A COUPLE who live on the 'craziest junction in Milford Haven' are calling on the council to do more to stop illegal parking.

Since July, Angela and Mark Ryan from Marble Hall road have sent more than 30 emails to the county council, with pictures and videos of vehicles parked across double yellow lines and on top of dropped kerbs.

Images show parents with young children and the elderly having to walk in the middle of the road, due to cars and lorries blocking the pavement.

Milford Mercury: CCTV shows a young family having to walk in the middle of the road because a van is blocking the only pavement.CCTV shows a young family having to walk in the middle of the road because a van is blocking the only pavement.

One video shows a van having to reverse onto Great North Road after finding the left-hand lane of Marble Hall was blocked by parked cars.

The couple say they are 'just waiting for an accident to happen'.

"People are going to get killed or at least injured," said Mrs Ryan.

"We're just waiting for a bang, crash and wallop.

"We don't want that - they need to at least put bollard or railings in."

Using dash-cams and CCTV, the couple have logged more than 50 incidents, most of which take place between 3pm and 10pm.

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They have contacted the police and the local authority, but say nothing has been done.

Mrs Ryan said a council employee came out to look at the area on one occasion, but because no-one was offending at the time, nothing more has happened.

Railings were put in place on the opposite side of the junction some time ago, and the couple believe something similar could help kerb persistent parking problems.

A spokesman for Pembrokeshire County Council said: "We are sorry to hear of the concerns raised by Mr Ryan, and share his frustration at the levels of inappropriate parking that are taking place at this location.

"The concern here is that a few motorists are parking inappropriately, causing restrictions to flow, and also potential hazards for pedestrians and other users.

"These motorists need to be aware of the concerns they are causing and amend their behaviour.

"One aspect of amending this behaviour is through the use of enforcement.

There are double yellow line restrictions in the vicinity of this location.

"The council are responsible for civil parking enforcement, and when we are patrolling the area, and we are able to do so, we will issue penalty charge notices for any contravention that is witnessed.

"However, while we will ensure a civil enforcement officer visits this location as part of their patrols, we are unable to provide a patrol constantly."

Police have put this notice up, reminding drivers of the rules:

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Here's what the RAC has to say on the matter: 

"If you are parking along a narrow road, where parking wholly on the road would stop other cars, and particularly emergency vehicles, from getting through, then it is a sensible option to park partially on a pavement, providing there are no parking restrictions and providing you are not blocking a wheelchair user or pram from using the pavement.

"If there are restrictions, or your parking would cause wheelchair users or people with prams to have to walk into the road, then you should find somewhere else to park."