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Dogs mess and poor parking a blight on our street
3:00pm Friday 1st March 2013 in News
RESIDENTS are fed up with parking problems and dogs' mess plaguing their street.
Riviera Drive in Southend has issues of inconsiderate parking including vehicles left across driveways and dog owners who fail to pick up after their dog.
The street near Southend East station regularly suffers with commuters parking up all day added to the frustration that the pavements are littered with dog's mess.
Resident Daniel Tamment, 29, said: "My neighbours and I are fed up. The council don't seem to care, I complain like my neighbours. "People park across our driveways or so tight that I can't swing in to get on my drive.
"Then I have to walk up the street to get to my house with my partner and baby and end up walking in dog's mess. One of my neighbour's had a dog poo bag thrown in his garden.
"The council need to catch people leaving it, and put in parking machines, they'd also earn money from it."
The Council’s Highways & Traffic Manager, Zulfiqar Ali said: “We have received a small number of complaints about parking issues in Riviera Drive, Southend.
“The Council consulted the residents in September 2011 about introducing a permit scheme around the Southend East Railway Station area. The majority of those who responded would not support of any type of parking control being introduced. In view of this the Council did not proceed any further with those proposals."
He asked people to report parking problems to 01702 215000 and if it was unlawfully parked a traffic warden would attend and ticket the vehicle.
In relation to dog fouling the council said offenders could be fined £80. Only three reports of fouling have been made in the road since 2010.
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