Wokingham Borough Council Defends Decision to Remove Wargrave Parking Spaces


Wokingham Borough Council has replaced the spaces with double yellow lines in a 12-month experimental scheme designed to improve road safety.

Notification letters were sent to 110 villagers on July 4 and the scheme took effect on August 1, reports the Henley Standard.

The council has received 31 emails raising issues such as the need for chicanes or additional traffic lights and preventing heavy goods vehicles entering the village. In a statement, the council rejected the idea of chicanes, saying they would require “build-outs” to create the effect and so mean the removal of more parking bays.

It added: “They can also have the unintended consequence of speeding up traffic as drivers race to beat oncoming traffic reaching that build-out.”

September 12, 2011 |

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