Police 'to patrol Bishopston junction daily' after parking complaints

August 30 2013

Pedestrians are being encouraged to report obstructive parking at a troublesome junction off Gloucester Road to the police.

Pedestrians are being encouraged to report obstructive parking at a troublesome junction off Gloucester Road to the police.

The issue, which was brought up at the last Bishopston Neighbourhood Forum, concerns the bottom of Brynland Avenue and Morley Square.

PCSO David Said confirmed that the beat team will patrol the area daily and offending drivers will be warned about their parking.

“Vehicles causing obstruction to prams and wheelchairs will be dealt with by fixed penalty notices,” he said.

“Pedestrians are encouraged to report offending vehicles to the police.”

One resident has called for double yellow lines on one side of the road, which he said is at times “impassable” for large vehicles such as fire engines.

Bristol City Council spokesperson Tim Borrett confirmed that issues such as this rest with Neighbourhood Partnerships.

He said: “This was originally an area which would have been addressed through residents’ parking zones, but it’s since been removed from the proposals following the public feedback.”