Villagers upset about lorry menace

Coun Matthew Crow from Coppull
Coun Matthew Crow from Coppull
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Lorries have been causing a nuisance on a village road in Chorley.

Heavy goods vehicles are currently banned from using Jolly Tar Lane, Coppull - unless they are delivering to houses on the lane.

However, despite regulations which say vehicles over 7.5 tonnes must avoid the lane, lorries are continuing to use the lane as a slip road causing a nuisance to residents.

Coun Matthew Crow, who represents Coppull, is helping residents and reporting firms infringing the laws. One company, Wilson of Kendal Ltd, has told their drivers to avoid the lane.

Jane Wilson, director at Wilson of Kendal, said: “We have told our drivers to avoid using Jolly Tar Lane, we have worked with Coun Crowe to ensure we won’t use Jolly Tar Lane again.”

Coun Crow is calling on residents to support the campaign and report any lorries to Lancashire County Council.

He said: “The success of a campaign like this can often rely on the support of local people themselves and it is their help in recording and reporting incidents as they occur that has assisted the police, myself and Lancashire County Council in tracking down and working with those haulage companies currently operating in contravention.”