Parking tickets as a permit outnumber places in Dixon Street
Neighbors on a downtown street say there are more parking permits than spaces available.
People living along Dixon Street struggle to find a place to keep their cars and are often given tickets after stopping on double yellow lines as a last resort.
One owner who did not wish to be named said: “It’s terrible. Every night I can’t park and I had two tickets to park on my own street. If you come after 4pm or on weekends. end, you won’t have room.
“There is plenty of parking on both sides of the road, but it’s not allowed and someone has been coming to give tickets every day since I filed a complaint.
“I’ve lived here since January, but I’ve spoken to a lot of people who have lived here for 10 years and they say the parking has gotten worse.
“Removing some of the yellow doubles near the cemetery or being able to park on both sides of the road would help.”
A spokesperson for Swindon Borough Council said: ‘The council has changed its parking policy in the residents’ area at the request of residents and owners after complaining that the rule of one permit per property was not not sufficient for most households.
“Now we have a situation where most households have two cars and unfortunately the demand for space far exceeds the supply.
“We cannot widen the streets to accommodate more vehicles or create more spaces while maintaining safe streets.
“However, resident parking permit holders who purchase an overnight parking ticket in a parking lot next to their resident area, which would normally be valid between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., can park until 9 a.m. without additional payment.
“Residents who display a valid resident parking permit can park in a car park between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. in their area without having to purchase a paid ticket.
To learn more about resident parking areas and where residents can park, visit www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20031/roads_parking_and_transport/322/parking_permits