The other day without warning, workers turned up to cancel (black-out) one of the double yellow lines along Valley Gardens. At the same time, as far as I’ve been given to understand, they put double yellow lines along Thatcham Avenue.
Usually, when there’s a single yellow line, parking restrictions apply, e.g. you can park after 6pm or can park for up to one or two hours with no return within the hour, etc, however there is one yellow line (presumably something to do with the new bus route) along Valley Gardens, but no indication of what the parking restrictions are.
Parking is already a nightmare in Kingsway and nobody seems to know what’s permissible and what isn’t, given that the roads haven’t been adopted by the Council and the “No Parking” signs carry no weight whatsoever.
Why can’t whoever makes changes to the parking situation, be it QUVL or the Council (and I doubt it was the latter who changed the situation in Valley Gardens) have the courtesy to let residents affected by any changes know in advance? Say, by means of a leaflet through the door, or in the usual way, by putting signage on the lampposts.