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Oakley double yellow lines 'easing problems'
NEW parking measures introduced to a congested road have helped ease the problem, according to parish councillors.
The double yellow lines were painted along the entrance to The Vale to prevent people pulling up outside the One Stop shop.
The road was reported to be dangerous for those leaving Oakley Lane to enter The Vale, with vehicles often backing up on to the main road.
However, four people objected to the proposals, raising concerns that the restrictions would result in vehicles parking further along The Vale, and another two objections were raised from residents living elsewhere in the village.
The borough council then suggested shortening the lines and only painting them near the junction.
The plan was finally implemented in June, and, at its latest meeting, Councillor Bob Frankland told Oakley and Deane Parish Council that it was working well.
He added: “I have been keeping an eye on it to see if it’s had the desired effect over the school holidays. It did because there was less traffic.
“Now the schools are back it’s working very well and I have only once seen a car park where it shouldn’t be.”
He added that it had also made the area safer for school children.
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