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Blackpool recommend clean air zone to charge drivers of non-electric cars

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Around 40 residents took part in a series of discussions during January and February

A general view taken in Blackpool

A general view taken in Blackpool

Drivers of non-electric cars should be charged for visiting parts of Blackpool town centre in future, a new report is recommending.

The suggestion is among a raft of measures put forward following the resort’s first Climate Assembly held earlier this year.

It also calls for more cycling and pedestrian lanes to enable the resort to become a pedestrian and cycling friendly town by 2023.

Around 40 residents took part in a series of discussions during January and February.

A list of recommendations has now been made to Blackpool Council which declared a Climate Emergency in July 2019, committing it to work towards carbon neutrality across its services and companies by 2030, and across the town in a similar timescale.

A report submitted to the council says: “The Assembly wanted to be bold on transport, with clear targets and a vision for a town that prioritises electric public transport, cycling and walking.”

Proposals include the council should “implement an ultra-low emissions zone in the town centre by 2027, charging vehicles that are not electric for access.”

The Assembly is also calling for further measures to include cheaper parking charges for electric vehicles, switching to a fully electric bus fleet and encouraging businesses to increase the availability of charging points.

The report says the council “should commit to public transport being the primary choice for getting around and into the town by 2022 by making it more accessible, frequent and less expensive.”

It adds: “Blackpool should implement an ultra low emissions zone in the town centre by 2027, charging cars that are not electric to enter the busiest area.

“An increase in the use of electric vehicles across the system should be encouraged.

“Businesses need to increase the charging points they provide to their staff and customers to make it as easy as possible for people to use an electric vehicle themselves.

“There should be reduced parking charge for electric vehicles in the town centre, and a fully electric bus fleet. Taxis companies should be supported and rewarded to switch to an electric fleet in the long term.”

Public transport should become “the primary choice for getting around and into the town by 2022, by making it more accessible, frequent and less expensive.

“To do this, costs across the system need to adjust to make public transport desirable.

“Innovative approaches like distance-based fares, free fares, or time-based transfers are all worth exploring.

“By 2023, Blackpool needs to become a pedestrian and cycling friendly town, with decent and accessible walking lanes that feel safe and cycle lanes that are clearly marked with good infrastructure that cannot be taken over by cars or parking.”

The Assembly also considered the environmental impact of the millions of visitors who travel to Blackpool each year and said the council should be “campaigning for more frequent/faster electric train services ” and a park and ride service on the edge of the town centre.

The report adds participants “had ideas to improve how people visited Blackpool in a more carbon neutral way, recognising that huge numbers arrive by car from elsewhere.

“This included park and ride outside the town, and campaigning for more frequent, faster electric train services to the bigger towns.

“They also wanted to make the electronic systems around public transport more reliable and transparent, including proper investment in digital infrastructure around bus timetables and routes across the city.

“Other ideas included greater use of car sharing schemes and public transport vouchers or season ticket loans via employers.”

The recommendations are now being considered by council officers with the aim of producing a viable action plan.

 

Warning over Blackpool town centre parking as Winter Gardens hotel gets go ahead

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A multi-storey car park is earmarked for the site of the former Syndicate nightclub in Blackpool which would help replace public parking lost when a hotel is built alongside the Winter Gardens.

Artist's impression of the proposed hotel

Artist’s impression of the proposed hotel

The plans include a double level car park with 94 spaces, but these will be for use by hotel guests only.

Ian White, a director of hoteliers group StayBlackpool, warned councillors parking provision still needed to be made for people staying at smaller b&bs and hotels in the area.

He told the meeting: “Since earlier applications the immediate locality has seen significant pressure on parking.

“The new medical centre with boundaries on South King Street, Adelaide Street and Alfred Street will put significant extra pressure on parking.

“Not forgetting that this development will see the loss of approximately 80 spaces, many of which are used by guests staying in the adjacent holiday accommodation and that loss will be felt significantly within the local community.”

Council planning office Clare Johnson told the meeting while the hotel development would mean the loss of a car park, the former Syndicate nightclub site was designated for a multi-storey car park.

The latest scheme is the fourth to secure planning permission since 2010, but so far development has stalled.

However it is hoped this application, by Hertfordshire based developer Kewdeal Ltd, will be more lucrative as the hotel will stand directly opposite the town’s £28m new conference centre which is nearing completion at the Winter Gardens.

