Parking Chaos near Edge Hill looms again as Lancashire Parking Services Frustrate Coordinated Action

The parking chaos seen every September and October in recent years looms large again because Lancashire Parking Services are frustrating coordinated action says Adrian. Now he has written to the transport portfolio holder, John Fillis asking that he intervenes.

Adrian said, “It’s entirely predictable that the residential streets around the University will experience dangerous and obstructive parking in the first few weeks of the academic year. That’s why the local police and I raised the matter at the Freshers’ Group Meeting with a host of agencies in June.

Since then, Borough Council officers and the local police sergeant have provided information about the streets affected but the response from Lancashire Parking Services has been dismissive. I discovered earlier this year that parking enforcement resources had been deliberately removed from West Lancashire in favour of Preston and other areas, but the start of year parking around Edge Hill is a predictable problem and as council taxpayers we should expect a positive response from Lancashire Parking Services, not the terse and negative replies they have provided.”

Adrian has now written to Cllr Fillis requesting he gets involved. “Cllr Fillis lives in Ormskirk. He knows full well the problems caused at the start of the academic year with parking. For the sake of road safety and the amenity of local residents he needs to get West Lancashire our fair share of parking enforcement time and ensure Lancashire Parking Services plays a positive role in the same way that every other local agency does with Freshers’ planning.”

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