'Who can blame them if they can't park at the hospital' - Readers have their say over calls for action against motorists using Preston street as a free 'hospital car park'

Preston residents demand action against motorists using their street as a free 'hospital car park'
Preston residents demand action against motorists using their street as a free 'hospital car park'
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News that frustrated Preston residents are demanding action against motorists who are using their street as a free "hospital car park" has been met with a mixed reaction from readers.

Householders in St Clares Avenue, Fulwood, near to Royal Preston Hospital, say that this long standing problem has worsened in recent weeks, blaming the new automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) parking system.

READ MORE>>> Preston residents demand action against motorists using their street as a free 'hospital car park'

Locals are demanding yellow lines to be installed – and action against motorists who block the pavement or cause obstructions to other vehicles.

Here are just some of the comments from the Lancashire Post website and Facebook page today:

Completely agree. I have to now leave 2 hours before my shift starts to get a space!
Nicola Layton

Make hospital parking free
Matty Smith

Let's hope they dont need to use the nhs
Luke Alexander

Cars were parking on Sherwood Way before Christmas and now that cones have been placed there, restricting parking more vehicles are being parked in the residential roads. It's not just hospital staff causing these obstructions, visitors too are trying to avoid the cost of parking at the hospital. It is outrageous that the nearby residents should have to suffer.
Denise Helm

They just need to get on with building the multi-storey car parks they've been going on about for years and it'll sort the issues out!!!!
CJ Green

I am sure that OUR CITY COUNCIL can afford a few tins of yellow pain.
Dave Wells

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Park were you want if you've paid your road tax... if the hospital didn't charge extortionate parking fees for staff you wouldn't have half the problem!!
Graham Yates

Somebody has mention about PNE I agree about Parking it is annoying if you have Car can't get back in front off your House till after 5pm on Match Days
But saying that we have choice where we Live myself in Area off St Thomas Road for 30yrs and PNE has been there lot longer than that if people don't won't problem MOVE SIMPLE
Joan Johnston

Who can blame them if they can't park at the hospital
Ian Shaw

I live near the hospital and it can be a nightmare with so many people parking there and people don't always park considerately, however I as long as the don't block access I don't see a problem. people near me have put cones out and all sorts. if it means a doctor or nurse can get to hospital in time and stress free to care for their patients I'm happy for them to park where they like
Leona Steel

I always park in front of peoples houses, mostly because I don't care and it's free.
Luke Southworth

Don’t oppose the multi storey car park then. Can’t have it both ways can you.
Oli Yates

I live on Masonwood and have the same problem. i counted 13 cars this morning all parked on the pavements blocking access for prams and wheelchair users. its getting ridiculous. We had letters from LCC back in August saying they are going to be putting restrictive parking but as yet nothing has happened!! come on LCC get your finger out and this sorted!!
Jude Rodger

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