West Bletchley Councillor Nigel Long is calling for a £20,000 programme of ascot railing and improved parking across West Bletchley. 

West Bletchley Parish Council funded a major programme of ascot railing to protect grassed verges from poor parking. This programme was stopped, though many areas still benefit from the original ascot fencing. 

Cllr Long recently secured funding for a small piece of ascot fencing at the top of Angus Drive and it immediately dealt with the poor parking.   

He has been discussing with residents of Bushy Close how to deal with horrendous damage caused by poor parking and by the refuse collection trucks. He has also met with residents of Cardigan Close to look at how parking can be increased.

The damage to grassed areas is in part due to the lack of parking and in part due to residents not parking properly.

Cllr Long said: “I am asking West Bletchley Parish Council to restore a programme of ascot fencing and also to look at speeding up its programme of parking improvements.” 

Cllr Long added:“I also met with residents in Kennet Drive because the grassed areas at the top of the road are being churned up by people going to the school at the junction of Kennet Drive and Shenley Road. The answer to the poor parking here is ascot fencing.”

Cllr Long highlighting the need for ascot fencing in Kennet Drive
Cllr Long highlighting the need for ascot fencing in Kennet Drive

Cllr Long concluded: “I have written to the Parish Council and put down a motion calling for £20,000 to be spent on ascot railing locally. It would be a good investment to tackle a big local problem. We should invest in new fencing and upgrade the older fencing.”

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