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Mercedes-Benz Retail Group car dealership's 'dangerous' parking criticised by Watford Mayor

Mercedes-Benz Retail Group's Watford dealership

Mercedes-Benz Retail Group’s Watford dealership has been criticised by the city's Mayor and nearby residents for ignoring rules and blocking pavements and cycle routes with its "dangerous" car parking.

Councillors and the Mayor of Watford have also turned on the facility on Lower High Street, Watford, after vehicles were parked on grass outside and delivery lorries allegedly blocked pavements as they made deliveries to the site, the Watford Observer reported.

Mayor Peter Taylor said it was the responsibility of Mercedes-Benz to ensure the “measures are in place” to accept new deliveries on site as he wrote to Mercedes-Benz on July 26 in response to residents’ complaints.

He wrote: “I have also personally noticed this issue many times and one occasion, I saw at least ten vehicles parked on the grass verges. I find this dangerous practice and I am extremely concerned about this matter.

“The police, Hertfordshire County Council, and Watford Borough Council’s parking service have all intervened and have wasted valuable time visiting the showroom to ask you to refrain from using the public highway for deliveries.”

In a statement issued to the Watford Observer, a spokeswoman for Mercedes-Benz said: “We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by the current renovation work at Mercedes-Benz of Watford.

“The area surrounding the retailer is now completely clear, and we will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum for the community until the works are complete at the end of August.

“Our aim is to create the best possible experience for our customers; we would like to thank the local community in Watford for their patience while we carry out the necessary works.”

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