Thank you so much for your comments!
At least, we feel people care about us!
I was very angry when I wrote my 1st comment and just realised i made plenty of mistakes .... Sorry ! (I have one excuse : I am French !!)
I have checked private parking spaces, but its £20 a week for one car, which is too expensive for us.
Mr Parker, have you got an e-mail address where i can writte to you explain the situation and give you our details.
Thank you again....
To correct my post : THERE IS NO PARKING SCHEME IN OUR STREET as it is a very busy road, which is perfectly understandable. But we expected to have the right to park on the nearest street which is 2 minutes from us and which is quiet. We thought permits were for the area not for the residents of the street only. Indeed, if you look at some roads where parking permits are available, like Wellington Avenue, 90% of the houses have a drive way. It looks like it is not really suitable for the houses like us which are in town and cannot have anywhere to park. It would be great to park on the streets nearby. We wish the council to be more flexible. We strongly believe that ANY residents should be able to have a parking permit.
Mr Parker, it would be great if we could get in touch with you and discuss about it. If you think you could help us we would be very grateful...
Hope to hear from you very soon.
Residents parking schemes are established to reserve an area of on-street parking for the residents of that street. They are defined by law under a Traffic Order to provide for the needs of that street. There is no Traffic Order providing parking for your house (or any other) on Fleet Road. If we were to change the traffic order, there are statutory legal requirements which mean it would take some months and some thousands of pounds of public money to complete the process. This is a legal requirement which is not optional for the Council. I have emailed separately what you need to do if you want the Traffic Order amended.
It appears that you purchased a home in the knowledge that it has no parking but in the hope of access to a residents parking scheme. I cannot comment on your being told that such a scheme was available to you unless you can provide more information on who gave you this advice.
There are however some roads in your vicinity where parking is uncontrolled.