Crackdown on illegal parking in Blackburn hits local businesses

Blackburn Citizen: Darwen Street takeaways say they suffered during a parking crackdown Darwen Street takeaways say they suffered during a parking crackdown

A CRACKDOWN on illegal parking in Blackburn town centre has been criticised by business owners.

Police are taking a new approach in Darwen Street after attempts to educate drivers about the restrictions of double yellow lines had failed.

Ten people received parking tickets during the initiative’s between 6pm and 1pm on Friday. But business owners said they were losing customers already.

Hamid Kaboodrangi, owner of Number 39 takeaway, said customers needed to be encouraged to come into the town centre and not ‘frightened away’.

He said: “We lost customers during the operation. I am going to complain to the council because this kind of thing is going to close down businesses.

“Customers were complaining and it is just not fair.”

Happy Haddock manager Mazhar Hussain said: “All of our customers just passed on when they saw the police.”

Maz Hussain, manager at Pyramid takeaway, said three customers got £70 fines, which would be halved if paid within 14 days.

He said: “Parking is a big issue. As soon as our customers stopped, they were given a ticket. We need more parking or to be able to stay just for five minutes.”

Coun Shahabuddin Solkar, for Shear Brow said he agreed a solution would be to have a single yellow line, whoch would allow shop customers to collect their orders in the evenings He said: “The council should help businesses. If I was going to a takeaway and knew I could not park outside, I would not go.

“The council is trying to encourage people to come into town, but at the same time, people should respect the rules.”

Town centre sergeant Nick Everett said ‘an educational stance by speaking to vehicle owners’ had not worked, promoting the move to ‘enforcement’. which would ‘continue for as long as necessary to address the issue’.

Coun Maureen Bateson, executive member for regeneration, said drivers should use car parks instead of leaving their vehicles on the double yellows – adding that the council’s car parks were free after 3pm.

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4:16pm Tue 4 Mar 14

foxy lass says...

Is this clampdown going to be extended to Whalley Range? It seems there are no parking rules there. Are parking attendants under orders not to go there?????
Is this clampdown going to be extended to Whalley Range? It seems there are no parking rules there. Are parking attendants under orders not to go there????? foxy lass
  • Score: 76

4:42pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Izanears says...

Could they please extend the clampdown to Nelson. You can't help but get the impression that there is one rule for some drivers and another for the rest.
Could they please extend the clampdown to Nelson. You can't help but get the impression that there is one rule for some drivers and another for the rest. Izanears
  • Score: 33

4:49pm Tue 4 Mar 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

Tough. move to a different area then!
Tough. move to a different area then! DoggydogNo1
  • Score: -11

4:50pm Tue 4 Mar 14

shytalk says...

The problem is that there are many people who do not think that parking restrictions apply to them.
The problem is that there are many people who do not think that parking restrictions apply to them. shytalk
  • Score: 43

4:54pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Moomin23 says...

Whalley Range Demographic

1 House
12 Residents
4 cars
8 Drivers
1 driving license (to be passed onto whoever is going on shift)
Whalley Range Demographic 1 House 12 Residents 4 cars 8 Drivers 1 driving license (to be passed onto whoever is going on shift) Moomin23
  • Score: 51

5:14pm Tue 4 Mar 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

I wonder if the shop delivery guy got booked too? Now that would be funny!
I wonder if the shop delivery guy got booked too? Now that would be funny! DoggydogNo1
  • Score: 20

6:10pm Tue 4 Mar 14

sen c b l says...

...and ignore those who double park and on the pavement directly outside the previous Remploy building outside Tesco Express at Bank Top.

We don't want to upset the majority 'law abiding saints' do we now!

My 455 we won't.
...and ignore those who double park and on the pavement directly outside the previous Remploy building outside Tesco Express at Bank Top. We don't want to upset the majority 'law abiding saints' do we now! My 455 we won't. sen c b l
  • Score: 20

6:32pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Bluelizzy says...

If it is so important for these takeaway businesses that customers are able to park outside... why did they open such a business in a no parking zone ??
If it is so important for these takeaway businesses that customers are able to park outside... why did they open such a business in a no parking zone ?? Bluelizzy
  • Score: 31

6:32pm Tue 4 Mar 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

A Game of Blue & White Halves wrote:
DoggydogNo1 wrote:
I wonder if the shop delivery guy got booked too? Now that would be funny!
....Shallow!!

A business owner in one of the affected areas was spoken to rudely by a Traffic Warden without any reason. When he questioned why she was acting awkwardly, she went off on another rant. Confused by this erratic behaviour, he then saw her switch off a front facing camera on her person, then talked to him very nicely!!!

