Measures put in place to tackle Barnoldswick parking issues

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: David Whipp David Whipp

PARKING problems at Barnoldswick’s Victory Park are being tackled with a series of measures due to implemented over the next few weeks.

Coun David Whipp said parking problems had become ‘more evident’ after Rolls-Royce took on more staff at their Bankfield site.

Pendle Council officers and Coun Whipp met with bosses at the firm to discuss the problems.

Coun Whipp said: “The company is running a shuttle bus service from its Ghyll Brown site, where there’s adequate parking, but some of the people working at Bankfield choose not to use the park and ride service and park at Victory Park.

“The problem is particularly acute in the early afternoon when morning and afternoon shifts overlap.

“The increase in parking is so great that it’s feared it caused a risk to park users at times.

“Rolls-Royce and the council are working closely together to resolve the problem. This will include some parking restrictions in the park together with identifying nearby additional off-street parking.

“It’s great that Rolls-Royce are employing more staff in Barnoldswick. We’ll continue to work with them to sort out any issues arising from this expansion.”

The proposed measures include marking out parking spaces, double yellow lines, speed restriction roundels and signage to reinforce speed limits within the park and to reserve parking in the front of the pavilion for genuine park users.

And if these proved ineffective, the council would consider amending bye-laws to allow enforcement of restrictions, which could include limiting parking to two hours.

Rolls-Royce declined to comment.

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