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Entrance to the Hillside Centre in Upper Green Street

Reported in the Footpath / pavement problem category anonymously at 11:19, Friday 28 February 2020

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

We are the owners of the Hillside Centre in Upper Green Street as well as Albany House to the rear. The Hillside Centre, was until recently, a warehouse which had been in constant use since the 1950's. The property in now demolished but the access still used on a daily basis, at all times of the day, for lorries, vans and cars using our storage facility. In the last couple of months, we have changed the gates but the new gates are in exactly in the same position as the previous ones and they access exactly the same point in Upper Green Street. Local residents and shoppers have however started parking their vehicles on the pavement immediately in front of our gates and when we politely ask for them to be removed, the owners become highly aggressive and threatening. We reported the incidents to the Police but they have advised that, unless a physical assault takes place, they are not prepared to intervene. The cars are not only blocking our entrance, sometimes denying our employees and customers from leaving the premises but they are also blocking entrance to the public footpath that runs from Upper Green Street to Kitchener Road. This path is regularly used by mothers with prams and we have witnessed occasions when they have been unable to pass along the footpath. We have further photos showing the cars blocking the footpath but these show number plates so we have not uploaded them, as requested. The offenders are not only blocking our customers but they would prevent access by the fire brigade in the event of a fire. The road in Upper Green Street has double yellow lines past and to either side of the entrance to our property. The wardens who are contracted to patrol the area advise that they are unable to ticket a vehicle unless it actually rests over the yellow lines. If this is the case, can one assume that one can park on any pavement outside someones house/drive and not get a ticket? Can something be done as a matter of urgency please. Richard Berkley

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:21, Friday 28 February 2020

  • We have contacted you separately regarding this, and this enquiry is now closed.
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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:09, Tuesday 3 March 2020

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 09:10, Tuesday 3 March 2020

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