Congestion on the Harbour Head Road.

Over the last few weeks, the Harbour Head Road – an adopted highway – has been getting congested. The most congested day seems to be Thursday when Shearings Coaches park in areas they should not. This brings chaos to the area. I have contacted enforcement to deal with this, and will be writing to the management of the company to highlight the congestion being caused by their coaches.

Another issue has arisen is those with and without Blue Badge permits have started park all along this road. Holders of Blue Badges are allowed to park on double yellow up to three hours as long as they do not cause obstructions. But now other cars are now parking along this stretch of road which adds to the congestions and as a consequences of this people cannot pass those parked cars, this in turn backs-up to Fore Street causing even more congestion -much to the annoyance and anger of those trying to navigate this street.

From this I have been speaking to highways and enforcement to address those issues. Firstly, I have requested more enforcement. Secondly I have been given permission by highways to place the ‘no-waiting’ cones along this stretch of the highway on both sides of the road, apart from the bus stop to see if this limits the parking along this stretch of road over the August period. I plan to place these cones this week.

We have two large car parks in Porthleven. Sadly though, people seem to think they can park anywhere they like no matter the problems it causes.

Cones now in place

Cones now in place

4 comments

  • Gilly Zella Martin

    “We have two large car parks in Porthleven. Sadly though, people seem to think they can park anywhere they like no matter the problems it causes.”

    Tut tut, generalisation. ‘Some’ people seem to think they can park anywhere they like no matter the problems it causes!

    It is a shame there cannot be a sign placed near to Kittos car-park directing people to the Withy Field car-park.

  • Joyce Edwards

    It would be good if we could have some no parking cones around the corner of Shute Lane and Prospect Place, so that the bottle lorries and delivery trucks can get around this bend without having to knock on doors to find out who has parked across the corner and caused a major obstruction. Can something be done about this Andy?

  • Andrew Wallis

    Hi Joyce,

    I am reluctant to just cone everywhere. The cones on the harbour head were to solve a issue over the summer period. Other areas in Porthleven are all year round. I have spoken to parking enforcement about having more enforcement in Porthleven. Hopefully, that will address many of the issues.

  • Ron Edgcumbe

    Can you please tell me if these cones are legally enforceable. Can disabled people still park here without the possibility of a ticket. Hopefully they still can park here as the three hour limit rule is in place for many good reason.

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