PARK AT YOUR PERIL ON WINDSOR ROAD PENARTH

Parking tickets stuck onto a Penarth driver’s windscreen

The latest figures for parking fines from the Vale of Glamorgan Council show that Windsor Road Penarth is the second most prolific location for parking fines anywhere in the Vale and is  headed for a new record.

This year 2017/18 looks like yielding a record number of parking fines in Windsor Road  with the shortage of parking spaces and the complicated signage making sure unwary motorists are going to continue to be clobbered good and hard .

The most revenue from parking penalties is raised from drivers in Windsor Road

There was a spike in parking fines in Windsor Road after the new parking regime came in in 2013. Now however, parking infractions are rising steadily again and are set to each a new all time record on this street.

  • 2014/15 Windsor Road, Penarth – 636
  • 2015/16 Windsor Road, Penarth – 489
  • 2016/17  Windsor Road, Penarth – 706
  • 2017/18  Windsor Road, Penarth there were  534 parking tickets issued in the first 7 months of the year – a rate which suggests that the total for the 2017/18 year will be an all time record of 915 parking tickets .

The Vale of Glamorgan Council – which enforces parking in Penarth – isn’t quite as strict when it comes to parking its own vehicles. This one was on zig-zag markings adjacent to the zebra crossing on the Esplanade.

Meanwhile the Parking Enforcement Officers – who are administered by Bridgend County Borough – have also been patrolling Glebe St, Plassey St with its complicated residential parking slots, Beach Road and Penarth Esplanade – where parking regulations are anything but clear.

This is the list of the Penalty Notices issued for each patrolled street in Penarth in 2016/17:-

ALBERT CRESCENT, PENARTH 4
ALBERT ROAD, PENARTH 23 
ANDREW ROAD, PENARTH 1
ARCHER ROAD, PENARTH 2
ARCOT STREET, PENARTH 5
BEACH ROAD, PENARTH 4
BRADENHAM PLACE, PENARTH 7
BRIDGE STREET, PENARTH 1
BRIDGEMAN ROAD, PENARTH 1
CLIFF PARADE, PENARTH 2
CLIVE PLACE, PENARTH 2
COGAN PILL ROAD, PENARTH 2
CORNERSWELL ROAD, PENARTH 3
DOCHDWY ROAD, PENARTH 13
DOCK STREET, PENARTH 5
ESPLANADE, PENARTH 34
GLEBE STREET, PENARTH 206
GROVE PLACE, PENARTH 1
GROVE TERRACE, PENARTH 12
HERBERT TERRACE, PENARTH 2
HEWELL STREET, PENARTH 2
HICKMAN ROAD, PENARTH 119
HIGH STREET, PENARTH 1
IVY STREET, PENARTH 2
LAVERNOCK ROAD, PENARTH 1
LUDLOW LANE, PENARTH 32
LUDLOW STREET, PENARTH 36
NORRIS CLOSE, PENARTH 4
PAGET ROAD, PENARTH 12
PENARTH PORTWAY, PENARTH 1
PILL STREET, PENARTH 1
PLASSEY SQUARE, PENARTH 9
PLASSEY STREET, PENARTH 141
PLYMOUTH ROAD, PENARTH 2
QUEENS ROAD, PENARTH 3
RAILWAY TERRACE, PENARTH 8
RECTORY ROAD LANE, PENARTH 1
RECTORY ROAD, PENARTH 3
SALOP PLACE, PENARTH 1
SALOP STREET, PENARTH 7
STANWELL ROAD, PENARTH 11
STATION APPROACH, PENARTH 53
STATION ROAD, PENARTH 9
SULLY ROAD, PENARTH 3
TERRA NOVA WAY, PENARTH 1
VICTORIA ROAD, PENARTH 15 
WESTBOURNE ROAD, PENARTH 1
WINDSOR ROAD, PENARTH 534
WINDSOR TERRACE LANE, PENARTH 1
WOOD STREET, PENARTH 4
WOODLAND PLACE, PENARTH 18

Motorists stuck a Plymouth Road traffic jam in January this year – but there were only 2 parking tickets issued in Plymouth Road in the 12 months from April 2016 to end of March 2017

