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Residents call for yellow lines on dangerous Hillsborough street

Ian Ramsden and Malcolm Ashton want double yellow lines at the bottom of Lennox Road in Hillsborough as its used as a rat run to Middlewood Road.

Ian Ramsden and Malcolm Ashton want double yellow lines at the bottom of Lennox Road in Hillsborough as its used as a rat run to Middlewood Road.

 

Residents fear their road in Sheffield is an accident waiting to happen as motorists are parking dangerously on its junction.

Motorists are often parked right up to the junction of Lennox Road and Middlewood Road, Hillsborough, making it impossible for drivers to see when pulling out onto the main road.

Concerned resident Ian Ramsden said other neighbouring roads – Dorothy Road, Dixon Road, Garry Road and Warner Road – had yellow lines painted on sections of them in May.

The 65 year old said: “They’ve all had double yellow lines painted on them, but Lennox Road hasn’t. It’s an accident waiting to happen.

“Dixon Road and Lennox Road are used as rat runs and it’s getting worse and worse.

“You can’t see when your pulling out onto the main road. You have to pull half way out onto the road.

“There are some days when two or three white vans parked on the junction.”

Mr Ramsden said the road often gets busy with motorists parking there on Sheffield Wednesday home match days, when events are on at Hillsborough Park and for the nearby bowling green.

Coun Jack Scott, Sheffield Council cabinet member for environment, recycling and Streetscene, said: “We have undertaken a review of the Hillsborough Permit Parking scheme.

“A public consultation was carried out on those roads that would have been affected by this scheme in 2012.

“The decision was taken that yellow lines would not be provided at the junction of Lennox Road with Middlewood Road, because there has been a ban on vehicles stopping in the vicinity of this junction since the construction of the Supertram in the area in the early nineties.

“This ban on stopping is a stricter measure than double yellow lines and is deemed necessary to allow for the safe operation of the tramway.

“We do enforce the stopping bans along the Supertram route and the details of this have been passed onto the council’s parking services team so they can establish if any enforcement is needed in this area.”

 

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