Queen upsets locals after building 1000-meter kerb to stop people parking near her Sandringham home

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THE QUEEN has miffed locals near her Sandringham estate after building a 1,000-meter kerb that stops people parking nearby.

The one-foot-high bank is being constructed along the road leading to the picturesque Royal residence in Norfolk.

The Sandringham estate is owned privately by the Queen and was inherited from her father King George VI
The one-foot-high bank is being constructed along the road leading to Her Majesty’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk

In the past visitors to Sandringham or nearby green spaces would normally park for free in two car parks or along the grass verge.

But the car parks, which last week re-opened for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown, now charge £3 for up to two hours, £5 for four hours and £7 for all day – with 20 minute stays free.

Diggers began the mud kerb project last autumn and started near St Mary Magdalene church, where the Queen often attends.

Royal sources said an increasing stream of cars parking on the roadside was becoming a safety issue.

But residents have called the kerb an “eyesore” and complained it ruins the area.

Local James Bullmore said: “The mud kerbs along the side of the road look awful, they are a complete eyesore.

“There is mud all over the verges and it really ruins the lovely views up the leafy road to the estate.”

The Sandringham estate is owned privately by the Queen and was inherited from her father King George VI.

She stays there every winter until February 6, the anniversary of her father’s death.

The house is also used by other members of the Royal family.

A spokesman from the Sandringham estate said: “These works were subject to public consultation last year and are not coming as a surprise.

“The project is all about keeping Sandringham a safe and enjoyable place to visit.”

Royal sources said an increasing stream of cars parking on the roadside was becoming a safety issue

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