Winchester train parking overspill causing problems at Micheldever

Winchester train parking overspill causing problems at Micheldever

Winchester train parking overspill causing problems at Micheldever

First published in Winchester

BUILDING work at a Winchester Station car park is causing friction further up the line because commuters are travelling from Micheldever instead.

Work on a new decked car park on Winchester’s southbound side, next to Andover Road, began last November.

As a result only commuters with monthly or annual parking season tickets are currently allowed use the main northbound car park before 10am.

So many travelling into London are forced to leave their cars elsewhere, or have switched to use Micheldever Station, 10 miles nearer to the capital.

The car park there is now full by 7.30am, with those arriving later forced to leave their vehicles on grass verges, in nearby lanes or in a residential cul-de-sac.

Landlady Sharon Jackson said police had recently ticketed three vehicles left on double yellow lines outside her pub, The Dove Inn.

“This corner is dangerous and we can’t have people leaving their cars on it, especially as the school bus stops to pick up children here,” she said.

One commuter, who declined to be named, said a bad situation had been made worse by the ongoing work at Winchester station.

“I can completely understand that this is all extremely frustrating for people who live here,” he said.

“When I first started using Micheldever 10 years ago there were only six of us catching the early trains, now there are over 150.

“I think that many more commuters now use this station anyway because the number of trains was increased a few years ago and it’s £1,000 a year cheaper to park here than at Winchester.”

A South West Trains Network Rail Alliance spokeswoman said of the Winchester building work: “During construction, one of the existing car parks was closed to allow for works to take place.

“Access to the other car park was also restricted and we understand that this has been an inconvenience to passengers.

“We apologise for the disruption this may have caused.”

Seven years ago police became involved when a dozen commuter cars were scratched while parked near Micheldever Station.

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4:12pm Thu 13 Mar 14

jmk210884 says...

As a resident of micheldever station. Parking is ridiculous. Often coming home to find u can't not get into my parking space because it has been blocked. Also commuters parking blocking access to road. I witnessed a ambulance unable to get up the road because of inconsiderate parking. We understand people need to park to get to work we just ask for considerate parking and filling the law. No parking near or opposite a junction is a good start.
As a resident of micheldever station. Parking is ridiculous. Often coming home to find u can't not get into my parking space because it has been blocked. Also commuters parking blocking access to road. I witnessed a ambulance unable to get up the road because of inconsiderate parking. We understand people need to park to get to work we just ask for considerate parking and filling the law. No parking near or opposite a junction is a good start. jmk210884
  • Score: 1

9:19pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Sting like a bee says...

As another resident of micheldever station I totally agree with jmk210884.
Commuters feel it's their right to park wherever they want. Sometimes cars are left for a day, overnight or on several occasions over a week outside our houses, when we asked them not to park here or at least park considerately we are often subjected to a mouthful of abuse from commuters.

How would they like it if 30 cars parked outside their house and buggared off for days or a week at a time! It's **** right inconsiderate and rude.

'The car park there is now full by 7.30am, with those arriving later are forced to leave their vehicles on grass verges, in nearby lanes or in a residential cul de sac'


FORCED!!!!!!........ They are not forced they are just too bone idol to find a appropriate alternative such driving on to basingstoke or investing in a permit for the village hall car park! Commuters would much rather abandoned their cars on the grass ( destroying our lovely village ) or on inappropriate dangerous bends and roads!!!!
As another resident of micheldever station I totally agree with jmk210884. Commuters feel it's their right to park wherever they want. Sometimes cars are left for a day, overnight or on several occasions over a week outside our houses, when we asked them not to park here or at least park considerately we are often subjected to a mouthful of abuse from commuters. How would they like it if 30 cars parked outside their house and buggared off for days or a week at a time! It's **** right inconsiderate and rude. 'The car park there is now full by 7.30am, with those arriving later are forced to leave their vehicles on grass verges, in nearby lanes or in a residential cul de sac' FORCED!!!!!!........ They are not forced they are just too bone idol to find a appropriate alternative such driving on to basingstoke or investing in a permit for the village hall car park! Commuters would much rather abandoned their cars on the grass ( destroying our lovely village ) or on inappropriate dangerous bends and roads!!!! Sting like a bee
  • Score: 0

9:02am Fri 14 Mar 14

winchres says...