There are some surprises on the list,  with Plymouth Road – despite its almost constant retinue of film unit vehicles clogging-up traffic – yielding only 2 tickets in 12 months

The total number of tickets issued by the Vale of Glamorgan Council was 4,086 in the 2016/17 year

 

 

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26 Responses to PARK AT YOUR PERIL ON WINDSOR ROAD PENARTH

  1. 249ers says:

    The reason so few tickets are issued in Plymouth Road is that there are no yellow lines or parking restrictions for most of its length. The fact is few tickets can be given for inconsiderate parking making this road an ideal spot for rail commuters who’s cars clog up this road Monday to Friday.

    • 92 and a social butterfly says:

      Totally agree, needs to be resident parking permits only.

      • AK says:

        Why ? Most of the houses on Plymouth Road have drives, garages or both.
        Resident only spaces are wasted during the day when many residents are at work.

      • Michael says:

        Use your drives…that’s what they’re designed for

      • Vic T says:

        I live on Plymouth Road and agree that there is no need for permit parking, however I do think it is unfair that I have paid a premium for off road parking yet there are those who have bought houses without but expect to have permit parking outside their houses (Plassey St etc). The problem with this is that there is not enough parking for people who want to visit the town to go shopping and that is not good for business.

        My suggestion would be to change the permit only parking on the roads around the town centre in to 2 hour maximum parking between the hours of 9:30 to 16:00. Residents with parking permit could still park there all day if they needed to, but many residents will have driven to work so the spaces are vacant during the day. Before 9:30 and after 16:00 it would turn back to resident permit holders only so when they return home there should be as much room as there is at the moment. This of course would only work if it is enforced properly.

  2. People get what they deserve says:

    I, for one, am very glad to see the Vale coining it on parking fees.
    These idle, preened solo drivers who pull up anywhere on a whim need to get off their backsides.
    It’s high time more people walked or cycled. Think less of themselves and more of the environment, and leave the available space for those who genuinely need it.

  3. Chris David says:

    Penarth needs a car park, but yes a few more walkers would help.

  4. Peter Church says:

    ESPLANADE, PENARTH 34 (tickets issued)
    And this is still with a whole section still free to park outside Jammie’s
    When are they going to sort it?

    • AK says:

      There also seems to be a car parked fully on the pavement in the esplanade photo above.

      Needs to be more tickets issued for blocking dropped kerbs, and parking too close to junctions.

      • 92 and a social butterfly says:

        Please do not park too close to junctions, it is inconsiderate and dangerous.

  5. Penarthal says:

    Zigzag lines eh? The vale council have painted parking spaces within the zigzag lines on Westbourne Rd. How can this be?

    • Vic T says:

      The zig zags are there to stop people parking on the approaches to the crossing because it blocks the visibility of the crossing, which means drivers approaching the crossing can not see easily people using the crossing.

      On Westbourne Rd the pavement on the eastern side has been built out so that people waiting to cross are not hidden behind the parked cars. The zig zags run along side the parking spaces to stop people double parking on the approaches. Unfortunately there are some very selfish people who don’t care about people trying use crossings and park on the zig zags which puts peoples lives at risk.

  6. Philip Rapier says:

    Come on PDN Newshawks are you slipping? Surely you can do better than that!!
    Let us examine clear evidence of the All Male Cowbridge Cabinet bias and blatant discrimination in this matter.
    Is it right or social justice that the Aga Saga Louts have to recoup their unearned fat cat Councillors Expenses by filching from the wallets and purses of Penarth and Barry. The very people who pay the lions share of the Council Tax?
    Sully it seems gets away with it completely !!! Why? I think we should be told.
    Concrete proof this is Revenue generation not traffic management!!
    HERE ARE THE WINNERS AND LOSERS
    Southern Down 1
    Rhoose 1
    Wenvoe 1
    Dinas Powys 15
    Ogmore By Sea 23
    Llandwit Major 36
    Muskin 94
    Cowbridge 202
    Holton Road 1231
    Barry (Excluding Holton Road) 2637
    Penarth 1589
    (Vales own statistics.)

