MADAM - Everyone should be able to walk on pavements without worrying about vehicles blocking their way. Cars parked on pavements force people into the road, which is particularly dangerous for many, including blind and partially sighted people, parents with pushchairs and young children, wheelchair users and others who use mobility aids.

Pavement surfaces are not designed to carry the weight of vehicles, and the added maintenance cost of repairing cracked and damaged paving adds an unnecessary financial burden to our already cash-strapped council.

Dudley News, Stourbridge News has a real opportunity to take a proactive lead on pavement parking, and should be applying for traffic regulation orders to ban pavement parking across the area.

Yours sincerely,

Tracy McClymont