Anger as council paints around ‘badly-parked’ van blocking the pavement entirely


The dark blue Ford Transit van appeared to have already been parked on the corner of Osborne Road and Union Road in Nether Edge, Sheffield when the council came to add new parking restrictions to the main road. Rather than getting the van towed, the council workers made the decision to carry on painting the double yellow lines – either side of the parked vehicle, reports Yorkshire Live.

Sharing a photo of the parking on Twitter, Sheffield resident Joanna Hall said: “I’m never going to top this, its always “parked” obstructing the pavement and the yellow lines were painted a week ago. Please, please @SheffSW_NPT can you pop over tomorrow”.

In a further tweet, she added: “Corner of Osborne and Union Rd, just up from the BMW SUV #2forthepriceof1”.

The resident’s image received hundreds of likes and shares as other Sheffielders, sick of seeing obstructive parking in the city, backed her for sharing the photo.

@GreatRudolpho said: “This is what gets me, the council should have impounded it to facilitate the works.”

@LivingStreetsHB added: “It’s often dangerously parked here. Cars come fast round this bend and the parked van here means that pedestrians waiting to cross are invisible to drivers until they are well out in the carriageway. Also prevents two people from walking side by side on a key school route.”

Now Sheffield Council has apologised for painting around the van and has promised to finish the job once the vehicle is removed.

Sheffield Council’s Amey spokesperson said: “We apologise for the partial painting of double yellow lines at either side of the parked vehicle on Osborne Road.

“Once removed, we will return to complete the lining as soon as possible.”





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