Inconsiderate Parking Leads to Diversion of Bus Route

Willaston and Rope Ward UKIP Councillor Brian Silvester is calling for urgent action because, at peak times, buses are by-passing the centre of Willaston because of the congestion caused by inconsiderate parking.

He said, "Parking is a chronic problem in the centre of Willaston because there are many terraced houses with no off street parking. I have been calling on Cheshire East Council (CEC) for some time to  review the existing parking restrictions in Willaston in order to provide additional on street parking for residents. Also at my insistence CEC have requested the Police and PCSOs to patrol the area at the times when the parking problems occur so that action can be taken against inconsiderate parkers. It is because of these inconsiderate parkers that buses cannot use Wistaston Road and have to use Crewe Road instead. There are many elderly residents in the village and they are not able to walk long distances and this diversion of the bus service is causing them considerable problems. In some cases it could result in some residents not being able to use the bus at all. The answer is to solve the congestion not divert the buses."