Illegal cones and road markings in Moor Park parking war

Posted on - 15th February, 2014 - 9:00am | Author - | Posted in - Moor Park, Preston News, Roads
Kenmure Place is being used as a place to park by students and workers

Kenmure Place is being used as a place to park by students and workers

Residents in a congested street in Moor Park have been taking matters into their own hands.


Kenmure Place is being swamped by students and workers parking and then walking into the city centre and university campus.

Now some residents have taken matters into their own hands and started putting cones outside their homes and painting fake road markings.

One resident took to the website FixMyStreet to complain.

They wrote: “Some residents have illegally placed cones outside their houses.

“This is because students and working people park around these areas during the day time. I am a resident in this area and although I don’t agree with non-residents parking here during the day, by law they are allowed to.

“The fact that some residents are placing cones outside their houses is making the situation even worse. Currently there are cones outside people houses, fake road markings, illegal trailers.

“This is causing many problems as it is resulting in less parking spaces being available. Cannot approach the people that are placing cones and road markings outside their house as they become abusive.”

Lancashire County Council said they currently had no plans to introduce parking permits or other measures on the street.

Paul Dunne, highways manager for Preston, said: “We were made aware of parking pressures in this area of Preston and consulted people in the whole area on a proposal in 2009.

“The responses we received showed too little support for a scheme to justify introducing one.”

Preston city councillor David Borrow who represents the road as part of the Moor Park ward said he was looking into issues on the road.

Do you live on the road or in the area? Have you seen parking problems? Let us know in the comments below

Image credit to George D Thompson

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