After last nights Southport Area Committee meeting, Cllr Tony Dawson has emailed Sefton Council regarding motorist driving up ramps…….


Further to the discussion at last night’s Southport Area Committee, regarding the growing practice of motorists driving up these ramps – and sometimes some distance along the pavement at some speed.
The practice is clearly very tempting to all sorts of motorists in all sorts of situations and they will do it more and more unless they are told, possibly via the press and media, when they will be ‘done’ for this activity.
I though you might be interested in the attached photo of the Co op at St James Street/Portland Street Southport. It was not  a ‘blue light’ incident and I only took it it was the second (different vehicle) such police van parking here within 24 hours.  A number of residents have drawn to my attention recently the potential danger to pedestrians, particularly small children when vehicles use pavements freely, especially at busty sites such as this one.
Possibly this particular area could do with a couple of bollards on the St James Street side to prevent this ‘ease of access’ which is tempting to taxis and people using the cash machine as well as police van drivers and other general customers of the Co op store.  I think I am right that the double yellow lines around the kerb at this point mean that parking on that spot is unlawful?
(Cllr) Tony Dawson

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