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.
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“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).