A RED-FACED council had been compelled into an embarrassing U-turn after yellow strains painted behind benches in a car-free pedestrian zone had been slammed.
The double yellow strains in Sheerness, Kent, had been roundly mocked and had been branded the ‘most pointless parking restrictions ever’.
Consequently, Swale Council determined to behave swiftly as a way to stop additional embarrassment and eliminated the strains at present, claiming the repainting was a mistake.
A council spokesperson stated: “We mistakenly repainted the double yellow strains on the Sheerness clock tower whereas refreshing strains alongside the excessive road and Broadway final week. The strains have now been eliminated.”
The strains had been believed to have been painted final Friday and had been eliminated after many on social media questioned their goal.
An area councillor even determined to weigh in with some extremely essential feedback in regards to the ridiculous double yellow strains.
Conservative Cllr Cameron Beart, who represents Queenborough and Midway on Swale Council and Sheppey on Kent County Council, stated: “These have to be probably the most pointless double yellow strains ever.
“They’re an absolute eyesore and completely pointless in a pedestrianised a part of the conservation space. They serve no goal in any respect and must be eliminated.”
Stephen Jackson, whose Jacksonwood Classic Tea Rooms overlook that part of the Excessive Road, was equally confused.
He stated: “You could possibly hardly see the outdated strains – however that is not an excuse for repainting them, as they should not be there now.
“The outdated strains had been most likely there from earlier than the benches had been put in. It is a full waste of time.”
Swale Council initially defending the portray as “refreshed” earlier than conceding that they had been as a result of be eliminated anyway.
Parking and automobiles are outlawed at any time in Sheerness, Kent, the place the city’s clock tower usually stands in an space unimaginable for visitors to entry.
Earlier than it was pedestrianised, there have been double yellow strains on the road which have regularly pale over time.
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