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Planter plans to stop pavement parking

9 October 2013

Floral planters have gone on display in Cockermouth’s Market Place - but the aim isn’t just to bring some colour to the streets. They’ll also stop rogue motorists from driving on to the pavements.

There have been numerous problems caused by vehicles being parked on the footpaths, causing hazards for pedestrians, as well as damaging the paving slabs and kerbstones. Now Allerdale Borough Council is putting the planters in place as a temporary measure until a more permanent solution can be found.

Council Leader Alan Smith, who is also a ward councillor in Cockermouth, said: “There have been countless problems with vehicles not only parking illegally, but also causing problems for pedestrians by haphazardly driving up the kerbs and leaving their vehicles on the pavements. Their behaviour is now also starting to damage the pavement surfaces so we have decided to put these planters in place to stop the problem in the short term.

“Repairs to Market Place are planned as part of a wider programme of works that include works to Main Street, which are due to get underway in January 2014, and we will be working with Cumbria County Council’s highways’ department to look at a more permanent solution at the same time.”

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