‘Keep clear’ markings are put there for very good reasons. They signify to you, as a driver, that access is required and that you shouldn’t park there. Sadly, some people think that the rules don’t apply to them, or don’t apply if they are only going to be gone from their vehicle for 10-15 minutes while they pop into the shop or collect their child from school. Orchard Way in particular, opposite Brookmead school, has a number of elderly residents who frequently need ambulance services and their access is often blocked at school pick up and drop off times. This is not a car park or layby – it is the only vehicular access for this cul-de-sac. You wouldn’t park right across the junction of Rushendon Furlong & shouldn’t park across this junction either. Just think how frustrating it would be if your grandparents needed an ambulance and unknown people had completely blocked off the access to your road with parked cars. Those extra wasted minutes trying to get through could be fatal. Please be considerate, leave home a few minutes earlier and park a little further away.
We also receive complaints about vehicles blocking dropped curbs, parking on footpaths and cycle paths, causing obstructions in residential roads and blocking visibility at junctions. You can report nuisance parking issues to Buckinghamshire Councils Traffic Wardens. You can report illegal parking and abandoned vehicles, to Thames Valley Police. Further information on both can be found on their websites.