Parking misery for residents in Darnall

Residents of Halsall Road are angry about parking problems on the street which led to the bin lorry not being able to get down the road to empty the bins. Picture: Andrew Roe
Residents of Halsall Road are angry about parking problems on the street which led to the bin lorry not being able to get down the road to empty the bins. Picture: Andrew Roe

Irate residents are calling for restrictions on a Sheffield street after an influx of commuters parking there.

People living on Halsall Road, in Darnall, and surrounding roads have had their bins left unemptied because refuse lorries cannot gain access and problems with deliveries because of parked cars blocking the road.

And on one occasion a funeral procession had to reverse up the road because it could not get through.

Residents said the problem started five years ago, when the NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group moved into a building on nearby Prince of Wales Road.

They said motorists park on both sides of the road on weekdays causing a headache for residents.

One resident, who declined to be named, said: “They have enough parking spaces, but they are all parking on our road, because it’s the most convenient spot.

“We would like double yellow lines so people can’t park on both sides.

“We have been having problems with people parking on the pavements because they are aware it’s a bit tight.

“The residents are up in arms. Recently it has been getting worse.”

The CCG says its car park has 722 spaces – and urges motorists to use the car park at nearby engineering firm Davy Markham if it is full.

A Sheffield Council spokesman said: “While we appreciate inconsiderate parking can be frustrating, where no parking restrictions are in place we cannot take action against those who park there. We have received requests from residents for restrictions to be introduced on a road nearby and this will be assessed in due course.

“However, our resources are limited and we must prioritise cases where there are safety risks to other drivers or pedestrians.”

*Inconsiderate or dangerous parking can be reported to police by calling 101.