Call for action to tackle parking 'chaos' on streets of Blackrod

Call for action to tackle parking 'chaos' on streets of Blackrod

Call for action to tackle parking 'chaos' on streets of Blackrod

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

ROAD humps, speed limits and parking restrictions have been called for — to tackle “absolute chaos” on the streets of Blackrod.

Too many cars are parked outside Blackrod Health Centre in Church Street and Blackrod Primary School in Manchester Road for long periods, a meeting of Blackrod Town Council was told.

Cllr Graham Farrington described the village’s traffic situation as “absolute chaos”, saying that too many vehicles were left unattended outside shops.

He proposed that parking restriction signs be put up to stop drivers abandoning their vehicles for long periods.

He said: “Some people just park wherever they want in Blackrod and this is totally acceptable.

“Whenever I go to the car park at the doctor’s surgery, it’s absolutely full. People who use the surgery want somewhere to park, not to be held up all day long.

“I propose that we get some signs in the village saying ‘short stay only’.”

Cllr Farrington added: “Too many parking spaces outside shops in Blackrod are being taken up for long periods, meaning that people going shopping have nowhere to park.

“It’s not fair on the residents who live on the outskirts of the village who can’t get to the shops. There’s no excuse for it.” Cllr Stephen Laycock added: “These parking restriction signs must be enforced by Bolton Council, otherwise the problem of traffic congestion won’t be resolved.”

Cllrs Laycock and Farrington also said more traffic calming measures are needed on the main roads in Blackrod, particularly in Chorley Road and Manchester Road.

One resident, from Blackrod Community Group, who asked not to be named, said: “Cars go down Chorley Road far too fast. I’ve pointed this out to drivers and all I’ve got back is a load of abuse.

“I went to Heaton the other day and there were speed restriction signs and speed bumps there. Can’t there be something similar in Blackrod?”

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10:32am Thu 10 Jul 14

BlackrodBoy says...

“Cars go down Chorley Road far too fast. I’ve pointed this out to drivers and all I’ve got back is a load of abuse"

Is there something wrong with that statement...or was the 'abuse' - "GET OUT OF THE ROAD YOU MADMAN!"
“Cars go down Chorley Road far too fast. I’ve pointed this out to drivers and all I’ve got back is a load of abuse" Is there something wrong with that statement...or was the 'abuse' - "GET OUT OF THE ROAD YOU MADMAN!" BlackrodBoy
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1:57pm Thu 10 Jul 14

marco999 says...

Here we go, have a go at the poor motorist again. Can these whingers tell us motorists exactly where we can park these days? Everywhere you go there are parking restrictions, yellow lines, camera cars, traffic wardens etc etc. Even my house and the entire street has double yellow lines outside and everyone in the street has either one or two cars - so where are we supposed to park at night? Some nights I have to park half a mile away from my own house and walk home! So if my car gets stolen or vandalised I'm not there to see it and my insurance will probably be void because I didn't tell the insurer that I parked it so far away from my house but what can I do about it? Leave the poor motorist alone and go and pick on someone else.
Here we go, have a go at the poor motorist again. Can these whingers tell us motorists exactly where we can park these days? Everywhere you go there are parking restrictions, yellow lines, camera cars, traffic wardens etc etc. Even my house and the entire street has double yellow lines outside and everyone in the street has either one or two cars - so where are we supposed to park at night? Some nights I have to park half a mile away from my own house and walk home! So if my car gets stolen or vandalised I'm not there to see it and my insurance will probably be void because I didn't tell the insurer that I parked it so far away from my house but what can I do about it? Leave the poor motorist alone and go and pick on someone else. marco999
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1:48am Sat 12 Jul 14

pradagucci says...

Blackrod.......hmmmm
m thank god there's no mosque there, because according to some people on here ONLY mosques causes all the traffic. Not traffic, not school runs, not people finishing work and going in the same direction at the same time, not buses stopping.......i guess that's why not many comments on this article
Blackrod.......hmmmm m thank god there's no mosque there, because according to some people on here ONLY mosques causes all the traffic. Not traffic, not school runs, not people finishing work and going in the same direction at the same time, not buses stopping.......i guess that's why not many comments on this article pradagucci
  • Score: 1

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