Wednesday 21 August 2019

Council paints double yellow lines between parked cars

Residents in Aberystwyth described the move as ‘absolutely incredible’.

By Stephen Jones, Press Association

A Welsh council has been criticised after placing double yellow lines around parked cars.

Residents expressed their surprise after the markings appeared on South Road in Aberystwyth on Tuesday.

John Evans, the owner of the nearby Yr Hafod Guest House, said the move was “absolutely incredible”.

He continued: “The first week they were only able to mark the corner because there were cars parked there.

It makes Brexit look sensible. John Evans, hotel owner

“Then a couple of days ago there were other cars parked there so they’ve put lines after that car and behind it.

“It makes Brexit look sensible.”

Ceredigion Council said it was “installing road markings at over 200 locations county-wide”, but “due to vehicles disregarding notices not to park, this work has been compromised”.

It added that short sections of lines “were painted in order to discourage further parking at the location”.

The council said it would be completing them “as soon as possible” and “traffic orders will not be enforceable until the works are complete”.

Mr Evans added “the really sad part of this exercise is that there is dire shortage of parking in Aberystwyth”, claiming the lack of spaces is driving away business.

The council did not immediately address his claim.

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