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Unauthorised parking ‘could end in tragedy’ claim Morley residents

Residents of Siegen Close are angry over unauthorised parking in their street. Pictured are  Stuart Roberts, Margaret Gledhill, Paul Marsden, Anne Roberts and Colin Roberts.

Residents of Siegen Close are angry over unauthorised parking in their street. Pictured are Stuart Roberts, Margaret Gledhill, Paul Marsden, Anne Roberts and Colin Roberts.

Anti-social parking on a cul-de-sac in Morley could end in “tragedy,” according to a resident.

Twenty homeowners from Siegen Close have signed a petition asking for the council to clearly mark on the road, ‘No Parking’ for unauthorised vehicles.

The close, which is a sheltered community with a warden, has an access ramp half way up the street to allow permitted vehicles to go to and from the top. 
But Colin Roberts said that people have been parking unlawfully and blocking access to the close for vehicles such as ambulances, funeral directors and refuse collection. 
Pensioner Mr Roberts, who has been living on the close with his civil partner Paul Marsden for the past three years, said that on some occasions vehicles had not been able to gain access which has resulted in rubbish not being collected.

He got in touch with Morley town councillor Robert Finnigan who he said has been “fab.”

Mr Roberts had originally complained to Aire Valley Homes two years ago but was told he needed photographic evidence before anything could be done. He said that if nothing was done, “it’s going to end in tragedy.”

After serving the petition to housing last week, Colin Roberts has had a meeting with the Highways department’s Housing Manager Kevin Vaughan which has proved successful. 
Mr Roberts said: “The problem of anti-social parking is being addressed,and new keep clear markings should be implemented shortly. It is vital that vehicles, such as ambulances and fire engines, have access at all times and I am optimistic that the new road markings, along with appropriate enforcement, will achieve this.”

 

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