CONTRACTORS continue to ignore council chiefs’ orders not to park on the pavement in Leamington’s Parade when repairing it.
The Observer has regularly reported in recent years on the pavements on the town’s main thoroughfare which are a patchwork of broken slabs which Warwickshire County Council spend between £12,000 to £15,000 a year of council taxpayers’ cash carrying out makeshift repairs.
Despite clear signs informing drivers parking on the pavements is illegal at all times, many simply ignore them and pull up anyway to make deliveries – further damaging the pavements in the process.
And at 8am this morning workmen parked up on the pavement to carry out the latest repairs.
This comes despite a county council spokesman telling us in April that council’s highway maintenance contractor Balfour Beatty had been given clear instruction that workers were NOT to park vehicles on the Parade pavement at ANY TIME while they were carrying out repairs.
The council seem uninterested in stopping contractors doing exactly as they please, or taking action to prevent other drivers parking up on the pavement, but happy to continue wasting council taxpayers cash in the vicious circle of repairs.