Stockport Express

ALEX SCAPENS

- Alex.scapens@menmedia.co.uk @AlexScapen­sMEN

ACARER has taken to social media to name and shame inconsider­ate drivers who are hampering her disabled mum.

Lorraine Jordan,

53, has been using her Twitter feed @natterback and Facebook to post pictures of cars parked on the pavement at Ebbdale Close, in central Stockport.

She says they are causing obstructio­ns to the footway, especially for people such as her mum June Johnson, who is 85 and uses a wheelchair due to medical complaints including a fractured heel, arthritis and a heart condition.

But when Lorraine, who lives nearby on Higher Hillgate, asks people to move they refuse and are often rude so she has taken to the internet to express her growing displeasur­e.

She said: “I am getting more and more frustrated by the amount of car owners who park on this street, partly on the pavement because it is a narrow road.

“It is so inconsider­ate and means people can’t get past.

“I explained this to one person and he just said, ‘ tough’, and I’m faced with this sort of attitude almost every single day.

“So I’ve put pictures on Twitter as proof of what is going on and will do until it is sorted out.

“It is dangerous as it often forces you to walk on the road and you can’t always see cars coming.”

Lorraine has asked Stockport Council to put yellow lines on the road so any inconsider­ate parkers can face enforcemen­t action.

This would leave residents still able to park on their drives.

But permit parking is not an option as a survey found insufficie­nt residents on Ebbdale Close want the expense of pay- ing for this.

The road is a popular choice for drivers to leave their cars as it is a short walk to Stockport town centre.

Councillor Martin Candler, executive member for supporting places, said: “Stockport Council doesn’t have currently any powers to enforce against pavement parking unless there are yellow lines on the carriagewa­y.

“If a vehicle is blocking the footway or is parked dangerousl­y, residents can contact the police’s non-emergency number to report the matter.

“Bollards to prevent vehicles driving onto the footway to park can be installed at specific locations but widespread use in residentia­l areas is discourage­d due to cost and maintenanc­e implicatio­ns.”

 ??  ?? Lorraine Jordan, who has used Twitter to post pictures of cars parked inconsider­ately
Lorraine Jordan, who has used Twitter to post pictures of cars parked inconsider­ately

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