Concerns over ‘dangerous’ parking on Colne road

Pendle Council leader Joe Cooney.'Photo Ben Parsons
Pendle Council leader Joe Cooney.'Photo Ben Parsons

Concerns over “dangerous” parking on a residential road in Colne have been raised with Lancashire County Council.

Residents and Leader of Pendle Council Coun. Joe Cooney this week shared their fears about Alkincoats Road with the Colne Times.

They believe that a review of parking is needed on the 20mph zone due to poor visibility when turning onto Barrowford Road. A suggestion of double yellow lines in the area has also been made.

Colne resident Rob Bayley (26) said: “You can only see when in the middle of the road and then it’s too late. It won’t be long before there is an accident.”

And Coun. Cooney added: “I have raised this with the county council.

“The real problem is when you come out of Alkincoats Road and try and turn left.

“It can be dangerous.”

Responding Alan Capstick, highways manager for Pendle, said that nobody had been injured at the junction in the last five years.

However he went on to say that the issue will be brought up at the next meeting “to see if there’s a case to make any changes.”

He said: “We regularly meet with the police and district council to discuss traffic issues and have recently consulted on changes to regulations on a number of roads in Pendle to improve safety and sightlines.”

Colne roads that have recently been discussed by LCC include Keighley Road and Lowther Street.

Have your say! Have you experienced any problems turning onto Barrowford Road from Alkincoats Road?