June 2016 - Grass Verges
Grass verges are not designed to cope with vehicle over-running and parking, soon turning them into an unsightly rutted area of mud, especially during periods of excessive rain and the winter months. When damage of this nature occurs, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council is faced with the cost of repairing the verge at public expense.
It must be pointed out that under the Highways Act 1980 the cost of necessary repair work resulting from damage caused to the highway, which includes the verge and footpath, is recoverable from the parties responsible.
The Parish Council would appreciate your co-operation in ensuring that the grass verges, which provide appeal and character to our village, are not used as parking places.
It is appreciate that not every household is involved in this practice; however it is important that everyone is advised of the issue.
If parking on the grass verge continues, the Parish Council will have no alternative but to record the vehicles using the verge for parking and pass the details to the Highways Department of ERYC to recover the costs of the repair work from the persons responsible.