Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

21/07/09 ‘Stop pen pushing and give us our parking schemes’ says

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has slammed the Borough and County Councils for over two years of inaction in implementing residents parking schemes in West Lancashire and called for urgent action by both councils to introduce all outstanding parking schemes as soon as possible.

Rosie’s call for urgent action comes after yet more delays in bringing in long promised residents parking schemes across the area because the Borough Council failed to discuss the issue at their last Cabinet meeting, meaning a decision must be put back by several months.

Rosie said:

“Residents are furious about this issue. The Borough and County Councils promised local residents in 2007 that they would get their parking schemes. Two years later and only two out of 24 schemes are in place. What is the hold up?"

“I wrote to the County Council about the issue and was told that they have spent the last two years producing a report. The report was due to be discussed at the Borough Council Cabinet meeting in June. However the Borough Council failed to discuss the issue and it will now have to wait until their next meeting in September, after which it has to go back to the County Council. This means it will be at least 2010 before local residents get their much needed parking schemes."

“This further delay is unacceptable and on behalf of the hundreds of frustrated residents who have been waiting so long for a resolution to this situation I call on both councils to stop pen pushing and get on with giving us our parking schemes.”

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