  7. The Tax payer says:

    Shame they don’t have a walk down to the bottom end of Windsor Road just under the bridge with regards to the yellow lines which force you onto the wrong side of the road just after the bridge heading out of Penarth. But Hay why walk all that way when they have easy pickings up the town With people wanting to spend money in the few shops we have left 👍

    • whatsoccurin says:

      agree-this is one of my main gripes, and the delivery drivers who park ON the zig-zag lines at the Plassey Street crossing-not to mention in the bus stop at the Pier.
      .

    • Michael says:

      Couldn’t agree more. The parking on double yellows just under the bridge is actually very dangerous – unlike the parking in the loading bays outside the shops – yet the traffic officers never venture down this part of the road. Maybe they don’t fancy the uphill walk …and maybe it’s time tor revise the loading bay times – most drop-offs at the shops are either late at night or very early in the morning.

  8. Andrew Worsley says:

    This is revenue gathering , what the hell as Bridgend got to do with Penarth ? and as it has been know for years that Penarth has had a suffered from a lack of parking for years its common knowledge the parking Vultures would start to circle . And the people who oversee this parking or lack of in Penarth are unable to provide anywhere suitable . They can build a stupid unsafe viewing platform nobody wants on top of a cliff but when people need a car park , the wind begins to blow and the tumbleweed rolls down the streets. How about re-siting Penarths railway station to Dingle road stop? The station is hidden anyway by the Railway Hotel and only visible from one side , either build over the Dingle station allowing a tunnel beneath or use that as the main station and close the existing one.

    • The Tax payer says:

      All I can say is that I’m glad your not running PTC or the Vale. They come up with some nonsense but you just take the biscuit with the hair brain idea 😂😂😂

    • Vic T says:

      I recall that a scheme was considered to tunnel the section or railway between the stations to provide a car park above but the costs were too high to make it financially viable.

      By the way, Penarth Station is no more hidden away than Dingle is. Plus if you closed Penarth then those who park near Penarth station to catch the train in to Cardiff will either fill the streets around Dingle or not bother and commute in to Cardiff by car, adding to the already congested roads in the morning.

  9. Tim Hughes says:

    Why haven’t we got more than Barry seems a bit unfair.

  10. John Powell says:

    How so many in streets like Grove Terrace and Woodland Place?
    The situation in the town centre is though ludicrous, in effect the council is coining it from its failure to plan and provide basic facilities in exchange from the hyper hyped business rates (e.g. Parking!). I don’t know what the solution is, but in an age when every bank clerk, shop assistant and tea boy expects to be able to park outside their place of work, the town centre will always be choked.

  11. Michael Caine says:

    Bring back the multi storey down the pier!

  12. RosyB says:

    The parking restrictions in Windsor Road from Co-op to Gregs are too difficult to work out in a hurry. First, you have 2 signs on top of one another. Then, by the time you have separated the Welsh from the English, you try to find out if is parking or not. By now, the cars behind you peep their horns impatiently. And because it’s ‘parking’ on one spot and ‘no parking’ on the other, you’d have to be Einstein to work it out in a second. My partner has thought of a very easy solution to solve the problem: Paint the poles in different colours. Then it just takes a quick look and you now what’s what’s.

  13. snoggerdog says:

    the council will get a focus group on that idea soonas,any particular colour paint,oh hang its 2525(zager & evans & penarth doesnt exist anymore,its been grangistan for ages now!

  14. Chris David says:

    Parking Mr Worsley, long ago the idea was put forward to build over the Railway line where practical from the Railway Hotel bridge towards the Dingle Halt. Also recently Robert Smiths garage, but these ideas were poo pood by some “experts” here. I would have thought the idea of “over the railway” was particularly attractive, not sure why it really didn’t get a look at. Doubt it’s important to the VoG.

  15. AK says:

    I had to go to Penarth twice today – no problem finding a legal parking place. They need to be stricter on those who overstay the time limit, and allow time limited parking on ‘resident bays’, which lie mostly unused during the day.

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