Nasty, vile vermin!!!

Oh, and the victim was Asian - close to Whalley Range!
and wot has this got to do with parking illegally on double yellow lines? or the shops in question? I am praying they keep up the good work!
[quote][p][bold]A Game of Blue & White Halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: I wonder if the shop delivery guy got booked too? Now that would be funny![/p][/quote]....Shallow!! A business owner in one of the affected areas was spoken to rudely by a Traffic Warden without any reason. When he questioned why she was acting awkwardly, she went off on another rant. Confused by this erratic behaviour, he then saw her switch off a front facing camera on her person, then talked to him very nicely!!! Nasty, vile vermin!!! Oh, and the victim was Asian - close to Whalley Range![/p][/quote]and wot has this got to do with parking illegally on double yellow lines? or the shops in question? I am praying they keep up the good work! DoggydogNo1
  • Score: 16

6:35pm Tue 4 Mar 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

sen c b l wrote:
...and ignore those who double park and on the pavement directly outside the previous Remploy building outside Tesco Express at Bank Top.

We don't want to upset the majority 'law abiding saints' do we now!

My 455 we won't.
they should throw the book at anyone who parks illegally but even more so the ones who put on there hazard lights on while parked illegally! Should be banned and told to not drive for 10 years!
[quote][p][bold]sen c b l[/bold] wrote: ...and ignore those who double park and on the pavement directly outside the previous Remploy building outside Tesco Express at Bank Top. We don't want to upset the majority 'law abiding saints' do we now! My 455 we won't.[/p][/quote]they should throw the book at anyone who parks illegally but even more so the ones who put on there hazard lights on while parked illegally! Should be banned and told to not drive for 10 years! DoggydogNo1
  • Score: 33

6:56pm Tue 4 Mar 14

BlackburnEyes says...

Bluelizzy wrote:
If it is so important for these takeaway businesses that customers are able to park outside... why did they open such a business in a no parking zone ??
The businesses were there long before the controlled parking zone...pyramids have been there since the late 80's..I remember single yellows once upon a time
[quote][p][bold]Bluelizzy[/bold] wrote: If it is so important for these takeaway businesses that customers are able to park outside... why did they open such a business in a no parking zone ??[/p][/quote]The businesses were there long before the controlled parking zone...pyramids have been there since the late 80's..I remember single yellows once upon a time BlackburnEyes
  • Score: 14

7:03pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Bluelizzy says...

BlackburnEyes wrote:
Bluelizzy wrote:
If it is so important for these takeaway businesses that customers are able to park outside... why did they open such a business in a no parking zone ??
The businesses were there long before the controlled parking zone...pyramids have been there since the late 80's..I remember single yellows once upon a time
With the same owners ?
[quote][p][bold]BlackburnEyes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bluelizzy[/bold] wrote: If it is so important for these takeaway businesses that customers are able to park outside... why did they open such a business in a no parking zone ??[/p][/quote]The businesses were there long before the controlled parking zone...pyramids have been there since the late 80's..I remember single yellows once upon a time[/p][/quote]With the same owners ? Bluelizzy
  • Score: 7

7:04pm Tue 4 Mar 14

adamdesk says...

Whalley range Victoria street Blackburn traffic disgrace
I rather go Bolton derby street only because of traffic in Vicoria Street
Whalley range Victoria street Blackburn traffic disgrace I rather go Bolton derby street only because of traffic in Vicoria Street adamdesk
  • Score: 3

7:14pm Tue 4 Mar 14

A Game of Blue & White Halves says...

DoggydogNo1 wrote:
A Game of Blue & White Halves wrote:
DoggydogNo1 wrote:
I wonder if the shop delivery guy got booked too? Now that would be funny!
....Shallow!!

A business owner in one of the affected areas was spoken to rudely by a Traffic Warden without any reason. When he questioned why she was acting awkwardly, she went off on another rant. Confused by this erratic behaviour, he then saw her switch off a front facing camera on her person, then talked to him very nicely!!!

Nasty, vile vermin!!!

