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Parking woes for cul-de-sac

Pictured by the painted lines at Nesswood Avenue, South Shore, are (from left) Edward Monkman, Michael Emsley and Kim Marsh.

Pictured by the painted lines at Nesswood Avenue, South Shore, are (from left) Edward Monkman, Michael Emsley and Kim Marsh.

  • by Rebecca Draper
 

NEIGHBOURS who petitioned against yellow lines banning parking at the end of their cul-de-sac are angry their objections appear to have gone unheard.

Residents in Nesswood Avenue, South Shore, heard about Blackpool Council’s plans for the markings after one resident spotted a notice pinned to a lamppost.

Michael Emsley sent an angry email, supported by more than 30 local people, to the council in September.

He says he did not receive an acknowledgement, and chalk markings have since been drawn where the lines have been proposed.

Mr Emsley said: “That’s where we park.

“I’ve been here two-and-a-half years and there’s never been a problem. They’ve not said why they’re doing it.

“These lines will be right outside my flat.”

Mr Emsley, 55, said the council should have sent letters to everyone living in the street, and held a consultation once his objection was received.

But Coun Fred Jackson, cabinet member for streets and transport, said: “We’ve had a number of concerns from residents about cars which park in the turning area on Nesswood Avenue.

“These are blocking others from being able to turn their vehicle around, forcing them to have to reverse back down the road. Not only is it a pain for residents but it also causes a serious road safety concern. For this reason we are progressing a proposal to install double yellow lines on the turning circle.

“Mr Emsley’s comments have been taken on board, but this is an issue which does need to be addressed and we will be writing to him to explain our final decision.”

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