It would appear that whilst rushing through our busy lives, we sometimes don’t take the time to consider the implications of our actions on those around us. The parish council has received lots of feedback from unhappy residents about parking within the village and particularly around Brookmead school (Rushendon Furlong, Marsworth Road and Glebe Close), outside Masons shop and at the junction of Yardley Avenue & Cheddington Road.
Perhaps you have parked legally, but have you also parked considerately?
Have you left your vehicle immediately opposite another car, which makes the road too narrow and causes special problems to buses, fire engines and refuse carts?
Have you created a chicane, forcing other road users to wind in and out of the traffic and putting the vehicles at risk of bumps and knocks?
Perhaps you’ve parked by a normal piece of curb, but failed to notice that immediately opposite is someone’s driveway and by parking there you have made it difficult for them to leave their own home.
Have you parked too close to the junction? or on top of the ‘keep clear’ signs? or on top of the grass verges? All of these reduce the visibility for other road users and could lead to an accident.
Parking is a particular problem by Brookmead school / Windmill Pre-School / Sure Start Children’s Centre and especially at drop-off and collection times. If you are travelling to school, please try and park at the New May Fu or Pitstone Memorial Hall car parks, both these venues have granted permission for school traffic to park there and it is only a short 5 minute walk up to the school. It may save you hundreds of pounds in car damage repair, and the local residents will be very grateful.