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When is the parking chaos caused by parents picking up children at 4 m in Cleveland Walk going to be supervised?

Reported via desktop in the Obstruction on road or pavement category anonymously at 16:32, Tue 30 November 2021 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later

I returned at 3.55 pm today. The road on the side where parking is allowed was choc a bloc. A woman was reversing into a narrow space exactly opposite our gate. She could not get in completely, so was sticking out slightly. The light was fading, so I turned my headlights on, partly to avoid the badly parked [but legally parked] car, partly to see up our drive, which is in shadow, particularly in the tricky light at dusk. A woman in an illegally parked car on the same side [East side] & within 6 or8 feet of our drive, in fact parked on a single yellow line under a sign that says 'no parking, Mon to Sat 8-6' immediately turned her headlights full on, thus momentarily blinding me. This was done in an aggressive manner probably before she realised I was attempting to turn right in front of her into a dark entrance. I got out of the car, pointed out the no parking sign, & told her I would report her. You have a photograph of the car in question. I believe there was no need for her aggressive & indeed illegal act. I believe turning full headlights on when in a parked car, intending to suddenly blind oncoming traffic is against the Highway Code. I am sure you realise things are getting worse in Cleveland Walk. These drivers are aggressively breaking the law and getting away with it time & again. I protested to you about 5 years ago. Nothing was done. Things are getting more difficult as driving becomes more aggressive & drivers do what they like without any thought that they should be punished. Are you ever going to do anything about it. A 'traffic warden' every day a 3.45 for 30 minutes would restore order, & force the school authorities & parents association to organise an appropriate bus service.

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  • Thank you for your report, it will be reviewed by the appropriate team.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 16:32, Tue 30 November 2021

  • We've looked into this report and are investigating the issue.
    We will update this report once we decide what action to take.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Systems Team at 16:11, Wed 1 December 2021

  • We've passed this report to another team in the council. They will carry out any further work needed. Sometimes it can take a little longer as a result.

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 10:14, Thu 2 December 2021

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