A WOMAN has hit out at council plans to install bollards on the path leading to her house.

Sandra O’Connell is objecting to the installation of bollards at the bottom of a grass verge in Greywell Avenue.

The 57-year-old support worker has lived in her family home for 33 years and has used the path to park her car outside her house.

Now, she and her neighbours face the prospect of parking on the road below.

'Where are we going to park?'

Sandra said: “For the past 33 years I have very occasionally driven up the verge to park outside my property, and my neighbours do the same.

Daily Echo: Sandra O’Connell stood outside her house in Greywell Avenue, Southampton, with her parked car Sandra O’Connell stood outside her house in Greywell Avenue, Southampton, with her parked car

“When we drive up the bank we are not bothering anybody.

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“There have never been any complaints. Where are we going to park if the bollards arrive?

“What are we supposed to do if we want to take stuff to the tip or bringing our shopping in?”

'Not fair'

Residents are entitled to two permits per household, which were introduced due to the road’s proximity to Southampton General Hospital.

But Sandra said the decision to block the path to her house with bollards is “not fair.”

Daily Echo: Sandra and her car on the path leading to her houseSandra and her car on the path leading to her house

She said: “On Wednesday two council workers knocked on our doors to say they were putting in bollards in along the verge, but I said no residents have been given notice about this.

“I don’t think it’s fair. We’d all planned to apply for a dropped kerb too.

“We are all going to come home from work one day and probably find that it will be done.

“We have been penalised.”

The council has confirmed it plans on installing bollards along Greywell Avenue to improve safety in the area. 

A spokesperson said: "Our highways partner, Balfour Beatty Living Places have visited the site twice to install the markers and will return when an agreement has been made with residents."

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