The site is currently being marketed for sale by Manchester-based property agent Savills with a price tag in excess of £3m.

 

Police seek witnesses after teenage motorcyclist seriously injured in Blackpool crash

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A 19-year-old motorcyclist who sustained serious head injuries in a crash on Whitegate Drive this morning remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Whitegate Drive this morning

Whitegate Drive this morning

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage following the incident, which happened at 10.10am this morning, June 10.

A Renault Captur and a Honda CBF 125CC motorcycle crashed close to the health centre.

The motorcyclist, a 19-year-old man, was taken to hospital with a serious head injury, where he is described as being in a stable condition.

The driver of the Renault was uninjured.

The road remained closed for approximately four hours to facilitate collision investigation work at the scene.

Blackpool biker seriously injured in Whitegate Drive crash

Sgt Steve Hardman, of Lancashire police’s serious collision investigation unit, said: “This collision has left a man in a serious condition in hospital and my thoughts are with him and his loved ones at this difficult time.

“We have now opened an investigation to establish the circumstances that led to this collision, and I would ask any witnesses or anybody with dashcam or CCTV footage which could assist our enquiries to get in contact with the police.”

Anyone with information or footage is asked to email 2385@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 0377 of June 10, 2021

 

Blackpool Whitegate Drive crash sees motorcyclist rushed to hospital with serious injuries

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Whitegate Drive in Blackpool closed after a crash between a car and a motorbike

The taped off area of Blackpool

The taped off area of Blackpool

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after a crash this morning in Blackpool.

Lancashire Constabulary and North West Ambulance Service were called to Whitegate Drive at around 10.15am today (June 10).

There was a collision between a car and a motorbike that required the motorcyclist to be taken to hospital by ambulance. The air ambulance was also in attendance.

A spokesperson for North West Ambulance Service: ““We received a 999 call reporting an RTC between a car and a motorbike on Whitegate Drive at 10.05 this morning.

“We have taken the motorcyclist in a serious condition to hospital by ambulance.

“An air ambulance crew and response vehicle also attended the scene.”

A spokesperson for police said: “Please be advised that due to a road traffic collision, there is currently road closures in place in Blackpool by Woodland Grove, Cumberland Avenue, Westmorland Avenue and Whitegate Drive in the area of the Health Centre.

“Traffic in the area is building up and we are urging that people avoid the area at this time and use an alternative route if possible. Thank you.”

The road has since reopened.

 

 

Blackpool crash between car and motorbike sees air ambulance rush to scene

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St Anne’s Road in Blackpool remains closed as a result of the crash

The scene of the crash on St Anne's Road in Blackpool

The scene of the crash on St Anne’s Road in Blackpool (Image: BPL Bible)

A road is closed in Blackpool after a collision involving a car and a motorbike this afternoon (June 7).

The incident happened at around 4.50pm with Lancashire Constabulary officers closing St Anne’s Road between St Martin’s Road and St Luke’s Road soon afterwards.

North West Air Ambulance and North West Ambulance Service were both called to the scene.

It is understood that a motorcyclist came off their bike and a car has crashed into the wall during the incident.

The ambulance service and air ambulance have been contacted regarding the nature of any casualties.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Constabulary said: “We have have had a road traffic collision on St Anne’s Road in Blackpool.

” We are asking for people to try and avoid the area so that we can deal with this ongoing situation. We will update once the incident is dealt with, thank you for your patience.”

Lancashire Constabulary was not able to give an estimated time for the road reopening.

Work set to start on long-awaited M55 link road

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The long-awaited M55 link road is set to move a crucial step closer on Monday, June 14, when construction of the earthworks compound begins, following on-site discussions between the contractor, landowners and Lancashire County Council.

 

The first shovel in the ground to signal the start of the earthworks themselves is then expected to follow a week later on June 21, according to Fylde MP Mark Menzies.

Contractor DUO has been on site in the past week looking at setting out and making arrangements with local businesses and landowners and will have further meetings this week ahead of the compound for the £27m road being installed on Monday.

Lancashire County Council’s archaeologist will liaise with DUO throughout the process.

