Barclays admits it did not have permission to put cones on Stocks Lane to stop contractors parking

Barclays admits it did not have permission to put cones on Stocks Lane to stop contractors parking

Barclays admits it did not have permission to put cones on Stocks Lane to stop contractors parking

Barclays admits it did not have permission to put cones on Stocks Lane to stop contractors parking

Barclays admits it did not have permission to put cones on Stocks Lane to stop contractors parking

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BARCLAYS has said it will remove traffic cones and tape which is blocking contractors from parking on Stocks Lane after admitting it did not currently have permission to put them there.

In the Guardian two weeks ago it was revealed that contractors had had their third party parking privileges at Barclays Technology Centre removed.

As a result workers and residents feared it could lead to up to 700 vehicles parking elsewhere in the village.

They also expressed concerns over safety for those who would have to walk along a busy A road to reach the site.

And this morning Barclays decided to cone and tape off areas of Stocks Lane to prevent contractors from parking close to their offices.

This led to angry calls to the Guardian office from frustrated workers.

A spokesman for Barclays told the Guardian: "It would appear official permission for the use of the traffic cones had not been sought so they will be removed with immediate effect.

"The purpose of the traffic cones were to discourage our third party suppliers from parking on the grass verges with the local residents in mind, however we accept we will need to gain the appropriate permission should we decide to take this action in the future."

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11:46pm Wed 19 Mar 14

goldpm says...

I work for a managed service supplier to Barclays and I'm affected by this new policy. A point to note - there is a distinction between suppliers (staff who work for, or are supplied by, the likes of Accenture, IBM, HP etc) versus contractors who work on site at Radbroke via recruitment agencies. It is the former who are affected by this policy, not the latter.
I think most staff who work for these external suppliers are trying to make alternative arrangements like working remotely, car sharing, using public transport, etc. Inevitably though there are those who come from further afield who cannot fit in with the policy and they are ones parking in lay-bys and on grass verges. Personally I'm car sharing some days and riding my bike in to Radbroke on others.
I work for a managed service supplier to Barclays and I'm affected by this new policy. A point to note - there is a distinction between suppliers (staff who work for, or are supplied by, the likes of Accenture, IBM, HP etc) versus contractors who work on site at Radbroke via recruitment agencies. It is the former who are affected by this policy, not the latter. I think most staff who work for these external suppliers are trying to make alternative arrangements like working remotely, car sharing, using public transport, etc. Inevitably though there are those who come from further afield who cannot fit in with the policy and they are ones parking in lay-bys and on grass verges. Personally I'm car sharing some days and riding my bike in to Radbroke on others. goldpm
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11:28am Tue 25 Mar 14

samgunter says...

I think it is good that Barclays is promoting car sharing but for many this is not possible. This has driven people to park all over the place. The A50 lay-bys are full and this is used by school buses picking up children. Obvious spots in Knutsford are also being taken up such as Legh Road, Mereheath Lane etc. This has a wider affect on the local community and it should be barclays responsibility to provide a considered plan where car sharing is not possible.
I think it is good that Barclays is promoting car sharing but for many this is not possible. This has driven people to park all over the place. The A50 lay-bys are full and this is used by school buses picking up children. Obvious spots in Knutsford are also being taken up such as Legh Road, Mereheath Lane etc. This has a wider affect on the local community and it should be barclays responsibility to provide a considered plan where car sharing is not possible. samgunter
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