Problem parking solved in Accrington

Blackburn Citizen: Problem parking solved in Accrington Problem parking solved in Accrington

PROBLEM parking in two streets has been solved, it has been claimed.

Several residents from Rugby Avenue and Cheltenham Avenue, Accrington, complained both sides of the streets were being continually parked on, creating a hazard and damaging paving stones.

The installation of bollards in the streets is expected to restrict access to vehicles but still allow safe use of the footpath, Hyndburn Council said.

Council deputy leader Clare Pritchard, said: “These residents had tried unsuccessfully to have these bollards placed here, and quite frankly had given up hope.

“But when my fellow ward representative Coun Paul Cox spoke with them, and informed me of the issues, I acted to have something done and keep the pathways as clear as possible.”

Coun Cox added: “This again just shows how, when we are told of a problem, we attempt to solve it and, in doing so, help improve a great part of the ward.

“Several residents have since thanked us for taking on board the problem and for working to resolve it."

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11:06am Tue 4 Feb 14

Akkybro says...

Parking problem solved or moved along to other nearby streets?
Parking problem solved or moved along to other nearby streets? Akkybro
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2:04pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Elegant1 says...

The problem could and should have been sorted out much earlier. To me the problem has been their for quite some time. Councillors need to be more pro-active to residents needs rather than re-active. Councillors are meant to look into the needs of their electors and then plan accordingly.
Reading the report it would seem to me that the problem has been there for a considerable time!
The problem could and should have been sorted out much earlier. To me the problem has been their for quite some time. Councillors need to be more pro-active to residents needs rather than re-active. Councillors are meant to look into the needs of their electors and then plan accordingly. Reading the report it would seem to me that the problem has been there for a considerable time! Elegant1
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