Menu

Warning issued over inappropriate parking in Preston city centre

Posted on - 15th September, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre
Penalty charge notice

Penalty charge notice

Lancashire County Council has issued a warning that drivers parking inappropriately around Preston city centre will face a £70 penalty charge notice.

Advertisement

This comes after more than thirty were issued on Sunday, August 11. Parking on pavements is prohibited and will result in the penalty.

John Fillis, Cabinet member for highways and transport for Lancashire County Council explained: “It’s important that people always park their vehicles responsibly. During this work there have been times where people have parked inconsiderately, especially on the pavement.

MORE: Fishergate plinth sees Audi stranded

“This blocks pathways for people shopping, working and getting around the city centre and causes particular problems for people with a visual impairment. It can also damage the paving, which would mean costly bills if we had to replace it.

“We’re delighted that this latest stage of work has been completed, which has given a new-look to this area of the city, but we want to make sure that it’s kept in good condition for everyone to enjoy and benefit from.

“There is a lot of investment in the city centre and it is no surprise that more people will want to come and spend time here. There are many great car parks around the city centre, as well as the park and rides, so I would urge visitors to use these instead of the new pavements.”

Improvements to the city centre are a key part of the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal.

This is an agreement between Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council and Lancashire County Council, along with central government and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

Share
Preston in pictures Early morning Sun over PrestonEarly morning light on Preston Bus StationAlmost morning at PrestonNew Maharani curry house in PrestonClouds at the canal in PrestonHurrying southHarris Museum ( 2nd floor )Final display for White Helmets View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.