Popularity Is Causing Chaos: 170 Drivers Were Fined Over Easter Weekend

Huge numbers of people enjoyed in Dovestone over the Easter weekened.170 drivers were fined for parking illegally at the popular site over the holiday. Bosses say the popularity of the sire is ” causing chaos” for the traffic management of the area.

On Easter weekend, many people visited Dovestone for holiday. Oldham council says that many people who were unable to park legally in the area decided to park illegally and put the public “at risk”.More than 170 drivers were fined with fixed penalty notices for illegal parking between April 2 to April 5.

Deputy chief executive of Oldham council, Helen Lockwood, said: “It is great that people are taking the opportunity to visit our local beauty spots, but due to the irresponsible way people are treating Dove Stone Reservoir with regards to parking it’s proving problematic.”

“Its’ popularity is causing chaos when it comes to traffic management and despite the collective efforts of the RSPB, United Utilities, and ourselves to try and dissuade visitors from going it seems to be falling on deaf ears.”

“We will continue to work with the RSPB and United Utilities to manage the issue, but we are urging people to visit one of the many other scenic spots Oldham has to offer instead.”




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