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Call for action on illegal Ashby Market Street parking

Jamie__Josh___Dave_Ashby_Market_Street_2.jpgAshby 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.Ashby_Market_St_Parking.jpg

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.”

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commented 2014-10-07 10:24:15 +0100
At Monday’s meeting of Ashby Town Council’s Planning and Transportation committee Ashby Town Council backed Ashby Labour’s call for action on the growing problem of illegal parking at the top of Ashby Market Street in the evening.

Labour Town Councillor Chris Smith submitted a motion to the Town Council about the constant stream of cars found parking on double yellow lines at the top of Market Street while people collect takeaways in the evening. The Town Council agreed to write to the District Council asking what measures can be taken to tackle the problem.

Jamie McMahon, Labour parliamentary candidate for North West Leicestershire, said:

“I’m delighted the Town Council have heeded Labour’s call for action. We need to look at parking arrangements on Market Street but we also need the District Council to enforce the double yellow lines in place. It’s important Ashby Market Street works for local businesses and that can only be helped by ensuring it is safe for cars and pedestrians.”

Chris Smith, Labour Ashby Town Councillor, said:

“The acceptance of the suggestions made by me at the Town Council is a welcome step. It was disappointing that some councillors felt that illegal and dangerous parking should go unchallenged. I look forward to hearing the District Council’s response. It is clear action is needed and Labour will keep up the pressure until we hear answers.”
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