Oh, and the victim was Asian - close to Whalley Range!
and wot has this got to do with parking illegally on double yellow lines? or the shops in question? I am praying they keep up the good work!
It's relevant in the sense that, they e stopped being lenient. Up until recently, they would give you time to move, whereas, now, they would start booking from a long distance AND they have videoed evidence - often, manipulated to show you as an aggressor.
[quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Game of Blue & White Halves[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: I wonder if the shop delivery guy got booked too? Now that would be funny![/p][/quote]....Shallow!! A business owner in one of the affected areas was spoken to rudely by a Traffic Warden without any reason. When he questioned why she was acting awkwardly, she went off on another rant. Confused by this erratic behaviour, he then saw her switch off a front facing camera on her person, then talked to him very nicely!!! Nasty, vile vermin!!! Oh, and the victim was Asian - close to Whalley Range![/p][/quote]and wot has this got to do with parking illegally on double yellow lines? or the shops in question? I am praying they keep up the good work![/p][/quote]It's relevant in the sense that, they e stopped being lenient. Up until recently, they would give you time to move, whereas, now, they would start booking from a long distance AND they have videoed evidence - often, manipulated to show you as an aggressor. A Game of Blue & White Halves
  • Score: 3

7:30pm Tue 4 Mar 14

the white witch says...

If people parked in the proper car parks or multi storey there would be no need to give people a parking ticket, now how boring would the traffic wardens job become.
If people parked in the proper car parks or multi storey there would be no need to give people a parking ticket, now how boring would the traffic wardens job become. the white witch
  • Score: 17

7:56pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Bluelizzy says...

You cann't park outside McDonalds in the town centre. Don't hear them complaining.
You cann't park outside McDonalds in the town centre. Don't hear them complaining. Bluelizzy
  • Score: 18

8:04pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Copperhead says...

The motorist is merely a cash dispenser used to pay for Town Hall/County Hall/Whitehall pensions and salaries.
Public transport has been run-down to the point where it is useless.
HMG no longer has to pay subsidies to the route operators and instead gets payments from the operators.
If you need to go anywhere, you have to pay for over-priced fuel, car-parking, VAT on spares and repairs, insurance tax, ever-increasing licence fees and ever-more complex driving tests.
Blackburn is one of the worst places when it comes to parking fees and fines. Car-haters rule at the town hall and we all pay the price for their 1980's style gesture politics.
The motorist is merely a cash dispenser used to pay for Town Hall/County Hall/Whitehall pensions and salaries. Public transport has been run-down to the point where it is useless. HMG no longer has to pay subsidies to the route operators and instead gets payments from the operators. If you need to go anywhere, you have to pay for over-priced fuel, car-parking, VAT on spares and repairs, insurance tax, ever-increasing licence fees and ever-more complex driving tests. Blackburn is one of the worst places when it comes to parking fees and fines. Car-haters rule at the town hall and we all pay the price for their 1980's style gesture politics. Copperhead
  • Score: 9

8:31pm Tue 4 Mar 14

M.DANNY says...

At a time we want people to come to Blackburn town centre to do their shopping the BwD council are driving away shoppers coming to town.Allowing people to park up to 30 minutes on some area of the town like Darwen Street, Mincing Lane, St Peter Street,Barton Street could help traders at a time many shops are struggling for business.
One comment from Councillor Bateson" use a free car park instead of parking on double yellow lines" for bag of fish and chips from a takeaway in Darwen Street ?
The Labour controlled council is killing the town centre and many shops are empty and the Government wants Council to relax some town centre parking rules to boost the town centre's economy.
At a time we want people to come to Blackburn town centre to do their shopping the BwD council are driving away shoppers coming to town.Allowing people to park up to 30 minutes on some area of the town like Darwen Street, Mincing Lane, St Peter Street,Barton Street could help traders at a time many shops are struggling for business. One comment from Councillor Bateson" use a free car park instead of parking on double yellow lines" for bag of fish and chips from a takeaway in Darwen Street ? The Labour controlled council is killing the town centre and many shops are empty and the Government wants Council to relax some town centre parking rules to boost the town centre's economy. M.DANNY
  • Score: 14

9:28pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Black Car Guy. says...

Yet again they are trying to make Blackburn a no go zone. I hate driving in Blackburn, Even though i grew up in the town. The one way system, roads and parking is a joke.
Yet again they are trying to make Blackburn a no go zone. I hate driving in Blackburn, Even though i grew up in the town. The one way system, roads and parking is a joke. Black Car Guy.
  • Score: 15

8:42pm Wed 5 Mar 14

shirtbox says...

The law is the Law.
The law is the Law. shirtbox
  • Score: 2

7:01am Thu 6 Mar 14

ste.g says...

foxy lass wrote:
Is this clampdown going to be extended to Whalley Range? It seems there are no parking rules there. Are parking attendants under orders not to go there?????
yes
[quote][p][bold]foxy lass[/bold] wrote: Is this clampdown going to be extended to Whalley Range? It seems there are no parking rules there. Are parking attendants under orders not to go there?????[/p][/quote]yes ste.g
  • Score: 0

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