'Action needs to be taken' to stop dangerous parking


Wilmslow Town Council has agreed again to support local residents who are trying to prevent dangerous parking which has been an ongoing issue for several months on Knutsford Road.

Dr Stuart MacIntosh attended the Town Council meeting in September to raise concerns about the parking situation on Knutsford Road, close to Fulshaw roundabout, where vehicles are parking infront of Travis Perkins.

Speaking at the council meeting on Monday, 16th January, Dr MacIntosh said "The problem has continued despite Cheshire East putting in some white lines, H-bars to try and improve the situation, and we have now achieved a meeting which will happen in February with representatives from the local police force and Cheshire East Highways.

"Anyone who sees it knows the parking makes it very difficult, not just for ourselves and other roads users but cyclists and other people who cannot see and I think it's been accepted it's an unsafe situation.

"I came tonight to ask if the Council can impress on the local police officers responsible and Cheshire East Highways that it is a safety issue that needs to be resolved we'd pretty much appreciate it."

Councillor Gary Barton said "We continue to support the residents in their endeavour. Myself, Councillor Brooks and Councillor Menlove formally support you, the only issue we face is persuading the powers to be at Cheshire East that action needs to be taken and hopefully the meeting will achieve that."

Councillors agreed to write to Cheshire East to express their concerns about the situation and support the residents who are requesting parking restrictions on this stretch of Knutsford Road.

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

Howard Piltz
Friday 20th January 2017 at 10:19 am
Commuters continue to pose a continuing problem throughout Wilmslow and although their needs must be born in mind, the side of the road is not the answer. I have suggested to CEC that there should be a blanket 2-3hour waiting limit throughout the town except for local residents.
Rick Andrews
Friday 20th January 2017 at 1:08 pm
All day parking is a huge problem. Along Manchester Road the cycle lanes are obstructed by parked vehicles - surely that should be an offence, as should parking with half the vehicle on the footpath - in many cases preventing pedestrians passing and completely ignoring the needs of wheelchair users and prams. Planners should require all developers to include parking facilities in their proposals. Wilmslow is fast becoming a traffic nightmare.
David Nelson
Friday 20th January 2017 at 2:09 pm
I just wonder how many of these parked vehicles are connected with the building work on the site of the former council offices? I'm sure some parking on the Knutsford road and alderley road, wilmslow are connected.
Nick Jones
Friday 20th January 2017 at 5:21 pm
The solution is not more of the same.. this town is awash with yellow lines... it needs a sensible solution Not displacement.
Rick Andrews
Friday 20th January 2017 at 5:31 pm
Car parks for parking - roads for driving. simple.
Vince Chadwick
Friday 20th January 2017 at 6:57 pm
Buckingham Road is becoming impassable. Cars parked both sides of the road, especially at the Altrincham Road end rendering it alternate single line traffic, one car at a time, and creating a danger for traffic stationary and backing up on Altrincham Road while trying to turn right into Buckingham Road.

It's got a lot worse in recent months. I don't like double yellow lines disfiguring out town, but this location is screaming out for them.
Helen Troup
Friday 20th January 2017 at 9:40 pm
It is very dangerous as things stand but it is no good saying drivers should park in car parks. There is virtually no all day parking in Wilmslow. The Meadows is usually totally full by 9.30 (except for the disabled spaces that stand empty all day) if not earlier and where else is there? Handful of spaces by Sainsbury's and Spring Street . Oh the train station which is sometimes full by 7 am and costs a fortune. Lots of offices have been built in Wilmslow and lots of people are commuting from the station. There has been a failure of planning.
Michael Roberts
Saturday 21st January 2017 at 8:30 am
Also recently there has been a row of cars parked on Alderley road
Outside wentworths dentist obstructing you pulling out of chapel lane
Rick Andrews
Saturday 21st January 2017 at 11:31 am
No new office developments without adequate parking provided by the developers.
Terry Roeves
Saturday 21st January 2017 at 1:05 pm
Inns of Court, City of London - used to fix to windscreen, with a very very strong glue, a large, polite no parking sign. Took ages to remove. Not to be repeated.
Peter Evans
Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 8:17 pm
#Michael Roberts - there are two very regular offenders on the junction of Alderley Rd and Chapel Lane, their crime worsened by parking on the pavement (there seems to be a view with some demented drivers that if you park in stupid places but block the pavement as well then that makes it okay, better still if there are double yellow lines to violate). Think we need some photos to name and shame :-)
Caroline Williams
Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 10:34 pm
Surely dangerous parking is a police issue? What's David Keane our Police Commissioner doing about this?
Craig Wilkinson
Wednesday 25th January 2017 at 3:54 pm
Parking is a big issue. Should anyone want to park their car to go into Manchester by public transport, it is virtually impossible. I thought that these days we were being encouraged to use public transport, seems not so here!
Barry Stafford
Wednesday 25th January 2017 at 5:18 pm
The bulk of the offenders on Knutsford Rd, Bethel Lane and Chapel Rd are contractors on the Huge ,horrible monstrosity being built at the health centre.Also huge waggons on Alderley Rd ,delivering materials They are parking at least 100 yds down Chapel Lane, frpm The Carters Arms. blocking chapel lane/Fulshaw Av.
Sally Hoare
Wednesday 25th January 2017 at 7:22 pm
Chapel Lane and Buckingham road are almost impassable some days, I dread driving down them. A space for an all day carpark must be found and the cost must be affordable.