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Friday, 28 November 2014

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Carlisle residents demand end to parking on grass verge

Careless motorists leaving their vehicles on grass verges are driving neighbours parking mad.

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John Stevenson

Residents in Brantwood Avenue, Carlisle, are calling for the grassy areas on the road to be either concreted over or taken out altogether to free up more room for extra parking spaces.

The long-standing problem has seen motorists persistently parking their cars on the grass – causing it to be churned up and completely ruined.

Carlisle MP John Stevenson stepped in on behalf of the fed-up neighbours and handed over a petition to Cumbria County Council.

Mr Stevenson said: “I have visited Brantwood Avenue to meet with the residents and I have seen for myself the poor condition the grass verges are in.

“Some of the verges are completely churned up and have become dangerous, especially to children and elderly people.

“I understand how frustrated the residents are as these verges are directly outside their homes.

“I will be writing to Cumbria County Council to request a meeting to discuss whether a longer term solution can be found to alleviate this issue.”

A spokesman for the county council told the News & Star: “We are working with residents to address the condition of the verges and will be investigating potential longer term solutions.”

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