badge showing under the disabled parking bay sign. Even his colleagues laughed at him. he knows who he is. On appeal Barnet's offices generated so much paper before they acknowledged no breach had occurred. If the wrden does not know the rules should he be employed? Grumblepop
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7:22pm Fri 14 Mar 14

You don't fool me says...

NSL CEO's do not give a toss about rules as they have illegal targets to meet. NSL do not give a toss about rules as they know it's only a small proportion of illegally issued PCN's that are challenged.
NSL CEO's do not give a toss about rules as they have illegal targets to meet. NSL do not give a toss about rules as they know it's only a small proportion of illegally issued PCN's that are challenged. You don't fool me
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