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Barton Grange garden centre queues see police threaten to tow illegally parked vehicles on the A6

Posted on - 14th November, 2020 - 5:14pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Crime, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Illegally parked vehicles on the A6 close to the Barton Grange Garden Centre Pic: Garstang Over Wyre Police
Illegally parked vehicles on the A6 close to the Barton Grange Garden Centre Pic: Garstang Over Wyre Police

Police have warned they are about to start towing away cars parked illegally on the A6.

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Garstang and Over Wyre Police have been patrolling to the north of Barton, at Brock.

Cars parked close to the roundabout for the Barton Grange Garden Centre are to be towed – on a section of the A6 with double white lines.

The garden centre has reported being busier than usual, as they are allowed to remain open during the lockdown.

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A statement at 2.46pm on Saturday said: “Our car park is now full, and customers are now having to queue to get into the garden centre.”

Garden centre owners encouraged shoppers to make use of their longer opening hours and to visit during quieter times – such as evenings.

A police spokesperson said: “There are number of vehicles parked adjacent to the solid white lines which is illegal and dangerous.

“As the dark nights are drawing in parking like this is even more dangerous and is putting motorists and vulnerable road users at risk.

“Please park considerately, safely and legally.”

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Police can take action on parking where cars are parked by double white lines, causing an obstruction, on a bend, on brows of hills, parking within 10-metres of junctions, and a number of other places where obstructions can be caused.

Parking issues can be reported to Lancashire Police on 101 and information can be found on the police website.

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