The new road will link Cypress Point, Ansdell, pictured here, with Peel, where the work is set to startThe new road will link Cypress Point, Ansdell, pictured here, with Peel, where the work is set to start

Green for go at last for Fylde’s road to prosperity

“It has been incredibly frustrating these past few weeks knowing the earthworks constructor has been appointed and on site – yet we have seen no visible evidence of their presence.

“I am pleased to know they have been on site and talking to the various landowners along the road regarding their works programme.

“More importantly, the earthworks programme is now scheduled to begin one week following the start date for the compound, on June 21.

“After campaigning and raising funding for this road for years, I wanted to see immediate action on sight after the contract was awarded. However, I understand the need to do everything correctly and I look forward to seeing DUO in action. Not until we see full construction taking place will I stop pressing for this road.”

The link road deal was finally signed in March with all landowners agreeing to sell land and give access where needed for the construction of the road.

The scheme became one of ten ‘shovel-ready’ projects to be funded in Lancashire by the Government’s Getting Building Fund, after Mr Menzies lobbied the Prime Minister and Chancellor to replace funding Growth Deal funding and funds withdrawn by Homes England. Lancashire County Council and Fylde Council both increased their funding to ensure the scheme went ahead.

DUO will ‘preload’ the ground for the new road and construction will follow when the ground has stabilised. The link road project is expected to take around 30 months to complete. United Utilities and Electricity Northwest have already completed work at the site to protect and divert existing utilities.

The single track Moss Road which was closed will be reopened as part of the scheme, as a bridleway, cycle path and pedestrian route away from the new road.

Signs detailing the road scheme will be placed at either end of the project in the next few days.

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Emergency roadworks to start in Blackpool tomorrow

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Emergency roadworks are due to start in Blackpool town centre tomorrow with closures and diversions to be put in place.

The roadworks are to be carried out at the junction of Queen Street and Abingdon Street near to Blackpool Central Library.

It’s expected that the work will take four days to complete up to Saturday, June 12, however Blackpool Council said work will be completed and the road reopened to traffic as soon possible.

A spokesman for Blackpool Council said: “The junction will be temporarily closed and diversions will be in place, so please plan ahead for your journeys over the next few days. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we carry out these works.”

The closures will start tomorrow in BlackpoolThe closures will start tomorrow in Blackpool

They added: “An area of the carriageway in the junction mouth of Queen Street requires urgent repairs. We had already been monitoring the issue with a view to carrying out repairs, but it has progressed to the point where work needs to be carried out more urgently.”

Car parking in Blackpool: Where, cost, blue badge and motorhome spots and electric vehicle charging points

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The best places to park for Blackpool Pleasure Beach and other attractions – including opening times, prices, payment methods and more

West Street Car Park, Blackpool

Blackpool is fast approaching its busiest time with July being its most crowded month.

As Covid restrictions are gradually being lifted tourists will begin to flock to the area and once the summer season is over it is time for Blackpool Illuminations to take us into the darker nights of autumn.

The town has an excellent transport and tram system to get about however if you choose to drive, or need somewhere to park on arrival, it can be a little tricky to work out where.

Lancs Live has compiled a list of car parks, including multi-storeys, for reference and details such as Blue Badge spaces and parking concessions, payment methods, opening times, electric charging points and where accepts motor homes and coaches.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has five car parks located at:

• North Car Park (Balmoral Road) – from £18 on the day, online £18 (off peak), £20 (peak) guaranteed reserved space
• East Car Park (Bond Street) – from £15.00
• Arena Car Park(Watson Road) – from £10
• West Car Park (Ocean Boulevard) – from £15.00
• Railway Station Car Park (Bond Street)

Parking facilities for disabled guests are available at all car parks. Car parking charges apply.

There are currently no parking facilities for caravans and mobile homes

Generic view of Banks Street car park (Image: Google Street View)

Blackpool Pleasure Beach now has an electric car charging point which can be used by guests. This point is located at the rear of Balmoral Road Car Park, please ask car parking attendants for directions.

There are also Pod Point Open Charge electric vehicle charging on-site for visitors.

  • – There are 2 x 7kW charging bays available.
    Each bay has a Type 2 universal socket.- It costs £1.50 per hour for 4 hours, then it is free.

Use the Pod Point Open Charge app to start charging and see live availability.
Visit Pod Point’s website for further instructions on how to use Open Charge points.

