FRUSTRATED residents have made a plea to councillors for double yellow lines to be removed from their street.

At last week’s Tynedale Local Area Council meeting, a petition which had gathered 60 signatures, asking for double yellow lines on Beech Grove in Prudhoe to be removed, was discussed by councillors.

A resident who lives on the street, who created the petition, spoke at the meeting. She said: “Residents now have more than one car per family, the majority have two or three per family and we have got nowhere to park. The majority have one driveway and one parking space but some have no parking facilities whatsoever. We get no visitors because they have got nowhere to park. Numerous people who have come to visit us have got parking tickets.”

A report from Northumberland County Council officers advised that the double yellow lines should remain in place. It said the road carried significant volumes of traffic, including large vehicles, and is a bus route, and removing the lines could lead to congestion and give rise to traffic safety issues.

Councillors proposed that officers should consider other options which they put forward, including part-time parking restrictions, traffic surveys, turning a grassed area on the street into parking and having parking allowed on only one side of the road.