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Parking restrictions start in Hartford on Monday
11:38am Thursday 14th March 2013 in News
TRIAL parking restrictions will be imposed in Hartford after compaints about commuters parking to use the train station.
Temporary cones covering an extra 300 metres of Chester Road and Fullerton Road will be in place for seven days from Monday, March 18, to Monday, March 25.
The restriction will be enforced by police and PCSOs during the experiment, which is being implemented by Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC) and supported by Hartford Parish Council.
The restrictions are in response to complaints from residents that when the popular station car park is full drivers leave their vehicles along Chester Road causing problems for nearby residents and motorists.
CWAC regularly receives complaints from residents that this creates road safety issues and access problems.
Clr Herbert Manley, CWAC ward councillor for Hartford and Greenbank, said: “There have been meetings of residents and Hartford Parish Council looking at various ways of dealing with the problem.
“It was agreed that the best course would be to organise this trial period of parking restrictions so that we could evaluate the result.
“The problem is that parked cars narrow the road and create access issues for residents. Buses and lorries have to negotiate cars parking all day on the roadside which is creating road safety issues.”
The trial will be monitored and evaluated to see whether the restrictions should be made permanent.