Council criticised for painting 'pointless' double yellow lines

Double yellow lines

The double yellow lines in Essex. Image: SWNS

Monday, February 25, 2019

A council has been criticised for painting "pointless" double yellow lines on an Essex street, which measure just 4ft in length.

The road markings appeared on the corner of Bellhouse Lane in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, two weeks ago, and have both amused and angered local residents.

Local resident, James Mendoza, described the markings as "pretty pointless".



Posting a picture of them on social media, the 35-year-old wrote: "Southend Council must have money to burn, check out the double yellows down Bellhouse.

"I spotted it on my way to work, these are probably the most pointless lines in the country - they measures around 4ft."

Other residents were quick to respond to the photo, with Shane Dorling writing: "Yeah our money to burn".

Paul Collins added: "Plus the time planning these, paper work and then marking out the chalk marks. Astonishing".

Southend Council has been contacted for a comment.