Lancashire TelegraphCouncil to tackle dangerous parking near Pleasington Playing Fields (From Lancashire Telegraph)

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Council to tackle dangerous parking near Pleasington Playing Fields

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Alan Cottam Coun Alan Cottam

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

The car park 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 all the time. We need something to be done about it when this car park is complete.”

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

The new car park 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, between the football pitches and Warren Wood. A key aim is reducing frequent hazardous parking during the soccer and cricket seasons.

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12:25pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Joseph O'M says...

The most dangerous thing in Pleasington Playing Fields is the speed that the cars drive through. It's a 15MPH zone, and most cars drive at over 30MPH, and it's not unusual to see cars literally racing through at up to 50MPH...I'd suggest a speed trap or chevrons to make it safer. More parking will surely just increase the amount of cars that use the fields.
The most dangerous thing in Pleasington Playing Fields is the speed that the cars drive through. It's a 15MPH zone, and most cars drive at over 30MPH, and it's not unusual to see cars literally racing through at up to 50MPH...I'd suggest a speed trap or chevrons to make it safer. More parking will surely just increase the amount of cars that use the fields. Joseph O'M
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