Hebburn families fight plan to ban them from parking outside their own homes

OPPOSITION ... North Farm Road resident Maureen Charles is among those unhappy about proposals to stop them parking outside their homes.
OPPOSITION ... North Farm Road resident Maureen Charles is among those unhappy about proposals to stop them parking outside their homes.

HOPES are rising that a compromise can be reached over proposals to ban householders from parking outside their properties.

South Tyneside Council was planning to introduce a no-waiting order, in force from 8am to 6pm daily, on a section of North Farm Road in Hebuurn at its junction with Tennant Street.

Since a grass verge outside the properties was covered with Tarmac more than 15 years ago, residents have routinely parked on the land without any sanctions being imposed, and they are angry that the right to park outside their homes is set to be removed.

Concerned residents submitted a petition against the move to the council’s Hebburn community area forum yesterday.

They were encouraged by the response they received from both councillors and townsfolk at the meeting.

Now, it’s hoped that a compromise enabling residents to park outside their properties will be presented to the next forum in a month’s time.

Maureen Charles, 67, a North Farm Road resident since 1981, said: “We had the full support of the councillors at the meeting and from residents aware of the problems we have been having.

“We came away buoyed by the reaction we received and hopeful that we will be given something in writing that enables us to continue to park outside our homes.”