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Yes I brought the matter to the attention of a local Councillor and he was of the opinion that since the offender is using a street-legal hire van, albeit that it is moved only very occasionally, and there are no parking restrictions on this quiet road, no action can be taken.
I understood that the Councillor had taken advice within the Council prior to his verbal reply.
On reflection, perhaps a direct formal written complaint to my local Council would have been the way forward. However I don't really want the council to put general parking restrictions on the 100 metres of road in question because this road is a valuable occasional parking amenity for visitors to my and my immediate neighbours houses. It just seems to me that parking a large van that is not moved for 4 weeks or so at a time, (and repeatedly parked now for over twelve months), and used merely for storage of, and for daily static dispensing of, industrial parts, is unreasonable, and should not take place on a road in a totally domestic area.
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I'm Sorry that there was a delay in my response: I was away from home. I shall follow your sensible suggestions and contact in writing, the chief officer of the council.
I am pleased with your speed of response and your sensible suggestion that I should raise the matter with the chief officer of the council. I cannot comment further until I have gone through the process with the council. Hopefully, that process will resolve the matter.