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Couple fuming after bungalow driveway in Beechdale is repeatedly blocked by drivers

A couple that live in a bungalow in Beechdale are fed up of ‘constantly being disturbed’ by vehicles blocking their driveway.

Diane Hudson, 56, lives with her partner, 64, in a property on Fremount Drive.

They have lived there for 20 years, and while it has been an issue all through that time, have experienced a recent spate of vehicles parking in front of their driveway.

They rely on their car to get out and about because of health issues.

Diane has arthritis while her partner has a heart condition.

And Diane is at the end of her tether due to their driveway being blocked by vehicles.

It is understood that many of the vehicles are delivery drivers stopping off in the area.

The latest incident on Monday (February 7) night was reported to Nottinghamshire Police, but no crime was recorded.



A van pictured parked outside the driveway
A van pictured parked outside the driveway

Speaking to Nottinghamshire Live, Diane said: “I attempted to go out and was bombarded by two gentlemen after asking them to move, and I was then bombarded by a neighbour.

“I said to them we have a right to go in and out of our property without being disturbed and have the right to not be blocked in, but was then swore at.

“We are getting every single neighbour who have parcels delivered, collections of parcels and having various visitors blocking us in.”

Diane wants to see tougher parking measures enforced on Fremount Drive.

She said: “There are double yellow lines and resident restricted parking in nearby areas, but here we’ve only got residency parking, which does not work.

“Why do people park outside the front of my property where my gates are, where it states no parking, access required, why do they do it?

“It’s like a delivery yard here and we’re constantly being disturbed, we want something done so we are not being disturbed.

“We’ve asked numerous members of Nottingham City Council to help us, but we have been ignored.”



The driveway of the property
The driveway of the property

Nottingham City Council has said it is not aware of any incidents being reported to them.

A City Council spokesperson said: “We can take action if someone’s driveway is being blocked – however, we only do this on request.

“This is because it’s possible the resident is blocking their own driveway, or someone is doing so with their permission.

“Residents can report blocked driveways on our website and officers will be sent to get signed confirmation that enforcement action is required.

“We aren’t aware of any request being received from this address.”

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