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Parking frustration for Bridgwater resident
3:30pm Friday 16th August 2013 in News
A FRUSTRATED Bridgwater resident says she is unable to park outside her own home due to non-residents trying to park for free.
Helena Jones, who lives in Queen Street, is forced to park over in Castle Street because of an influx of blue badge holders and shoppers taking up the space.
She said: “One side of Queen Street is free to park and the other side has yellow lines but people are parking on both sides.
“I’ve even had people park right next to my bedroom window.
“Many of the cars have blue badges, when there is disabled parking around the corner that never gets used.
“I’ve contacted the traffic department because I’m so sick of it now I’d like to see a complete restriction on parking in Queen Street for non-residents.
“Residents should be given a badge they can place in their cars to show they live there or there should be an area dedicated to free resident parking.”
A Somerset County Council spokesman said: “We appreciate the concern many people will have about shopper and commuter parking in residential roads, and we welcome calls about where parking enforcement is needed.
“Requests for residents’ parking zones have to be judged very carefully - a solution for one street might mean new problems for those surrounding it.”
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