Clearway problem

Dear Editor

I am pleased to see that the Bath-house relief road has at last been made a clearway but the main problem is still there! Motorists are still being allowed to park below the new signs and cause continued congestion at the junction with the lower Mwldan connection, making it difficult and dangerous to exit due to the reduced width and clarity of the junction.

When questioned, the parking warden stated that it was a Police matter, not theirs ! Rule 243 of the official Highway Code states categorically there is to be no parking "opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space".

Do we really need to have a serious accident here before the law is invoked?

Pete Barker

Bronydre

Cardigan

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4:15pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Dave Argoed says...

Came into Cardigan for lunch yesterday and got a nasty surprise on returning to my car. I was parked in Rhodfa'r Felin, which I have used since it was constructed a couple of years ago as a safe, quiet and free place to park. I was no where near any junction and not causing an obstruction, but found a ticket on my car on return. The warden had obviously been busy as all the other cars in the same street had been ticketed. On closer examination I found two new signs had been erected at the start of the street designating this quiet back street as a clearway. When did they go up? Perhaps there has been a problem with parking around the junctions of this road, but is a clearway an appropriate designation for a road that currently goes no where and has minimal traffic? should there not have been a period of education before enforcement by PCN? Its personally left me feeling bitter about coming to Cardigan and spending my money in the Town. Free parking is now almost absent in the Town and in the future I will be shopping and lunching elsewhere! I'm sure many of the motorists who also received £35 tickets will feel the same way.
Came into Cardigan for lunch yesterday and got a nasty surprise on returning to my car. I was parked in Rhodfa'r Felin, which I have used since it was constructed a couple of years ago as a safe, quiet and free place to park. I was no where near any junction and not causing an obstruction, but found a ticket on my car on return. The warden had obviously been busy as all the other cars in the same street had been ticketed. On closer examination I found two new signs had been erected at the start of the street designating this quiet back street as a clearway. When did they go up? Perhaps there has been a problem with parking around the junctions of this road, but is a clearway an appropriate designation for a road that currently goes no where and has minimal traffic? should there not have been a period of education before enforcement by PCN? Its personally left me feeling bitter about coming to Cardigan and spending my money in the Town. Free parking is now almost absent in the Town and in the future I will be shopping and lunching elsewhere! I'm sure many of the motorists who also received £35 tickets will feel the same way. Dave Argoed
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