A bus company is appealing for drivers who park in a Moorlands town centre to be more considerate. The appeal has been made by the First Bus company after some of its drivers have been having increasing issues with cars being parked in the two bus stops which are situated along Cheadle High Street.
A bus company is appealing for drivers who park in a Moorlands town centre to be more considerate.
The appeal has been made by the First Bus company after some of its drivers have been having increasing issues with cars being parked in the two bus stops which are situated along Cheadle High Street.
Staffordshire County Council has confirmed that it is aware of the issue and has stated that it will, if necessary, enforce the parking restrictions along the street.
Operations Manager at First Potteries Dan Flanagan told the Times & Echo: “We have been experiencing problems in Cheadle for a while.
“As you’ll be aware, Cheadle High Street isn’t particularly wide and it’s a busy town.
“Manoeuvring large, rigid vehicles such as buses takes much more space than just the length of the vehicle itself.
“The High Street has double yellow line parking restrictions along its full length, with the exception of the two bus stops.
“It’s people parking on the bus stops and on the double yellow lines before and after the stop which cause us huge problems and delays.
“Even a delay of a couple of minutes can have a significant impact on the timetable elsewhere in the service.
“We’d just ask that people are a little more considerate in their parking.”
Staffordshire County Council is responsible for highways across the county including such issues as inconsiderate parking. When asked for a response to this matter which has been raised by First Bus, David Williams, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council said: “It’s extremely important that people park responsibly and that everyone can safely access and enjoy our town centres.
“We are aware of the problems being experienced by the bus company and, if necessary, we will enforce the parking restrictions along High Street to keep traffic safely moving through the town.”
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