This picture was taken at 9.15 today. The whole of the stretch of road on the left has a single yellow line, with clear notices on lamp posts saying "8am-6pm". I am told by a resident who has complained to me that this is typical. I know its also typical of lots of streets in town where the same misunderstood (or simply abused) restriction applies 7/7 (as they say).
Those of my age remember parking restrictions being brought in, and how they did not apply at weekends. But all that changed long ago. If it says "8-6 Mon-Fri" it means that. If no days are included it means "at any time" but does not have to say so. Maybe it should?
Meanwhile driving along Kings Road at times like this becomes difficult, and I suppose potentially dangerous. It's certainly irritating for those who live there that stick to the law.
Apart from proper police enforcement (excuse me while I cough) what is the answer?
Postscript July 15th. Following Clearwater's question about the council taking over responsibility for yellow lines, I have received this advice:
"This is a matter which the County Council is responsible for and any decision on moving forward with this scheme is at their discretion. Decriminalised Parking has been implemented in Ipswich and we would be keen to participate in any proposal to implement this in West Suffolk. We have investigated this previously through a joint feasibility study which was discussed with members some time ago. We have indicated we want to be involved in this if and when County determine they want to move forward."