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Changes to parking in Thatcham being put forward

Consultation to combat inconsiderate parking

John Herring

John Herring


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CHANGES to roads in Thatcham in order to combat inconsiderate parking are being proposed.

West Berkshire Council is carrying out a Parking Amendment Review which it says will improve road safety and address concerns related to inconsiderate parking. 

The council has proposed 80 amendments across the district, 15 of which are in Thatcham. The proposals are:

Colthrop Lane and Gables Way – double and single yellow lines to address road safety, obstruction and verge damage.

Falmouth Way – single yellow lines to prevent daytime parking as SSE vehicles are causing problems for buses. 

Paynesdown Road – single yellow lines opposite 113-119 (near the entrance to Parsons Down Infant School) to prohibit parking at drop-off and pick-up times. This is at the request of residents who say they have problems leaving their driveways.

Rivermead Industrial Estate entrance off Pipers Way – extending double yellow lines to tackle inconsiderate parking by commuters.

Spurcroft Road – single yellow lines on the inside bend leading to the school to prohibit parking at peak school times to address visibility concerns.

Stoney Lane – single and double yellow lines between Station Road and the south entrance to Kennet School. On-street parking is causing obstructions and hazards to school children.

Turners Drive – single yellow lines during peak school hours and double yellow lines on the bend because vehicle parking is preventing residents leaving their driveways.

Ullswater Close – introducing double yellow lines at the junction of Derwent Road

The council has to consult on the proposals before they can be implemented and can be viewed at

Any objections will be investigated and a report will be sent to the council’s executive for highways, Garth Simpson (Con, Cold Ash), who will consider what action to take.

For more information on the consultation contact the council’s traffic and road safety team on (01635) 519080 or email uk

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  • NewburyLad

    24/04/2016 - 09:35

    Shame they can't slap some double yellows on Lower Way (up near the roundabout) at the point where that house is going through what looks like a slow and tedious rebuild. Builders' vans have been constantly parked on Lower Way in front of it for well over a year now, causing traffic to repeatedly stop just to get by. Inconvenience is of course to be expected and accepted, but not after 12+ months!