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04/06/2018 14:43:49

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Issue Summary

Parking issues Halifax Road Bowerhill


Latest Update

08/11/2018 08:53:45 close

08/11/2018 08:53:23 This issue was referred to the Parish Council who do not support parking restrictions. The CATG therefore have recommended closure of the issue.

05/06/2018 10:26:28 Thank you for raising this issue. It has been referred to the Parish Council. Further updates will be available in due course.

CATG Action / Recommendation

08/11/2018 08:53:45 close


For a considerable number of months there has been at least one car frequently two cars parked near the apex of a bend on Halifax Road on Bowerhill opposite Anson Grove.There are no parking restrictions in place at this point of Halifax Road and as far as I am aware there have been no accidents yet.My concern is that if other drivers have had similar experiences to me it is only a matter of time.I always approach the bend and car with extreme caution knowing how cavalier some other drivers are.I have had 5 occasions where it is only my defensive driving that has averted a collision when heading towards the primary school from Melksham. On some occasions the driver has braked but still come over to my side of the road on at least 2 occasions they have not flinched - it being too late to take any evasive action only my low speed and anticipation avoiding a head on smash. Drivers driving towards Melksham on whose side of the road the car is parked never seem to contemplate that there might be another road user who has the temerity to be using the same stretch of road as themselves.In my view and experience there is a serious accident waiting to happen.Perhaps you could arrange for the situation to be looked at and consideration given to introducing a no parking stretch of road.


Issue Location


Street / Location

Halifax Road Bowerhill

Electoral Division

Melksham Without South

Issue Duration

6 months or so

Who is Affected

Potentially all road users driving on the upper part of Halifax Road towards Primary school.

What has been done so far

Nothing done personally other than completing this form

What would resolve issue

Investigation of the area and parking to see if parking restrictions should be implemented.

Who needs to come together


Community Area Transport Group

In touch with Councillor


Sub Classification

Current Status


Final Outcome

No further action possible


This call was closed 08/11/2018 08:53:






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