Poyle residents campaign to stop overnight truck parking

Residents in Poyle are campaigning for restrictions against an increasing number of overnight lorries parking up and causing problems.

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Overnight parking of trucks in Poyle: “longer term solution now required”

Lorry drivers with nowhere to park overnight are causing problems for residents in Poyle, including leaving behind litter, defecating, and disturbing residents with loud music from their trucks.

As a direct result of lobbying by the Colnbrook Community Association, Slough Borough Council has agreed to consider a proposal to “yellow line” the lay-by and add restrictions to waiting times.  The CCA is looking for a longer term solution and has proposed a four-point plan.

The CCA intervened last year following a similar problem of foul waste and loud music from parked up lorries on Poyle Road.   But following a clean-up the problem has reappeared and residents have reported a worsening of the situation in recent weeks.

Controversially the CCA says it wants the idea of a permanent lorry park in Poyle to be reconsidered given the problems:

The Parish Council, supported by SBC, rejected the proposal on the basis it would attract more trucks and vans to Colnbrook. Nonsense! We have traffic restrictions through the village and if these were properly enforced no trucks should seek to go from west to east via the High Street.

SBC agree that a longer term solution is now required and the CCA is consulting members on its proposed approach which it wants to take to the Council:

1. To impose a two hour waiting restriction on ALL lay-by’s within the ward.

2. To promote the local truckers cafes as alternative overnight parking.

3. To seriously reconsider the proposal for a lorry park at the southern end of Poyle Road in order to make provision for drivers arriving and departing via the M25.

4. To encourage SBC to insist on sufficient overnight parking facilities on all new planning applications for new or replacement developments on all industrial areas within the ward as part of any S106 agreement.

The plan will be debated at a forthcoming CCA meeting.

Three years ago the CCA was successful in persuading SBC to close the slip road from Sutton Road onto the Colnbrook By-Pass following a number of reported incidents of  human excrement and rubbish being left behind.

Residents can comment on the consultation on the CCA’s website here.

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