Plea for Brighton and Hove Council’s Parks Scheme for Nevill Avenue

PEOPLE living along a busy street in Hove are asking council leaders to introduce an ‘easy’ parking system for their street.

A formal request is due to be made by a delegation of Nevill Avenue residents at Hove Town Hall later this week.

They plan to tell Brighton and Hove City Council members that hundreds of new homes on nearby Sackville Road will add to existing pressure on parking spaces.

The meeting papers stated: “We are increasingly concerned about road safety on this road for us, our visitors and primary and secondary school children from surrounding schools.

“There has been a problem for a number of years with people from Legal and General and Lloyds TSB using Nevill Avenue for daytime parking, as have users from Hove and Aldrington stations.

“Since parking restrictions were introduced across Hove, particularly around Hove Park, our street has also seen a significant increase in long-term parking, particularly from vehicles such as motorhomes, vans and other large vehicles.

“This situation will only get worse with the development of the Sackville Estate, a project that lacks sufficient parking space for the number of homes to be built.

“With these parked vehicles blocking line of sight, exiting driveways becomes dangerous as many residents travel with children in their cars – especially with an average speed of 60km/h on this road, according to police surveillance.”

Sue Spink of Nevill Avenue will lead the deputation to a full council meeting on Thursday (July 21).

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Ms Spink said some people from other controlled parking areas parked their vehicles on Nevill Avenue and adjacent streets because they were on a long waiting list for a permit.

Conservative councilor Samer Bagaeen, who represents the community of Hove Park on the council, said: “This is another group of residents in the community of Hove Park asking that their concerns be taken as seriously as their peers elsewhere in the city.

“We really hope that this time the Council, officers and members of the (Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee) are vigilant and raise these concerns in a timely manner, along with those of other residents of the Hove Park community who are raising similar concerns. ”

The full council meeting is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. Thursday and will be webcast on the council’s website. Plea for Brighton and Hove Council’s Parks Scheme for Nevill Avenue

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