New parking laybys are very welcomePublished Friday, 20th December 2019
A new layby scheme is helping to ease parking congestion in a Hartlepool residential area and keep it looking attractive.
Two parking laybys have been created on part of the grassed verge in front of homes along part of West View Service Road North thanks to a partnership between Hartlepool Borough Council and housing provider Thirteen.
The Council has carried out the work and the £27,000 total cost has been paid for by Thirteen.
Councillor Sue Little (left) and Thirteen Neighbourhood Co-ordinator Catherine Hamill pictured at the new parking laybys
Councillor Sue Little, Vice-Chair of the Council’s Neighbourhood Services Committee, said: “Many thanks to Thirteen for funding this project as part of its very substantial ongoing commitment to working with us to improve local neighbourhoods.
“Not only will the new parking bays provide much needed parking space for the adjacent properties, they will also help to keep the area looking neat as they will avoid the need for people to park on the grass verges.”
Natalie Usai, Neighbourhoods Service Manager at Thirteen, said: “We’re always talking to customers and other residents to make improvements and tackle issues in the areas where we manage properties.
“People told us that drivers were churning up the grass verge when they were parking, so we wanted to tackle this and improve resident parking at the same time.
“This scheme will help to provide increased parking facilities for residents while helping to make the whole area a more attractive place to live.”