Action taken to deter dangerous parking outside Stanwick Lakes

“Safety is always our number one priority"

By Sam Wildman
Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 10:28 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 10:30 am
The lines have now been repainted.
The lines have now been repainted.

Action has been taken to deter people from "dangerous and unauthorised" parking around the entrance to Stanwick Lakes.

At peak times visitors often park along the driveway and around the entrance to the popular lakes, sometimes backing up to the A45 roundabout outside and creating a safety hazard.

Double yellow lines along the length of the road and at the entrance had faded so the Rockingham Forest Trust, which manages Stanwick Lakes, asked the Highways England project team working at Chowns Mill for help.

The long driveway to the lakes which could get clogged up by parked vehicles before the lines were repainted

And the double yellow lines have now been repainted after materials and manpower were donated by contractors working just up the A45.

Highways England project manager Dean Holloway said: “Safety is always our number one priority so we were happy to be able to help tackle the parking issues which have been causing problems for Stanwick Lakes and posed a potential hazard on our road network.

“These double yellow lines will send a very clear message to drivers that it is simply not safe to park on the driveway and entrance. Now all visitors can safely enjoy their trip to this beautiful park.”

Alyson Allfree from Rockingham Forest Trust said: “We are very grateful and would like to thank everyone who was involved for their advice, generosity, and support with this initiative delivered during National Customer Service week, which will help keep our many visitors and other drivers safe.”

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