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Northwood neighbours still waiting for parking solution
NEIGHBOURS who have complained of 'selfish parkers' clogging up their Northwood street are still waiting for a solution 10 months after turning to Hillingdon Council for help.
Residents of Dormans Close were at their wits end when they spoke to the Gazette about the problems in March this year.
They claimed parents picking up and dropping off students from Northwood College in nearby Maxwell Road were causing chaos by clogging up the street and some were becoming verbally abusive when challenged.
Three months earlier they had submitted a petition to the council asking for it to be sorted out.
A consultation was carried out in May over a parking management scheme for the wider area but the results are still being analysed, leaving residents frustrated.
Janine Hoole, who lives in the road with her partner and baby, said she found it 'hard to believe' that nearly a year on there had been no response.
She added: "I now no longer park in Dormans Close because of the limited parking for the residents and the difficulty there is with getting into Maxwell Road during school drop off hours let alone the close itself."
Jean Palmer, corporate director of planning, environment, education and community services, said: "The consultation with residents of Dormans Close was part of a wider consultation with neighbouring roads not currently in the Northwood parking management scheme.
"The results from the consultation and the helpful suggestions put forward by residents are being analysed and will be reported to the cabinet member for planning, transportation and recycling and local ward councillors with a view to agreeing the best way forward."
Northwood College said it is working with the council and parents to alleivate parking issues as much as possible.
In recent months, it has launched a new scheme to encourage pupils to cycle to school and employs coaches to ferry pupils to and from the school grounds.
It also hopes to implement a "walking school bus" project, which has been used successfully elsewhere in the borough, to cut down on traffic.
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