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Fears over parking problem outside supermarket
7:30am Friday 20th September 2013 in News
A BRENTWOOD village councillor has pleaded with residents to stop parking dangerously outside a new Tesco store.
Hutton Central councillor John Kerslake has joined forces with residents in an effort to resolve the issue outside the shop, in Hanging Hill Lane.
Mr Kerslake says a number of people have approached him over cars parking outside the shop, rather than in the car park, obstructing the road. They are calling on double yellow lines to be continued up the road to stop the problem.
Mr Kerslake said: “I’ve already had a meeting with the store manager about the issue and suggested Tesco erect improved signage, encouraging users of the cashpoint to park safely at the rear of the store. They have agreed to look into it.”
Eric Lowe, Hutton resident, said: “If the double yellows carried on further up the road, this would hopefully persuade people not to park in such a way that makes visibility for other road users difficult.”
Mr Kerslake has written to residents in Hanging Hill Lane, hoping to gain support for extending the yellow lines.
He added: “Once I hear back from residents, I can set the wheels in motion to get the dangerous parking dealt with.
“People may think they’re just popping to get some cash out but leaving their vehicles parked out the front causes a serious problem.”
A Tesco spokesperson said: “We are aware that parking outside the store is an issue, and we’re working to find a solution.
“We applied to the council to have the double yellow line extended several months ago and are awaiting their response.”
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