Residents living alongside Preston Docks concerned about social distancing set up safety barriers

Residents who live by the walkway alongside Prince Albert Edward Dock in Preston have set up their own safety barriers due to social distancing concerns.

By Sean Gleaves
Friday, 1st May 2020, 5:23 pm

Inhabitants living alongside Prince Albert Edward Dock allegedly say pedestrians and cyclists have been passing too close to their properties, causing them to break the 2m social distancing rule.

As a result, residents have resorted to putting up their own safety barriers to ensure passerby's aren't getting too close to their homes.

However, Lancashire County Council has objected the measure, stating that permission needs to be granted first before barriers can be installed.

Residents have put up safety barriers to ensure passerby's aren't getting too close to their homes.

A spokesman for Lancashire County Council said: "Nobody should cordon off any pedestrian area without our permission.

"We would ask people to respect others and maintain social distancing."

The Council has reportedly told residents that although there are potential cases where pedestrians and cyclists may very briefly pass inhabitants living inside their properties, there is a physical separation.

For more guidance on social distancing in the UK, click HERE.

Inhabitants allegedlysaypedestrians and cyclists have been passing too close to their properties, causing them to break the2m social distancing rule.

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