‘Less than useless’ parking scheme blasted

View of St Alban's Road St Annes with cars parked on the pavement outside the shops.'forecourt parking.
View of St Alban's Road St Annes with cars parked on the pavement outside the shops.'forecourt parking.

Fylde ward councillors are to meet with Lancashire County Council highways officials after labelling measures to solve a long-standing parking problems ‘less than useless’.

County highways representatives have agreed to the meeting next week after the three councillors for Fylde’s St Annes Central ward expressed their disappointment at bollards placed in the St Albans Road shopping area in a bid to prevent parking on pavements.

”This has been an ongoing issue for years and we have long been pressing the County Council for some way of stopping motorists driving onto pavements,” said Coun Sue Fazackerley, who represents the ward along with Coun Ed Nash and Coun Fabian Craig-Wilson.

“Some bollards have been put in but they are plastic, with a large gap between them and the buildings, and are less than useless.

“I am so disappointed, particularly after the anticipation that, after all these years, something was going to be done, but hopefully we can make some progress at the meeting.

“I am pleased the county officials have agreed to come and address the issue.”