Ashby Labour has called for action on the growing problem of illegal parking at the top of Ashby Market Street in the evening. A constant stream of cars is found parking on double yellow lines on Market Street while people collect takeaways. The issue is growing and Labour is calling for action to be taken.
Labour parliamentary candidate Jamie McMahon and District Council candidates for Ashby Josh Mills and Dave Bigby visited Market Street recently to observe the problem for and are calling on the Council to take action and enforce parking before an accident occurs.
Labour will be raising this issue at Ashby Town Council, looking for support for action. Labour Town Councillor Chris Smith has submitted a motion to the 6th October’s Planning and Transport committee.
Jamie McMahon, Labour parliamentary candidate for North West Leicestershire, said:
“The illegal evening parking at the top of Market Street in Ashby, especially from those using the takeaways, is a growing problem for local people. It’s dangerous and we need action to be taken. Market Street must be the jewel in Ashby’s crown and it must be safe for cars and people alike.
Josh Mills, Labour District Council candidate for the Ivanhoe ward, said:
“It’s infuriating to find cars parked on double yellow lines, sometimes double parked, every evening but especially at weekend evenings. Labour wants Market Street to remain the vibrant and welcoming place it is but illegal parking is dangerous.
David Bigby, Labour District Council candidate for the Willesley ward, said:
“We need the Council to take action. They have a responsibility to keep our roads safe and enforce the law, rather than only ensuring people have paid the correct parking fee in Ashby’s car parks. There is no enforcement at this time of night and we believe the Council should take action. Labour wants action and that’s why we’re going to raise it at the Town Council, we want the Town Council to join us in calling for action.”