Residents won’t toe line in Oswaldtwistle parking row

Residents won’t toe line in Oswaldtwistle parking row

Residents won’t toe line in Oswaldtwistle parking row

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Hyndburn reporter

A ROW has broken out over parking restrictions in an Oswaldtwistle street.

Double yellow lines were removed when Rhyddings Street was resurfaced and replaced by a shorter single yellow line, which the county council said followed a public consultation. But some residents and a local councillor want the line scrapped altogether.

Lancashire County Council said the line stops vehicles parking dangerously close to junctions along the road, which also impedes the movement of delivery and removal vehicles.

Oswaldtwistle councillor Peter Britcliffe said it was ‘complete nonsense’.

He said: “By using this rule, you could put yellow lines at every junction in Hyndburn. I would still like to request these obsolete lines are removed.”

One resident, who did not want to be named, complained to the county council after receiving a parking ticket for leaving her car outside her home whilst she unloaded her shopping and made a cup of tea.

In an email to the council she said: “I live there and should be able to park outside my own property and be able to visibly see my car. It is not even a main road.”

The resident also said her car had twice been vandalised whilst parked around the corner in Watson Street.

The Highway Code states drivers must not park opposite or within ten metres of a junction unless in an authorised parking space, regardless of whether there are restrictions in place. The yellow line in Rhydding Street forbids parking between 8am and 6pm from Monday to Saturday.

Oliver Starkey, highways manager for Hyndburn at Lancashire County Council, said: "The no-waiting restrictions at the junction of Rhyddings Street and Watson Street have been there for many years and were originally put in place to ensure HGVs travelling from the nearby mills could safely turn into and out of the junction.

"The mills are currently not in use and when the junction was resurfaced last year and the lines repainted we took the opportunity to shorten them to improve things for residents by allowing more parking. However some restrictions need to be retained as the Mill may well come back into use.”

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5:19pm Wed 12 Feb 14

moxhie says...

If the residents won't obey the law and toe the line , they should have their cars clamped with a massive fine for unclampimg .
If the residents won't obey the law and toe the line , they should have their cars clamped with a massive fine for unclampimg . moxhie
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5:29pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Dinglebasher says...

moxhie wrote:
If the residents won't obey the law and toe the line , they should have their cars clamped with a massive fine for unclampimg .
Tit!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]moxhie[/bold] wrote: If the residents won't obey the law and toe the line , they should have their cars clamped with a massive fine for unclampimg .[/p][/quote]Tit!!!!!! Dinglebasher
  • Score: 1

2:39am Sun 16 Feb 14

flappybird says...

However some restrictions need to be retained as the Mill may well come back into use.”

they being serious isnt been knocked down since it was on fire
However some restrictions need to be retained as the Mill may well come back into use.” they being serious isnt been knocked down since it was on fire flappybird
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7:23pm Tue 18 Feb 14

OSSYGEE says...

I agree with flappybird, theres been no mill since it burnt down . and being resident of watson street , won't it just be push parking on to watson street aleardy blighted by the ossy club parking, slim world parking and the church parking. I do feel for residents of rhyddings street , where else can they go.
I agree with flappybird, theres been no mill since it burnt down . and being resident of watson street , won't it just be push parking on to watson street aleardy blighted by the ossy club parking, slim world parking and the church parking. I do feel for residents of rhyddings street , where else can they go. OSSYGEE
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