Parking restriction should prevent lorry nightmare for Banbury couple

Problem parking at Wharf Cottages on Southam Road, Banbury. Dinky and Malcolm Weblin. NNL-150902-155904009
Problem parking at Wharf Cottages on Southam Road, Banbury. Dinky and Malcolm Weblin. NNL-150902-155904009

A couple have welcomed a decision by highways officers to put parking restrictions on the road outside their home.

Malcolm and Dink Weblin have suffered noise, rubbish being left and even lorry drivers defacating on the verges outside their home at Wharf Cottages off the Southam Road.

“They park all over the place - all over our neighbours’ drives. We call the police but nothing can be done because there are no double yellow lines,” said Mr Weblin.

“It was lorries but then cars started parking. Most are delivering to Magna, or working there so they’ve been coming and going all hours of the day.

“But we’ve just heard from the county council that they’re going to put down yellow lines and we can’t wait. We’re so pleased,” said Mr Weblin who has lived at the cottages with his wife for 29 years.

Oxfordshire spokesman Emily Reed said: “The restrictions outside the Weblin’s house will prohibit waiting between 8am-6pm, Monday-Friday. Outside these hours parking of cars and vans will be permitted but parking of heavy goods vehicles will be prohibited. Elsewhere in the service road, waiting will be prohibited at all times.”

“Funding comes from Section 106 money provided by the developers of the old Alcan site.”

She said the work should be done early in the new year.