Investigation into yellow lines painted black in Town road

POLICE are to investigate why yellow parking lines have been mysteriously disappearing overnight in a quiet St Peter Port street.

The scene of the crime is St Clements Road – a one- way street with about 15 terraced and semi-detached houses – just behind restaurant China Red on St George’s Esplanade.

The yellow line outside one of the houses had only been introduced recently after a new resident asked Traffic & Highway Services to add the markings to aid their ability to enter a driveway.

Since then the lines have been painted over twice with black paint, with T&HS having to return to reinstate them.

A Traffic & Highways Services spokesman said that the yellow line was first marked on 23 November to ensure access to and from a property.

‘However, this yellow line was subsequently covered over without authorisation. The yellow line was then repainted last week and has again been covered over without authorisation. Traffic and Highway Services will therefore be contacting Guernsey Police about this matter.’

A resident who lives nearby, but did not want to be named, said: ‘Someone recently moved into one of the houses and said they couldn’t get into the drive, despite all the previous people getting in and out okay. They asked Traffic to come and paint the yellow line. It’s infuriated the street. There’s so little parking round here especially since they built the new flats. They haven’t endeared themselves to the rest of the road.

‘I go to bed at night and when I come out in the morning it’s been painted over. It’s happened at least twice. I’ve no idea who paints over the line... and I wouldn’t tell you if I did.’

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