If they are parked illegally why don't the police pop round 9 am for a few mornings and ticket them? Even on London salaries they will get fed up with that and have to move on somewhere where they can park legally. Get the Parish Council on to it. Even though it is a village, it is a busy road because of Micheldever tyres being there.
If they are parked illegally why don't the police pop round 9 am for a few mornings and ticket them? Even on London salaries they will get fed up with that and have to move on somewhere where they can park legally. Get the Parish Council on to it. Even though it is a village, it is a busy road because of Micheldever tyres being there. winchres
  • Score: 2

9:56am Fri 14 Mar 14

jmk210884 says...

The police do come round and put tickets on but different commuters do it every day. The car park is not full by 730. People park on the roads and private parking because they don't want to pay. They have ruined the verges and grass areas. They don't look turning out of car park. Maybe they should apply for a permit to park at village hall so they can donate to the community they use every day.
The police do come round and put tickets on but different commuters do it every day. The car park is not full by 730. People park on the roads and private parking because they don't want to pay. They have ruined the verges and grass areas. They don't look turning out of car park. Maybe they should apply for a permit to park at village hall so they can donate to the community they use every day. jmk210884
  • Score: 1

6:23pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Belgarum says...

> "Sometimes cars are left for a day, overnight or on several occasions over a week outside our houses, when we asked them not to park here"

Emm - it's the PUBLIC Highway that they are parking on. You don't own it. You don't have any rights over who parks there. If they want to leave their car there for a few weeks (as long as it's legally parked and is displaying a valid VED disk), then there's no reason why they shouldn't.

If parking your car is so important to you, then you should have bought a house with a garage or a driveway.
> "Sometimes cars are left for a day, overnight or on several occasions over a week outside our houses, when we asked them not to park here" Emm - it's the PUBLIC Highway that they are parking on. You don't own it. You don't have any rights over who parks there. If they want to leave their car there for a few weeks (as long as it's legally parked and is displaying a valid VED disk), then there's no reason why they shouldn't. If parking your car is so important to you, then you should have bought a house with a garage or a driveway. Belgarum
  • Score: 6

6:59pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Sting like a bee says...

Belgarum wrote:
> "Sometimes cars are left for a day, overnight or on several occasions over a week outside our houses, when we asked them not to park here"

Emm - it's the PUBLIC Highway that they are parking on. You don't own it. You don't have any rights over who parks there. If they want to leave their car there for a few weeks (as long as it's legally parked and is displaying a valid VED disk), then there's no reason why they shouldn't.

If parking your car is so important to you, then you should have bought a house with a garage or a driveway.
That's easy for you to say it's not outside your house.!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Belgarum[/bold] wrote: > "Sometimes cars are left for a day, overnight or on several occasions over a week outside our houses, when we asked them not to park here" Emm - it's the PUBLIC Highway that they are parking on. You don't own it. You don't have any rights over who parks there. If they want to leave their car there for a few weeks (as long as it's legally parked and is displaying a valid VED disk), then there's no reason why they shouldn't. If parking your car is so important to you, then you should have bought a house with a garage or a driveway.[/p][/quote]That's easy for you to say it's not outside your house.!!!!!! Sting like a bee
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7:20pm Fri 14 Mar 14

jmk210884 says...

They can park on highway but not on my land it's a private car park they use. Double yellow lines they park on. Junctions they block. Please read article properly before commenting. You show yourself up.
They can park on highway but not on my land it's a private car park they use. Double yellow lines they park on. Junctions they block. Please read article properly before commenting. You show yourself up. jmk210884
  • Score: 1

7:31pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Belgarum says...

