Hospital parking scheme in place

Julie Moore is really angry with the parking situation on Parklands Estate.
Julie Moore is really angry with the parking situation on Parklands Estate.

VISITORS and staff will be stopped from parking outside people’s homes near to Pinderfields Hospital.

New restrictions will be put in place, by Wakefield Council, to try and reduce congestion and remove on-street parking close to the hospital.

A permit holders only scheme will be enforced along Pinders Grove, Ivy Lane, Ivy Close and parts of Aberford Road.

A no waiting at any time scheme will also be in force around the entrance to the hospital, Bevan Grove and Tuke Grove on the Parklands estate and Barnstone Vale.

The council’s highway committee approved the restrictions last Thursday, despite objections.

Julie Moran lives on Ashworth Square in the Parklands estate and complained about problems last year.

She said: “They have already put down some double yellow lines and it has not made any difference. It will just force people further into the estates and people will still park somewhere for free.”

Kevin and Sue Parker and Josephine Fox of Pinders Grove raised concerns over the limit of one visitor permit and said it was wrong that people have to pay to park at the hospital.

Construction work has limited the amount of parking spaces, which will be at 1,600 by October.

A hospital spokesman said he hoped people would continue to bear with it as works continue and that revenue from car parking is invested back into the hospital.