ACTION to stop drivers parking on a private road in Skipton has been taken after issues including claimed verbal abuse directed at residents.

From today (Monday) non residents are being asked not to park in Harewood Road, next to Aireville Park, a private road jointly owned by residents and by Craven District Council.

The council says it has acted after residents reported a number of issues, including verbal abuse and damage to their properties from vehicles turning, as well as problems with access to their homes.

The council is now installing ‘No Parking’ signs, lining and road hatching and is also putting up a knee rail where the current parking spaces are. Residents are also putting in planters and a ‘Private Road’ sign.

Cllr David Ireton, the council’s lead member for resilient communities, said: “We know the residents of Harewood Road have experienced many problems with people parking and using their road inconsiderately.

“We’ve listened carefully to what they have told us and have come up with a plan to help them.

“I would urge people to abide by these signs and markings, show consideration for the residents, and not to use this private road for parking or school drop-offs.”

Contractors will be carrying out the works over the next few days and drivers are asked not to park on the road from today (September 14)