Successful ending to park plea

Coun Don Hodgkinson with John and Barbara Pennington at the new car parking bays outside their home on Wigan Road, Landgate
Coun Don Hodgkinson with John and Barbara Pennington at the new car parking bays outside their home on Wigan Road, Landgate

RESIDENTS can now safely park their cars thanks to local a successful campaign.

People who live in Wigan Road, Bryn have long been asking for a wider road.

Since the estate was built around 60 years ago, those living in the area say when cars have been parked along the road, pedestrians have been forced to walk across a nearby grassy area or in the road.

Heavy goods vehicles and refuse trucks often churned up grass and soil when travelling down the narrow road.

But now, thanks to local councillors Don Hogdkinson and Gary Wilkes of Bryn ward and housing provider, WALH, 16 new car-parking spaces have been created.

Independent Coun Hodgkinson said: “The residents are delighted with this result.

“We have wanted this for a very long time but there just wasn’t the money to carry out the work.

“Now Coun Wilkes and I have managed to pool some funds together and work with WALH to achieve this.

“There are four bays, and each of them can accommodate up to four cars.

“This will mean now that the grass can grow properly and won’t get churned up each time a large vehicle comes down the road.

“Is is also safer for the residents as they can walk along the pavements without having to walk in the road or on the grass to get past because the cars are parked on the kerb.”

Ashley Crumbley from Wigan and Leigh Housing said: “This road was very narrow.

“It was difficult for bin lorries to access the properties and we were also concerned that fire engines and ambulances might have also struggled.

“I am grateful to the ward councillors for their help in solving this problem.”