Street where parking’s so bad bin lorries can’t get down

Bin collections have been missed on a Burton street where parking issues are so bad wagons cannot get by. Residents in St Matthews Street say they did not have their recycling bins emptied on Wednesday, September 15. Double-parking sees cars jutting out into the middle of the street, rendering refuse lorries unable to access it.

stories from Burton There are also concerns emergency vehicles will not be able to access houses on the troubled road if they need to. And one resident claims many of the people leaving their cars outside her house do not even live there.

She told StaffordshireLive angry notes were sometimes left on the windscreens of the worst offenders.

A letter stuck on a car windscreen on the street.

She said: “We have a serious issue with double-parking and the council have been informed in the past. We as neighbours have had to put notes on cars parked explaining they were causing an obstruction.

Residents are concerned if an emergency vehicle cannot get down, someobe may suffer.

Street where parking's so bad bin lorries can't get downA truck struggling to get down St Matthew’s Street, Burton.

“Police have been informed too in the past. Due to this problem, our blue bins haven’t been emptied this week due to the truck not getting down our street. “We have contacted the council, who explained this and said it would be attempted again, but obviously they weren’t able to get through (again).

“The thing is, the cars that are parked down here live on other roads, so it doesn’t affect them. Will it have to take an emergency for something to be done? “We’ve been trying to get double-yellow lines for the past five years and spoken to the local councillor about this, but nothing has been done.

“Neighbours down our street have sent emails and pictures about our concerns. I even contacted the police, but they weren’t interested and told me if any emergency vehicle needed to get through they would.” East Staffordshire Borough Council, which manages bin collections in Burton, has been contacted for comment.

David Williams, cabinet member for highways and transport at Staffordshire County Council, said: “We do listen to residents and work with local communities when there is an issue affecting their area. “We are aware of some concerns about parking in the area and are highways team is working with the local member and the Police to see if anything can be done. “Our parking attendants are also aware of the situation and will be visiting the area.

I would like to remind people to park responsibly and legally and to be considerate towards other road users, residents and pedestrians when parking.”

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