I must respond to correspondence protesting about the new parking arrangements in Fiery Hill Road, Barnt Green.
The introduction of parking charges at the station resulted in the use of Fiery Hill as a free car park for those using the train. This has made life extremely difficult for those trying to leave their properties in the section of Fiery Hill Road above the station or Cherry Hill Avenue with their vehicles, due to the severe restriction of vision that resulted.
There have been several serious accidents in the last two years. One resulted in the total destruction of a car by fire after a collision with a tree and a lucky escape for the young driver. My own daughter was involved in a collision while turning out of Cherry Hill Avenue.
The ideal solution would be for all-day parking in Fiery Hill Road to be prohibited.
I don’t think the present arrangement of double yellow lines on alternate sides of the road in the lower part of the road and the broken sections on the side away from and above the station are ideal, but it has made life in the that part of the road safer.
Fiery Hill Road, Barnt Green