Crackdown on speeding and bad parking in Linden
RESIDENTS are stepping up their safety campaign to make Linden roads safer.
They are concerned about the number of drivers speeding and parking dangerously near schools.
After a successful speed gun campaign last week, Linden Residents' Association are now in talks with the Gloucestershire County Council about advising people who park on double yellow lines, particularly as the new term begins.
Robert Cole is running the campaign.
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He said: "Parking on yellow lines is a highways issue, not the police, so we are talking with the council about how we can tackle the problem.
One issue we have at the moment is vehicles parking on double yellow lines in Seymour Road who are going to the Co-op.
"We are looking at making roads in general safer but also outside schools, where children are present."
Andrew Innes, who lives in Balfour Road, is pleased with the new focus.
He said: "It is a good idea, I have seen them out and about with the guns.
"We live in Balfour Road which is directly opposite the Co-op and many people park in the corner which is extremely dangerous."
In the last month, residents who are part of the campaign have taken to the streets with speed guns to note down those drivers who are speeding.
They have taken down registration numbers, which have been passed on to the police.
Roads with the highest volume of speeding drivers were Stroud Road and New Street.
Robert added: "The operation has also been about educating people. One person who stopped to talk to us said he was not aware of the 20 mile zone even though he had driven in the area for more than five years."