Travis upsets its Richmond neighbours

Published:  08 October, 2009

RICHMOND, SURREY: Residents of Bardolph Road blame Travis Perkins, which has a site nearby, for parking and access problems in the area.

Householders claim parking spaces are frequently taken up by Travis Perkins customers, that supply trucks block the road when unloading and that goods and materials are dumped at the side of the road because no suitable storage facility exists.

A Travis Perkins spokesman said it was working with the council to resolve the objections raised by residents and that it had reduced the number of vehicles going to the site.

"Residents have been informed of these changes and the council is satisfied with the measures taken by us," he said.

Although not adopted, the road is subject to controlled parking zones and patrolled by wardens, said ward councillor, Marc Cranfield-Adams. Council officials are unable to track down the road's owners so problems resulting from its being unadopted are complicating the problem for the merchant.

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