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Issue:- 11 July 2013

Parking problems block Emergency services as temperatures soar
Photographs by Patrick Trollope

ANOTHER very busy Sunday, as climbing temperatures bought out tourists from all over the North West to Formby Point once again. In other years this has not been a major issue, but now new restrictions on parking around the Freshfield National Trust Squirrel Reserve have moved the parking madness down the road. This time it delayed the deployment of emergency services to several incidents that happened on 7 July 2013, on the beach. As you can see the Fire Engine was hampered by the parking problems. Also many residents again complained of not being able to get cars in and out of the houses as illegal and dangerous parking recurred. Police, as you can see below did try and take some action, and we have been told that some motorists were issued with fixed parking fines. Sadly, the worry is that as the summer holidays and the August bank holiday come ever closer, this issue will become even more of a danger. We would like to know your views on this parking issue and ask for residents who are affected, in any of the areas on Merseyside's coastline, to air their views as how this can be resolved. Last week we spoke to Formby Councillor Nina Killen about it. If you have not seen the video, you can see our link to the other reports about this issue and this video via this link. If you have any views on this matter, please email us to:-

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