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Problem parking in Broughton village sees parish council putting out traffic cones

Posted on - 26th February, 2022 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Preston News, Roads, Schools
Old Garstang Road pic: Facebook
Old Garstang Road pic: Facebook

Concerns have been raised about parking within the restricted zone in Broughton’s old Garstang Road.

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There are no double yellow lines in the area, something Lancashire County Council says is to avoid a ‘visual intrusion… which would detract from the high-quality paved areas’.

However Broughton Parish Council says that drivers claim to not see signs stating that they can’t park and it is now taking matters into its own hands.

Pat Hastings, Chair of Broughton Parish Council, has raised her frustrations on the local Facebook group This Is Broughton.

Pat said: “Parking in this No Parking area causes obstruction to the pavements, danger to the public especially the school children and is illegal so why do people persist in doing this

“In an effort to increase awareness the parish council has put out cones, but drivers carefully park between them.”

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Peter Bell, regulation and enforcement manager for Lancashire County Council, said: “We’re aware of the concerns which have been raised by Broughton Parish Council about parking within the village.

“Our officers regularly visit Broughton and have visited more often in recent weeks to enforce the restricted parking zone and deter problem parking.

“The restricted parking zone is a way of controlling parking in the village centre while avoiding the visual intrusion of double yellow line markings which would detract from the high-quality paved areas, and we will continue to educate drivers who ignore the signs by enforcing the parking restrictions.”

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