Warning over Chinley parking

Officers from Chapel and Chinley Safer Neighbourhood Team are on the lookout for drivers who are blocking roads around a train station.

Commuters leave their vehicles on roads close to the station in Chinley, and residents have reported vehicles blocking access to roads and property.

Police are concerned that emergency vehicles will not be able to reach properties nearby because of cars blocking the roads. Elderly residents are also being forced to park far away from their houses, while drivers struggle to get out of junctions because of a restricted view of the roads and room to manoeuvre.

The team will be patrolling the area at key times and leaving letters on problem vehicles warning them of the consequences of blocking roads when parking.

PC Andrew Crosthwaite said: “The situation is currently being looked into by the county council’s highways department and may mean that, in the future, restrictions will be imposed.

“Offences such as inconsiderate parking or causing an obstruction may also be enforced by the police.” Call 101 to report a problem.