Question: Councillor D. Smith “To ask the Chief Executive to work with local sports clubs to ensure overflow car parking on the Elms Estate Ridgewood due to the adjacent sports pitches is ended as it is causing major parking and safety concerns for local residents?”
Reply: Appropriate management of parking associated with playing of competitive games in a manner that does not inconvenience adjoining residents is a condition of allocation of pitches. Through the scheduling of match times and promoting car sharing there is much that the clubs can do to reduce demand for parking at peak times. The clubs will be contacted to remind them that this is a condition of pitch allocation and that due consideration must be given to residents. Affected residents should be advised to contact the operations department when such inconsiderate parking occurs to allow the clubs to be contacted.