Sarah Dines MP was pleased to hear that Derbyshire County Council are painting double yellow lines on dangerous parking hotspots around Carsington Water reservoir in the Derbyshire Dales and on two roads in Wirksworth, near Middle Peak Quarry, despite her frustration at needing these measures in the first place.
Sarah Dines said, ‘We have seen examples of appalling parking around Carsington Water and Middle Peak Quarry during lockdown.
Inconsiderate parking like this has a direct impact on the safety of residents, pedestrians and all visitors, including those who are seemingly abandoning their cars at inappropriate locations.
It is a shame that the County Council have had to take action in the first place, as Carsington Water has a car park and nobody should be visiting the private property at Middle Peak Quarry. I have been pushing for these measures, alongside the voices of residents and positive action from local police, so I am pleased the County Council have taken common-sense action which enables parking officers to visit the sites regularly and issue tickets to those who park illegally. I thank the County Council and Councillor Simon Spencer, Derbyshire County Council's cabinet member for highways, transport and infrastructure for taking these steps to keep residents and visitors safe.
I once again implore all visitors to Derbyshire Dales to be respectful of the local communities, including being mindful of parking and taking litter home with you or disposing of it appropriately. Derbyshire Dales is a beautiful, safe place to live and to visit, but let’s work together to keep it that way.’