Cemetery parking plea

York Press: Cemetery parking plea Cemetery parking plea

LAST Thursday afternoon, Fordlands Road was once again blocked for more than an hour by cars parked by people attending a funeral service.

Nobody could drive in or out of the housing estate. Mothers were unable to get through to collect young children from school. Anybody with an appointment would have missed it.

This is a bus route with a half-hour service. At least two buses never got through. It would have been impossible for an ambulance or a fire engine to have got through if there had been an emergency. How can the police allow this?

Previous requests for improved parking at the cemetery have been met by a negative response from the council.

Does it need a death caused by emergency vehicles being unable to reach the emergency before City of York Council will wake up to the problem?

Kenneth Mellor, Cherry Wood Crescent, Fulford, York.

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3:14pm Thu 23 Jan 14

bravo whisky says...

It was the same in James Street early morning, not a copper or traffic warden to be seen.
It was the same in James Street early morning, not a copper or traffic warden to be seen. bravo whisky
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1:36pm Sat 25 Jan 14

inthesticks says...

Why don`t you call the police? It is an offence to block the highway and they would have to act, funeral or not.
Why don`t you call the police? It is an offence to block the highway and they would have to act, funeral or not. inthesticks
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