by Chris Lofts on 22 April, 2012
Following the discovery of urine filled bottles and other debris from an area in Towcester used by HGVs for overnight parking local campaigners urged Northamptonshire County Council to introduce a parking ban. County Councillor Chris Lofts has now heard that the campaign has been successful.
Old Tiffield Road in Towcester has suffered for years from overnight parking by HGV lorries. During a regular litter picking event organised by Towcester Rotary Club members of Towcester W.I. found upsetting waste that was potentially health hazard. Pressure has been brought on NCC to restrict parking on the road. NCC have agreed to the measures as there is a recognised lorry park on the A5 close by.
‘This is excellent news.’ Said W.I. member Sue Hamilton ‘I was disgusted to find human waste in an area so close to housing and shops. The parking ban will really help improve things.’
Towcester County Councillor Chris Lofts added, ‘I regularly help clean areas in Towcester and feedback to both NCC and South Northants Council any particular hot spot areas. The new parking ban shows that local knowledge really can influence decision makers.’