The remedial works to the village car park have started and this has closed off some of the parking bays while this is underway. Linden Homes are looking to complete most of the work to get the car park to an acceptable standard in the next 4 weeks. This follows planning enforcement action and breach of condition notices from EHDC.
The works include a lower flint and brick wall with quality railings to the rear and side, finishing the steps to the future surgery building, provision of bins, benches and other improvements.
In the meantime a request – ‘Don’t park like a Dick’ please. There are some 150 spaces where you can park in Horndean and just because the most convenient ones are full it doesn’t make it OK to park on the footpath…
Parking on the footpath is an offence, and also stops people walking safely along the road. From today the EHDC Civil Parking Enforcement Team are going to make regular visits and ticket cars blocking the footpath so please be warned.
Not only is it inconsiderate, it is also dangerous as it blocks the sight lines for cars leaving the car park.
Please, park considerately – unless you want a ticket.
The newly completed car park will also have a 2 hour no return within 1 hour parking control which will stop spaces being blocked by all day users. When open the surgery building has 6 parking spaces allocated to it at the rear of the building for staff and disabled visitors.