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Dangerous drivers warned to park safely or face tough enforcement

Wednesday 15 February 2017

Drivers using Brow Top car park in Workington are being warned to expect tough enforcement after a spate of dangerous parking in the area.

Disabled parking spaces and access for emergency services vehicles have been blocked by inconsiderate drivers in the car park which borders the town centre, the new Workington Leisure Centre, and the bingo hall.

Allerdale Borough Council has increased the parking provision in the area, but many motorists are ignoring the spaces in neighbouring car parks. Now council officers are reminding people that they will receive parking tickets if they park irresponsibly.

Councillor Michael Heaslip, Allerdale Borough Council’s Executive member for locality services, said: “There is no excuse for poor parking which means disabled drivers are unable to use the designated spaces, and there is definitely no justification for parking which blocks access for the emergency services. It could be a member of your family who needs help from a paramedic or the fire service – why would you block their way?

“Just next door to the Brow Top car park is a lorry park which provides additional parking spaces for cars. We have already increased the lighting there so that car drivers can use it comfortably, with additional improvements to the car park surface and landscaping planned in the coming weeks. And if that is full, then there is yet another car park available at Allerdale House, which is largely empty in the evenings when the council offices are closed and the leisure centre and bingo hall are at their busiest.

“You have been warned. Our officers are patrolling in this area.”

Parking charges apply from 7am to 7pm at the Brow Top car park, with an overnight charge of £1. Users of Workington Leisure Centre are entitled to non-chargeable parking if they input their registration details into the check-in machines when they arrive.

 

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