Eastleigh Borough Council is supporting the national ‘Selfish Parking’ campaign and reminding local drivers to make sure they park properly and responsibly.
Organised by the British Parking Association and launched on 23 October, the Selfish Parking campaign is focused on tackling inconsiderate parking behaviour. The campaign highlights parking behaviours that have been identified in a nationwide survey and cause frustration for many of the public, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic. In particular:
- obstructing the pavement
- on or blocking someone’s driveway
- if the lines and signs say you can’t
- in a designated bay you are not eligible to use
- taking up more than one space
Cabinet Lead for Transport Cllr David Airey said, “I would like to remind drivers of the issues that can be caused by inconsiderate or selfish parking such as stopping access for emergency vehicles or refuse vehicles to stopping wheelchairs, buggies and pedestrians using the pavements to annoying your neighbours. Complaints about poor parking ranks as one of the most frequent issues raised by residents with me. I encourage everyone to park responsibly and considerately.”