|Councillors Andrew Cooper and Karen Allison are pictured with Lockwood residents Betty Hyland and Robert Brook on Victoria Road, Lockwood|
Parked cars are parking illegally and blocking pavements on streets around Lockwood .
Green Party Councillors Andrew Cooper and Karen Allison met with residents of a Lockwood Residential Home who have had real difficulty getting about on their mobility scooters due to inconsiderate parking by motorists.
Councillor Andrew Cooper said,
“Parking around the Lockwood area is a long standing issue which is becoming more acute for local people now the new Kirklees College building has opened nearby. We were told when the planning application was submitted for the building that the college had a travel plan and there would not be a problem. Now predictably there is a problem on a number of streets in the Lockwood area. What is really needed here is permit parking scheme and enforcement of obstruction by vehicles that park on pavements. It is simply not acceptable that people using mobility scooters and parents with pushchairs have to use the road when there is pavement there for them to use safely. When Kirklees have established their new parking permits policy we will seek a scheme for the Lockwood area”