Crackdown on pavement parking

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Our local PCSO has been patrolling the village, particularly around the schools, to try and crackdown on the number of motorists who cause an obstruction when parking.

Tickets will be issued to drivers causing an obstruction, fining them £30.

PCSO Anna Jenkinson said "This is mainly on pavements around Alderley Edge and Prestbury so if the car is parked on a pavement where a wheelchair or double buggy could not get past then this is classed as an obstruction.

"At present I have only issued two tickets in Alderley Edge, however I have only just taken over the area and I have advised a few people near vehicles to move them before they get a ticket."

She added "Around all schools there are parking issues, however if they are blocking a pavement or a junction this is potentially putting children's lives at risk by pushing children into the road, so this is why I will be targeting schools regarding parking.

"However, parking restrictions are there for safety reasons so all of Alderley Edge will be targeted if anyone is seen breaking these rules."

If you see cars parked illegally and causing an obstruction you can report them to the police by calling 101.

PCSO Jenkinson said "This will be dealt with by me or someone who is on duty if I am not in, and will be flagged to myself."

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Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Yvonne Bentley
Wednesday 30th May 2018 at 3:22 pm
Glad to hear this. Cars constantly park on pavement on Congleton Road near the border with Nether Alderley forcing pedestrians into prickly hedges or the dangerous road
Jon Williams
Wednesday 30th May 2018 at 7:41 pm
Have a walk around the village on a Friday or Saturday evening and at the rear of Aldeli on Davey Lane
Charlie Gaughan
Friday 1st June 2018 at 3:17 am
I agree jon but don’t you mean walk in the rd because you can’t use the pavement
James MacDonald
Saturday 2nd June 2018 at 7:19 pm
You could issue hundreds per day just in Wilmslow and Alderley Edge but they don't. Ignore, or give warnings, failing pedestrians.
Christopher Hassall
Tuesday 5th June 2018 at 3:27 pm
Why are all the vans & cars allowed to park on the pavement at the top of Macclesfield Rd Not only blocking the pavement but half the carriage way as well They have been there for months
Bob Bracegirdle
Tuesday 5th June 2018 at 4:59 pm
Anywhere in the country I would say. Cannot move in Gawsworth at School time for 4x4s parked in pavements, grass areas, corners etc., and there is a perfectly good car park not far away.
David Cottingham
Wednesday 6th June 2018 at 10:40 am
How long will it take to clamp down on cars parking on the footpath and at times not on the footpath opposite solid white lines on Congleton Road from Woodlands Court down to the double yellow lines. I have witnessed a near miss when a lorry forced a car driver to swerve into the gateway of Saint Hilary's Court to avoid a collision. Come on its against the law to park where there are solid white lines in the middle of the road.
Tony Haluradivth
Saturday 9th June 2018 at 9:05 am
Christopher I have reported the builders cars/vans on Macclesfield Rd to Police on several occasions. The culprits are considered to be "essential workers with tools on board" so they are let off or just issued with "advisory" notes. I have tackled the developers Huntsmere and Forsite who are askance that villagers have the temerity to complain as they believe such developments enhance the village and "push all our house prices up", (some of us live in the same house for years as a HOME and are not actually motivated by "price increases"). I have also spoken to parking enforcement and they too are disinterested. The only solution would be double yellow lines. I did once speak to a reasonable site foreman and asked if builders could "carpool" getting to the site. He agreed to propose it (he did however tell me that most would not park in official car parks due to the costs). Back in the old days site workers would assemble at a designated area and would be driven in groups in a van by a foreman to building sites and there would be no assemblage of cars blocking roads for months on end. (And the "expensive tools on board" is a lame excuse IMHO)
Paul Murray
Tuesday 19th June 2018 at 3:13 pm
Ok.... so you park with 2 wheels on the pavement to maximise space in the road to ensure vans and larger vehicles can still pass safely. However, you don't leave space for a wheelchair. You're clearly at fault. But, had the owner of the house kept their bushes cut back to the edge of their property and not hanging over most of the pavement there would't have been a problem with your 2 wheels on the pavement. Why aren't Cheshire East seeing this as a double problem and getting hedges cut back? Some pavements are so restricted with bushes from front gardens even single pedestrians can't walk on the pavement, let alone double buggies.
Jon Williams
Tuesday 19th June 2018 at 8:04 pm
But it's not Cheshire East responsibility to cut hedges in front of gardens is it, it's the house owners that are at fault.
Charlie Gaughan
Tuesday 26th June 2018 at 10:45 pm
If your building a big house can’t you park your trade vehicles on your land or make sufficient arangments to park some where else as part of your planning .or haven’t Cheshire east got the boll———— for that
Richard Downs
Wednesday 27th June 2018 at 7:50 am
I now have a sign in my car window "essential workers with tools on board"; better than a blue badge, can park anywhere all day.
Graham McLelland
Wednesday 27th June 2018 at 12:47 pm
Davey Lane from Elmfield Rd to the bridge frequently has cars parked half on footpath blocking the pathway for parents with and without baby buggies etc forcing them to walk on road.