Parked cars block firefighters

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Residents are being urged by Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service to think before they park and avoid double parking.

A spokesperson for Wilmslow Fire Station said "Unfortunately this is an all to familiar situation that ourselves and other emergency services come across to often.

"Due to a diversion in Alderley Edge we had to drive down Moss Lane and got to a point where we could go no further due to double parking, please think before you park."

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Stuart Gatley
Monday 3rd August 2020 at 9:27 am
Hopefully no injures resulted as a consequence of this event. Unfortunately, this likely happens regularly across the region but never actually results in change.

What is the root cause?
I would urge the council and planning teams to consider such events when authorising single property plots to be redeveloped for the purpose of three townhouses with a drive capacity for a single car.

Totally agree the parking needs to improve and residents need to think about the potential issues they cause. However, for the individuals that parked in this location are they expected to block footpaths forcing wheelchairs and push chairs onto the road?

To note this event occurred when the numerous builder's vans and delivery vehicles were not in the area.
Bob Bracegirdle
Tuesday 4th August 2020 at 4:24 pm
Interesting. What do you do? Expectation is everyone can have a car. Try streets round Crossall Street in Macclesfield totally blocked busy parked cars. When I was a kid there were none. Everyone walked. And the terraced houses were built with that in mind. They now build new estates with narrow Winding roads not suitable for bun lorries, fire engines, ambulances nor buses. You encourage car use.
Andy Brown
Tuesday 4th August 2020 at 7:19 pm
Alderley Edge is the worst place I've ever witnessed selfish parking. It's barely parking - people simply abandon their cars wherever they want.

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