TRADERS are calling for yellow lines over fears lorries which constantly clog the road are damaging their businesses.

Frank Knight, who owns John Luke Kitchens, on the Peerglow Estate, Ponders End, is "disgruntled and dismayed" and is desperate for something to be done.

He says 40-foot lorries try to get down the road but realise they are too small - so get jammed and have to reverse the entire length.

They end up back on Hertford Road and even have to go backwards through a zebra crossing, something could be "dangerous for children".

The 68-year-old says he has contacted Enfield Council a number of times between June 29 and July 10 to ask for action - but has not had a single response.

He said: "Our business has slowed down, as customers find it hard to get to us.

“We are on the verge of our various suppliers refusing to deliver to us because their lorries cannot get into Queensway from Kingsway due to the parking on the corners there.

Mr Knight also claims new lorry loading bays, which were recently installed, were also something they categorically "did not want".

The 'no parking' restrictions at nearby Kingsway and Queensway cannot legally be enforced because although the signs are up, the lines have not been painted.

He added: “Forty foot lorries are getting jammed and having to reverse the entire length of the road back on to Hertford Road, across a zebra crossing which is meant for the safety of children.

“All because the council still hasn’t put up the parking signs and finished the yellow lining.”

Enfield Council claim an officer has spoken with Mr Knight who told him the contractor is going to return to the site to complete the lining work.

The spokesperson, said: “Ponders End is undergoing a transformational period of regeneration.

“The area in question recently saw reconstruction and improvements to footways.

“The work will dramatically improve the area for businesses, residents and road users.

“As part of this process the single yellow lines were temporarily removed.

“To date, we have been unable to reinstate all of the markings because of parked vehicles.

“A temporary traffic order is being issued to give the council powers to issue penalty charge notices.

“We will be issuing penalty charge notices against vehicles that continue to block the roadside when temporary no parking signs are in place.

“We expect this measure will facilitate the swift reintroduction of the missing lines and will prevent a repeat of what happened this morning.”