Ashby Labour is delighted that action is being taken on the growing problem of cars parking on double yellow lines at the top of Market Street in Ashby. Parking officers have been out on a Friday evening and parking tickets issued.
Because of concern about safety, Ashby Labour called for action on illegal parking in Market Street and Labour Town Councillor Chris Smith submitted a motion to the Town Council and the Planning Committee agreed action was needed. The Town Council wrote to the District Council, the responsible body for parking enforcement.
The District Council agreed to a single evening patrol. It proved a great success but was only for one night.
Ashby Labour however is saying just one night of action won’t fix the problem and wants to see parking officers out more regularly in the evenings and on weekends to make sure Ashby Market Street is safe.
Jamie McMahon, Labour parliamentary candidate for North West Leicestershire, said:
“It’s great to see action being taken following Labour’s call. Market Street is fantastic but we must make sure it’s safe for cars and people. We called for more parking enforcement and I’m pleased to see some work has taken place.”
Chris Smith, Labour Ashby Town Councillor, said:
“I welcome the news that Labour’s call for action has been listened to. The result of the action needs to be publicised to discourage dangerous parking but just one night of action won’t solve this growing problem. I’ll be pushing for more action, it’s vital we keep Market Street safe.”