Manorway: enforcement and prevention to stop trucks parking illegally
A SCHEME to crack down on inconsiderate lorry drivers parking on cycle lanes and grass verges in the Manorway has seen more 125 lorries moved on as Thurrock Council prepares to trial preventative measures to stop lorries parking illegally.
Over the last few months civil enforcement officers have visited the road on a weekly basis issuing 129 Community Protection Warnings telling drivers to move on, 18 notices to those that didn’t heed the warning and fining two drivers and five companies that refused to move after being given a warning and a notice.
Physical measures being trialled include installing bollards and double height kerbs, moving a guard rail and removing a right turn lane used by lorry drivers.
Cllr Aaron Watkins, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Highways, said: “The number of warnings, notices and fines issued demonstrates just how seriously Thurrock Council takes this issue and sends a clear message to drivers, and the companies they work for, that we will not tolerate inconsiderate parking in the borough.”
“As well as enforcing we are now planning preventative measures to stamp this problem out once and for all. We are doing all we can to stop them from damaging our verges and cycle paths.
“This is part of an ongoing process as we work to find a way to resolve this issue”