13th Nov, 2019

Double yellow lines could be put in place to stop cars parking on The Holloway in Droitwich

Correspondent 1st Aug, 2019 Updated: 1st Aug, 2019

CARS parked along The Holloway are causing drivers to take lengthy spells on the wrong side of the road, according Droitwich Town Council.

Many of the cars belong to nearby residents who park their vehicles on the road during the day and overnight.

It means oncoming traffic has to veer onto the wrong side of the road to avoid the parked vehicles.

Coun John Grady said: “If you go down the hill on the Holloway, towards Hanbury Road and the B4090, there is a point where at least nine vehicles, including a few vans, are parked in a row.

“It’s dangerous and I fear at some point there will be a head on collision.

“At the end of the day, two vehicles doing 30mph is a combined speed of 60mph on impact.”

Coun Alex Sinton said the council could look at enforcing double-yellow lines on the Holloway but then it would be faced with finding a new place for residents to park.

He said: “All we would be doing is solving one problem by creating another.”

Droitwich resident Maddie Smith said: “It’s not brilliant parking, especially when trying to pull out of Charles Henry Road.

“You can’t see around the cars or anything coming from the left and the speed with which people come down the Holloway doesn’t help matters either.”

Highway experts will head out to the Holloway to assess the situation over the coming weeks before a decision is made.

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