Car park closing times do vary but as a rule stay open until 10pm during the high season and 7pm during the low season and winter period.

Blackpool Council also provide car parking facilities throughout the town, including:

  • Short-stay car parks
  • Long-stay car parks
  • Coach and commercial car parks
  • Parking for motor homes
  • Parking for motorcycles

Bank Street Car Park – 24 hours – FY1 2DT

  • 16 blue badge spaces – free for 3 hours

You can use the PayByPhone app to pay for your stay in this car park, giving you complete control from your own phone.

You can download the PayByPhone app from the App Store or Google Play Store or visit the PayByPhone website. Once downloaded just enter the correct identification number for your vehicle type.

Up to 2 hours Cars £2.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £4
Up to 6 hours Cars £5
Up to 8 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £8
Up to 18 hours Cars £10
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20
Up to 45 minutes Coaches £2
Up to 4 hours Coaches £6
Up to 24 hours Coaches £12
Up to 48 hours Coaches £17
Up to 72 hours Coaches £20
Up to 24 hours – Winter Rate Coaches £6
Up to 12 hours Motorhomes £10
Up to 24 hours (as Coach rate) Motorhomes £12

Bethesda Road Car Park- 24 hours – FY1 5EF

  • 3 Blue badge spaces

Payment is by pay and display machines. One machine accepts credit/debit cards and coins, one accepts coins only – No change given

Up to 1 hour Cars £1
Up to 2 hours Cars £2
Up to 3 hours Cars £3
Up to 4 hours Cars £4
Up to 8 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £8
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Bloomfield Park Road Car park (Seasiders Way) – 24 hours – FY1 6HX

  • 25 Blue badge spaces

Payment is by pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards and coins – No change given

Up to 3 hours Cars £3.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £10
Up to 18 hours Cars £11
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Bolton Street Car Park – 24 hours – FY1 6AA

  • 3 Blue badges spaces

Payment is by pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless- No change given

Up to 3 hours Cars £3.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £10
Up to 18 hours Cars £11
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Bonny Street Car Park – 24 hours – FY1 5AR

  • 7 Blue badge spaces

Payment is by pay and display machines. Machines accepts credit/debit cards and coins, one accepts contactless – No change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £3
Up to 3 hours Cars £4.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £5.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £7.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 18 hours Cars £13
Up to 24 hours Cars £14
Up to 48 hours Cars £16
Up to 72 hours Cars £18
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Central Car Park (Seasiders Way/Central Drive, Blackpool) – 24 hours – FY1 5QB

  • 34 Blue badge spaces

Payment is by 9 pay and display machine, all of which accept credit/debit cards and coins – No change given

4 x 22kw electric charge bays situated at the north end of the site alongside the coach drop-off/pick-up area

Cost – The charging rate is currently 30 pence per unit

Driver needs to download the EVdot app, this is the only method of payment accepted to use these charging stations

Up to 2 hours Cars £3
Up to 3 hours Cars £4.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £5.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £7.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 18 hours Cars £13
Up to 24 hours Cars £14
Up to 48 hours Cars £16
Up to 72 hours Cars £18
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Chapel Street – 24 hours – FY1 5AW

  • 9 Blue Badge spaces

Payment is by 3 pay and display machines which accept coins only – No change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £3
Up to 3 hours Cars £4.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £5.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £7.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 18 hours Cars £13
Up to 24 hours Cars £14
Up to 48 hours Cars £16
Up to 72 hours Cars £18
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Cocker Street Blackpool – 24 hours – FY1 1RX

  • 2 Blue badge bays

Payment is by pay and display machine which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless- No change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £2.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £4
Up to 6 hours Cars £5
Up to 8 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £8
Up to 18 hours Cars £10
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

East Topping Street – 24 hours – FY1 3AS

  • 9 Blue badge spaces

Payment is by 4 pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards – No change given.

