Parking crackdown starts near Royal Preston Hospital following student nurse row

A council crackdown on ‘obstructive parking’ in nine streets near Royal Preston Hospital (RPH) is underway.

By Tom Earnshaw, Reporter
Tuesday, 19th February 2019, 2:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th February 2019, 3:57 pm
Workmen from Lancashire County Council could be seen in Broadwood Drive, Fulwood, today painting single yellow lines to restrict parking between the hours of 8am and 5pm
Workmen from Lancashire County Council could be seen in Broadwood Drive, Fulwood, today painting single yellow lines to restrict parking between the hours of 8am and 5pm

Workmen from Lancashire County Council could be seen in Broadwood Drive, Fulwood, today painting single yellow lines to restrict parking between the hours of 8am and 5pm.

It comes after the Post revealed an ongoing battle between those that live on the streets in and around Broadwood Drive and those parking on the streets to visit the hospital, including student nurses.

Some student nurses reported being verbally abused and returning to find their cars damaged.

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Workmen from Lancashire County Council could be seen in Broadwood Drive, Fulwood, today painting single yellow lines to restrict parking between the hours of 8am and 5pm

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"At the same time we’re refreshing existing parking restrictions on nearby roads while we're working in the area to make sure they can all be enforced."

Residents in nearby St Clares Avenue, which is an access only road, have also raised issue with hospital-related parking.

While there road has not been included in the county council's current yellow lines plan, one resident, who didn’t want to be named, said: “I completely sympathise with staff and visitors [to RPH] because you don’t want to pay extortionate amounts to park. But this isn’t the answer.”

A car on the edge of the new single yellow lines in Broadwood Drive

The county council approved the new single yellow lines for nine roads near RPH in its Cabinet meeting from December.