It is not an offence in law to park a motor vehicle, other than an HGV, on a grass verge unless it causes an obstruction or a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) or byelaw is in force prohibiting it.Section 19 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 prohibits parking by HGV's. An HGV which has an operating weight exceeding 7.5 tonnes . A similar prohibition to apply to other motor vehicles was contemplated in the late 1980's but was repealed before it ever came into force .In light of the above it is a criminal offence to park an HGV on a verge adjacent to a road irrespective of the presence or absence of waiting restrictions and this can be enforced by the police.
To report a problem with roads, pavements, street lights etc. Use the website www.fixmystreet as it is very effective. They also have an app for mobile phones which pin points the location and appends a photo of the problem. To see problems reported already click HERE for a link to a map showing the locations and the problems.
Thanks to a grant of £500 from the Heathrow Community Fund, Richings Park Residents Association were able to purchase plants and plant tubs to place on the corners of the Wellesley Avenue / Bathurst Walk road junction by the shops. These will brighten up this area and also, hopefully deter drivers from parking on the pavement there. The pictures below were taken on Sunday June 5th, 2016 and show a team of volunteers placing everything in situ. Many thanks for all their efforts and for pulling together as a community!