Up to 2 hours Cars £3
Up to 3 hours Cars £4.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £5.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £7.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 18 hours Cars £13
Up to 24 hours Cars £14
Up to 48 hours Cars £16
Up to 72 hours Cars £18
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Filey Place (Banks Street) – 24 hours – FY1 1RN

  • 4 Blue badge spaces – free for 3 hours

Payment is by pay and display machine which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless – No change given

Up to 4 hours Cars £5
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 24 hours Cars £13

Foxhall Village (Seasiders Way) – 24 hours FY1 6JX

  • 10 Blue badge spaces – free for 3 hours
  • 15 coach bays – Cars must not park in coach bays

Payment is by 3 pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards and coins – No change given

Up to 3 hours Cars £3.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £10
Up to 18 hours Cars £11
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20
Up to 45 minutes Coaches £2
Up to 4 hours Coaches £6
Up to 24 hours Coaches £12
Up to 48 hours Coaches £17
Up to 72 hours Coaches £20
Up to 24 hours – Winter Rate Coaches £6
Up to 12 hours Motorhomes £10

Gyn Square ( Warbreck Hill Road) – 24 hours – FY1 2JR

  • 4 blue badge spaces – free for 3 hours
  • 12 coach bays – Cars must not park in coach bays

Payment is by 2 pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless – No change given

Up to 3 hours Cars £2
Up to 4 hours Cars £2.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £4
Up to 12 hours Cars £6
Up to 18 hours Cars £9
Up to 24 hours Cars £10
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20
Up to 45 minutes Coaches £2
Up to 4 hours Coaches £6
Up to 24 hours Coaches £12
Up to 48 hours Coaches £17
Up to 72 hours Coaches £20
Up to 24 hours – Winter Rate Coaches £6
Up to 12 hours Motorhomes £10

Lonsdale Road (Seasiders Way) – 24 hours – FY1 6JX

Payment is by pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards and coins – No change given

  • 18 blue badge spaces – free for 3 hours
Up to 3 hours Cars £3.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £10
Up to 18 hours Cars £11
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Lytham Road – 24 hours – FY4 1HT

  • Blue badge holders must display a clock beside their badge showing their arrival time to qualify for a 3 hour free concession.

Payment is by pay and display machine which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless – No change given

Up to 3 hours Cars £3.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £10
Up to 18 hours Cars £11
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20
Up to 12 hours Motorhomes £10

Queen Street – 24 hours – FY1 1PX

  • 1 Blue badge space

Payment is by 2 pay and display machines, one of which accepts credit/debit cards, coins, contactless – No change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £3
Up to 3 hours Cars £4.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £5.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £7.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 18 hours Cars £13
Up to 24 hours Cars £14
Up to 48 hours Cars £16
Up to 72 hours Cars £18
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

South Beach ( South Promenade) – 24 hours – FY4 1PL

  • 11 blue badge spaces – free for 3 hours

Payment is by pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless- No change given

Up to 3 hours Cars £5
Up to 12 hours Cars £8
Up to 18 hours Cars £9
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

South Car Park (Yeadon Way) – 24 hours – FY1 6BF

  • 19 Blue badge spaces – free for 3 hours

Payment is by 5 pay and display machines which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless – No change given

Up to 3 hours Cars £3.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £10
Up to 18 hours Cars £11
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20
Up to 45 minutes Coaches £2
Up to 4 hours Coaches £6
Up to 24 hours Coaches £12
Up to 48 hours Coaches £17
Up to 72 hours Coaches £20
Up to 24 hours – Winter Rate Coaches £6
Up to 12 hours Motorhomes £10

South King Street Car Park (Charnley Road) – 24 hours – FY1 4AX

  • 2 Blue Badge spaces

Payment is by pay and display machine which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless – No change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £2.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £4
Up to 6 hours Cars £5
Up to 8 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £8
Up to 18 hours Cars £10
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Talbot Road Multi-storey Car Park – Mon to Sun, 7am to 12 midnight – FY1 3AU

  • 38 Blue badge parking bays are available – However, there is no free parking concession

Payment is by 4 pay on foot machines which accept credit/debit cards and coins – Change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £3
Up to 3 hours Cars £4.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £5.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £7.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 18 hours Cars £13
Up to 24 hours Cars £14
Up to 48 hours Cars £16
Up to 72 hours Cars £18
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

West Street Car Park – daily 7.00am – 12.30am – FY1 1HA

  • 9 blue badge spaces

Payment is by 5 pay and display machines, all accept credit cards, debit cards, and coins.
4 also offer contactless payment. If paying with coins please have the correct amount available – No change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £3
Up to 3 hours Cars £4.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £5.50
Up to 6 hours Cars £7.50
Up to 8 hours Cars £10
Up to 12 hours Cars £12
Up to 24 hours Cars £14
Up to 48 hours Cars £16
Up to 72 hours Cars £18
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