> "That's easy for you to say it's not outside your house.!!!!!!"

I made sure that my house had adequate parking for my needs before I bought it.

I have no control over who parks on the public highway outside my house, and nor should I have.

Cars that are parked illegally (whether on double yellow lines, at junctions) should be dealt with appropriately by the local constabulary, but that doesn't mean that we should pander to the people who mistakenly seem to think that they have some claim over a section of the public highway just because it happens to run past their houses!
> "That's easy for you to say it's not outside your house.!!!!!!" I made sure that my house had adequate parking for my needs before I bought it. I have no control over who parks on the public highway outside my house, and nor should I have. Cars that are parked illegally (whether on double yellow lines, at junctions) should be dealt with appropriately by the local constabulary, but that doesn't mean that we should pander to the people who mistakenly seem to think that they have some claim over a section of the public highway just because it happens to run past their houses! Belgarum
  • Score: 1

9:15pm Fri 14 Mar 14

campfreddie says...

I may be wrong, but I think you will find that Winchester City Council is the Parking enforcement authority for Micheldever Station rather than the Police. However I sympathise with Micheldever Station residents that commuters tend to park where ever they like and have no regard to MS residents.

We should all take a leaf out of WinACC's book and walk to work. Good luck to all you guys working in London If you leave now, you might get there for April.
I may be wrong, but I think you will find that Winchester City Council is the Parking enforcement authority for Micheldever Station rather than the Police. However I sympathise with Micheldever Station residents that commuters tend to park where ever they like and have no regard to MS residents. We should all take a leaf out of WinACC's book and walk to work. Good luck to all you guys working in London If you leave now, you might get there for April. campfreddie
  • Score: 3

11:14pm Fri 14 Mar 14

jmk210884 says...

I don't think your reading what we are saying. It's car parked in OUR marked private on my deeds parking space and blocking entrances to car parks, they can park on highway just do it considerately what is so wrong in asing that??? So I did by my house with parking in mind I have two spaces on my deeds but most days I can't get into car park without having to squeeze round up on curb over a garden some days. So please once again read what is written.
I don't think your reading what we are saying. It's car parked in OUR marked private on my deeds parking space and blocking entrances to car parks, they can park on highway just do it considerately what is so wrong in asing that??? So I did by my house with parking in mind I have two spaces on my deeds but most days I can't get into car park without having to squeeze round up on curb over a garden some days. So please once again read what is written. jmk210884
  • Score: 3

3:34pm Mon 17 Mar 14

raised eyebrows says...

you should see the road outside shawford - how about complaing to the council about a lack of a CPZ around a station rather than blaming for people packing where there are not restrictions.

It annoys me too you can pay £1000 to park in Winchester or park for free at Shawford - what are you going to do?
you should see the road outside shawford - how about complaing to the council about a lack of a CPZ around a station rather than blaming for people packing where there are not restrictions. It annoys me too you can pay £1000 to park in Winchester or park for free at Shawford - what are you going to do? raised eyebrows
  • Score: 5

4:16pm Mon 17 Mar 14

jmk210884 says...

raised eyebrows wrote:
you should see the road outside shawford - how about complaing to the council about a lack of a CPZ around a station rather than blaming for people packing where there are not restrictions.

It annoys me too you can pay £1000 to park in Winchester or park for free at Shawford - what are you going to do?
There are restrictions!!!!! My car parking space! Double yellow lines the Highway Code. Seriously read the article!
[quote][p][bold]raised eyebrows[/bold] wrote: you should see the road outside shawford - how about complaing to the council about a lack of a CPZ around a station rather than blaming for people packing where there are not restrictions. It annoys me too you can pay £1000 to park in Winchester or park for free at Shawford - what are you going to do?[/p][/quote]There are restrictions!!!!! My car parking space! Double yellow lines the Highway Code. Seriously read the article! jmk210884
  • Score: 2

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