PCSO's drive to ticket motorists committing a parking offence

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Prior to her recent three week break our local PCSO Anna Jenkinson had been spending quite a bit of time dealing with parking problems in the village.

Now she has returned to work I caught up with Anna regarding the activity she has been carrying out to address selfish and dangerous parking.

The main areas of complaint are Congleton Road, Macclesfield Road, Lynton Lane and Ryleys Lane.

Anna explained " On Congleton Road vehicles are parking opposite the solid and broken white lines. Although there are no double yellow lines, any solid white line in the centre of the road, even if it is accompanied by a broken one means you cannot park on that stretch. Due to this I have put up signs and I am also ticketing vehicles there.

"On Macclesfield Road there are a few houses going up, and as always the size of the property means more builders/contractors so I get a lot of complaints about this. Unfortunately there are no parking restrictions on this road so I cannot enforce anything. It does make that road a pain as near the top two cars cannot pass and it is a main route into the village. However, I can only enforce the solid white line and obstruction of the pavement so I have given tickets out for these offences, however I cannot stop them parking there.

"Parking on Lynton Lane is normally an issue at school times or in the evening at the weekend. Again I have been ticketing for obstruction - what I mean by that is if a car parks on the pavement and I cannot get a wheelchair or double buggy past on the pavement then it is an obstruction.

"Ryleys Lane is also a problem at school drop off time when parents are parking around the junction of Eaton Drive. Again I can ticket and I have spoken to all the schools and it's all 3 schools that are contributing to this."

In the past couple of months PCSO Anna Jenkinson has given out five £30 tickets and says she will be continuing to focus on dangerous and inconsiderate parking and ticketing any cars where the drivers are committing an offence.

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

Susan Parker
Tuesday 16th October 2018 at 3:27 pm
Five tickets in two months?
Jon Williams
Tuesday 16th October 2018 at 4:08 pm
Brook Lane needs looking at "solid and broken white lines" Vehicles parked most of the day
Dave Clarke
Tuesday 16th October 2018 at 5:51 pm
Great step in the right direction by the PCSO but I agree with Susan, 5 tickets a day would be more like it, I spotted as many cars illegally parked just today walking through the village.
Tim George
Tuesday 16th October 2018 at 6:22 pm
So why can’t tickets be given to those parking on Alderley Road Wilmslow ? If they aren’t causing an obstruction then what is ?
Alice Byrne
Tuesday 16th October 2018 at 8:39 pm
It could also be helpful to encourage the commuters that park all the way along Ryleys Lane and in the car park opposite the church to maybe get some sort of other transportation into the village or the train station? There always seems to be a hell of a lot of cars parked there all day from very early, on which in turn hinders parents from all schools being able to park legally to drop off and pick up which leads to illegally parking because there is actually no where else to go
Stuart Gallaway
Tuesday 16th October 2018 at 10:08 pm
Take a visit down the latter part of Heyes Lane. Parking on double yellows, on white lines, blocking footpaths and people's driveways. Now there's traffic lights there and still they manage to 'park up' opposite the obstruction and between the two traffic signals.
Pauline Anderson
Tuesday 16th October 2018 at 11:49 pm
For many months (approximately 12) there have been vehicles parked on the blind bend towards the top of Macclesfield Road where a new house is nearing completion. Is parking on a blind bend now legal? If not, why haven't offending vehicles been ticketed?

Rule 243: DO NOT Stop, Park, or Abandon a Vehicle

On a road bend.
Stuart Redgard
Thursday 18th October 2018 at 1:45 am
#Tim George

A pity you weren't at the Community & Order meeting of Wilmslow Town Council held on Monday 15th October at 6:$5pm to hear Chief Inspector Jez Taylor & PCSO James Morris comments on parking on Alderley Road Wilmslow

#Pauline Anderson

The Highway Code in itself is not enforceable. Only the laws which it refers to are enforceable and it is the responsibility of Cheshire Police to enforce them.

Link to highway code = https://bit.ly/20tpPKC

So which sections of the Highway code can the police use to enforce parking restrictions.

Rule 242
You MUST NOT leave your vehicle or trailer in a dangerous position or where it causes any unnecessary obstruction of the road.
Laws RTA 1988 sect 22 & CUR reg 103

Unfortunately there is no legislation that can be used to enforce Rule 243. That's why Cheshire police take no action other than occasionally issuing advisory notices.
David Blow
Monday 5th November 2018 at 10:11 pm
Pity the council have still not acted on the already approved yellow lines for Redesmere Drive and Meadow Brow. We have already had an incident in Davey Lane/Lynton Drive do we have a child injured around the school before they act. With the dark nights and poorer lighting recently installed it is another incident waiting to happen.
David Carey
Wednesday 7th November 2018 at 12:47 pm
I was surprised that 5 tickets was the sum count. I parked at the end of Stevens Street last Saturday afternoon at 2pm. When I came to the village end there were two cars parked opposite each other both on double yellow lines. I was in the village for over 20 minutes and on returning both vehicles were still on the yellow lines. It happens every weekend as people just blatantly ignore double yellow lines as nobody is there to give them a ticket. It wont be long before someone gets hurt by people who are totally inconsiderate of law abiding citizens.