Concern over 'dangerous' parking in Sheffield suburb around entrance to Rother Valley Country Park

Concerns have been raised in a Sheffield suburb over ‘dangerous’ parking around an entrance to Rother Valley Country Park.

Thursday, 21st January 2021, 9:06 am
Concerns have been raised in a Sheffield suburb over parking around an entrance to Rother Valley Country Park

A video has been shared with The Star showing vehicles parked in a bus stop, on a roundabout and on junctions.

Motorists are parking along and off Rother Valley Way, Sothall, to gain entry to Rother Valley Country Park, where there is a large car park.

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John Clamp, who works at Burrows Mint Cars on Rother Valley Way, said the parking is ‘dangerous’ and ‘an accident waiting to happen’.

He said it has been a serious issue since the first national lockdown of the pandemic, particularly at weekends when cars are left in a bus stop, around a roundabout, on junctions and even across driveways.

Mr Clamp said: “Something needs to be done about this, it is an accident waiting to happen.

“They park on junctions, on the roundabout, in the bus stop...it is crazy.

“It is parked up every day, but is particularly bad at weekends, when they are there from early morning until evening.

“As well as the road safety side of things, we are supposed to be in lockdown. Should they all be here at once meeting in their groups?

“I think the only way to stop it is double yellow lines and parking enforcement action. It is a safety issue and needs to be taken seriously before it is too late.”

The video of the parking has been shared with South Yorkshire Police and Sheffield City Council.

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