Dangerous parking in Pleasington to be tackled

COUNCIL officers will tackle dangerous parking near Pleasington Playing Fields after a new car park for 40 to 50 vehicles is built.

It is to cope with growing numbers of people attending sports events there.

As Blackburn with Darwen planning committee approved the scheme, Tory spokesman and local councillor Alan Cottam called for action on badly parked cars.

He said: “People park dangerously on road’s roundabout all the time. We need something to be done about it when this carpark is complete.”

Chairman Dave Smith promised to make sure officers tackled the problem.

The new carpark will also take overspill cars for religious festivals at the nearby cemetery.

It will be on grassland in the Western corner of the fields near Tower Road north of the River Darwen.

The car park will be between the football pitches and Warren Wood.

The officers' report to the committee said a key aim was reducing hazardous parking which is frequent during the soccer and cricket seasons.

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11:20am Sun 20 Apr 14

woodgreensue says...

Its long overdue, its been needed for a long time, the amount of times I have found it impossible to get up to Pleasington to visit my husbands memorial because of inconsiderate parking of some people attending large funerals who have parked on the road up to Pleasington ON YELLOW LINES. I have lost count
Its long overdue, its been needed for a long time, the amount of times I have found it impossible to get up to Pleasington to visit my husbands memorial because of inconsiderate parking of some people attending large funerals who have parked on the road up to Pleasington ON YELLOW LINES. I have lost count woodgreensue
  • Score: 16

12:18pm Sun 20 Apr 14

vicn1956 says...

When are they going to clamp down on dangerous parking on double yellow lines on all the major roads in the town?
When are they going to clamp down on dangerous parking on double yellow lines on all the major roads in the town? vicn1956
  • Score: 18

4:24pm Sun 20 Apr 14

POW WOW says...

So flying drones aren't the only thing that are a danger to the public at Pleasington playing fields !!!!!!!!
So flying drones aren't the only thing that are a danger to the public at Pleasington playing fields !!!!!!!! POW WOW
  • Score: 5

9:21am Tue 22 Apr 14

Joseph O'M says...

Dangerous parking isn't as big an issue as drivers regularly reaching speeds of 40 or 50mph when the speed limit through the playing fields is 15mph...
Dangerous parking isn't as big an issue as drivers regularly reaching speeds of 40 or 50mph when the speed limit through the playing fields is 15mph... Joseph O'M
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