West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has welcomed moves by Lancashire County Council to introduce both Prohibition of Driving (POD) and Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for Ormskirk town centre.
The issue has come to light amid numerous complaints from constituents to MP Rosie seeking action over the volume of traffic and number of parked vehicles in the town centre, in what appears to be a pedestrianised area.
MP Rosie wrote to Lancashire County Council to raise the concerns over vehicles on Church Street, Aughton Street and Burscough Street, asking for action to be taken.
This unearthed the fact that no POD or TRP existed for the town centre making enforcement difficult.
MP Rosie said:
“Introduction of traffic regulations by the County Council and prohibiting driving in the town seem like logical and sensible solutions to the current problems.
“We are currently in this very confusing situation where the town is designed and appears to be a pedestrianised area while it is in fact not.
“The Traffic Regulation Order and Prohibition of Driving will address this confusion and enable the Police to take action.
“Once the Police are in a position to begin enforcing these rules, the safer and more pleasant an experience it will be to walk through our town centre and shop here.”