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Hoghton Bottoms parking problems in Chapel Lane tackled by police

Posted on - 6th June, 2020 - 8:03pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News
Parking notices lined up and ready to go from police Pic: Chorley Police
Parking notices lined up and ready to go from police Pic: Chorley Police

Day-trippers heading to a beauty spot in on the outskirts of Preston are being warned to park safely.

Hoghton Bottoms has become a hotspot for families and walkers throughout the lockdown period.

Homeowners in Hoghton have been left frustrated at increased traffic, litter left behind and parking issues.

Chorley Police have stepped up patrols in the area, particularly along Chapel Lane which is used to access the walk down to the weir.

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A police spokesman said: “We have received multiple reports of parking issues on Chapel Lane Hoghton. Officers have attended and found a large number of vehicles parked in a manner that is preventing tractors and machinery from being able to use the road and carry out their work.

“A number of vehicles have also been found to be blocking the pavement causing pedestrians to have to walk in the road, around parked vehicles. There needs to be suitable space on the pavement allowing prams and wheelchairs to pass safely.

“On Sunday 31st May, officers placed Warning Notices on approximately 40 vehicles that were found to be blocking the road, pavement or both, and also had the opportunity to speak to drivers and residents. This was done as an educational measure to try and prevent further parking issues. If vehicle obstructions continue, officers will begin to issue Fixed Penalty Notices.

“We appreciate that people wish to visit this area, but please be considerate when parking, to the local residents and farmers who depends on this road for access and their livelihood.”

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