Children forced onto roads as vehicles block footpath

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Local residents and visitors to The Carrs, including parents with prams and young children with bikes, were forced to walk in the road on Thursday, 28th May, as cars blocked the pavement alongside Cliff Road.

The car park was full as families had flocked to The Carrs to enjoy the lovely weather so members of the public started parking on the pavement, leaving no room for pedestrians.

Police officers attended and issued fixed penalty notices to offending motorists.

A local police officer said "Cliff Road parking at this time is horrendous and unnecessary. Watching pedestrians having to walk on the road is dangerous. Drivers need to think before they park. Tickets have been issued and we will continue to monitor."



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

Jo Jeffers
Friday 29th May 2020 at 3:56 pm
This is a huge issue for residents in wilmslow and we are thankful for Police support but we call on Cheshire East Council to take action.

I am so pleased that already councillor Don Stockton raised this with the council this morning. But we do need real debate and real action - police enforcement is only solving the problem once it has happened - it needs to be preventative.

So please Cheshire East Council take thIs seriously - debating it in a road safety meeting later in the year may be too late.
David Pearce
Friday 29th May 2020 at 5:55 pm
A probable manifestation of desperation created by some of those local family households seeking relief from being cooped up & bereft of gardens.
Jon Williams
Friday 29th May 2020 at 6:05 pm
Came down this afternoon, glad it was clear
Chris Wigley
Friday 29th May 2020 at 9:38 pm
The car park where the Carrs and Styal South Woods meet was a nightmare with inconsiderate double parking including parking on the road which is already narrow at this point. It can only be time before someone is seriously injured in this car park.
Barbara Burgess
Saturday 30th May 2020 at 10:20 pm
This situation has been allowed to continue for quite a few years now. Please do something about it Macclesfield Council instead of buryin your heads in the sand. It is a dangerous situation and I am certain that bollards could be positioned at this spot which would remedy the situation