THIS WEEK IN 1991: Wealthy tenants ruin city estates

jpns 090618 retro''Cars - Paulsgrove problem created by affluence
jpns 090618 retro''Cars - Paulsgrove problem created by affluence
The Coronation all lit up. A passing trolleybus gives it some scale.

NOSTALGIA: When Portsmouth really knew how to push the boat out

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Council tenants on two of Portsmouth’s oldest housing estates grew so rich they were ruining their environment.

City councillors were warned urgent action was needed because new-found affluence in Paulsgrove and Wymering led to a huge increase in the number of residents who owned cars.

The council was to spend nearly £50,000 turning churned up verges into hard-standing areas for cars so residents could park outside their homes and free the roads.

Cars which were double-parked in roads throughout Paulsgrove and Wymering also prevented emergency services and buses from getting through.

Councillors were asked to approve a comprehensive survey which would investigate the problem on both housing estates.