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Can you stop vehicles from driving over and parking on grass verges?

Can you stop vehicles from driving over and parking on grass verges?

Grass verges can often become damaged because of parked vehicles, delivery vehicles or other similar reasons. We will where possible seek to put right damaged verges but generally remedial works are prioritised in accordance with the risk the problem poses to the public.

Whilst we appreciate that such damage can be unsightly, it is very rarely the case that damaged verges pose any risk to pedestrians and therefore any restorative works are usually given a much lower category of priority. 

Driving over and parking on a grass verge often damages the verge which not only spoils the appearance of the street, but involves unnecessary additional expense to the council to repair the damage and maintain the verge.

Parking on verges can also obstruct pedestrians from using the footway and be hazardous to other road users, especially if vehicles obstruct entrances, or park on a bend or junction.

You can report issues with driving over and parking on grass verges via our online  Report It application. A highways inspector will look into the issue and establish if any preventive measures can be implemented, these issues can be classed as localised and therefore may be recommended to the local county councillor to add to their divisional highways programme for further consideration.

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