Meeting held at Southwick on parking trouble
Residents of Arnold Noad Corner in Southwick have called on Selwood Housing to find a solution to the lack of car parking in the area.
Last Friday, representatives from the group met with residents who were frustrated by the lack of spaces, which regularly sees the street blocked and drivers parking on grass areas.
Residents believe Selwood should pay for these sections at the end of the street to be concreted over and turned into spaces.
Selwood tenant Janice Heath-erwick, who has lived in Arnold Noad Corner since 1978, said: “There are a lot more cars here now than when we first came to live here and you just can’t park anywhere near your own house – it’s ridiculous.
“Its always a struggle if residents have visitors or deliveries coming and I dread to think what would happen if a fire engine had to come through.”
The majority of the excess land in Arnold Noad Corner is owned by Selwood, with a small part owned by Wiltshire Council.
Of the 24 houses in the street, nine are owned by the housing organisation, and it has asked for non-Selwood residents to help fund any potential work to pave the land.
A Selwood spokesman said: “The homes were built long before car ownership became the norm and like many other streets in the UK, parking is difficult.
“We will speak to Southwick Parish Council and we are hopeful we can find a resolution.”
Around 40 people, including MP Andrew Murrison, met with Selwood staff at the site.