The areas around Longsands Road, Bean Close and Childs Pond Road as well as other nearby streets have been used as a free car park by rail commuters for years. Residents have campaigned unsuccessfully for restrictions that would force commuters to find alternative parking spaces, and now claim that the situation is worse than ever before. While Cambridgeshire County Council has introduced lunchtime parking restriction on the Scholars Avenue estate west of the railway station, Longsands Road has been left without any such restriction and residents want to see that changed. Bean Close resident Denis Gail said: Ive lived here for 40 years and things have never been this bad. Its so bad I cant even get in and out of my drive. The bin men have trouble driving down Longsands Road and have been known to send a special van to pick up rubbish. Parents have nowhere to park when they pick up children from Longsands Academy or Priory Road Junior School. The roads get gridlocked on a daily basis and something needs to be done. Sooner or later there is going to be an accident. The residents have all paid their taxes and deserve better. Last year an investigation was carried out following a 178-signature petition calling for parking restrictions of 30-minutes on all roads within reasonable walking distance to the station. But CCCs highways authority concluded that parking should only be prohibited where there is a safety or access problem to be addressed. Mr Gail is also concerned that the cost of parking at St Neots station £7.25 a day is just making matters worse. St Neots town councillor Brian Allen, who lives on Childs Pond Road, said: Were fully aware of whats happening and the effect its having on people. I would encourage people to come forward and express concerns. CCC highways engineer Sharon Piper said that any scheme would have to be third-party funded because no money was available at Shire Hall. But added she would work with the town council and listen to suggestions. What is the solution to commuter parking in St Neots streets? Send your views to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to The Hunts Post, 30 High Street, Huntingdon PE29 3TB.