Crackdown on thoughtless parking in town
A CRACKDOWN has been launched in Widnes town centre by police against inconsiderate car parking and cyclists in pedestrian areas.
A neighbourhood alert sent out by PC Sarah Jackson from Widnes Local Policing Unit has outlined issues which have been experienced in the area.
The alert said extra officers will be out and about during the busy Christmas period enforcing parking to keep pavements clear for pushchairs and wheelchair users.
Officers will also be keeping roads free of vehicles which are illegally parked on double yellow lines.
Pedestrian areas are also being patrolled to stop those riding bikes through a no cycling zone around the shops.
The alert said: “This practice is both frightening and dangerous for the young children and elderly shoppers in the town centre and will not be tolerated.
“The last thing anyone wants is an accident and regardless of how careful you may be they will happen.”
Cyclists who use their bikes to travel to shops in the town centre are being advised to dismount and walk once reaching a pedestrian area or securing it at the entrance.
A no left turning sign has also been placed from Deacon Road around Albert Road as part of traffic operations. ●
Widnes town centre