FRUSTRATED residents want more to be done in order to clamp down on errant parking in Wokingham Road.

Reading Borough Council recently introduced a red route scheme which deters motorists from stopping along the busy street.

A CCTV camera car has also been issuing fines to drivers flouting the rules while the rules for parking outside the shopping parade have also changed.

But nearby residents claim the problems have continued despite the council's efforts and more work needs to be done.

And one neighbour, Judy Humby, claimed the red route scheme was a waste of cash.

She said: "The residents along Wokingham Road between its junctions with Green Road and the fire station are already disgruntled by the eyesore, excessive number of metal signage posts along there (g since the council  wasted money painting double red lines (for a red route) over the double yellow ones, without adding more.

"The main traffic problem in Wokingham Road has been and still is, the double parking outside the shops opposite Alfred Sutton School and there's very often someone parked in the middle of the road outside Early Cafe /the school.

"Permit parking may help in the roads around there, but Reading want to put it over the whole area, making themselves money in the meantime."

Recently, Councillor Rob White, member for Park Ward, said he was satisfied with the red route scheme.

He admitted there was more work to be done however, adding: "I suspect there are some parking offences the camera isn't picking up on.

"The problem that we have been concerned about is people parking in a dangerous fashion outside the primary school.

“We saw that the Red Route was a way to tackle that problem and improve road safety.

"We have received some information back from the council that suggests the car is issuing tickets and the more people that get found out parking dangerously the more the message is going to get out there that it is not acceptable.”