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Longridge Road increase in cars parked comes from nearby Recycling Lives

Posted on - 30th June, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Grimsargh, News, Roads, Transport
Julie Cooper can't work out why the cars are parking on Longridge Road

Julie Cooper can’t work out why the cars are parking on Longridge Road

Employees at a scrap yard on the outskirts in Preston have triggered a rise in cars parking along the road.

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Recycling Lives, off Longridge Road heading towards Grimsargh, have reportedly told staff they can no longer park in the company car park.

Since early June there have been reported of an increasing number of cars parking on either side of the B6243 close to the junction with the road leading to Preston Crematorium.

No parking restrictions are in place on that section of the road but Lancashire County Council confirmed it had received reports of drivers having difficulty getting a clear view when leaving the Crematorium.

Highways manager for the county council¬†Ridwan Musa said: “Our traffic team is currently investigating this issue after it was reported to us last week. Parking too close to junctions can cause safety problems due to reduced visibility and we would ask people to follow the Highway Code which instructs that drivers should not park within 10 metres of a junction.”

One staff member from Recycling Lives, who asked not to be named, said the company had been visited by police about the issue.

He said: “The police have visited and said some vehicles could be prosecuted.

“They are using their company car park for storing cars which are waiting to be scrapped, so the staff were told to park elsewhere.

“They’ve tried to acquire land and contacted other companies to find alternative parking spaces but there is nothing available.”

The cars have only started parking in the area in the past couple of weeks

The cars have only started parking in the area in the past couple of weeks

Grimsargh Parish Council said it had also received a number of calls and emails about the parking situation.

A statement posted by the council said: “We’ve had quite a few queries about the sudden dramatic increase in inconsiderate parking along the main road outside Roman Way Estate and the Crematorium.

“Mike Cobley, the new Community Beat Manager for Ribbleton has told us it is mainly employees of Recycling Lives – he has been to speak to the Manager and has this last week been issuing warning letters to all those who are parking with lack of consideration for others or obstructing the pavement, telling them that if it continues he will begin issuing fixed penalty notices this week.”

Blog Preston has approached Recycling Lives for comment. The firm has released a statement saying it’s put new measures in place.

Do you live or work in the area? What do you think about the parking situation? Let us know in the comments below

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