Warning over parked vehicles on busy streets


Motorists are being warned about blocking roads after refuse workers had to abandon bin collections on a Mansfield street.

The refuse truck was unable to access Portland Court Mews on their round recently because of the number of parked vehicles blocking their path, but were able to return the next day to finish the job.

Mansfield District Council said that it was not uncommon for roads to be left blocked and inaccessible during bin collections, but asked residents to be wary of where they are parking, not just for collections, but also access for the emergency services.

A spokesman for the council said: “It’s actually not an uncommon occurrence.

“It can happen several times a week and it’s usually not an issue because they can return later in the day, or the next day.

“On this occasion they couldn’t get back to that street later in the day so had to return the following day.

“It’s a bigger issue for the emergency services, if a fire engine or an ambulance can’t make it down the street.”

Meanwhile, Nottinghamshire Fire Service said that there were a ‘number of streets’ in the Mansfield area particularly in which they have had problems with parked cars.

They say it could be a matter of life and death if a pump is unable to reach an emergency situation.