Call for clampdown on Earby parking

Matthew Linford who is unhappy over the lack of parking control in Victoria Road, Earby.
Matthew Linford who is unhappy over the lack of parking control in Victoria Road, Earby.

An Earby business owner has called for enforcement action to be taken on abusers of the town’s short stay parking system.

Matthew Linford, who has his Pendle Animal Feeds business in Victoria Road, said there is often nowhere to park close by in the street for pop-in shoppers because of cars parked all day.

He says his business is being hampered by abuse of the two hour system but the problem is “damaging the high street” as a whole.

Matthew said: “My books show it. When people are parking outside in restricted parking all day I’m taking as little as £20 a day when I can take between £150 and £300.

“People are doing it because they know full well that traffic wardens don’t come around here.”

Responding, Paul Riley, Lancashire County Council’s parking services manager, said: “We prioritise enforcement towards busy town centre areas where there are more parking restrictions, and where there is greater likelihood of traffic and safety problems being caused if the restrictions are not enforced.

“However, we do also visit other areas and will consider carrying out enforcement at this location.”