Reader's Photos: Worst-ever parking at URC?

Pete Taylor sent us these photos taken this morning outside the United Reformed Church on the corner of Chapel Road and Alderley Road.

He said "This is possibly the worst ever parking at the URC, even a single buggy could not get through."

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

Charlie Gaughan
Monday 8th April 2019 at 4:55 pm
There should be awards given because it must take a lot of effort
David Hadfield
Monday 8th April 2019 at 10:13 pm
Clamping cars that park on the pavement, such as this one, would send a clear message that this sort of parking will not be tolerated ……
So, why has it not been done ?
Vin Sumner
Tuesday 9th April 2019 at 3:55 pm
Sadly its just the norm that pavements are used by cars as well as blocking drop pavements ... famous footballers , costa vans , builders , school drop offs and taxis are amongst the worse ... plus we all have to pay for repairs
Margaret Seddon
Tuesday 9th April 2019 at 3:57 pm
I saw the car yesterday. The reason it was so far on the pavement was because of the bollards in the road. The gap between the bollards and the parked car where just wide enough for me to drive through, so I don't know how the buses managed.
Charlie Gaughan
Tuesday 9th April 2019 at 4:20 pm
I don’t think it’s illegal to park on pavements other than being an obstruction
David Smith
Tuesday 9th April 2019 at 5:37 pm
Amazing how some people just don't value the safety of their cars. The more they park like this the greater the chance of having the paintwork scratched by someone trying to get through with a buggy or disabled scooter etc. Then they will try and complain to the police or council!!!
Harry Martin
Tuesday 9th April 2019 at 6:18 pm
As I drove off the A34 bypass near Stanley Green onto Gill Bent Road there are many cars along this road parked on the entire pavement outside houses and on the corners of roads . It must be legal as these cars aren't hidden .
David Smith
Tuesday 9th April 2019 at 11:17 pm
Harry - it's not legal. The police have better things to do and less money to do them with so they are not interested. The council have better things to do and less money to do them with so they are not interested. The police commissioner should be mindful that they stand for election and WE vote. The local councillors should be mindful that they stand for election and WE vote. WE should be mindful that all our elected representatives act in OUR interests and I would think that PARKING hereabouts is getting a bit out of control so we should make it a priority at the elections in a few weeks that we vote for someone who hasn't been irresponsible in tackling this issue so far and STOP voting in our local elections as we would do nationally. Unless you think that Teresa May has done a fab job of Brexit and that our local councillors who are doing a naff job about the parking situation need to be rewarded with more time to do a proper job? Just get out with your friends and neighbours and make sure you all vote for someone else.
Malcolm Elliott
Wednesday 10th April 2019 at 11:25 am

What is the situation in London?

Pavement parking is banned throughout the 32 London boroughs, and the City of London under the Greater London (General Purposes) Act 1974. The Highway Code states; 'You MUST NOT park partially or wholly on the pavement in London'. All councils in London can and should enforce this law by issuing parking tickets to any vehicles parked on pavements, unless there is a sign there that specifically permits it.
James MacDonald
Thursday 11th April 2019 at 9:02 pm
Driving on pavements is illegal, has been for years. Many drivers don't care, the police don't care, the council doesn't care.

Rule 145:
You MUST NOT drive on or over a pavement, footpath or bridleway except to gain lawful access to property, or in the case of an emergency.
Laws HA 1835 sect 72 & RTA 1988 sect 34

It would be tough to argue that parking on the pavement was an emergency.