Complaints about illegal parking in Cromer

Roadworks begin on Mount Street, Cromer.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY Roadworks begin on Mount Street, Cromer. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Saturday, March 1, 2014
8:00 AM

Homeowners on a busy diversion road have complained that commuters are parking illegally in their street.

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Vicarage Road in Cromer is being used to divert traffic from the town’s Mount Street, which is undergoing building work for a new pedestrian crossing.

Traffic cones have been placed on one side of the road to prevent visitors from parking – to allow space for the extra traffic and help residents leave their homes safely.

Debbie Austin, a Vicarage Road resident, said lack of monitoring has meant people are moving the cones.

The retired grandmother-of-six said: “We don’t mind that the traffic has to be diverted but you only need one or two to park there before you have everybody doing it.”

Mrs Austin said she has difficulty seeing out into the road when pulling out of her driveway.

She added: “We have had two people drive the wrong way down the road and we are still getting large lorries. If they could enforce it life would be a lot easier.”

A Norfolk County Council spokesman said it was illegal to park in those areas or drive in an easterly direction along Vicarage Road, while work was taking place.

She said: “The Traffic Regulation Orders are there to enable buses and smaller delivery lorries and vans to carry on using the road so that they can get in and out of Cromer. It is certainly not possible for larger HGVs to use the road and there are very clear signs around Cromer letting drivers know about this.”

The new pedestrian crossing is a Parish Partnership Scheme being carried out between Cromer Town Council and the county council.

Work is being carried out by the county council’s contractor, Kier May Gurney, and is due to be completed on March 7.

7 comments

  • Most of Cromer pedestrians don't ever use the crossing at Iceland and Church street is known locally as the suicide run the placement of a crossing into Mount street is lunacy just await the 999 incidents perhaps if the road markings were painted this might help drivers but whoever decided to place this new crossing should be warned of likely prosecution but then do the planners ever leave their cosy NNDC offices? Guaranteed more congestion for Cromer and this will become an accident blackspot

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    Claire Voyant

    Saturday, March 1, 2014

  • you wait until the new crossing is in use in the summer john it will be total chaos totally wrong place for it

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    i am mostly wrong??

    Saturday, March 1, 2014

  • You are all correct, this is a disaster waiting to happen. when the crossing is activated there will be traffic waiting to turn right from Comer town centre, traffic waiting to turn left from Norridge road, the cars will all be backed up, and then the Munsley turn lights will change, then one of them big buses will try and get round, there will be a delivery lorry outside the bed shop, and to cap it all, a fire engine will appear! It is going to be entertaining as a pedestrian and a nightmare for drivers. Well done NNDC, again.

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    backwoodsman

    Saturday, March 1, 2014

  • What has NNDC got to do with this? The article states that it is a joint venture between the Cromer Town Council and Norfolk COUNTY Council.

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    beachstar

    Monday, March 3, 2014

  • Cromer, traffic, nightmare.

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    John L Norton

    Saturday, March 1, 2014

  • On Thursday 27 February I was waiting for my wife at Merchants Court for approximately 1 hour and was amazed to observe one digger driver doing absolutely nothing apart from ogling the females and also FOUR HI VIZ numpties who were engaged in laughter chat and basically just on a jolly for the same period this times 5 equals 5 hours of negativity during which time nothing was done by these 5 individuals. Little wonder this daft placement of a crossing is taking two weeks to complete!! This was British workmen at play and skiving

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    Claire Voyant

    Saturday, March 1, 2014

  • Who applied for planning permission for this? And who granted it? Or was it at all? Anyway, they're all the same.

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    backwoodsman

    Monday, March 3, 2014

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