Councillor’s pledge on village parking

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ACTION is being taken to tackle inconsiderate parking in Cleadon.

At meeting of the village’s Partners and Community Together (PACT) group at the weekend, Labour ward councillor Margaret Meling told members the problem was at the top of her agenda - particularly after an ambulance on call was recently stopped in its tracks.

She said: “Whilst we all acknowledge that the village was never meant for the volume of traffic it now has to cope with, it is, nevertheless, extremely difficult at times for residents to go about their business through inconsiderate parking.

“Recently an ambulance on an emergency call out was held up at the top of Windermere in the village centre because it could not get down the street through the parked cars.”

Recently coun Meling was successful in adding a ‘no loading at any time’ measure to the double yellow lines at the top of Windermere and a disabled parking bay has been placed in front of the village post office.

Coun Meling added: “Residents agreed that these measures had improved the situation somewhat and asked that further action be considered.”