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Parking row hits Chapelford

Warrington Guardian: Clr Will Hughes Clr Will Hughes

WHITTLE Hall councillors are hoping to start a consultation with Portland Road residents after a row over parking.

Homeowners have complained to Clrs Will Hughes and Faisal Rashid as many car owners have been parking on the road rather than designated spaces at the back of their homes causing the stretch to be blocked up.

But homeowners cannot decided the best way to deal with the problem as some call for a one way system while others have said they would prefer to see double yellow lines on Portland Road.

One resident said: “All the houses have a double space at the back of their house and yet residents of every single house parks at least one car on the road.

“It’s pure laziness.”

Clr Will Hughes said they were looking at a number of options to solve the problem.

He added: “We have asked the relevant council officer to look at drawing up a consultation with residents of Portland Road and all the roads that come off it including Rockford Gardens regarding implementing a one way system.

“This is something that a number of local residents we have spoken to have been in favour of, however we aware that it will not find favour with everyone and that there will be issues arising from this.

“We want to gather the views of as many people as possible.”

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8:13am Mon 13 Aug 12

the dr who says...

if there are no current parking restrictions then people will and can park in front its bad planning “It’s not pure laziness.”
if there are no current parking restrictions then people will and can park in front its bad planning “It’s not pure laziness.” the dr who
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12:52pm Mon 13 Aug 12

The Maestro says...

There are restrictions on the bus lanes which are enforced by the police.
There are restrictions on the bus lanes which are enforced by the police. The Maestro
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12:52pm Mon 13 Aug 12

The Maestro says...

There are restrictions on the bus lanes which are enforced by the police.
There are restrictions on the bus lanes which are enforced by the police. The Maestro
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6:31pm Mon 13 Aug 12

theprouty says...

well i dont understand what this issue is about the police need to enforce the bus lane. job done?????????
well i dont understand what this issue is about the police need to enforce the bus lane. job done????????? theprouty
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8:21pm Mon 13 Aug 12

choperado says...

They have the same problem on Saxon Park and all the other new estates around town. It is an extra 20 seconds in the car to park round the back and enter into the living room but it IS laziness and inconsiderate. The council put down patches of double yellow which are ineffectively positioned and allows one long bend in the road to be parked on creating one lane of traffic. There are some that even park on the corner of the junction, which I thought was illegal. Complaints made to towncentre cop cafe fell on deaf ears as they pass the buck and suggested it was too much work as they would have to ticket all bad parking?! I don't see the problem as there is a wealth of fines to be issued which can be fed back into the coffers for more cops on the street.
They have the same problem on Saxon Park and all the other new estates around town. It is an extra 20 seconds in the car to park round the back and enter into the living room but it IS laziness and inconsiderate. The council put down patches of double yellow which are ineffectively positioned and allows one long bend in the road to be parked on creating one lane of traffic. There are some that even park on the corner of the junction, which I thought was illegal. Complaints made to towncentre cop cafe fell on deaf ears as they pass the buck and suggested it was too much work as they would have to ticket all bad parking?! I don't see the problem as there is a wealth of fines to be issued which can be fed back into the coffers for more cops on the street. choperado
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7:29am Tue 14 Aug 12

irishwire says...

There are no restrictions on the cycle lane and if there is it is definitely not enforced by the police, I am a cyclist and have to use the road as the cycle lanes are full of cars.
There are no restrictions on the cycle lane and if there is it is definitely not enforced by the police, I am a cyclist and have to use the road as the cycle lanes are full of cars. irishwire
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7:58pm Tue 14 Aug 12

irishwire says...

I rang the police recently regarding some dangerous and very illegal parking, there view was that they will not do anything until a) the roads are adopted or b) a person gets seriously hurt by a car.
I rang the police recently regarding some dangerous and very illegal parking, there view was that they will not do anything until a) the roads are adopted or b) a person gets seriously hurt by a car. irishwire
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