A concerned resident claims cars parking in the town centre is 'endangering lives' after witnessing 'near misses'

The man who lives in Royal Winchester House said several accidents have been reported to Bracknell Forest Council over cars parking outside Kaspa's Desserts.

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Since the opening of the parlour "more and more cars have been driving up into the pedestrian only area", he claims.

As well as this, has has noticed delivery drivers, customers and even a 'flatbed truck' driving through the pedestrian zone to collect their child.

The resident who wishes to remain anonymous, said: "Despite the area being well covered by CCTV the local council has ignored multiple requests for action from concerned residents. Since the opening of Kaspas Dessert Bar at Winchester House, more and more cars have been driving up into the pedestrian only area between Waitrose, Winchester House and the Lexicon steps.

"Several residents of Royal Winchester House have reported near misses with vehicles driving up onto the curb directly in front of their main entrance. On the evening of Sunday 3rd October, one resident captured on CCTV footage of a parent driving their flatbed truck through the pedestrian zone to collect their teenager, who was flouting Covid-19 social distancing rules as part of a large group who had, earlier that evening, been spoken to by local police for throwing Waitrose shopping trolleys at passing shoppers."

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In light of the claims, the authority said they are in contact with Kaspa's to stop delivery drivers, customers and staff from driving onto the pedestrian zone.

Residents are also being reminded to use legal car parking spaces in the town centre.

Andrew Hunter, Director of Place, Planning and Regeneration, said: ‘The situation is being addressed with a temporary arrangement until the permanent solution can be installed in the New Year. We have been in contact with Kaspa’s and advised them to discourage any delivery vehicles, customers and staff driving up to this unit. We urge the public to please be considerate and use legitimate car parking spaces across town.’