Wimbourne Palce Car park (New South Promenade) – 24 hours – FY4 1NJ

  • 4 Blue badge spaces

Payment is by pay and display machine which accept credit/debit cards, coins, contactless – No change given

Up to 2 hours Cars £2.50
Up to 4 hours Cars £4
Up to 6 hours Cars £5
Up to 8 hours Cars £6
Up to 12 hours Cars £8
Up to 18 hours Cars £10
Up to 24 hours Cars £12
Up to 48 hours Cars £14
Up to 72 hours Cars £17
Up to 96 hours Cars £20

 

 

Motorists are facing long delays on the M6 following a crash

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Long queues are forming on the M6 northbound between Broughton Interchange and Standish

Huge queues have formed on the M6

Huge queues have formed on the M6

Motorists are facing long delays on the M6 following a crash.

A lane closure was put in place after the collision on the northbound carriageway between J31A for Longridge and J32 for Broughton Interchange.

One driver reported that a car had struck the central reservation barrier at around 12.30pm today.

Traffic officers attended and shut lane four of four for around half an hour until 1.10pm.

The accident has sparked massive tailbacks which has added to the already busy motorway this bank holiday weekend.

Traffic sensors show that there is congestion back to J27 for Standish – a distance of around 17 miles.

Long delays are also reported on the M61 northbound back to J8 for Chorley.

All lanes have sinced re-opened.

Long delays on the M6 this afternoon

Long delays on the M6 this afternoon (Image: Google)

Traffic officers have also been called to a collision on the M6 northbound between J35 for Carnforth and J36 for Kendal.

One lane is closed and recovery is in the process of being organised to assist. Congestion there is currently back to Burton-In-Kendal Services.

Safety fears at blind spot on busy Blackpool road junction

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Calls have been made to improve the safety of a traffic junction after drivers warned the construction of a new fence has created a dangerous blind spot.

Coun Graham Baker at the junctionCoun Graham Baker at the junction

Motorists emerging from Division Lane into Common Edge Road in Marton say the structure has reduced their visibility of traffic accelerating as it approaches the 40mph zone on Queensway.

They fear their pleas for action are falling on deaf ears because the junction lies on the border of Blackpool and Fylde councils.

While Blackpool Council has authority over the height and positioning of the fence, Lancashire County Council (as the highway authority for Fylde) has responsibility for the road.

Coun Graham Baker, who represents Stanley ward on Blackpool Council, is campaigning for action on behalf of residents.

Blackpool Council planners have told him the fence meets its requirements on height, while LCC says the sight line for traffic is acceptable for a 30mph zone.

But Coun Baker said: “Unfortunately these two responses do not address the very dangerous situation that definitely exists at this point when drivers are trying to exit Division Lane.”

Householder Maureen Williams says she needs the fence to protect her home after three accidents when out-of-control drivers have crashed into her garden.

She said LCC advised her on where to position the fence, but she would be prepared to move it if the council funded the changes.

Mrs Williams said: “There have been three accidents here. The last one in July 2020 saw me woken up at 3am with the original fence having been pulled down and a car had nearly gone into the house.

“So I need a strong fence to protect myself. LCC told me the sight line was ok, and I can’t afford to replace it.

“I would move the fence back and give up some of the garden, but I can’t afford to do it.”

Coun Baker said: “Solving this problem is made worse because two authorities are involved and appear to be pointing at each other and hiding behind the planning and highway rules.

“These though must not be reasons to overlook a very dangerous situation.

“If Mrs Williams is willing for the highways authority to reclaim the land to a position where there is a safe sight line, I hope Blackpool Council or LCC, or both, can see their way to funding that.

“It would be the quickest and cheapest way of resolving this.”

Division Lane resident Harvey Pomfret said many people were worried there could be a serious accident.

He said: “We would like a safety risk assessment to be carried out by the highways officers at this horrendous concealed junction which is on a bend, on an incline, with no vision and traffic travelling well in excess of 30mph.

“But because it is on a boundary no one wants to take responsibility.”

Following a site visit John Blackledge, Blackpool Council’s director of community and environmental services, said: “We are currently considering the issue and in dialogue with the owner of the fence.”