If you are experiencing issues with drivers parking across the entrance to a private access, the following tips will help to resolve this. Fife Council has no powers to deal with drivers who block the road or an access.
- Is it obvious there is an access? Sometimes it is not clear there is a driveway. Changing the colour/design of the posts or gate can make it clearer to drivers.
- A simple sign on the boundary can highlight to drivers that access is necessary. These are available from some local and on-line suppliers.
- Police Scotland are responsible for addressing issues where an obstruction occurs. If you are blocked in your driveway, contact Police Scotland 101 or via their website www.scotland.police.uk
- Is it a neighbour who always obstructs access? Try speaking to your neighbour to resolve the issue. If this is not successful then Police intervention/mediation may help. There is a mediation service available in Fife through SACRO.
Please note we no longer provide white H bar markings at private residential driveways as due to over-use these markings were no longer effective. In certain circumstances we may provide them at accesses that are not obvious and would benefit from being highlighted. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish such an access to be assessed.